Williams: Nothing wrong with trade schools

September 17, 2009
In his recent column, “Yale is not a trade school” (Sept. 15), Matt Shaffer aptly highlights a dilemma facing Yale students today: the conflict between pursuing “useful” skills-oriented courses or “impractical” academic ones. By stating simply that Yale is “not a trade school,” though, Shaffer misses the deeper identity crisis at play (note: he never »

For professors and grad students, access denied

February 27, 2008
At a place like Yale, you’re likely to learn something new every day. Though I have spent three years at Yale, today I realized a very simple aspect of Yale policy that came as a shock: Neither graduate school students nor faculty members have key-card access to the residential colleges, unless they are associated with »