Returning to normalcy, reclaiming our purpose

September 19, 2003
Faculty and students breathed a sigh of relief when University Secretary Linda Lorimer announced that the weeks-long strike will end this weekend. After much anticipation and worry, the unions and Yale will sign contracts and look toward nearly a decade of seemingly unprecedented peace. While Yale attempts to return to its unique brand of normalcy, »

You say it’s your anniversary, Mr. President

April 15, 2003
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. On April 15, 2002, Richard Levin was named president of Yale University. In October of that year, according to the pomp of the investiture ceremony, he accepted the keys to the school and his chain of office. He then delivered an inaugural address »

A rally you’d be proud of: Yalies supporting our troops

April 1, 2003
The campus pacifists are painting a new caricature these days. Those who support the war, they argue, do not care about the well-being of U.S. soldiers. They are merely interested in war for the spectacle. However, they continue, the anti-war lobby cares the most about our men in uniform. They want the soldiers to come »

Pillaging the village — or just your dining hall

March 4, 2003
With the cloud of war looming over New Haven, the rationing had begun. Under the piercing eyes of John Calhoun, I was trapped in the dining hall, surrounded by hordes of scavengers. Rumor had it that the unions would strike in the morning, and students tussled over fruits, breads and silverware in a hopeless attempt »

You’re a Yalie, they’re unions: Stay out of it

February 18, 2003
The impending strike by Yale’s unions and graduate students has led to much talk of holding classes off campus. Students and faculty members have argued that they will not cross picket lines in order to attend class, and thus courses should instead take place at the homes of teaching assistants and faculty members. The decision »

Presidential fire and brimstone

February 4, 2003
A famous Yale graduate once proclaimed, “All you that never passed under a great change of heart by the mighty power of the Spirit of God upon your souls; all that were never born again, and made new creatures, and raised from being dead in sin — you are thus in the hands of an »

Why ever leave Yale if you can stay forever?

January 15, 2003
A friend of mine from the University of Michigan told me about an interesting innovation at that institution. In addition to the standard crop of freshmen looking forward to their careers each year, Michigan also has a new batch of students enjoying their retirement. A movement is afoot throughout the country to establish alumni villages. »

Anti-Semitism: back en vogue and kicking

November 19, 2002
Daniel Fichter and James Kirchick did a fine job explaining the intellectual dishonesty of Yale’s anti-Israel divestment movement (“The truly extreme side of divestment,” 11/18). They elucidated the faulty logic used by the movement to defend divestment through criticism of the Israeli government. There is also a clear hypocrisy that those who support divestment need »

The other sordid story of Stacks

October 22, 2002
In his freshman address this year, Yale President Richard Levin praised the numerous treasures to be found at this University — particularly in the halls of Sterling Memorial Library. He noted that, “As a first-year graduate student studying economic history, I found to my astonishment an abundance of 16th and 17th century pamphlets, published in »

JAG protests misguided, harmful

October 8, 2002
I look forward to the day when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy comes to an end. This will not happen overnight, let alone during the upcoming war, but it will happen. Changing social attitudes continue to move left, and this will lead our political executives to modify the existing rule. It will not take »

Union plan disgraces MLK

September 24, 2002
The unions are lying. They have no interest in negotiations, let alone a fruitful dialogue with the University. Bob Proto and his followers want their demands filled and will stoop to any low to achieve their goal. Case in point, the upcoming day of civil disobedience and “witness.” Tomorrow at 5:30, union types and a »

Sept. 11 a time for patriotism, not sorrow

September 10, 2002
A year has passed and the nation is strong. After the shock of destruction, this nation rallied to maintain morale and overcome the fear that terrorism so successfully awakens. We were able to examine our mistakes and plan for the future. After carefully reviewing our character, many have realized that our dedication to liberty, rule »