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A Photo Journey through 135 Years of Public Service

Published August 23, 2021
“This year...Yale can look back on a year, if not of normality, at least of recovery; recovery of delayed ambitions, postponed goals, cherished traditions.”

50th Anniversary of May Day Weekend

Published May 4, 2020
Fifty years ago, tens of thousands of Yale students, civil rights activists, professors, Black Panther party leaders, and community members gathered on the New Haven Green.Artie Seale and Michael Tabor May Day 1970

Dr. Yusef Salaam Urges Students, Community Leaders, Organizers, and Neighbors to be Purposeful in Building More Socially Just Communities

Published December 17, 2019
On November 19, 2019, Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerated “Central Park Five,” spoke with a sold-out crowd in Battell Chapel and joined a reception in the Dwight Hall Common Room. Hundreds came together to hear Dr. Salaam’s profound message...Dr. Salaam in Battell Chapel

A conversation with YUPP: Histories of Mental Health and Imprisonment Discussion

Published March 8, 2019
Danielle Harris (BK ‘21) and Jordan Ashby (DC ‘22) reflect on a discussion panel about mass incareceration and mental health

Lessons from 2017 Curran Distinguished Mentor Stephen Black

Published November 28, 2017
Stephen Black recently spent time with Dwight Hall student leaders, community partners, and delivered a talk on “Crafting a Culture of Ethical Obligation: Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century” as the 2017 Dwight Hall Curran Distinguished Mentor.

The Dwight Hall Difference

Published September 27, 2017
Dwight Hall Contributes Significantly at the Student Org Summit

A Reflection on the Renovation of Dwight Hall

Published August 22, 2017
Over the course of the 2017 - 2018 academic year, our historic building will undergo a transformation into a modernized hub for student service and activism. The Old Library, which became the home of Dwight Hall at Yale in 1930

Continuing the Legacy: Reflecting on Dwight Hall Alumni Reunion Reception 2017

Published June 27, 2017
To be frank, I began to question whether my generation has had to deal with such intense circumstances while at Yale. One alumnae explicitly posed the question, and I watched as my peers struggled to answer it...AmeriCorps Member and alumni laughing on Dwight Hall Library Couch

Lessons Beyond the Classroom: What I Have Learned Through Finding my Home in Students for Autism Awareness at Yale

Published June 25, 2017
My experience at Wilbur Cross wholly exemplifies exactly why service is so important to me. It’s a symbiotic relationship in which I truly gain just as much as I give... Tshirt decorated and painted

The Meaning of Mentorship

Published June 9, 2017
"Three years after joining J-Z AMP, I am thankful. Thankful for the lessons that these students have imparted on me. Thankful for the struggles. Thankful for the smiles..."Group of mentees and mentors posing for a picture in front of water and skyline

Washington DC Gathering: A Bridge Between Past and Present

Published May 25, 2017
"Dwight Hall has created a community of compassion for me and thousands of students even long after they depart from Yale..." Group of students speaking to alumni in DC

Yale Hunger Heroes DESK Blog Posts: 1. Beyond Charity: In Search of Justice 2. Separate Plates, Same Table

Published May 19, 2017
"For four years, this has been by far the most significant and meaningful aspect of my time here..."

Good Mornings at Sunrise (Café)

Published April 11, 2017
It’s Friday morning, and it’s pancake day...Volunteers around table preparing to serve food

Reflections on the 22nd Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale

Published March 6, 2017
What do overflowing spaces, breaking it down on the dance floor, and Twitter have in common? They were all part of Black Solidarity Conference 2017

Roberts: Giving Thanks

Published November 29, 2016
William Roberts reflects on the importance of service work at Yale and beyond

2nd Chance Society Starts Here

Published November 25, 2016
Devon Geyelin YC '16 highlights important work taking place in New HavenNew Haven Independent

Magee Fellow Reflections: Growing through Reflection…When Resolution Isn’t Guaranteed…

Published September 21, 2016
Reflect before resolving

Dwight Hall SRI Leaders Reflect on Shareholder Resolution Experience

Published August 17, 2016
What they learned from Exxon's Annual MeetingStudents outside of Exxon's Shareholder meeting

Kevin Cheung - Living History Project

Published July 21, 2016
A reflection from the Living History ProjectLiving History Project Logo

Hannah Malcolm April 29, 2016 Magee Fellow Reflection

Published April 29, 2016
Hannah Malcolm - 2015-2016 Magee Fellow - bids farewellThree students supporting Flint