IN PHOTOS: 2020–2024 Words and photos by the Yale Daily News. Photo essay curated by Christina Lee.

With nearly a fifth of all Yale College students choosing not to enroll for the 2020 fall semester, strict social distancing measures and the 18 months of remote instruction that would follow, the 2020-2021 Academic year faced numerous challenges in fostering Yale’s typical campus community. Regina Sung, Senior Photographer.
In fall 2020, Yalies mobilized to encourage student voter turnout – amidst COVID-19 safety concerns and the national poll-worker shortage – for the Presidential Election. Now, the Class of 2024 can reflect on their time as Yale students under the Biden Administration. Hedy Tung, Senior Photographer.
In the summer of 2022, national attention turned to New Haven after Newhallville resident Randy Cox was left paralyzed from the chest down while in police custody. New Haveners protested, demanding justice for Cox. Yash Roy, Contributing Photographer.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, New Haveners and Yalies gathered outside Sterling Memorial Library to rally in support of Ukraine. Lukas Flippo, Senior Photographer.
In December 2023, Local 33, the graduate and professional student union, ratified a first contract with Yale, a landslide victory in securing pay raises, expanded healthcare and union recognition until 2031. Abraham Payne, Staff Photographer.
In fall 2023, the Yale men’s football team beat Harvard 23-18 in the 139th Yale-Harvard game, earning back-to-back titles as Ivy League Champions. Chloe Edwards, Photography Editor.
In spring 2024, the men’s basketball team led a historically successful March Madness run, upsetting Auburn in the first round of the tournament after winning the Ivy League Championship. Ben Raab, Contributing Photographer.
Pro-Palestine students set up encampments on Beinecke Plaza to urge Yale to divest from military weapons manufacturing. With divestment discourse, campus protests, and student arrests, the spring semester was a landmark time of student activism at Yale. Christina Lee, Head Photography Editor.

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