Dante Motley
Staff Reporter
Dante Motley is public editor for the News. He was previously managing editor, and prior to that he covered Black communities at Yale and in New Haven. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the YDN Magazine and worked on "The Yalie" podcast. Dante is a senior in Grace Hopper College majoring in anthropology.
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PUBLIC EDITOR: What is a public editor?

The Yale Daily News is here to inform, record and report. But sometimes, the News makes mistakes.  My name is Dante Motley, and I am […]

SETH & MOTLEY: Letter from the public editor and editor in chief

In today’s edition of the News, you will see a column written by Megan Vaz, who stepped down from her role as city editor earlier […]

2022 in Review

Here are the Yale Daily News stories that defined the past year:

2022 in Photos

Here are the photos that defined 2022.

Four months after being left partially paralyzed in New Haven Police van, Randy Cox prepares to sue

As a state-level investigation into the actions of NHPD officers continues, Cox’s legal team looks to bring negligence charges in a civil rights lawsuit.

Courtesy of Yash Roy
Grace Hopper College gets new stained glass windows to commemorate history and look to the future

Over five years since Grace Hopper College shed the name of John C. Calhoun, iconography commemorating the racist historical figure remains throughout the college. But […]

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Timeica E. Bethel-Macaire ’11 appointed Director of Af-Am House

Alumna Timeica E. Bethel-Macaire ’11 was appointed to the role of Af-Am House Director and Assistant Dean of Yale College after being involved in the House as a student and helping plan Af-Am 50.

Af-Am House kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

After its originally-planned celebration was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Af-Am House is celebrating its “50 plus” anniversary this weekend in a three-day event featuring in-person and virtual celebratory programming.

Push to award Yale’s first Black student a posthumous degree faces administrative setbacks

Rev. James Pennington attended Yale nearly 200 years ago, and now some students want to give him a degree.

Local brand Gorilla Lemonade off to a strong start

Two community leaders’ lemonade brand, Gorilla Lemonade, has been a hit in local stores, and now they are trying to bring it to Yale.

The Yalie Ep. 11: Ivy Madness

In episode 11 of The Yalie, host Carter Dewees previews Ivy Madness, the Ivy League’s postseason men’s and women’s basketball tournament, taking place this weekend in Boston.