Individual moments will stand out among Yale years

May 26, 2002 • 0
In October of 2001, I was sitting in the office of the Pierson writing tutor as she mined her library of precariously-stacked hardcover books for a copy of Annie Dillard’s “The Writing Life.” There was a perfect quote there, she promised me. If she could just find it. At length, she resigned herself to reciting »

‘Voting against Yale': Why some alumni will vote for Lee

April 23, 2002 • 0
NEW YORK — The Association of Yale Alumni should be worried about Kate Coon ’73. She is a high school counselor in Dedham, Mass. She is brash and frank. She is wary of elitism and finds the Yale Corporation detached and unresponsive. “I’m from the Class of 1973. Need I say more?” she told me »

Levin, Lorimer, Klasky and the hypocrisy of Yale’s anti-Lee campaign

March 28, 2002 • 0
The thing about elections is that they tend to encourage campaigning. Candidates want to spread their ideas. Build a base of support. Win offices based on the strength of their convictions. Sounds pretty reasonable. Not here. Yale is shocked — shocked! — that the Rev. W. David Lee is campaigning for a seat on the »

YCC’s misbegotten alliance threatens free expression

February 7, 2002 • 0
The Yale College Council last night forestalled a decision that seems increasingly unwise: absorbing YaleStation.org, a private student Web services provider. By paring down a proposed resolution, the council has bought itself some time to reconsider a plan that needlessly puts the interests of creative undergraduate organizations — including media outlets — on a collision »

Nights at the Daily, making the News, writing history

June 10, 2001 • 0
It’s 6 p.m., Nov. 7, 2000. Yale President Richard Levin is fielding questions from 25 Yale Daily News editors in the newspaper’s York Street office boardroom. The discussion veers from graduate student unionization to financial aid reform. As the queries grind on mercilessly, Levin appears nervous and requests a glass of water. He predicts later, »