My Calling

This piece appeared in the WEEKEND section of the Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.


Shopping Period Dispatch: Great big number of students turn out for Great Big Ideas

Students interested in taking the Great Big Ideas seminar were disappointed when 300 people showed up for the 18 person seminar. The class, originally intended to be held in the Timothy Dwight D23 classroom, was hastily moved to the TD dining hall. As the tables, balcony, and common room filled with people, Provost Peter Salovey […]


English students get medieval for V-Day

The English department revived an old tradition Monday when it invited the student body — and their significant others — to a reading of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale” for Valentine’s Day. After almost nine years, English professor Ian Cornelius organized a new iteration of the reading, which peaked in popularity during the 1980s and […]


Harvard comedy group’s video makes light of Le GRD’13 murder, Yale life

Harvard’s comedy news show On Harvard Time released a video Tuesday entitled “Why Did I Choose Yale?” parodying the Yale admissions video, “That’s Why I Chose Yale.” During the opening scene in Yale’s admissions office one girl playing a prospective Yale student asks the question: “What happened to that girl who got murdered and stuffed […]


Yale Quidditch gets WSJ shout-out

Yale is registered to participate in the World Cup. No, not the one that was in South Africa — November’s Quidditch World Cup in Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal mentioned Yale’s team in an article Monday about the college Quidditch sensation. Quidditch emerged at Middlebury College as a Muggle attempt to recreate the Wizarding World’s […]