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Nearly four years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Yale students, faculty, and staff are no longer required to report positive cases to the university. Yale retired its Campus COVID Resource Line in February and announced it would no longer be tracking positive cases. Information about treatment and prevention has moved from a special university website to the Campus Health website.

A Connecticut judge ruled in Yale’s favor in March in a lawsuit brought over a change in the method of electing alumni trustees. Plaintiffs Victor Ashe ’67 and Donald G. Glascoff Jr. ’67 filed the suit in 2022, after the university discontinued the option for alumni to nominate a candidate for trustee by petition. (Alumni may still recommend candidates to a Yale Alumni Association nominating committee that selects candidates from which alumni choose.)The plaintiffs maintained that Yale’s actions violate its charter from the state; Yale’s attorneys argued that the plaintiffs failed to prove that they had standing in the case.

Students from the Middle East and North Africa will have a dedicated suite for cultural activities in the fall, overseen by the Asian American Cultural Center. The university has set aside half of the first floor of 305 Crown Street for the suite, and a full-time staff member will oversee programs for the MENA community. Students have been asking for such a center for six years; President Peter Salovey ’86PhD announced its creation in December.

US surgeon general Vivek H. Murthy ’03MD, ’03MBA, will address graduating Yale College seniors at this year’s Class Day ceremony on May 19. Murthy first served as surgeon general under President Obama from 2013 to 2017; he was again appointed to the post by President Biden in 2021. Find more information about commencement at

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