Dante Motley
Staff Reporter
Dante Motley covers Black communities at Yale and in New Haven. He is also an Associate Editor for the YDN Magazine and works on "The Yalie" podcast. He is a sophomore in Grace Hopper majoring in anthropology.
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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 […]

Michael Garman
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.

AfAm House Director Dean Nelson shifts to new role with Library

Assistant Dean of Yale College Risë Nelson will leave her role as Director of the African American Cultural House for an inaugural role at the Yale University Library.

The Yalie Ep 9: Lawsuits Galore

In episode 9 of the Yalie, Georgiana Grinstaff and Nick Vilay discuss with YDN Reporters Jordan Fitzgerald and Philip Mousavizadeh about four current lawsuits against […]