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GRAVER: The gay marriage conversation

September 12, 2013 • 0
At the end of the day, these are our dearest friends’ lives: not exercises in political philosophy.
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GRAVER: Addressing American Dreams

August 29, 2013 • 0
The address spoke to Yale’s difficulty of access for those whose American Dream exists outside major cities: but the divide runs deeper than resources and publicity. It is one of attitude and acceptance.
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GRAVER: So long, Thrasybulus

April 24, 2013 • 0
To Yale, Professor Kagan has given an almost indescribable tenure — one defined as much by his character as his mind.
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GRAVER: Welcome to purgatory

April 11, 2013 • 0
It is much harder to acknowledge, to ourselves let alone to others, the powerful moments of isolation that come when Yale is all things to all people except for me.
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GRAVER: Ethics, Politics and Peter Singer

March 27, 2013 • 0
There is always something a bit off-putting to a column that culminates in the phrase, “I call on Yale to do X.” Such certitude brings to mind a 20-something in a back table at Blue State, slamming down his macchiato with a harrumph, satisfied that he has successfully pointed out that ever-so-subtle bias to which »
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GRAVER: Six uninformed ideas for Salovey

February 27, 2013 • 0
Sixth, sell alcohol at Durfee’s.
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GRAVER: Spring Fling needs country

February 13, 2013 • 0
There is a strong undercurrent on this campus longing for a Country act to come here.
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GRAVER: Life as a resume drop

January 30, 2013 • 0
As we put ourselves before the prospect of failure, there is a defensive inclination to protect oneself by, in a way, creating a distance from oneself.
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GRAVER: Looking to Cooperstown

January 16, 2013 • 0
For our generation, there is a particular, profound distinction — and accompanying heartbreak — that comes with this group of players. They are not just a distant era’s group of elite, but they were our heroes, the group of titans that championed the baseball diamond in our childhoods. We won’t get a second batch.
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GRAVER: Pay college athletes?

December 3, 2012 • 0
And while this may appear appealing at first — as a neatly conceived manner of restoration — it is positively deleterious to the very core of the academy.
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GRAVER: We have no clue

November 6, 2012 • 7
In case you forgot, there is an election today. For many of us, this will be the first time we cast a ballot for the next president of the United States. With the timing of all of this, I thought for a while that I’d write a column about for whom I was voting. But »
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GRAVER: Embrace incivility

October 22, 2012 • 1142
Last week’s presidential debate certainly hit its low point when Governor Romney turned to President Obama and said, “I predict, sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease.” Or perhaps you thought it hit rock bottom when Obama replied, “That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or »