AROUTIOUNIAN: The bearded man and me

December 2, 2013 • 0
Gratitude for each day is an ideal, at least in my own case, very inconsistently practiced.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The knowledge oligarchy

November 11, 2013 • 0
Winning at Yale means being so good that you know when to seem smart and when that’s actually going to do more harm than good.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Rescuing heroism

October 28, 2013 • 0
The modern “rebel without a cause” wants to be as extraordinary, but it’s not nearly as clear how.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The Price of Emotional Poverty

October 7, 2013 • 0
Poverty takes many forms. Its material form is the most obvious and calls for our most immediate attention. But its more deeply rooted form, that of emotional poverty or the “poverty of satisfaction,” is subtler and much harder to get rid of.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Saving sincerity

September 23, 2013 • 0
We have a responsibility to restore sincerity, virtue and meaning into most of what passes as political discourse on television and in print.

AROUTIOUNIAN: A time for choosing

September 9, 2013 • 0
Many activities at Yale are wastes of time – how else to describe hours spent in organizations compiling data, running errands or sitting through dull meetings?

AROUTIOUNIAN: Will we remember?

April 24, 2013 • 0
It’s a cultural struggle to forgive the crimes of those who didn’t acknowledge (and whose descendants still don’t) that they have anything for which to be forgiven.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Closing the trust gap

April 19, 2013 • 0
The bottom has fallen out of trust in national government.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Death with decency

April 11, 2013 • 0
In celebrating the deaths of those we judge to have carried out evil, we add to alienation, to disconnection, to a loss of empathy in ourselves and in civil society at large.

AROUTIOUNIAN: When the power goes out

April 4, 2013 • 0
Ask yourself, when you go to church once a year, why you bother showing up at all. Are you selling yourself short?
Former ambassador John Negroponte discussed the consistency of U.S. foreign policy over time at a Monday talk.

Negroponte highlights foreign policy challenges

February 26, 2013 • 0
Yale lecturer and former ambassador John Negroponte ’60 commented on a wide range of foreign policy issues facing the Obama administration today.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget proposal would cut $1.3 million of research funding for the Yale-affiliated Connecticut Mental Health Center.

Mental health budget overhauled

February 14, 2013 • 0
Gov. Dannel Malloy has released a budget that may leave some of the state’s most vulnerable patients without public assistance.