David Yaffe-Bellany
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Yale to remove offensive stonework from library entrance

Yale will remove from Sterling Memorial Library a stone carving that depicts a Puritan holding a musket to the head of a Native American, University […]

Trump comments on monuments recall Calhoun debate

The violence in Charlottesville last weekend — set off by a white nationalist rally against the planned removal of a Confederate statue on the University […]

Presidential advisory committee chaired by Schwarzman ’69 disbands

The White House business council led by prominent Yale donor Stephen Schwarzman ’69 disbanded on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump came under fire for his […]

Inaugural vice provost for research appointed

Peter Schiffer ’88, an experimental physicist, will join Yale in October as the inaugural vice provost for research, University President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben […]

All-male singing group to abolish gender restrictions

This story has been updated. The Duke’s Men of Yale announced plans Thursday to open auditions to all students regardless of gender, becoming the first […]

Yale Corporation discusses academic planning, capital campaign

The Yale Corporation discussed academic planning at its meeting earlier this month, continuing a long-term process that promises to be one of the central themes of the next few years on campus.

Office building remains closed after rooftop fire

One of Yale’s main administrative buildings — Whitney Grove Square on Whitney Avenue — remains closed after a fire earlier this week.

Yale forms coalition to meet Paris Agreement goals

President Salovey reaffirmed Yale’s commitment to protecting the environment on Monday, forming a coalition with 11 other university presidents to meet the United States’ obligations under the Paris climate accord.

Student groups call on Yale to pledge to meet Paris accords

The petition — spearheaded by Dwight Hall, the Yale College Council and the Yale College Democrats, among several other groups — is a response to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the climate accord.

Despite student pressure, Yale will not divest from Exxon

Yale’s responsible investments committee will not recommend divestment from Exxon Mobil, dealing a major blow to campus activism surrounding the issue.

Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Yale is considering joining a group of more than 80 universities that have pledged to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets laid out in the agreement.