Zhemin Shao
Staff Reporter
Zhemin Shao covers the University's endowment, finances and donations. He previously covered the Office of Career Strategy. Originally from Seattle, WA, he is a sophomore in Silliman College.
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University finishes fiscal year with operational surplus while also highlighting deficit within central funds

In a Friday email to faculty and staff, the University reported its annual budget figures and outlined its spending priorities given the year’s high endowment returns.

“The tension is widespread”: Office of Development staffers speak out about work environment

Employees spoke of racial tensions, intrusive supervision and an overall unhealthy workplace culture.

Yale’s endowment reaches $42.3 billion, posting highest rate of return since 2000

The University’s endowment soared to $42.3 billion during the 2021 fiscal year, the Yale Investments Office announced Thursday afternoon. The 40.2 percent return was the […]

“For Humanity” capital campaign to launch Saturday

On Saturday, Yale’s Office of Development will announce a $7 billion fundraising campaign unofficially titled “For Humanity” — a previously undisclosed name that was confirmed […]

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OCS kicks off annual networking series; virtual events to continue post-COVID

OCS staff and students shared their experiences with virtual career fairs and weighed in on the future of college networking.

Yale reforms shopping period, implements early course registration system

In a March 2021 email to undergraduate students, Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun announced a new registration timeline for the fall 2021 term. Under […]

Amid student criticism, Yale expands mental health resources

In April 2021, following years of student advocacy for improved mental health resources and a rising number of students seeking counseling, University officials announced two […]

Community, controversy and construction: The making of the Schwarzman Center

Following several years of construction, the Schwarzman Center — a hub for student life and the arts — is set to open this fall. Funded […]

In Opening Assembly, Salovey encourages students to “think like a fox”

The class of 2021 gathered together Aug. 26, 2017 for the first time for the annual Yale College Opening Assembly in Woolsey Hall. With the […]

OCS, coaches, athletic alums advise student-athletes on post-grad plans

Women’s basketball guard Ellen Margaret Andrews ’21 will be working for Teach for America in Newark, New Jersey this fall after participating in Division I basketball for four years and receiving advice from teammates, alumni, coaching staff and the Office of Career Strategy on her post-graduation plans.

An illustration of athletes wearing professional work outfits while still practicing their sports.
Two Yalies named Truman Scholars

On April 14, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation named two Yale College juniors — Alie Brussel Faria ’22 and Eli Sabin ’22 — among […]

A portrait of Sabin and Faria