Giri Viswanathan
Staff Reporter
Giri Viswanathan was a Science and Technology Editor for the News. Previously, he served as a Photography Editor while covering the School of Public Health for the SciTech Desk. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Giri is a junior in Timothy Dwight College majoring in Global Affairs with a certificate in Global Health Studies.
Author Archive
IN PHOTOS: New Haven and Yale Police clear encampment on Cross Campus, no arrests made

Tuesday morning, Yale and New Haven officers completely cleared the Pro-Palestine encampment on Cross Campus. A University spokesperson confirmed that all protesters left the encampment when asked and no arrests were made.

Faculty divided over University response to divestment protests and student arrests

Faculty members composed two separate letters criticizing the University’s response to pro-Palestine protests: one criticizing Monday’s arrests, and another urging the University to respond more aggressively to protect Jewish students.

Smaller divestment protests continue on Cross Campus, in Sterling Memorial Library as organizers undergo leadership transition

Following the arrest of 48 pro-Palestine protesters on Monday morning, smaller demonstrations calling for Yale to divest from military weapons manufacturers continued on Tuesday. Lead organizers of “Occupy Beinecke” — the group that set up the three-night encampment on Beinecke Plaza — announced on social media that they had handed off leadership to a broader cohort of activists, renaming the coalition as “Occupy Yale.”

IN PHOTOS: Student protesters arrested

On Monday, more than 45 pro-Palestine students urging Yale to divest from military arms manufacturers were arrested for violating Yale policy on outdoor space use. They will be referred for Yale disciplinary action, which could include reprimand, probation or suspension.

State permits Yale New Haven Health System to acquire Prospect hospitals

The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy established conditions for YNHHS to begin finalizing the terms of its long-awaited acquisition of three state hospitals.

Following cyberattack, YNHH seeks state funding, price cut to acquire hospitals

Yale New Haven Health’s plans to acquire three Connecticut hospitals remain in flux due to financial troubles and a recent cyberattack targetting three Prospect Medical Holdings facilities.

CDC director breaks ground on expansion to historic Fair Haven community clinic

During a press conference with Connecticut’s elected officials, Director of the Centers for Disease Control Mandy Cohen urged residents to get updated COVID-19 boosters.

YSPH and YPL launch Laboratory-in-a-Van program

A new initiative from the Yale School of Public Health and Yale Pathology Labs hopes to make health screening more accessible through a retrofitted mobile lab.

New Haven plans for late summer distribution of Narcan

Following the FDA’s authorization of over-the-counter naloxone, New Haven prepares to roll out over-the-counter Narcan.

YSPH study links rental assistance with increased food security and nutrition

A recent report from the YSPH Housing and Health Equity Lab examined the health implications of high rent costs and rental assistance programs.

YSPH Revamps Climate Change and Health Certificate

The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health’s online certificate program has been newly redesigned with an updated look at international health and social equity.