To the Editor:

Chris Merriman’s article (“Day of service expands to week-long volunteering,” 4/22) starts with a misleading statement: “This year, Yalies will have not just a day, but a whole week to give back to New Haven.”

While Community Service Week has indeed been expanded, Yale students already spend thousands of hours teaching in New Haven schools, partnering with New Haven community agencies and working with city government every week of the year.

We look forward to collaborating with the Yale College Council in the fall to plan a week of service that will help connect the class of 2012 with Dwight Hall’s thriving member groups.

Chris Lewine

April 24

The writer, a junior in Timothy Dwight College, is the public relations coordinator for the Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee.