Africa Week Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

by Malaika Aryee-Boi Next week, the Yale African Students association, affectionately known as YASA, will be hosting Africa Week. Africa Week started out 10 years ago with the goal of recognizing the value of African culture and expanding its presence on Yale’s campus. For African students at Yale, Africa Week continues to be a time…

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Change the Name: Calhoun College a New Haven Issue

by Marina Tinone photos for Down Magazine by Matthew Thekkethala On Friday, October 28, the Coalition to Change the Name— a collective of over 40 sponsoring New Haven and Yale-based organizations—protested the name of Calhoun College. While previous protests had not received much coverage, the numerous speakers and cross community solidarity at this protest garnered…

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A Letter from the Change The Name Coalition

HAND DELIVERED October 28, 2016 Peter Salovey President Yale University Woodbridge Hall 105 Wall St New Haven, CT Dear President Salovey: We are writing to you in regard to your decision to retain the name of Calhoun College. The Change the Name Coalition includes community leaders, student groups, faith based leaders and non-profit organizations that…

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In Conversation with John Lugo: CEPR Q&A #2

by Marina Tinone photo for Down Magazine by Matthew Thekkethala On September 23, I met with John Lugo, an organizer for Unidad Latina en Accion. While ULA and its supporters participated in their weekly protest outside Calhoun College the college in question, Mr. Lugo took the time to share his thoughts on the current situation,…

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Research Spotlight: Fernando Rojas and School Segregation

Fernando Rojas, a sophomore in Ezra Stiles College, spent this past summer working at the Brown vs. Board National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas through a Latino heritage internship program. While at the museum, Rojas completed a project on the history of the Mendez vs. Westminster Orange County School Board (1947) Supreme Court case as…

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