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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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.

Yale Young Global Scholars to remain virtual for third year amid push to include international students

The competitive pre-collegiate academic program, which hosts students from dozens of countries each summer, announced that the 2022 session will take place virtually.

Yale SOM group releases list of top African startups in push to expand entrepreneurship

SOM students and alumni involved in the Yale Africa Startup Review launched their 2022 list of top African startups in hopes of boosting the University’s ties with African companies.

Criticism sparks over Russia-linked billionaire Yale donor

Yale faculty call for the University to investigate its relationship with Len Blavatnik, a Russia-linked billionaire with ties to the country’s oligarchs and economic dealings.

Yale law professor represents Ukraine at World Court

Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of international law at Yale Law School, argued on behalf of Ukraine against Russian invasion alongside a team of lawyers at the International Court of Justice.

Divinity School looks to strengthen African ties

Since 2019, the Divinity School has looked to strengthen ties with African universities in the midst of continued University expansion throughout Africa.