Broockman: A responsibility to our City

April 2, 2010
This morning, thousands of New Haven schoolchildren sat down at their desks for a day of learning. Across town, homeless people woke up in shelters that kept them out of the cold. At Yale-New Haven hospital, patients with HIV/AIDS went to their doctors for treatment. On the other side of Crown Street, business owners opened »

Beware of Democrats bearing compromise

February 13, 2008
Pundits have asserted time and again that the Democratic candidates’ positions on issues do not diverge. They do. The differences are sparse, but provide a unique window into Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s respective governing styles unfettered by media lights. For lack of space, I provide only a few examples. The first is the United »

Yale should raise quality of students, not quantity

October 30, 2007
This weekend, some friends of mine from Brandeis who were visiting Yale for a Model UN conference asked me to dinner. On the way out of Old Campus, one asked, “So, is everyone here, like, a genius?” I hesitated as I looked back at my first months at Yale. Faces of members of the YPU »