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Psychiatrist who said Trump spread ‘shared psychosis’ to his followers fails to win back Yale gig

  • Dr. Bandy Lee, who took up a voluntary position at Yale for 17 years, sued the university last year for unlawful termination because she exercised her “free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.”
  • Lee gained public attention in 2017 after organizing an ethics conference that led to the publication of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” which became a New York Times bestseller.
  • Despite never meeting Trump, Lee reportedly called the then-president “delusional” and blamed him for spreading a “shared psychosis” among his followers.
  • While Yale has questioned Lee’s judgment, professionalism and fitness to teach due to her comments about Trump, the university said it ultimately terminated her due to her lack of a formal teaching role.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Sarah Merriam dismissed Lee’s lawsuit since there was no guarantee that Yale would have reappointed her, regardless of her qualifications.
  • Lee is planning to appeal the ruling.

An Asian American psychiatrist who made assertions about former President Donald Trump’s mental health has failed to get her gig back at Yale University.

In a federal lawsuit filed last year, Dr. Bandy Lee accused Yale of unlawful termination “due to her exercise of free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.” She sought reinstatement and damages from lost income, emotional distress and harm to reputation, among other claims.

Yale Restricts Access to Lecture of Psychiatrist Who Said She Wants to Shoot White People

Yale University placed restrictive access to the lecture recording of a guest psychiatrist after her controversial remarks about white people in an online talk.

What happened: Dr. Aruna Khilanani, a forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York and not affiliated with Yale, was invited to do a lecture on April 6 as part of the School of Medicine’s Grand Rounds, according to The New York Times.

Authorities Offer $10,000 in Hunt for ‘Armed and Dangerous’ MIT Grad in Yale Student Murder

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With the person of interest in the fatal shooting of a Yale graduate student still on the run, federal authorities on Tuesday increased the reward for information about the man’s whereabouts.

The details: According to Fox News, U.S. Marshals have increased their reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Qinxuan Pan, 29, who was named a person of interest in the deadly shooting of Yale University graduate student, Kevin Jiang.  

‘It’s Political’: Critics Slam DOJ’s Claim That Yale Discriminates Against Asian Americans


Some experts have criticized the Department of Justice over its recent announcement that Yale University “illegally discriminates” against Asian American and White applicants, claiming that the move must be politically-motivated.

Last Thursday, the federal executive department released a report that accused the Ivy League institution of rejecting “scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” in favor of African American, Hispanic and “certain other applicants.”

Yale University ‘Illegally Discriminates’ Asians and Whites in Admissions Process, According to DOJ

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Following a two-year investigation into Yale University’s undergraduate admissions process, the Department of Justice has deemed the practice to be discriminatory toward Asian and White students.

The DOJ’s findings: The investigation, which was based on a complaint by Asian American groups against Yale over its undergrad admissions process in 2016, found on Thursday that the Ivy League school violated Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua Suddenly Hospitalized for Undisclosed Illness, Will Miss Rest of Yale Semester

Amy Chua, author of the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” and mother of Sophia Chua-Rubenfield, was reportedly hospitalized for undisclosed reason and may not return to teach her class this semester.

The 55-year-old Yale Law School professor’s hospitalization was so sudden that the school board decided to merge her section of contracts class with professor Ian Ayres’ class, according to Above the Law.

Yale Dean Who Called Restaurant Customers ‘White Trash’ on Yelp Forced to Quit

Dean June Chu of Yale University’s Pierson College, who was put on leave in May for calling people “white trash” in her Yelp reviews, has left her position.

“Dean Chu has left her position at Pierson College and wishes the best to the students,” Pierson Head Stephen Davis said in his email to students. “As a result, I am initiating the process of the search for a new dean, who will be in place before the start of the fall term.”

Malaysian-American Woman Who Got Accepted to All Ivy Leagues Picks Her School

Cassandra Hsiao, the Malaysian-born student who made headlines after being accepted in all eight Ivy League universities, has finally decided which school she is heading to.

Hsiao has chosen to go to Yale University. The Straits Times reported that the California-raised teen made her decision on Sunday and announced that she will be pursuing an arts degree with a major in theater at the premier university.

Why a 31-Year-Old Yale Grad Gave Up a $95,000 Job to Scoop Ice Cream in the Caribbean

Four years ago, 31-year old Noelle Hancock did what many of us wished we had the guts to do. She uprooted her comfortable Manhattan, New York life, turned down a $95,000-a-year job, and moved to the Caribbean to scoop ice cream at a local ice cream parlor. With several job offers at her feet and a degree from Yale University under her belt, Noelle sold all of her belongings and purchased a one-way ticket to the island of St. John.

In her article for Cosmopolitan magazine, Hancock reminisces on her past life living in an apartment in the East Village, a neighborhood that offered every convenience and endless things to do. Still, she felt something was missing: