Sophie Sonnenfeld
Staff Reporter
Sophie Sonnenfeld is Managing Editor of the Yale Daily News. She previously served as City Editor and covered cops and courts as a beat reporter. She is a junior in Branford College double majoring in political science and anthropology.
Author Archive
Salovey to step down

In a Thursday morning email to the University community, Peter Salovey announced that this will be his eleventh and final year as Yale’s president; he intends to depart this summer.

First-year students move to campus

Aug. 20: Yale College class of 2027 arrives on campus. Yale Daily News Managing Editor Sophie Sonnenfeld gives us a glimpse of what move-in is […]

Welcome to Yale Class of 2027
Yale Dems hosts former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ’87 for talk on campus

From playing in a rock band to reporting in Russia, Carney spoke about his career path and time in the West Wing at the event on Thursday evening.

Judge finds probable cause linking Pan to murder of Yale grad student Kevin Jiang

After probable cause hearings earlier this week concluded, a judge ruled that the criminal trial for former MIT researcher Qinxuan Pan can continue.

New Haven Court reviews prison grievance process in light of inmate lawsuit

In New Haven’s federal district courthouse Thursday, Quan Morgan’s case against fifteen Cheshire Correctional Institution officials proceeded with a focus on the grievance procedure in prison

Nearly two years after the murder of a Yale grad student, Pan faces evidence in court

State prosecutors presented evidence and testimony from five witnesses in a long-delayed probable cause hearing against Qinxuan Pan who was charged with murdering Yale Grad Student Kevin Jiang ENV ’22 in 2021.

Cox’s suit against city moves forward with possible settlement discussions

In a recent filing, the city and plaintiff, Randy Cox who is suing New Haven in a civil case of police brutality, set forth rules for their $100 million settlement discussions.

Randy Cox attorneys and family decry insufficient charges for officers

Cox’s team called for city support, felony charges for the five officers charged with misdemeanors for their role in permanently paralyzing Cox.

Judge rules Qinxuan Pan fit for trial

Following a string of legal delays, Qinxuan Pan’s trial for the suspected murder of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22 in 2021 has a new court date.

Former Yale soccer coach implicated in “Varsity Blues” scandal sentenced to 5 months in prison

Rudolph Meredith, who gained $860,000 by facilitating side-door admissions deals, was sentenced to 5 months in prison Wednesday afternoon after his prosecutors had previously advocated no prison time.

Two pedestrians killed in crashes this week as YPD considers new traffic safety unit

On the one-year anniversary of a fatal hit-and-run outside Schwarzman Center, New Haven marks two more pedestrian deaths.