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NGUYEN: Lessons from my aunt

November 22, 2013
My aunt won’t have a famed biography written in her honor, but her stories will continue to impact those who were lucky enough to have heard them

KIPP founder shares story

April 5, 2012
Dave Levin ’92, co-founder of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and superintendant of KIPP New York, drew on his experiences as an educator in public schools to advise students to pursue their passions instead of seeking prestige in society. At the Ezra Stiles Master’s Tea, Levin spoke to a crowd of roughly 50 people »

NGUYEN: Matchmaking on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012
A year ago, my girlfriend and I drove to the base of Stone Mountain in Georgia. We spent two hours hiking up the three-mile trail to the mountain’s peak. At the top, we set up a picnic and shared a meal as we watched the sun set. In the fall, we would head in different »

Departments shifting to online section selection

January 13, 2012
Though department buildings have been overwhelmed with students waiting for section signups to begin in past years, more Yale departments are now transitioning to online section selection processes. The system, pioneered by the Economics Department in fall 2010 and designed by Yale’s Information Technology Services, allows students to view a list of possible section times »

NGUYEN: Let the shopping adventure begin

January 13, 2012
After Steve Jobs died, Carmine Gallo compiled a list of lessons to be learned from Jobs for the magazine Entrepreneur. One of her rules to success: “Say no to 1,000 things. Jobs was as proud of what Apple chose not to do as he was of what Apple did.” As a freshman, I find it »

NGUYEN: Lanman-Wright’s hidden greatness

October 4, 2011
I jumped from my kitchen chair with a smile on my face when Yale’s Sorting Hat pronounced me a Berkeleyite. With a central location, the best dining hall and a master who even has his own Facebook group, Berkeley and I were meant to be together. But then I read the rest of the message: »

NGUYEN: Coming here to return home

September 1, 2011
My mother cried as I boarded my 7 a.m. flight. I had never seen her shed a tear. In my eyes, she was invincible. For 18 years, she raised my little brother and me without a man in our home. “Don’t do alcohol, stay safe, and study hard,” she said. With a final hug, I »