I’ve been active on the JREF forums for a while, and I’m joining this board to hear perspectives from CFI campus groups. I’m an astronomer at Yale, and I’m starting a CFI campus affiliate group here. I’ll be setting up a website for the group over the solstice break and then recruiting members at the beginning of next semester. I was at the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy conference in Cambridge last spring, and I’m interested in pushing for a humanist chaplaincy at Yale, as well.
My first decision is to come up with a group name so that I can register the domain—right now I’m considering “Yale Freethinkers,” but I’m trying to think of anything that might be negative or inaccurate about that name.
Oh, next year I’m also going to be teaching a college seminar on pseudoscience and skepticism, and so I’m interested in getting feedback from people in higher ed who have done similar projects.