Wei: Haiti doesn’t want shoes

February 22, 2010
Last week, I dropped by Sterling Memorial Library to return a Borrow Direct book. As I walked up to the circulation desk, I noticed a large cardboard box. Inside were two pairs of shoes, neatly packed in a plastic bag. Supported by the Yale Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Yale African American Affinity Group, »

Wei: More promise to live up to

October 1, 2009
Today the Chinese are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese Communist Party has much to boast of: three decades of economic growth, 400 million Chinese brought out of extreme poverty and high rates of literacy in what was once a peasant nation. But China’s rise as »