- Yale University officially welcomed Peter Salovey as its new president with inauguration festivities on Sunday.
- Salovey told the crowd gathered at Yale's Woolsey Hall that he was honored but took time to bemoan those who do not value higher education, calling it "a sorrow to those of us who believe so deeply in it that some in our country neither see nor accept the transformative power of a liberal education."
- Salovey addressed his priorities at Yale, which will include expanding research, focusing on students and teaching and strengthening Yale's bonds with New Haven, Conn.
Salovey, a former provost and psychology scholar at Yale, replaces Richard C. Levin, who led Yale as president for 20 years. The new president plans to pick up where Levin left off with his hopes of expanding collaborative efforts with New Haven. Some residents, who believe Yale should share its wealth, still need to be won over, as evidenced by protestors who also appeared at the inauguration events.