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2007 Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee

L to R, Front: Elijah Barrett, Margaret Sharp, Amy Zwanziger, Frances Kelley
L to R, Back: Lauren Jacobson, Diana Mosca, Betny Townsend, Ashali Singham, Jessica Bialecki, Naima Coster

Dwight Hall Co-Coordinators:

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The Dwight Hall student coordinators lead the Student Cabinet by setting the tone and direction for the year. They manage the major initiatives and day-to-day operations of Dwight Hall, facilitate the Executive Committee and Cabinet meetings, and engage in long-term planning for the Hall. The coordinators are the chief liaisons representing student interests to staff and to the Board of Directors. They are available to any student or community agency seeking information about Dwight Hall and individual member groups.

New Membership Coordinator:

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This position, along with fulfilling all of the duties of an ExComm officer, coordinates the provisional member group process, the process by which new groups apply to join Dwight Hall. The coordinator assembles and chairs the Membership Committee in evaluating and advising the new groups. The Provisional Member Group Coordinator works closely with the Program Director, Johnny Scafidi, during the process; and not only leads the membership committee in evaluating each of the groups applying for Dwight Hall membership, but also serves to advise the new groups in assuring their sustainability, success, and integration into the Hallís community.

Membership Coordinator:

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The Member Group Services Coordinator will facilitate collaboration and teamwork between different groups within the Hall and serve to promote the quality and efficacy of all of Dwight Hallís member groups. The coordinator will implement all of the evaluation initiatives within the Hall from annual inventories to leadership transition workshops within the Hall. The Coordinator will respond to the emerging needs of the member groups and their volunteers and will design new projects to promote cohesion within the Hallís community.

Financial Coordinator:

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The financial coordinator's primary responsibility is to manage the campus and community budget and to oversee the spending related to it. The financial coordinator chairs the Allocation Committee that decides how to allocate the money from the budget to different Dwight Hall groups that apply for funding. Aside from the day-to-day activities, she helps groups apply for funding outside Dwight Hall and advises on how to manage their budget and use their money efficiently. Ashali also assists with fundraising.

Public Relations Coordinator:

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It is the responsibility of the Public Relations Coordinator to communicate the activities, opportunities, and visions of Dwight Hall to the community. Margaret proactively manages the placement of information into media outlets using press releases and direct communication to protect, publicize, and enhance the work and workings of the Hall. As there are many students who are unaware of all the resources that Dwight Hall has to offer, she serves as the contact person to direct people to their specific areas of interest. In addition, Margaret sends out the weekly Dwight Hall email newsletter, the D-Holla. She also helps to plan Dwight Hall events.

Social Justice Network Liaison:

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As the SJN liaison, Frances works with the Magee Fellow, Alisha Jones, and the SJN coordinators, Joshua Williams, Nikolas Bowie, and Betny Townsend, as well as students in SJN member groups. SJN is a coalition of organizations and individuals working for social justice and social change at Yale, in New Haven, and beyond. SJN is dedicated to building a community of social justice advocates, while helping activists develop skills necessary to achieve change. Frances will be working this semester to increase coordination and community in SJN groups.

Faculty Outreach Coordinator:

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The goals of this position are: 1) to familiarize faculty from across the University with the mission and programs of Dwight Hall; and 2) to encourage a strong working relationship between professors/departments and Dwight Hall groups through which students can avail themselves of faculty resources. Betny seeks to implement these goals by meeting with a broad range of department chairs and professors to discuss both the current nature of Dwight Hall and the interests or experience they might bring to bear on its improvement. She will also work to partner faculty with inclined student organizations, arrange lectures, and generally promote dialogue about the most effective use of University resources.

Interfaith Coordinator:

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The aim of the Interfaith Coordinator is to engage different communities of faith in the work of Dwight Hall. The Interfaith Coordinator facilitates discussions and events across religious organizations at Yale and in New Haven in order to discover the intersections of various faith traditions at the points of service and justice. The Interfaith Coordinator also seeks to connect different religious groups on campus, organizationally or individually, with Dwight Hall groups. The long term goal of Interfaith Coordinator is to develop a permanent coalition of faith groups that collaborate with each other and all of Dwight Hall to do activism and service.

Freshman Outreach Coordinator:

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The Freshman Outreach officer knows that the variety of community service work available through Dwight Hall Member groups can be daunting, so she listens to your concerns and helps you pick a group that works with your interests and schedule. She can be found at many freshman study breaks but don't wait until then-- she LOVES getting email from freshmen with questions. So, if you (yes, you reading this) are a freshman, email her at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  and she'll be happy to chat with you.