Kinnia Cheuk
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón reads at Yale

On Feb. 1, Poet Laureate Ada Limón sat down for a conversation with the Head of Ezra Stiles College, Alicia Schmidt Camacho, then gave a poetry reading and answered audience questions.

The In-Betweens

Bursting into the kitchen, in a twelve-year-old’s piercing soprano, I started a fervent reading of Wong Wai’s “Yearning” in Cantonese. My mom was unimpressed, even after my five-minute lecture on how, prosodically, Cantonese makes the poem that much more meaningful. Scoffing, she said: 「相思你識條鐵咩」 (loosely: “what the hell do you know about yearning?”). In that moment, though, I felt like I did know what it was like to yearn — for validity, if not anything else.

New Haven Pride Center loses tax-exempt nonprofit status

The Center lost its 501(c)(3) status after failing to file three consecutive years of taxes and recently replaced its executive director.

Yale graduates win Nobel Prize in Economics

Douglas Diamond ’80 and Phil Dybvig GRD ’79 won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work in modeling bank runs during financial crises.

Build-your-own-major: Yale’s overlooked special divisional major

The News spoke to the only two declared special divisional majors on why they chose to pursue it and the ups and downs of doing so.