William Porayouw
Staff Reporter
William Porayouw covers international affairs at Yale and serves on the YDN business team. Originally from Southern California, he is a first-year in Davenport College majoring in ethics, politics and economics.
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“Joy and liberation”: Proyecto Cimarrón celebrates Puerto Rican heritage through bomba

Proyecto Cimarrón, a New Haven arts group, seeks to embrace and strengthen their Puerto Rican roots through song and dance.

Marvin Chun, first Asian American dean of Yale College, reflects on term

Chun will conclude his five-year term in June. His successor has not yet been announced.

Endowment Justice Coalition protests at Ernesto Zedillo’s seminar 

The EJC’s action on Monday called attention to Zedillo’s board position at Citigroup Inc., an investment banking company with ties to the fossil fuel industry.

Anjelica Gonzalez and Paul North named Davenport and JE heads of college 

Gonzalez and North will become Heads of Davenport and Jonathan Edwards colleges, respectively, on July 1. They will step into roles vacated by John Witt and Mark Saltzman, who are leaving at the close of their terms.

What does the future hold for Russian studies at Yale?

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, University administrators discuss how Yale has adjusted to changing relationships with institutions, faculty and scholars based in Russia — and what’s next.

Mayor Justin Elicker meets with Mexican governor of Tlaxcala, establishes Tlaxcala Friendship Day

Government officials of New Haven and Tlaxcala celebrated April 19 as the first Tlaxcala Friendship Day and opened a mobile consulate to provide social services to Mexican residents in the New Haven area.

Homeland Security seizes stolen South Asian artifacts at Yale art gallery

Thirteen artifacts of South Asian origin were confiscated by Homeland Security officials after an investigation into the dealings of disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor.

Yale administrators and Ukrainian students aim to increase Ukrainian admissions

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, administrators say that they will focus on expanding Yale’s Ukrainian population, although it is unclear whether admit numbers for the class of 2026 honor this assertion.

Yale announces 2022 World Fellows

The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program announced its 2022 cohort, which includes an Egyptian parliament member, a senior BBC news editor and the Head of the African Development Bank.

“So much is at stake”: Yale’s historic ties to Russia’s Skolkovo School

Yale’s School of Management has held collaborations with the Skolkovo School of Management in Russia since 2015, but ended its relationship with the school in March 2022 after Skolkovo was suspended from the Global Network for Advanced Management.

Yale experts criticize Kremlin for extending prison term of former Yale World Fellow Alexey Navalny

2010 World Fellow and Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was sentenced to nine more years in prison based on likely trumped-up embezzlement and contempt of court charges.