Ben Raab
Staff Reporter
Ben Raab covers faculty and academics at Yale and writes about the Yale men's basketball team. Originally from New York City, Ben is a sophomore in Pierson college pursuing a double major in history and political science.
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Expanded course offerings, faculty in Indigenous Studies over last five years

This fall, there are eight courses being offered in Native American and Indigenous studies, spanning six departments and with 101 students currently enrolled.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Yale upset by Fairfield in second straight loss

The Yale men’s basketball team’s early season woes continued last night as the team lost 75–71 at home against Fairfield.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Foul or flop? Yale loses to Vermont after controversial late-game decision

The Elis held a six-point lead in the game’s final three seconds, but Vermont made an and-1 three to win the game after getting the ball back on an offensive foul call.

‘Henry’s inner circle’: At Yale, Kissinger sought out a next generation of strategists

Kissinger, who died at 100 on Wednesday, became a regular guest at seminars in the Grand Strategy program in the early 2000s and forged a strong relationship with the University throughout his later years.

University administrator allows student to take down banner naming killed Palestinians, admits ‘administrative errors’ 

After receiving permission from Pilar Montalvo, assistant vice president for university life, a student took down a banner that listed the names of thousands of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Israel-Hamas war. Montalvo told the News there were “administrative errors” made in allowing the poster to go up and in authorizing the student to take it down.

Students call for Yale Corp to divest from weapons manufacturers in front of Woodbridge Hall

During the morning of Friday, Dec. 1, students unfurled a 60-foot banner outside Woodbridge Hall ahead of the Yale Corporation’s scheduled visit to campus this weekend.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Strong rebounding from Townsend, Wolf put Yale over Stony Brook

Yale bounced back from Sunday night’s loss to Rhode Island with a 79-71 victory over visiting Stony Brook

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Following inconsistent performances, Bulldogs must improve defense, rebounding

Yale won two of its four games over break, blowing multiple leads and leaving room for improvement on the defensive end.

Over 1,400 alumni, faculty and parents sign letter calling on Yale to combat antisemitism

University alumni, faculty and parents urged administrators in a Nov. 20 letter to take action against what they called a “tidal wave of antisemitism” moving through campus.

Emmett Shear ’05 briefly appointed OpenAI CEO amid chaotic turnover

Shear, a computer science major in Davenport College, served as interim CEO for 72 hours before the company board of directors chose to reinstate CEO Sam Altman.

Faculty pen letter pledging to defend doxxed students, including ‘nonviolent direct action, up to and including arrest’

More than 100 Yale faculty and staff members signed an open letter in defense of students targeted by the “doxxing truck” before the November recess.