Jacobs: Chanting vs. baking

October 26, 2010
I’ve been a bit agog (or is it aghast?) about last week’s events at Yale. Here’s why: When I went to college for the first time in the late ’60s, the first wave of feminism was in full flower. And while the bloom may have fallen off the rose shortly thereafter with the advent of »

Jacobs: The hill I’m on now

December 3, 2009
November is the darkest month, and Thanksgiving — and the Yale break — has come and gone. Many of us have traveled and returned, and with a few classes to go, reading period and finals await. For a guy who hasn’t written a research paper in 40 years, the specter of what’s soon due and »

Jacobs: My blue haven, at last

November 17, 2009
What is gray and blue and a senior and freshman at the same time? This Eli Whitney student at Yale. I’m 58 years old and a freshman in Timothy Dwight College. In my day job, I’m president and the chief executive officer of a $100-million independent book publishing firm in New York City. Each Wednesday, »