Yale College Council presidents continue to work for a better Yale

When Bayan Galal ’23 and Zoe Hsu ’24 took office as president and vice president of the Yale College Council on May 1, they inherited […]

Recapping Spring Flings, from 2018 to 2021

Spring Fling, a concert traditionally held on Old Campus each spring before final exams begin, was called off for the second year in a row […]

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 […]

A look at GHeav over the years: From beloved employees to health code violations

Beloved student spot Good Nature Market, better known as GHeav, has experienced its high and lows over the past four years, including the departure of […]

Class of 2021 shops many of Yale’s most popular courses

The class of 2021 will be graduating with students in a diversity of majors who, over the course of their time at Yale, have shopped […]

Landscapes of the Elm City: Four years of change

New Haven might look a little different than it did when students in the class of 2021 stepped foot on campus as shiny-eyed first years. […]

Class of 2021 admitted to Yale College

2,272 students were accepted to Yale’s class of 2021 out of a record-breaking applicant pool of 32,900, becoming Yale’s then-largest first-year class to date.  The […]

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 […]

Yale adds two residential colleges, bringing tally up to 14

With the opening of Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray Colleges in fall 2017, Yale expanded the residential college system for the first time since Morse […]

Whiffenpoofs break from tradition: The history of non-male Whiffs

After 109 years of its all-male precedent, the Whiffenpoofs — the world’s oldest collegiate a cappella group — broke from tradition by admitting its first non-male […]

Yale fraternities undergo upheaval

Renewed discussion of sexual harassment and assault connected to Yale’s Greek life has prompted University representatives, student advocacy groups and some of Yale’s fraternities to […]

Controversy continues over Black Yale graduate student reported for napping

Early in the morning of May 8, 2018, Lolade Siyonbola GRD ’19 was taking a nap in a twelfth floor Hall of Graduate Studies common […]

Good Life Center seeks to improve student mental health and mindfulness

On Sept. 18, 2018, the Good Life Center opened its doors to the Yale community as a place designed to teach practices of “the good […]

Brett Kavanaugh ’87 LAW ’90 takes his place on the Supreme Court despite national backlash

It was Oct. 6, 2018, and the Women’s Table bloomed. In a 50–48 vote, the Senate had just confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh ’87 LAW ’90 […]

The Peabody Museum’s collections adapt to online programming and new homes as renovations continue

Boasting an expansive array of artifacts ranging from California gold to Triceratops skulls, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has hosted dozens of exhibitions […]

Students protest for ER&M amid 13 professors’ withdrawal, then return

On March 29, 2019, thirteen senior faculty members withdrew from the Ethnicity, Race and Migration program, generating campus-wide debate about the University’s support for the […]

Yale implicated in national college admissions scandal

In March 2019, federal prosecutors charged 53 individuals — including celebrities and university athletic coaches — with paying or receiving bribes to help admit students […]

Shooting of Stephanie Washington and Paul Witherspoon sparks further scrutiny of New Haven, Yale, Hamden police departments

In the early hours of the morning April 16, 2019, Hamden police officer Devon Eaton and Yale Police officer Terrance Pollock fired 16 shots at […]

50th year of coeducation at Yale College, 150th at the University celebrated by students and alumnae

2019 marked the 50th year of coeducation at Yale College and the 150th anniversary of coeducation at Yale University, celebrated through a yearlong series of […]

Justin Elicker’s tumultuous term as mayor

Justin Elicker resoundingly defeated a three-term incumbent to become New Haven’s mayor in 2019. Now, he is facing his own challenger who already has significant […]

Yale and Harvard students protest for divestment from fossil fuels during The Game

On Nov. 23, 2019, during the last Harvard-Yale football game before the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of student activists stormed the Yale Bowl field with shouts […]

Faherty leaves women’s soccer post as misconduct allegations surface

In Nov. 2019, Yale women’s soccer coach Brendan Faherty left his position following impropriety allegations by two former University of New Haven athletes. Both played […]

Yale courses move online in response to pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of daily life, one of the largest changes for students was the rapid transition to remote […]

Amid switch to online learning in spring 2020, Yale adopts universal pass/fail grading policy

Last spring, when the pandemic caused Yale to close its campus and send its students home to complete the semester remotely, heated debate regarding grading […]

Yale scientists make key COVID-19 breakthroughs

When the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm, Yale scientists were at the forefront of national efforts to understand the science of the SARS-CoV-2 […]

New Haven tackles the COVID-19 pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Connecticut in March last year, New Haven found itself facing a new set of challenges to maintain its health. Now, […]

Calls to defund, dismantle the YPD continue

After a summer of reckoning for police departments around the country following the police murder of George Floyd, Black Students for Disarmament at Yale and […]

Yale sued by Trump DOJ over alleged discrimination in admissions, case dropped by Biden administration

In October 2020, the United States Department of Justice sued Yale over alleged discrimination against white and Asian American applicants in its college admissions process. […]

Yalies participate in 2020 election

Fall 2021 was a unique semester for politically active Yalies — as heightened political tensions soared across the country and COVID-19 caused classes to move […]

Yale students and New Haven residents get vaccinated

Connecticut became the first state to vaccinate half of its adults against COVID-19 earlier this month, with New Haven being the second most vaccinated city […]

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Class of 2021 members win Rhodes, Fulbright, Schwarzman and other graduate scholarships

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many scholarship programs switched to a completely virtual format during the 2020-2021 cycle for the first time in history. Despite […]

Class Day takes place virtually during hybrid commencement week

This year’s Class Day — an annual graduation tradition organized by students — took place virtually on YouTube, amid a hybrid Commencement week that included both in-person […]