LEE: We are not MIT

February 13, 2015
Realize that if you come to Yale for STEM, you will fight for your education.

LEE: When stories snap back

November 11, 2014
No one’s successes and contributions should be separated from their demonstrated worldview.

LEE: It will take more than gun control

January 24, 2013
Laws and policy changes can only go so far; it’s we, the people, who have the power and responsibility to push for social reforms, in tandem with our gun control cries.

LEE: Swimming across the Strait

October 17, 2012
Last Wednesday, Taiwan celebrated its 101st birthday. I’m a second-generation overseas Taiwanese Yalie, and I spent the day posting nationalistic Facebook statuses. I texted my family “Happy 10/10 National Day!” taking great joy and pride in a country from which I traced my roots but have not resided in for any appreciable amount of time. »

LEE: Go forth and explore

October 12, 2012
To the parents, grandparents, siblings and uncles-twice-removed currently lost on campus even with a map in their hands, I welcome you. Welcome to our humble yet majestic home, our beloved college where we spend the best years of our lives. Perhaps you’ve been here before, or maybe this is your first time on the East »

LEE: Blame ourselves for Safety Dance

October 3, 2012
Just in case midterms have got you living in Bass without any social interaction, let me break it to you now: Safety Dance is no more. When I woke up and saw the headline ‘Safety dance canceled’ blazed across the News’ webpage during the wee hours of yesterday morning, I thought either my lack of »

LEE: Remember the living

April 16, 2012
This week, hundreds of admitted students will attend Bulldog Days. Student organizations are ready for late-night social events, and hosts are eager to talk about how much they love Yale. However, when I arrived as a prefrosh one year ago, the campus atmosphere was somewhat different. The night before Bulldog Days kicked off, Michele Dufault »
Princeton professor Paul Starr discussed issues before the Supreme Court as it considers the constitutionality of the health care overhaul.

Law School forum probes health law

March 29, 2012
As the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against the Affordable Care Act, two professors from Princeton University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government came to Yale to speak about health care reform in the United States. At the talk, Amitabh Chandra, an economist and professor of public policy at Harvard, discussed specific problems »

LEE: Developing without pressure

March 23, 2012
I spent spring break in Tena, Ecuador, helping deliver much-needed primary care to the indigenous. To get to the small city, which lies next to the Amazon rainforest, we took a four-hour bus ride from the airport through rubble-ridden mountain roads and saw all but 20 buildings on the way; at our hostel, dead butterflies »

World Fellow arrested in Moscow protests

December 7, 2011
Political activist, renowned blogger and Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny was arrested in Moscow Monday night and sentenced to 15 days in jail after helping to lead a protest against the incumbent party in Russia. Navalny was giving a speech on the second day of rallies that drew thousands of Muscovites to protest alleged fraud »

LEE: Shop but don’t drop

September 4, 2011
As a freshman at Yale, there are only a few things more exciting than picking courses; with 2,000-plus classes in that Bluebook, the possibilities are nearly endless. You start salivating over Marvin Chun’s “Intro to Psychology” and John Gaddis’ “Cold War.” But wait! Those are the huge lecture classes with more than 200 people; that’s »