Kayla Yup
Staff Reporter
Kayla Yup covers Science & Social Justice and the Yale New Haven Health System for the SciTech desk. For the Arts desk, she is covering the Humanities. With an interest in the intersections of the humanities and STEM, she is majoring in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Medicine & Public Health as a Global Health Scholar.
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Yale honors nine-year old scientist Bobbi Wilson for lanternfly donation

Nine-year old Bobbi Wilson, who toured Yale labs after a viral racial profiling incident, returned to Yale for a ceremony celebrating her lanternfly donation to the Peabody Museum.

#ScienceTwitter: STEM professors discuss challenges of Twitter’s changing climate

Recent management changes at Twitter have the scientific community questioning the platform’s moderation and the future of the community of scientists on Twitter.

Yale researchers confront racially exclusionary practices in neuroimaging

A failure to diversify clinical trial participation could endanger scientific research’s ability to represent a diverse population; standard practices in neuroimaging were shown to exclude marginalized populations from participating.

What AI art means for society, according to Yale experts

Will AI art elevate human creativity? Will AI be a tool or a replacement for artists? Is AI art, art? Yale experts weigh in.

Students debut arts celebration at Tsai City

This Friday, 68 undergraduate artists will showcase their work at the Yale Visual Artists Collective’s debut showcase with Tsai City. Come for art, artists, jazz and French-Asian pastries.

Nine-year-old girl tours Yale labs after neighbor reported her to police for spraying lanternflies

A neighbor’s call to the police on a young Black girl for spraying lanternflies sparked discourse around the dangers of adultifying Black children and weaponizing the police. A Yale tour led by Black female scientists sought to support the little girl in her love for science.

“We are at capacity”: RSV surges nationwide, hitting Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital at record volumes

Respiratory syncytial virus has burdened pediatric emergency rooms and caused severe disease in an unusual number of infants, leading the CDC to issue a health advisory.

Theft of two sculptures from School of Art exhibit raises security concerns

Two student works were stolen from the School of Art’s first year MFA exhibition, prompting concerns about the security of work exhibited in the School of Art’s spaces and about the lack of insurance offered to students. The culprit remains at large.

Yale public health students respond to water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

Students visited the southern city to bridge the gap between academia and activism, performing wellness checks and handing out water after 150,000 residents lost access to drinkable water.

Health advocates express concern over YNHHS hospital consolidation

Yale-New Haven Health system is seeking state approval to acquire three new hospitals in northern and central Connecticut to access novel patient populations in Waterbury, Manchester and Rockville. The system hopes to level the playing field with its largest state competitors like Hartford Healthcare.

Behind an empty pedestal: YUAG controversy sparks discourse on Indigenous art

A dispute over purported censorship of a recent exhibit triggered a broader discussion over how museums should handle Indigenous art, pushing the Yale University Art Gallery to adopt advisory groups and new guidelines.