Yale community responds, rallies, for Ukraine
On March 3rd, the Ukrainian national anthem rang out across the plaza in front of 333 Cedar Street and several members of the large crowd present joined in to sing the lyrics at a rally for Ukraine at the Yale School of Medicine. Read more and view a photo slideshow by visiting the School of Medicine website.
Two students at the Yale School of Management with ties to Eastern Europe are spearheading efforts to help displaced persons fleeing Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion. The pair are raising money and helping refugees find housing. Read more by visiting the School of Management’s website.
In a pair of events February 26th, members of the Yale and greater New Haven communities rallied for the people of Ukraine. A crowd estimated to be in the hundreds gathered on Cross Campus for a student-organized rally that included speeches by Yale students, including several Ukrainian citizens, as well as by Yale faculty and Connecticut political figures. Later in the afternoon, Yale leaders including President Salovey convened an online vigil for peace offering reflections, commitments of support for the members of the Yale community most affected by the war, and an opportunity to share a moment of silence. “At Yale, we are compelled by our common sense of humanity to reject this violence in the strongest terms,” President Salovey said. “We stand for peace.” Read more and view the online vigil recoring as well as a slideshow of photos from the rally by visiting the Yale News website.