William Porayouw
Staff Reporter
William Porayouw covers Woodbridge Hall and previously wrote about international affairs at Yale. Originally from Southern California, he is a sophomore in Davenport College majoring in political science and economics.
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Yale first Ivy to issue statement of solidarity with Iranian protestors

University President Peter Salovey condemned the Iranian government crackdowns on Nov. 9 in light of ongoing protests and heavy outcry from students and faculty.

As Commons closes for private University events, students criticize lack of transparency

Frequent closures of spaces in Commons, including lunch options and the Bow Wow, have led to student criticism over a lack of transparency in University communications.

Yale alums win big in midterm elections

Yale alumni ascended to positions of power on the federal, state and local levels, including offices in Connecticut, Florida and New York. Many alum incumbents kept their seats, while other races remained too close to call.

Boycotting judges invited to speak at Yale Law School

A letter from two federal judges currently publicly protesting alleged attacks on free speech at Yale Law School indicates they received an invitation to appear at a panel in January.

Faculty and staff not required to receive new booster shot

In a change in University COVID-19 policy, Yale will not require faculty or staff to receive a second bivalent booster shot. The policy shift has received mixed reactions from the Yale community.

As diversity program finishes first cycle, administrators propose changes to management at Yale

Following the end of the first cycle of Emerge program, which was launched this year, administrators plan to make changes to Yale’s managerial training program to further support diversity, equity and inclusion among staff.

Schwarzman Center closures due to belated opening celebration

The University announced closures at Schwarzman for an unspecified university event — which has been revealed to be an opening event for the inception of the Schwarzman Center.

Yale to strengthen faculty ties with Brazil

In a push to increase partnerships with Brazil as part of Yale’s global strategy, administrators and faculty raised hopes for the University’s relationship with the country in the coming years.

Class-action retirement lawsuit against Yale goes to trial

A federal judge ruled on Friday the University must appear in court over possible mismanagement of employee retirement funds.

Yale announces plans for new dramatic arts building

University President Peter Salovey announced plans to build new theater performance spaces for students in the arts. Faculty and students welcomed the proposal, which is still in a design phase, as a much-needed overhaul.

Old Campus evacuated due to gas leak

The University alerted students living in Phelps, Welch and Lawrance Halls to evacuate while they investigated the leak.