David A. Thomas ’78 GRD ’86 to serve as Yale’s newest Alumni Fellow

Thomas defeated Victor Ashe ’67, a petition candidate who ran on a platform of increased transparency in the election process.

Outraged and offended: Corporation cuts petition process, alumni react

The process, which has been in place since 1929, was increasingly used to push Yale for change.

A boardroom
Three petition candidates announce bid for Yale Corporation seat

Three candidates — Andrew Lipka ’78, Gail Lavielle GRD ’81 and Zoraya Hightower ENV ’16 — will run for the alumni fellow position in the 2022 election.

Headshots of the three candidates
Yale mandates vaccinations for faculty, staff and postdoctoral trainees

The University navigates legal and public health considerations to require vaccination by Aug. 1.

The front of Sterling Library from Cross Campus.
Yale student groups may act as intervenors in affirmative action case

Hillel Student Board members say that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is building a coalition of Yale student groups to intervene in Students For Fair Admissions’ lawsuit regarding Yale’s affirmative action practices. So far, Yale Hillel and the Black Student Alliance at Yale plan to get involved.

University expands vaccines that fulfill student mandate, continues discussions on including faculty and staff

Yale navigates legal and public health concerns with potential faculty and staff vaccine mandate.

UP CLOSE | The administrative tightrope: Inclusion, tradition and discourse at Yale

In October 2020, the University launched its belonging initiatives with an aim to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at Yale. Several months later, Yalies have mixed opinions on their staying power.

All Ivy League student body presidents sign resolution calling for fossil fuel divestment

On April 22, all eight Ivy League student body presidents signed a joint resolution calling on Ivy League institutions to cut all financial ties with fossil fuel companies.

UP CLOSE | A look inside Yale’s community college transfer process

As Yale emphasizes its commitment to accepting community college transfers, student interviews reveal an often difficult transition period — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University takes tentative approach to Chinese collaboration

Yale will maintain, not expand, ties to Chinese universities in light of ongoing political issues.

The façade of Woodbridge Hall in the daylight.
University moves COVID alert level from orange to yellow

Thursday’s shift marks the first alert level change since November.