Opinion

Ushering in the modern era of superstar professors

April 16, 2002 • 0
Princeton is doomed. With Cornel West now spreading his brand of academic “brilliance” at the eating clubs of Nassau, there’s even less of a reason to visit New Jersey. But perhaps not for long. Someday, Princeton President Shirley Tilghman will say something to offend the members of the African-American Studies Program, and they will leave »
Opinion

Preserving honor and integrity at Yale

April 2, 2002 • 0
Although it is unpleasant to air the dirty laundry of the student body, it should be noted that cheating is rampant at Yale. Certainly there is ample punishment if one is caught, but no number of administrative Executive Committees can provide deterrence for such a widespread problem. Indeed, if the language of deterrence even needs »
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GESO’s strongarm tactics an affront to democracy

March 5, 2002 • 0
I have before reflected upon the overuse of the word “democracy” by GESO. The looming threat of union conflict gives cause for further explanation and discussion of why GESO’s love of “democracy” is mired in hypocrisy. A number of GESO members found their latest cause for complaint in the choice of location for the recent »
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Simplistic arguments prevalent in tenure debate

February 19, 2002 • 0
The questions asked at the recent Yale College Council panel on tenure, as well as the column by Josie Rodberg ’03 (“Forum underlines need for diversity in faculty hiring,” 2/18) on creating a diverse faculty, reveal Yale students’ remarkable narrrow-mindedness. Countless students repeatedly asked Dean Richard Brodhead and the other panelists what was being done »
Opinion

Athletics debate ignores history

February 5, 2002 • 0
The recent controversy on the pages of the Yale Daily News over whether athletic recruitment has a place at Yale has divided Yalies into two false categories — intellectuals and jocks. This segregation seems more like a bad episode of “Saved by the Bell” than a debate over the merits of athletics. The athlete plays »
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Cyrus Vance’s death marks passing of an era

January 22, 2002 • 0
The death of former Secretary of State Cyrus Roberts Vance ’39 should have saddened Yale’s current student body. Unfortunately, campus media barely covered the story, and even if publications had devoted more attention to Vance’s death, it is unclear whether most students would appreciate the life of this Berkeley College alumnus. Vance is among a »
Opinion

Yale faculty’s hypocrisy booted ROTC

December 4, 2001 • 0
The News’ View of Dec. 3, 2001, rightfully called for the reinstitution of ROTC at Yale (“University should reinstate ROTC,” 12/3). The editors of the News accurately noted the need for intelligent Yale students to serve in the military because of Yale’s responsibility to produce national leaders. An examination of the history of the ROTC »
Opinion

Reaffirming Bulldog supremacy at ‘Game’

November 13, 2001 • 1
The Game has captured our attention since 1875. As the crimson hordes descend upon fair New Haven, students and faculty should rapidly take the mothballs out of their sweaters, refill their flasks, and converge upon the Yale Bowl to take part in the great Collegiate rivalry. This should not be a week of humility for »
Opinion

Keep Yale competitive: Give merit scholarships

October 30, 2001 • 0
Recent ramblings on this page about the need for Yale to pursue a Princetonian financial aid policy and “to listen to the concern of its students, the concern of the people who are supposed to leave the University to take leadership positions in society,” (“Financial aid reforms belie Yale’s potential,” 10/25) demand a response. News »
Opinion

Yale plagued by chronic indecision

October 16, 2001 • 0
Current anti-war critics claim that by attacking Afghanistan, the United States resorts to the same tactics as Osama bin Laden. Proponents of this theory recoil at President George W. Bush’s use of the words “good” and “evil” in describing America’s military retaliation, stating that such words merely inflame. Indeed, as one student noted at the »
Opinion

Rev. Lee running in wrong race

October 4, 2001 • 0
The Rev. W. David Lee’s DIV ’93 recent bid for an alumni seat on the Yale Corporation shows a clear disregard for the responsibilities of that office. With a great deal of press and excitement, this local New Haven minister appeared before the Yale College Council, United Students at Yale, and various unions to seek »
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Dwight Hall must reject guilt and accept thought

September 25, 2001 • 0
Today’s Dwight Hall has rejected its historic past. Instead of providing a forum for debate and thought, supplemented by community activity, it offers a chance for like-minded students to engage in the needs of “social justice” — with little explanation of what that entails. By examining the evolution of the Dwight Hall program from its »