Kaitlyn Pohly
Staff Reporter
Kaitlyn Pohly is a sophomore in Silliman College. She serves as the Student Life Reporter for the University Desk and previously reported on Student Policy and Affairs. Originally from New York City, Kaitlyn is a History major. Outside of the classroom and the newsroom, Kaitlyn dances with YaleDancers.
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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.

Mimi Papathanasopoulos ’26 and Esha Garg ’26 win Yale College Council presidency, vice presidency

Although it did not influence the outcome of the election, Celene Bennett ’26 and Juan Borrego ’26 were docked 50 votes each due to a campaign violation.

Yale refuses to divest from military weapons manufacturers amid student protests

On Wednesday afternoon, Yale announced that the endowment investment policy would be expanded to bar holdings tied to assault weapons manufacturers that retail to the general public. The University also announced that military weapons manufacturing does not meet the criteria for divestment.

YCC candidates talk priorities but avoid direct answers at debate

All six candidates for Yale College Council President, Vice President and Events Director gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Sunday night for the annual YCC x YDN debate, which followed a Friday panel discussion at Dwight Hall.


Brian Zhang ’25, the current Junior Class Council President, is the only candidate running on a solo ticket for Yale College Council President. An Arts Editor for the News, Zhang is also running for 2024-25 Events Director.

Yale College Council dives into election season 

The election season for the YCC has commenced with three candidates for President, two candidates for Vice President and two candidates for Events Director.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy ’03 to give 2024 Class Day address

Yale’s Class Day tradition, during which the full graduating class gathers on Old Campus, will feature speeches from students and from United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy ’03.

Mental health explicitly allowed as reason to request Dean’s Extension starting this fall 

Starting next academic year, college deans will be able to give extensions to students for an incapacitating mental health condition.

Students reflect on historic March Madness run for Yale Men’s Basketball

After Sunday night’s loss to San Diego State University, Yale Men’s Basketball’s historically successful March Madness run came to a close. Students reflected on the tournament and basketball on campus to the News.

Swae Lee to headline Spring Fling 2024

Swae Lee, Dayglow and Coco & Breezy will perform at this year’s Spring Fling, which is scheduled for April 27 on Old Campus.

Student DJs take over Toad’s Place

The weekly Yale-only Toad’s Place dance party — commonly referred to as “Woads” — has increasingly featured performances by Yale student DJs.