Peter Salovey
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SALOVEY: Love and Compassion

Graduates of the Class of 2024, family members, and friends: It gives me great pleasure to greet you today and to offer a few words […]

SALOVEY: Compassion and Service

Dear Class of 2022,   As I look back on your time at Yale, I am thinking about what Coretta Scott King said about the […]

salovey speaking at 2019 commencement
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SALOVEY: Change and achievement

This has been an incredibly challenging year. It sometimes has felt as if everything we know about life at Yale — and life in general […]

salovey speaking at 2021 commencement
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SALOVEY: Why we are here

Editors’ Note: This piece originally appeared in the 2019 First Year Issue, published on August 2, 2019. Dear Class of 2023, Welcome to Yale! You […]

SALOVEY: Giants among us

Editors’ Note: This piece originally appeared in the 2019 Commencement Issue, published on May 20, 2019. Dear Class of 2019, Commencement is a wonderful opportunity […]

SALOVEY: A more accessible Yale College

“Welcome to Yale!” I enjoy saying these words many times at the start of a new academic year. This year, my greeting has even greater […]

SALOVEY: Our commitment

Yale’s commitment to its students is long-standing, and I am dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the supports and resources we have in place. We admit students without regard to immigration status, and our financial aid policies assure that no student will be denied an education because of immigration status. These policies will continue.

SALOVEY: We cannot seek truth by hiding it

Yale’s motto is “light and truth,” and we cannot seek the truth by hiding it.

In face of intolerance, reflection is crucial

In recent months, a number of incidents have taken place on the Yale campus that disturb the sense of community most of us value and […]

Why having free speech at Yale matters

Last November, 5,200 issues of the Yale Free Press, which had been distributed to 11 residential colleges and Swing Space by the paper’s staff, disappeared […]