Megan Vaz
Staff Reporter
Megan Vaz is the former city desk editor. She previously covered Yale-New Haven relations and Yale unions, additionally serving as an audience desk staffer.
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New Haven recognizes tenants’ right to unionize and collectively bargain

Years in the making and championed by activists, Mayor Justin Elicker signed an ordinance that formally recognizes tenants’ right to unionize and organize around grievances on Tuesday.

Yale housing shortages may cause displacement in the Elm City

With more and more upperclassmen forced off campus and into select New Haven areas, many residents have been “priced out” in turn.

Tous Les Jours opens its doors downtown

I’ll bite. When the News sent me to the newly opened Tous Les Jours — a South Korean bakery franchise with over a thousand locations […]

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Local 33 renews calls for labor contract

The unrecognized union for Yale’s graduate students raised their demands for a contract amid similar protests at peer institutions and an ongoing national labor rights movement.

Yale awards 4,313 degrees at 321st Commencement

Commencement sees degrees conferred upon the Yale College Class of 2022 and students from the graduate and professional schools.

Yale students participate in the U.S. 2020 elections as voters, organizers

Amid a year marked by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide movement for racial justice, many Yalies engaged in the 2020 U.S. […]

Supreme Court, federal courts to hear cases that could end affirmative action

This year, the Supreme Court is set to review cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill that could end affirmative action […]

Claire’s Cornercopia works with Yale organizations to empower local women and at-risk youth

The restaurant continues a long history of community engagement through collaborations with Smart Women’s Securities at Yale and the Yale Child Study Center.

Frank Jackson, Pierson dining hall icon, set to retire after 17 years at Yale

Jackson, dining hall staff and students reflect on his life and time at the University.

Hundreds rally for Yale to recognize graduate student union

After receiving support from the majority of Yale graduate students, the unrecognized graduate student union Local 33 took to the streets to demand improved working conditions and benefits.

Everything you missed at the Ted Cruz Event

On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas visited Yale to record an episode of “Verdict with Ted Cruz” before a crowd of liberal students […]