Notes from Woodbridge Hall

President Salovey regularly shares his reflections and reports on his activities in this message to the Yale community. Subscribe to receive Notes from Woodbridge Hall by email.

March 28, 2016

Like many of our students, faculty, and staff, I spent the two weeks of Yale’s spring recess on the road. In Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and... more

February 29, 2016

February 29 comes around only once every four years*, and in the spirit of “Leap Day” I am thinking about the innovative work across our... more

February 22, 2016

It’s not often, as Yale’s president, that I get to leave behind my day job for an hour or two to indulge in... more

February 15, 2016

The generosity of Yale alumni to their alma mater is a source of continuous inspiration to me. The $150 million gift last spring from Stephen... more

January 18, 2016

On January 14, 1959, Martin Luther King, Jr., came to our campus, speaking to more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, and New Haven residents in... more

October 26, 2015

I recently returned to New Haven from a trip overseas that took me first to Singapore (to participate in an inspiring... more

September 28, 2015

It’s no secret that I am a supporter of Yale’s sports teams and individual scholar-athletes. In season, on many weekends, you can find Marta and... more

September 14, 2015

One of my hopes in writing these fortnightly notes is that they will, in some small way, do their part to foster the “more unified Yale” that I... more

August 31, 2015

Two days ago, in Woolsey Hall, Dean Jonathan Holloway and I welcomed the Yale College Class of 2019 to campus. It was my eighth speech at a... more

August 17, 2015

During my five years as a dean (first of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and then of Yale College), the end of August was a time for... more

July 27, 2015

Did you know that the #1 most-visited place in Connecticut by a schoolchild is Yale’s Peabody Museum? Earlier this month the New York Times gave a... more

July 6, 2015

What does a university president do for a summer break? I can’t speak for my Ivy League peers, but for me, the real start of the season is... more

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