ABOUTORABI, ANDINO AND MARIN: Change the climate, end Sex Week

September 20, 2011
Last spring, the editors of the News wrote that “the project of reforming Yale’s sexual culture is a formidable one.” This challenge followed upon an academic year punctuated by a number of events that drew attention to Yale’s sexual culture and the problems that mar it: rape, harassment, objectification of women and the ways in »

Marin: A place at the Center

March 31, 2010
Choose Life at Yale, Yale’s undergraduate pro-life organization, recently applied to be a residence group at the Women’s Center. The application proved to be a catalyst for conversation between CLAY and the Women’s Center on an issue that desperately needs attention on campus: the lack of support for pregnant women at Yale. This conversation is »

Marin: An unjust judgment in Virginia

November 11, 2009
The fire slowly burned his flesh, and the iron bed upon which he was strapped must have glowed a dull red. Saint Lawrence suffered as he was slowly burned at the stake. He called out to the judge: “Let my body be turned; one side is broiled enough.” Joan of Arc was turned to ash »

Marin: A question of comfort

October 21, 2009
We can agree that Yale should be a safe and comfortable place for its students. Yale has opened her doors to women, racial minorities, those with disabilities and the LGBT community. While, of course, the University must keep working to make these groups feel comfortable here, by and large, it has already accomplished a lot. »

Marin: Free to be bound

October 7, 2009
There are few hijab-wearing women at Yale. Though this is, perhaps, to be expected given the low percentage of Muslim students and faculty, I feel their absence whenever I contrast Yale streets to the streets from my memory of Syria. While hijabs are foreign to American culture, they give us a new look at an »

Marin: We don’t need bridges

September 23, 2009
“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god — sullen, untamed and intractable.” When Eliot wrote these lines in “The Dry Salvages,” he was writing about truth and reality. The river is a reality that we continuously fail to understand. Eliot continues, telling us that »