POSNER: Quitting is a virtue
When we set up a model of behavior that understands and accepts — even welcomes — the conscientious choice to quit an extracurricular or leave a job, we create a climate that values student wellbeing, focus and passion over minimized sleep schedules and maximized resumes.
POSNER: Beyond “stupidity”
When the benefits of hard drug use outweigh the potential risks for an informed, intelligent student, it signals dissatisfaction with an emotional or social status quo.
POSNER: Bring back the bake sale
Fundraising is not a cure-all, but asking organizations to be partly self-sufficient is a powerful budget tool. Yale student organizations, it’s time to bring back the bake sale.
POSNER: Losing my religion
On a broad scale the secular community actively ignores the religious lives of our fellow Yalies rather than seeking to understand them.
POSNER: Playing grown-up
As of late, I’ve felt acutely aware of my place on the bridge that traverses the gap between adolescence and adulthood — and it seems as if this metaphorical bridge is missing a few planks.
POSNER: The Yale diet
I’m working on distinguishing my relationship with food from an ideal of self-control deeply engrained in the Yale culture.
POSNER: Self-care isn’t radical
Yalies pride ourselves on our ability to juggle academic and extracurricular commitments of all sorts, but we habitually put them ahead of our personal well-being.
POSNER: A lesson already learned
At Yale we’re fortunate to be so frequently in the company of scholars and role models like Sotomayor and Davuluri. But we don’t need them the way so many students in this country do.