Opinion

Herring and Skilton: No primary for a fairer election

April 7, 2011 • 1
Current Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones’ ’11 recent decision not to run for a second term means that the race for his seat on the Board of Aldermen will soon begin. Before 2011’s aldermanic candidates begin to campaign, we wish to communicate with all potential Ward 1 voters about what is expected to occur in »
Opinion

Herring and Skilton: A closed vote, a more open process

November 18, 2010 • 0
The News published a story Tuesday (“Democratic committee to endorse with closed vote,” Nov. 16) that omits several relevant factors in the Ward 1 Democratic Committee’s decision Sunday to use a closed-vote process to select its endorsed candidate for the 2011 aldermanic election. We write to clarify the processes available to the ward committee, and »
Opinion

Herring, Robinson-Sweet and Studebaker: Irresponsible investing

October 26, 2009 • 17
Last year, members of the Undergraduate Organizing Committee met several times with the Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR) both in public and private to ask for action regarding Yale’s considerable investment in HEI Hotels & Resorts. So far, nothing has been done. HEI is a privately held owner and operator of 33 full-service hotels »
Opinion

Herring, Ortiz, Robinson-Sweet and Studebaker: Yale’s questionable past

“My creed on the subject of slavery is short. Slavery per se is not sin. It is a social condition ordained from the beginning of the world for the wisest purposes, benevolent and disciplinary, by Divine Wisdom.” So said Samuel Morse 1810, inventor, artist, nativist and the namesake of Morse College. Why then, 47 years »