Anika Seth
Staff Reporter
Anika Seth writes about admissions, financial aid and alumni as well as diversity, equity and inclusion at Yale. She also lays out the weekly print edition of the News as an editor of the production desk and is co-chair of Diversity & Inclusion. Anika previously covered STEM at Yale, particularly new facilities projects and investments. Originally from the D.C. Metro area, Anika is a sophomore in Branford College double majoring in biomedical engineering and women's, gender and sexuality studies.
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Supreme Court hears arguments on Biden’s debt relief plan

The Court debated the constitutional merits of a debt relief plan that could potentially waive federal student loan debt for two hundred thousand Connecticut residents in two separate hearings last week.

Lawsuit challenges Ivy refusal to offer athletic scholarships

Two Brown University athletes sued the Ivy League for their joint policy that prohibits offering merit-based financial aid to student athletes.

Yale alumna testifies about “inhumane” conditions of D.C. Central Cell Block

Emily Paterson ’99 was arrested, along with two other women, during a November Supreme Court hearing for interrupting judicial proceedings. Last week, she testified before the D.C. Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety on the conditions she endured in the D.C. Central Cellblock.

Yale seeks new director of undergraduate financial aid

Following the departure of Scott Wallace-Juedes last month, senior associate director of financial aid Alex Muro is serving as Yale’s interim director until a new hire is named this summer

Former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf shares perspective on faith and injustice at campus talk

Civil rights activist and former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf spoke at a lecture on Monday about his life and his approach to protesting racism and social inequality.

Yale team places fifth in prestigious Putnam mathematics competition

A Yale team ranked in the top five of the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition for the first time in 30 years, earning $5,000 for the department.

Inside the Hahn Scholars program’s push to recruit top STEM students

The Hahn Scholarship supports a small cohort of Yale students with research funding.

“If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka” takes on beauty standards in sold-out Spring Ex performances

The Spring Ex production, which ran from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, was co-directed by Simisola Fagbemi ’24 and Megan Ruoro ’24.

Remembering Garrett Woodard ’23

Family, friends and classmates of Garrett Woodard, who died last week, remembered his kindness and creativity.

New STEM recruitment program seeks to increase yield of STEM matriculates

The YES Scholars program will invite around 100 of the students accepted to the class of 2027 to a special cohort of highly-skilled STEM students.

South Asian Youth Initiative Conference returns to Yale

The 2023 South Asian Youth Initiative Conference, or SAYI, featured performances, panels, speeches and meals that celebrated South Asian identity and diversity.