Dwight Hall Newsletter
May 2020
Increasing Educational Access
in New Haven
Operation Chromebooks
Recognizing the divide between students who can learn from home and those who cannot during the coronavirus pandemic, the Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee has launched the Operation Chromebooks campaign to put an essential educational device in the home of every third to eighth grade New Haven public school student.  

Commemorating the 50th
Anniversary of May Day Weekend
"Free the Panthers" photo credit Tom Strong
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. Denouncing the arrest of Black Panther Party New Haven chapter leader Ericka Huggins, national chairman Bobby Seale, and others, the Panthers called on supporters nationwide to come to New Haven on May Day 1970 to protest the trials. Yale became a focal point for demonstrators who wanted to free the Panthers and for those who opposed the Vietnam War and were angry with institutions slow to act on matters of racial and gender inequality.

During the May Day 1970 weekend demonstrations in New Haven, Dwight Hall was the epicenter of student planning and response to the events on the New Haven Green. 

Student Executive Committee:
Acting Boldly in Response
to the Pandemic
DH ExComm Zoom Meeting
Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee (ExComm) members are deftly responding to community needs in New Haven and beyond during the pandemic. Balancing remote studies and service, each of the 16 students has acted in this time of global hardship. ExComm has launched an online group to connect students with volunteer opportunities, organized a virtual day of service, and worked to place an essential educational tool in the home of all third through eighth grade New Haven public school students.