Isaac Yu
Staff Reporter
Isaac Yu writes about Yale's faculty and academics. He lays out the front page of the print edition, edits the News' Instagram and previously covered transportation and urban planning in New Haven. Hailing from Garland, Texas, he is a Berkeley College sophomore majoring in American Studies.
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Senate raises further alarms about suspended professors

The FAS Senate passed a resolution urging Yale to establish a committee to review policies related to the protection of professors under federal scrutiny.

Welcome to the special issue: Amplifying AAPI Voices 2022

Welcome the Yale Daily News’ special issue celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander communities! We are incredibly excited to present a mix of reported content and thoughtful personal essays as well as multimedia and artwork.

UP CLOSE | Is the Yale-China relationship in jeopardy?

A historical leader in forging relationships with Chinese academics, Yale has weathered the storm of rising geopolitical tensions. But as cracks begin to appear, the University's future actions could situate it as either a bridge — or another divide — between the United States and China.

Survey reveals strong feelings of exclusion among marginalized groups in Yale’s math department

A soon-to-be-released report shows that many in the math department are dissatisfied with departmental diversity. Interviews with members of the climate committee demonstrated the difficulties of diversifying the sciences, as well as the hopeful bright spots for progress.

“I’m just kind of disappointed”: students reflect on early registration

Students remain largely dissatisfied with the early registration process, which the College launched in 2021 to replace Yale’s traditional shopping period.

Haifan Lin returns from suspension, but faculty questions remain

The professor of cell biology returned to the office on Monday after being barred from contact with colleagues for more than two months.

Advising isn’t working. How does Yale plan to fix it?

Students and administrators alike say that undergraduate advising needs to improve. But how that might happen is not yet certain.

Department of Justice drops investigation against Haifan Lin

It is unclear whether the School of Medicine professor’s suspension by the University has ended.

Second department signs letter in support of Haifan Lin

Faculty from the Comparative Medicine department voiced support for the suspended professor, who is currently under investigation by the Justice Department and the University. They join a slew of faculty in YSM as well as the Department of Cell Biology.

Sara Suleri Goodyear, professor emeritus of English and author of Meatless Days, dies at 68

Best known for a groundbreaking memoir of life in post-colonial Pakistan, the English professor is remembered for her dramatic personality and a tendency to go against the grain.

Faculty frustrated with admin response in Haifan Lin investigation

Several School of Medicine faculty members expressed grievances about the University’s suspension of professor Haifan Lin under a possible China Initiative-related investigation by the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, a member of Lin’s lab reported that the disruption has affected both scientific research and created uncertainty before his students.