Media perpetuates sexism in presidential race

February 29, 2008
“Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life, whether the question is who must be in the kitchen or who could be in the White House. This country is way down the list of countries electing women and, according to one study, it polarizes gender roles more than the average democracy.” These words »

New academic society proves history is alive

October 9, 2007
During my senior year of high school, the first question any adult would ask me was, “Where are you going to college?” After I announced to him or her that I would be attending Yale, he or she would quickly follow up that query with, “What will your major be?” When I answered that I »

New cinema would be welcome sight

March 26, 2007
One recent weekend night, my friends and I took an after-dinner trip to Ivy Noodle. Unsure of what to do for the rest of the night, we slowly made our way back to Saybrook, hoping to think suddenly of an exciting plan for the rest of the evening. While walking toward Tyco, I glanced to »

Alum talks mass imprisonment

October 30, 2006
Jeremy Travis ’70 discussed the negative effects of mass incarceration, as well as racial discrepancies in today’s legal system, at a Saybrook College Master’s Tea on Sunday afternoon. Travis, the president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, analyzed the various effects of the four-fold increase in the number of Americans »

Observing Bulldog Days as a host begets reflection, pride, nostalgia

April 21, 2006
On Monday evening, I walked out of Lanman-Wright to meet some friends in the courtyard before going to dinner. I must have been somewhat early, because as I waited, I glanced around Old Campus and caught a glimpse of a sight that seemed unusual to me: a giant inflatable bulldog, right in front of Farnam. »