Univ. needs to find appropriate spiritual role model for job of University Chaplain

January 18, 2007
To the Editor: I fully agree with Rabbi Jim Ponet’s call (“It’s time to rethink the role of campus chaplain,” 1/17) for an expansion of the role of the University Chaplain. When former University Chaplain William Sloane Coffin died last spring, my father (who is not a Christian and was not even at Yale during »

Endorsement: Choi has experience and vision

April 7, 2006
There is only one candidate for Yale College Council president that can deliver on those campaign promises you’ll be hearing: Emery Choi ’07. Having worked with Emery during three years on the YCC, we have been impressed by his dedication, innovation and ability to get things done. Furthermore, Emery is arguably the most qualified candidate »

New requirements are getting it right

September 9, 2005
As shopping period draws to a close, many freshmen (and freshman counselors) have been pondering the merits of the new distributional requirements. Some believe that they are far too complicated; others argue that nothing substantive has changed at all. I, however, wholeheartedly support the new system — which stems from then-Dean Richard Brodhead’s 2003 academic »

Take Israel off travel warnings list

January 11, 2005
Across the country at hundreds of universities, college students are embarking on international study abroad opportunities. They are experiencing new cultures, practicing their foreign languages, trying new foods and broadening their horizons. Over the past few years, however, American students have encountered resistance from their university administrations over one destination in particular: Israel. Many students, »