STUDENT LIFE
Yale confers 3,395 degrees at 320th Commencement

Yale College graduates marched onto Old Campus to receive their degrees, while family and friends watched the ceremony online. In a separate address, Salovey spoke to the gifts teachers give and to how the graduates could repay their educators.

Yale College grads gather on Old Campus
Class Day takes place virtually during hybrid commencement week

The Sunday event featured four speakers from the class of 2021 alongside Broadway and film composer Robert Lopez ’97.

Qinxuan Pan arrested for murder of Kevin Jiang

Qinxuan Pan, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was arrested in Alabama Friday morning for the murder of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22.

A headshot of Pan
Students reflect on a second semester of remote learning

The News spoke to students regarding their feelings about the past academic year. Most students expressed frustration at remote learning but noted that they were looking forward to returning to in-person learning.

Across the world at Yale-NUS, mental health conversations continue

Across the world from and 12 hours ahead of New Haven, students at Yale-NUS have been advocating around mental health for years.  Those conversations have […]

Preliminary fall move-in schedule announced, students criticize late move-in dates

In an April 29 email to undergraduates, Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun announced the preliminary move-in dates for the fall 2021 semester. In the […]

The Period Project places menstrual products in Sterling Library

The Free Menstrual Product Initiative, led by the Graduate & Professional Student Senate and the Women Faculty Forum, has begun placing free menstrual hygiene products […]

David Swensen, Yale’s Chief Investment Officer, dies at 67

David Swensen GRD ’80, Yale’s longtime Chief Investment Officer and creator of the “Yale Model” for institutional investing, died Wednesday evening.

Swensen smiles in a blue shirt.
Yale Debate Association sees success at national tournament

The Yale Debate Association has had an notably successful year despite the club moving online. Most recently, members received top awards at the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Online National Tournament, which occurred from April 23 to April 25.

The front of Sterling Library from Cross Campus.
Seven new startups win funding in annual pitch competition

Of the 25 finalists, seven earned a total of $125,000 in a pitch competition held over Zoom that saw competitors from across Yale.

{W}holy Queer meeting group marks the intersection of faith and sexuality

{W}holy Queer are meetings where undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Yale gather to discuss the intersection between their queer and religious identities.