COMMENCEMENT 2024
Senior Year at Yale: Bucket Lists, Google Calendar and Firsts

I love my Google Calendar. Throughout my time at Yale, this instrument has been the avenue by which I have made my life here — […]

To Maja

Finding love — not even a soulmate — gets harder as you get older. I never realized I found both until it was all gone. […]

Cannabis legalization boosts local business, sparks debate

Post Connecticut’s 2021 legalization of cannabis, New Haveners debated cannabis distribution and racial equity in drug policy while the state cracked down on illegal cannabis sales.

Yale students protest Israel-Hamas war, University response and call for divestment during fall semester

Throughout the 2023 fall semester, Yale students organized protests across campus targeting the institution's involvement in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Bulldogs pull off historic March Madness upset over Auburn

Yale stunned Brown with a buzzer-beating floater to win Ivy Madness, and then followed it up with an upset win over the No. 4 Auburn Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Mass pro-Palestine protests in support of divestment shake campus during spring semester

Throughout the spring semester, student dissent against Israel’s war in Gaza focused increasingly on Yale’s weapons investments. Divestment discourse and protests on campus came to a head in April with two pro-Palestine encampments and over 50 arrests.

New Haven tenants unions advocate for improved living conditions, communication with landlords

The formation of tenants unions against landlords including Ocean Management and a smaller landlord have revealed widespread frustrations with poor living conditions.

Local 33 wins recognition, ratifies historic contract following 33 years of activism

Following official union recognition in January 2023, Local 33 — Yale’s graduate and professional student union — ratified its first contract with the University later that year in December, winning pay raises, expanded healthcare and long-term union recognition.

Students, faculty advocate for reproductive care post-Dobbs

After the overturning of Roe v. Wade shook the nation, many Yale student organizations and professors rallied in support of the right to an abortion. Today, efforts on campus to raise awareness for reproductive justice continue.

Students, professors reflect on efforts to support Ukraine since 2022

Since the initial days of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Yale community has responded through organizing, fundraising and increasing course offerings on the topic.

Ted Cruz visits Yale to talk free speech, faces student backlash

Texas Senator Ted Cruz discussed free speech controversies at Yale Law School, the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and the intellectual diversity of Yale’s campus with political commentator Michael Knowles ’12, but was met with some backlash from student protesters.