University | 12:46 am | July 23, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

With bluegrass band, Salovey drops new album

The Professors of Bluegrass perform at the ROMP Festival on June 29.

Peter Salovey is probably having a more productive summer than you. In addition to finalizing a major job promotion earlier this month, the new University president officially became a recording artist. Salovey co-founded and plays upright bass for the band The Professors of Bluegrass, which released its first album “Pick or Perish” on June 15. »

Culture | 11:40 pm | June 4, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

‘Professors of Bluegrass’ revamps website

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The Professors of Bluegrass is revamping its web presence in anticipation of a new CD release later this month. The bluegrass band — which features President-elect Peter Salovey as its bass player — announced the launch of a new website,, on its Facebook page Sunday. The website is a belated replacement for the band’s »

University | 8:29 pm | February 20, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 2.21.13

After 20 years in office, New Haven Public Schools Superintendent Reginald Mayo will retire in June.

THE NEWS New Haven Public Schools Superintendent Reginald Mayo has announced that he will retire at the end of this year, effective June 30. Find out more about his legacy and what Mayo’s announcement means for the city in tomorrow’s News. Peter Salovey has just four months until he settles into the President’s Office in Woodbridge »

University | 4:36 pm | February 9, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

Fake Peter Salovey apologizes to community

At first glance, the email Yale students received this morning looked like another normal update from President-elect Peter Salovey. As the Salovey imposter’s message, however, became more and more self-deprecating, it became clear that the email from was indeed a prank. The email appeared to be an update from Salovey, correcting a Feb. 6 »

University | 5:45 am | January 28, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Across-the-board reductions avoided for FY 2014

Provost Benjamin Polak

The University budget for the 2014 fiscal year likely will not require “across-the-board” reductions, newly appointed Provost Benjamin Polak said in a Thursday memo to University faculty and staff. Fiscal year 2014 will mark the second year since the 2008 financial crisis that Yale has not implemented University-wide budget cuts. Though Polak said the budget »