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Kymberly Pinder appointed Dean of the Yale School of Art

Pinder, a scholar of race, representation and murals, will assume the position on July 1.

Pinder smiles in a headshot
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 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.

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.
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
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.

YLS program helps New Haven residents become lawyers

Twenty New Haven-area residents just completed the Access to Law School Program and received guided advice and mentorship as they navigate the law school admissions process.

An interior stairwell at YLS
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.