Nora Moses
Video Series for Black History Month promotes representation, education

The Afro-American Cultural Center released a series of videos in which Yale students read children’s books that prominently feature Black characters, culture and historical figures for families and educators across the country.

Country’s largest South Asian collegiate conference held at Yale over the weekend

The South Asian Youth Initiative hosted its annual conference, welcoming over 500 students from across the country to campus. Students attended speaker events and panels, as well as a gala and cooking class, to explore South Asian identity and build community with other attendees.

Jewish community organizes vigil for Israeli hostages in Gaza

About 60 students, faculty and New Haven residents joined last Friday in an hour-long vigil for Israeli hostages still held in Gaza. The demonstration featured a Shabbat table set for each of the hostages as well as speeches and readings from students.

Yale’s CSC contract is set to end in 2026. Is free laundry next? 

The University’s contract with laundry service CSC ServiceWorks is set to end in 2026. Now the Yale College Council duo in charge of Laundry Advocacy is planning to seize the moment to continue pushing for free laundry.

Right-wing Israeli politician Simcha Rothman visits Shabtai, ignites protest 

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Jewish society Shabtai hosted Simcha Rothman, a controversial Israeli politician who is a member of Israel’s far-right religious zionist party and chair of the constitution, law and justice committee within the Knesset, Israel’s legislature. The event — which was not publicly advertised — was protested by Israeli Yale community members and New Haven residents.

Students attend “Reading Week for Gaza” 

Students gathered each night last week to read excerpts from texts relating to colonialism, occupation, apartheid, genocide and censorship.

Students walk out of class to stand with Gaza

At noon on Tuesday, hundreds of students gathered on Cross Campus for a walkout titled “There is No Back To School in Gaza.” Students listed demands of the University, including publicly supporting a ceasefire and boosting support for Palestinian studies and scholars.

Crèches from around the world on display at McGivney Pilgrimage Center

The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, a museum run by the Knights of Columbus, unveiled two crèche-themed exhibits for the Christmas season.

Former White House aide speaks at events hosted by Yale Law Democrats, Yale Politics Initiative

On Nov. 30, Zayn Siddique LAW ’16 concluded the YPI’s seminar series for the year as the final speaker and also spoke earlier in the day at a Yale Law Democrats event.

Yalies celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights

Hundreds of Yale students gathered on Nov. 12 to celebrate the Hindu holiday Diwali in a community puja hosted at the Omni Hotel.

Organizers for Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project express frustrations with Yale Hospitality monetary discrepancies

As the YHHAP semesterly fast returns this fall, organizers expressed frustration over Yale Hospitality’s failure to match donations to standard meal prices.