Tristan Hernandez
Staff Reporter
Tristan Hernandez covers student policy and affairs for the News. He is also a copy editor and previously reported on student life. Originally from Austin, Texas, he is a sophomore in Pierson College majoring in political science.
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Pi Phi chapter votes in favor of disaffiliation from nationals

Members of Pi Beta Phi voted to disaffiliate from the sorority’s national umbrella organization, citing financial strain and cultural and political motives as their main reasons for severing ties. The vote was unofficial, as a representative from the national organization needs to be present for the vote for them to disaffiliate following the vote.

University administrator allows student to take down banner naming killed Palestinians, admits ‘administrative errors’ 

After receiving permission from Pilar Montalvo, assistant vice president for university life, a student took down a banner that listed the names of thousands of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Israel-Hamas war. Montalvo told the News there were “administrative errors” made in allowing the poster to go up and in authorizing the student to take it down.

Yale Muslim Students Association holds silent protest on Cross Campus

Yale’s Muslim Students Association joined other Connecticut MSA chapters in silent protest on Nov. 29 to demand a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

Students protest for Palestine during The Game

During halftime at the Yale-Harvard game, students waved Palestinian flags and called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.

‘Doxxing truck’ targets Yale, Harvard students on day of The Game

Conservative advocacy group Accuracy in Media displayed personal information of Yale and Harvard students on its doxxing truck in New Haven on Nov. 18. The truck first arrived in New Haven on Nov. 16; more than 100 faculty members signed an open letter pledging to support students’ free speech.

‘Doxxing truck’ appears on Yale’s campus, displays student names and photos

At least six students were displayed on a truck billboard under a banner reading “Yale’s Leading Antisemites” on Thursday.

Jews for Ceasefire holds demonstration outside Schwarzman, demands Yale divest from weapons manufacturing

Approximately 100 community members gathered on Beinecke Plaza to call for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, demand Yale divest from weapons manufacturing companies and call on Rep. DeLauro to sign the “Ceasefire Now Resolution.”

Dance group boosts fundraiser for ‘Palestinian anarchist fighters’ during weekend shows

During at least two performances, Ballet Folklórico displayed a QR code linking to an Instagram post with a Venmo handle, since deactivated, to support self-described “Palestinian anarchist fighters.” On Monday, the co-presidents said they were solely responsible for displaying the QR code, apologized to members and called it a “grave error” in an email to the group.

Cultural houses hold teach-in on policing 

Speakers lecture on history of policing in America and abolition alternatives to policing.

Lawyers, advocates weigh in on implications of Khan ruling

The News spoke with three lawyers and Title IX advocates about Saifullah Khan’s defamation suit and potential implications for future Title IX cases.

YCC passes legislation to reimburse students for healthcare-related travel expenses

On Sunday, the Yale College Council passed a bill that reimburses students for travel to Yale Health and nearby hospitals.