Tristan Hernandez
Staff Reporter
Tristan Hernandez is the 147th Editor in Chief and President of the Yale Daily News. He previously served as a copy editor and covered student policy & affairs and student life for the University desk. Originally from Austin, Texas, he is a junior in Pierson College majoring in political science.
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Maurie McInnis named Yale’s 24th president

McInnis, the current president of Stony Brook University and Yale Corporation trustee, will be Yale’s first non-interim female president. Her appointment concludes a nine-month presidential search.

Over 2,300 alumni, parents and students sign letter to withhold donations until Yale divests

In an April 19 letter to the Yale Corporation, signatories pledged to withhold donations until Yale divests from military weapons manufacturers and expressed solidarity with student protesters.

Administrators fail to clearly explain policy behind forced removal of protester-installed bookshelves

Pro-Palestine protesters erected a wooden bookshelf structure on Monday afternoon on Beinecke Plaza as part of a “Books not bombs” protest. Just over an hour in, University staff began dismantling the fixture based on administrator guidance — but after back and forth with the News, administrators have yet to clarify the University regulation that forbids the structure’s placement.

Michal Beth Dinkler to be next Head of Timothy Dwight College

The Divinity School professor will begin her five-year term in July as the current Head of College Mary Lui steps down.

Yale Student Mental Health Association hosts annual Mind Over Matter fair

The Yale Student Mental Health Association held its annual mental health fair in Berkeley College on Saturday, featuring booths from various advocacy groups.

Berkeley College Dean Brianne Bilsky to step down

After six years in the role, Bilsky will step down to begin as associate provost for academic affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Samuel Moyn to be next Head of Grace Hopper College

The law and history professor will begin his five-year term this summer as current Head of College Julia Adams steps down.

ITS to reduce student Google Drive account storage to five gigabytes

Following a change in Google policy, Yale’s Internet Technology Services will reduce the amount of storage for existing Google accounts by October 2024.

Pro-Palestine protesters arrested at Union Station

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say they issued nine misdemeanor summons for second-degree breach of peace during a sit-in at Union Station protesting against Israel’s war in Gaza and U.S. military aid for Israel. Attendees say 13 people were arrested.

Jonathan Edwards Dean Christina Ferando to step down

Christina Ferando announced she would step down as dean of Jonathan Edwards College after eight years. She will become the Head of Academic Affairs for the Yale Center for British Art next year.

305 Crown St. to be renovated to Middle Eastern and North African cultural space

Administrators confirmed that the new “cultural suite” will be located on the first floor of a building on Crown Street, which is set to undergo renovations over the summer.