University must provide support to rape survivors

April 22, 2004
Two weeks ago, victims of sexual assault at Yale told their stories. As part of Take Back the Night, survivors of sexual violence congregated around the Women’s Table where they participated in a 12-hour speak out. Behind them, a clothesline of T-shirts displayed messages such as “The man who raped me is still at Yale.” »

U.S. stakes in Iraq break internat’l law

April 8, 2004
Anti-war activists have long denounced the United States occupation of Iraq as a case in point of economic imperialism. They say that the war in Iraq is a war for oil, and their concerns are not without cause. As the occupation continues, we’re witnessing increasing numbers of private U.S. companies establish their stronghold in Iraq. »

Gay gov’t employees lose their protection

March 25, 2004
Last month the White House removed information from government Web sites about sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. That’s because federal employees can now be fired for being homosexual. On Feb. 23 Washington Post columnist Steven Barr reported that references to sexual orientation discrimination were removed from Federal employment complaint forms posted on agency Web »

Noncitizen soldier recruiting deserves our reflection

February 26, 2004
While waiting in the Guatemala City airport in January to board my flight to New York, I met Diego. It was Diego’s first time flying, and his first time leaving Guatemala. When I asked about his plans for when he reached New York, Diego told me that he planned to enlist in the U.S. army. »

The Super Bowl ad that wasn’t

January 29, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. My high school history teacher has a theory on football and the American psyche. As the game is all about the conquest of territory, football is the all-American sport. The rules of the game reflect the American frontier story, or perhaps serve, as »

No room for opposing views in State Dept. exam

January 15, 2004
Last summer I received a letter from Secretary of State Colin Powell inviting me to be “The Face of the U.S. to the World,” as the letterhead read. Congratulating me on my performance on the Foreign Service written exam, he invited me to participate in the oral assessment in Washington, D.C. in November. So on »

New bill threatens intellectual freedom in area studies

November 6, 2003
The 1996 Solomon Amendment, which denies federal funding to institutions of higher learning that refuse to allow military recruiters on campus, once seemed to be the gravest attack by the government on academic freedom. Yet it is actually only the beginning of what seems to be a string of attempts by the federal government to »

University must support active citizenship

October 24, 2003
The notion that a university does not have the right to defend its constitutional freedoms by filing a lawsuit against the government is absurd, but nevertheless, it is an idea that we have been hearing all too frequently. Echoing the sentiments held by critics of Yale’s suit against the Department of Defense to protect their »

Looking for a better president? Turn on your TV

October 3, 2003
The news is in, and President Bush doesn’t read it. On national television last week, President Bush told Fox News anchorman Brit Hume, “I glance at the headlines just to get the kind of flavor for what’s moving. But I rarely read the stories.” The President said he gets “briefed by people who have probably »

If Yale wants, it could avoid ever seeing another strike

September 18, 2003
The unions tried to end the strike before it even started. As representatives of locals 34 and 35 sat down with Yale administrators in Woodbridge Hall this past August for yet another session of negotiations, Yale’s unions proposed that both parties submit to binding arbitration. Just as they had done during a similar session in »

The unions need to demand more, not less

September 4, 2003
In the past years of Yale’s strained relationship with its unions, students have been continually reminded of Yale’s tremendous wealth. The inequality is indeed staggering. As Yale’s endowment almost tripled in the past decade, jumping from $3.2 billion to $10.3 billion, New Haven’s unemployment rate has risen from 7.6 to 10.7 percent. Such striking disproportions »

Student wallets bilked by Aramark, not YHHAP

April 26, 2002
Ishai Eshkol’s editorial (“Getting shortchanged by the YHHAP Fast,” 4/25) fails to understand the principles behind Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project’s primary fund-raiser and misrepresents the tactics used by YHHAP in encouraging students to participate in the Fast. Eshkol questions the integrity of an organization that, for over 25 years, has dedicated itself to »