FACULTY & ACADEMICS
Faculty divided over University response to divestment protests and student arrests

Faculty members composed two separate letters criticizing the University’s response to pro-Palestine protests: one criticizing Monday’s arrests, and another urging the University to respond more aggressively to protect Jewish students.

Three student acts cancel performances at Salovey’s celebratory dinner

The event, which celebrated Salovey’s tenure as University President, was held on the eve of the Yale Corporation’s Saturday meeting. Throughout the event, hundreds of student protesters stationed outside demanded that Yale divest from weapons manufacturers.

Seven Yale faculty members named 2024 Guggenheim fellows

The group of recipients includes six faculty members in Arts and Sciences and one in the Yale School of Art.

Global affairs majors bemoan changes to course registration, limited course offerings

Students expressed frustration over a lack of preregistration, unclear information about the department registrar and a limited number of course offerings listed on Yale Course Search.

Yale faculty members weigh in on hunger strike as administration stays silent

Professors expressed concern for hunger strikers’ health while affirming their right to peaceful protest.

Students petition for Schettini’s contract renewal

Following a post-class discussion in which students learned that Schettini’s contract would not be renewed, current and past students began collecting testimonials and signatories in a document submitted to the FAS last week in support of renewing his contract.

Terrance Hayes delivers a reminder that poetry is still a living art 

In the 2024 English Foundational Courses Lecture, poet and teacher Terrance Hayes took a look back on literary traditions found in class syllabi.

Yale professor co-authors upcoming book on fighting back against mass incarceration

Three former public defenders, including Yale Law Professor James Forman, are publishing a book of essays on ways to fight for criminal justice reform.

Fall 2024 courses rollout process slower than last year

Fewer classes are appearing on Yale Course Search for the upcoming semester than did at a similar time of year for previous fall terms.

Yale professor Larry Samuelson added to Russian ban list

Samuelson is now included on a list of 227 Americans who are banned from entering Russian territory.

Yale professors reflect on teaching about Ukraine, Eastern Europe amid war

Since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Yale has started offering more courses about Ukraine, and professors across departments have incorporated the country into their teaching.