William Porayouw
Staff Reporter
William Porayouw covers Woodbridge Hall and previously reported on international affairs at Yale. Originally from Redlands, California, he is a sophomore in Davenport College majoring in global affairs.
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A tale of two presidents: Salovey plans collaboration with Harvard’s newest leader

As Claudine Gay takes on Harvard’s presidency, the News looked into the work of the Yale and Harvard presidents — and the moments that bring them together.

With six searches in progress, Salovey promises diversity at the “highest ranks” of University leadership

With a lack of diversity at the cabinet level, University President Peter Salovey expects to appoint six major leadership roles at Yale by the end of Spring semester.

Salovey names DEI, health and fundraising top priorities for 2023

This year will see an expansion into health research, continued rollout of the Belonging at Yale initiative and fundraising for the capital campaign.

Inside Yale’s new HBCU partnership

As President Salovey gears up to strengthen ties between Yale and HBCUs — including the recently announced Pennington Fellowship — the News looked at the historic partnership between Tougaloo College and Brown University, and what Black student leaders at Yale are searching for.

Yale to help send high school seniors to HBCUs, one year after Salovey commitment

Officials at the University and New Haven Promise described how the creation of a new scholarship program that supports HBCU-bound high school seniors came to be, and what’s next.

Activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning talks privacy at YPU event

Manning gave the first speech at a debate hosted by the Yale Political Union on regulating consumer surveillance.

Remote work isn’t going away, despite admin worries

A changing job market means that remote work options for staff will continue to stay in place, despite administrative concerns about “bringing people together.”

Despite 900 open staff positions, admin confident retention will return to normal levels

Senior administrators noted high turnover for staff during pandemic years, but they predict an imminent return to normalcy.

Salovey returns to his travels at “full speed”

This fall, Salovey’s travels returned to full speed as he participated in fundraising efforts, met with other leaders of other universities and lobbied across the nation, from Washington D.C. to California.

International exchange students pushed off campus amid housing shortage

Due to a widespread Yale housing shortage, international visiting students are living off campus this semester — including at Albertus Magnus College and the Omni Hotel.

Understanding Yale’s construction hiring goals for New Haven residents

Although Yale has long affirmed its commitment to hiring New Haveners, the number of residents who have been hired for current construction projects remains unclear.