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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‘Despairingly slow’ progress: Experts weigh in on diversity in higher education amid high presidential turnover

University President Peter Salovey’s approaching departure from the role comes amid a national pattern of college and university president turnover. According to three higher education experts who spoke to the News, experts say the time is apt for institutions to consider diversity while looking to fill vacancies.

Yalies4Palestine brings hundreds of students and community members together to protest Yale’s response to Israel-Hamas war

Nearly a month into the Israel-Hamas war, Yalies and New Haveners joined the call for a ceasefire, greater student protection and divestment from weapons manufacturers.

Judge hears arguments in suit over Yale Corporation petition process

Judge John Burns Farley made no ruling in a recent hearing of the lawsuit to restore the alumni petition process to the Yale Corporation.

Yale to revisit investments in weapons manufacturing following student concern, protest

Amid rising reports of mass shootings and the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, students are calling on the University to amend its policy for investing in weapons manufacturing. University President Salovey told the News that the policy is currently under review.

Presidential Search Student Advisory Council releases survey to inform report for Yale Corporation

The responses will also be shared with the University’s next leader, and the SAC plans on hosting listening sessions in the following weeks.

Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance holds annual gala 

On Oct. 26, 180 members and guests of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance gathered at the Yale Club of New York City to connect with Yale students and alumni involved in social impact work.

‘For Humanity Illuminated’ event comes to nation’s capital

Focused on leadership development at Yale, the event featured University President Peter Salovey, campaign co-chair Donna Dubinsky ’77, Yale Club of Washington, D.C. President Lauren Harris ’14 and Yale Corporation trustee Michael Warren ’90.

Salovey to give capital campaign ‘a good push’ in final months as president

University President Peter Salovey told the News that before stepping down from the role this summer, he hopes to close in on the $7 billion fundraising goal of Yale’s ongoing capital campaign and to increase both University-wide financial aid as well as Yale’s financial contribution to New Haven.

Graduate and professional students to weigh in on presidential search

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate and the Graduate Student Assembly have both nominated four professional and four graduate students, respectively, to the student council that will advise the Yale Corporation in its search for the University’s 24th president.

YCC elects four undergraduates to Student Advisory Council for presidential search

The four undergraduates will join four graduate and four professional school students on the committee to solicit student input for the University’s ongoing presidential search process.

A sign of the times? Salovey says being president ‘gets hard’

As presidential turnover rates increase across the country, tenure lengths have been decreasing. Salovey told the News that being a university president has become increasingly difficult in recent years.