Caleb Dunson
Staff Columnist
Caleb Dunson is a former Opinion Editor and current Opinion Columnist for the News. Originally from Chicago, Caleb is a senior in Saybrook College majoring in Political Science and Economics.
Author Archive
Full Disclosure: Ivy Feeders

Two students discuss how their distinct high school experiences prepared them for the academic and social extremes at Yale. Producers: Ashley Choi, Caleb Dunson, Nick […]

DUNSON: What we’ve lost

I remember vividly the day I received my first college acceptance letter. The notification came in an email that I read on a mall bench […]

DUNSON: What’s a spissue for?

When I first arrived on campus, I knew nothing about journalism. I had started writing op-eds only a few months prior, and I was generally […]

DUNSON: American ghosts

This week’s midterm elections were a boon for Democrats. Subverting a tradition in which the party in power loses a significant number of Congressional seats, […]

PROFILE: Daring to Be Seen: How Christopher Betts Reimagines Life Through Art

Betts' shows convey the richness of Black life, undergirded by the belief that being able to see representations of ourselves fills a gap in our identity.

DUNSON: We won’t change anything

Much fanfare was made about the fact that I’d be going to Yale. My family bragged whenever given the chance. My school chose me to […]

DUNSON: More than theory

Every morning, standing behind our desks, our heads held high and our small hands placed over our hearts, my elementary school peers and I chanted […]

DUNSON: Say one thing, do another

When I wrote Abolish Yale, I pissed a lot of people off. One critique stood out to me in particular, though. It was that I, […]

DUNSON: Athletes and activism

I was thoroughly annoyed. Why my coach had asked me to watch “13th” –– a documentary about racism in the American carceral system –– when I […]

DUNSON: Affirmative action won’t save us

As a single parent and a city government employee, my mom didn’t have the money to send me to a fancy private school. So my […]

DUNSON: Reckoning with the reckoning

National news outlets presented 2020 as a year of expansive progress on the journey toward racial justice in America, a racial reckoning so to speak. […]