Benjamin Hernandez
Staff Reporter
Benjamin Hernandez covers Woodbridge Hall, the President's Office. He previously reported on international affairs at Yale. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he is a sophomore in Trumbull College majoring in Global Affairs.
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Student Advisory Council members react to Yale’s president-elect, reflect on search process and path forward

Members of the Yale Presidential Search Committee’s historic Student Advisory Committee look forward to McInnis’ work as president and hope she will include students in her future steps.

Salovey, Levin, other Yale leaders laud McInnis’ appointment as president

Past and present University leaders responded to Maurie McInnis’ appointment with congratulatory remarks and excitement for her coming tenure.

Maurie McInnis named Yale’s 24th president

McInnis, the current president of Stony Brook University and Yale Corporation trustee, will be Yale’s first non-interim female president. Her appointment concludes a nine-month presidential search.

Students raise concerns about Corporation candidate

Ahead of the May 19 poll close for this year’s alumni fellow election to the Corporation, some students have raised concerns about David Millstone ’99, one of two candidates selected by the Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee, which those close to Millstone say mischaracterizes him.

Salovey summoned to testify before Congress on campus antisemitism

University President Peter Salovey was summoned by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce alongside the presidents of the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Michigan.

University clarifies policy on structures following removal of protest bookshelf, encampment

Secretary and Vice President for University Life Kimberly Goff-Crews emailed the University community to “clarify” the University’s position on structures, following the removal of a pop-up bookshelf and an encampment erected by pro-Palestine protesters on Beinecke Plaza. Protesters said they feel unfairly targeted by the policy.

Three student acts cancel performances at Salovey’s celebratory dinner

The event, which celebrated Salovey’s tenure as University President, was held on the eve of the Yale Corporation’s Saturday meeting. Throughout the event, hundreds of student protesters stationed outside demanded that Yale divest from weapons manufacturers.

Jonathan Holloway could be Yale’s next president. Some Rutgers faculty would be glad to see him go.

Three Rutgers faculty interviewed by the News criticized Holloway GRD ’95 for his handling of a faculty union strike, controversial decisions and lack of communication with the university community. Last September, the Rutgers Senate passed a vote of no confidence on the sitting president.

Presidents of Stony Brook and Morehouse sit on the Yale Corp. Could either be Yale’s next president?

Yale Corporation members Maurie McInnis GRD ’90 GRD ’96 and David Thomas ’78 GRD ’86 currently serve as the presidents of Stony Brook University and Morehouse College, respectively, and will have a voice in who becomes Yale’s next president. McInnis and Thomas’ backgrounds in university leadership could make them possible fits for the job.

Administrators fail to clearly explain policy behind forced removal of protester-installed bookshelves

Pro-Palestine protesters erected a wooden bookshelf structure on Monday afternoon on Beinecke Plaza as part of a “Books not bombs” protest. Just over an hour in, University staff began dismantling the fixture based on administrator guidance — but after back and forth with the News, administrators have yet to clarify the University regulation that forbids the structure’s placement.

Corporation members to meet on Saturday

The Yale Corporation will attend a private dinner event on Friday evening to celebrate University President Peter Salovey’s departure from the role, directly in advance of the Corporation’s fourth annual meeting on Saturday — which could include updates on the ongoing search for Salovey’s successor.