Sloan: The stigma behind ‘schizo’

March 4, 2010
Yesterday, on this page, Soeren Palumbo and Tim Shriver ’11 wrote a thoughtful column about the campaign against the word “retarded” (“Spread the word to end the word”). Though I applaud their effort and support the movement, the problem is bigger and scarier than they suggest and not limitted to those with intellectual disabilities. Words »

Sloan: PETA’s lacking ethics

September 14, 2009
Animal rights should be on everyone’s radar. The cruelty of the meat and milk industries, for example, can be truly shocking, and the effects of their practices on human health and the environment should not be overlooked. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is one of many organizations that works to spread awareness of »

Sloan: What’s there to be afraid of?

March 4, 2009
The recent rejection of the gender-neutral housing proposal has caused me to think a lot about something we’ve all been aware of for a long time: Yalies are having sex. Some of them are having a lot, some of them aren’t, and a lot of those who aren’t wish they were. It happens in singles. »

Sloan: Both sides need real arguments

November 12, 2008
For many, Nov. 4, 2008 marked the beginning of the end of one of the most insidious forms of prejudice America has ever faced. And yet, it seems, the need to see things in terms of black and white, metaphorically speaking, has only become more pronounced. For some reason, even with the urgency of the »