ZHANG: The empirical kids are alright

April 1, 2013 • 0
Like it or not, we live in the age of empirics.

ZHANG: Becoming a company of scholars

February 27, 2013 • 0
Historian George W. Pierson once wrote that “Yale is at once a tradition, a company of scholars, a society of friends.” But Yale College has become too much a society of friends than a company of scholars.

ZHANG: The value of our votes

November 6, 2012 • 4
This Tuesday, you won’t find me at the nearest polling place. Despite all the get-out-the-vote (GOTV) college and university-wide events I passed by. Despite all hundreds of Facebook ads I perused. Despite all the campaign mailers I received from Linda McMahon. I won’t be casting a ballot because I can’t. Many of my friends and »

ROTC may return to Yale

January 10, 2011 • 0
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is history, and at Yale that means the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) might be the future. After President Barack Obama signed the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” — the military’s policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly — on Dec. 22, University administrators began working to reintroduce ROTC, »

Yalies support ROTC return, survey says

December 22, 2010 • 6
A new survey by the Yale College Council reveals substantial student support for ROTC’s return to campus. Of the 1,346 undergraduates surveyed this November, almost 70 percent support the establishment of an ROTC unit on campus. Nearly 300 respondents who are not in ROTC expressed interested in participating in the program, and almost 100 said »

Admins to discuss ROTC with military reps

December 21, 2010 • 803
Yale administrators are moving quickly to bring the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) back to campus since Congress voted last week to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy that banned gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military. Since the Senate voted against the policy — which has been the University’s main objection »

DADT repeal may pave way for ROTC return

December 19, 2010 • 1170
Could ROTC return to Yale after a 41-year ban? Congress’s decision to repeal ” “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the military’s policy that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving, makes it easier for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to return to campus, said James Campbell ’13, who heads the Yale College Council ROTC Committee. The »

Briefly: Yale prof signs anti-DADT statement

December 2, 2010 • 3
The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell debate is over, according to a statement released Tuesday by 30 professors and scholars — including Yale Law School senior research scholar and lecturer Eugene Fidell. The Palm Center, a think tank at University of California Santa Barbara, issued the statement after the Pentagon released a study stating that the »

Calhoun student dies from brain tumor

November 27, 2010 • 2
Daniel Siegel ’11 passed away Saturday morning due to an aggressive brain tumor, according to an e-mail from Master Jonathan Holloway to Calhoun College students. Siegel had been battling a brain tumor for the past two years and has lived with his family since he was diagnosed, Holloway wrote. He and Calhoun Dean Leslie Woodard »

Struggling without structure

November 9, 2010 • 9
When Oxford undergraduate Oz Woloshyn came to study for a year at Yale, he had little guidance — no academic advisor, no residential college to live in, and no orientation program to introduce him to New Haven. Although he was at Yale as part of the non-degree special students program — a 33-year-old program designed »

Stewart rally pokes fun at media

November 1, 2010 • 12
Over 100 Yale students gave up Halloween weekend at Yale for an event with equally ridiculous costumes and pageantry. At the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” in Washington, D.C., an event organized by Comedy Central personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, attendees dressed as clowns, tea bags and “Mama Grizzlies.” The comedians said at »

YCC to survey students on ROTC

October 15, 2010 • 801
The Yale College Council is planning to conduct a scientific survey to gauge student interest in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ return to Yale. Administrators often cite the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy as the reason why there is no on-campus ROTC unit at Yale. But if the survey results suggest that Yale students »