MAGDZIK: The lessons we’ll learn
Even as we move boldly forward, it’s difficult not to look back and wonder whether we did everything the way we were supposed to, or try to figure out what we should take away from our experience.
MAGDZIK: Booker and the American city
The relative contribution one Yalie can make in a place like Mobile, Alabama or Worcester, Massachusetts might be far greater than what they would make in a place like New York City.
MAGDZIK: Who belongs at Yale
Ensuring low-income students apply and matriculate should be our goal, and a bridge program may just give some very valuable students the necessary confidence to come here and enrich us all.
MAGDZIK: Education, our best investment
In his State of the Union, President Barack Obama has proposed expanding preschool using federal-state partnerships, targeting those below 200 percent of the poverty line for a family of four.
MAGDZIK: God and us at Yale
The end result is that there is precious little public discussion going on about God and what it all means.
MAGDZIK: Constructive speech rules
The trick is figuring out how to carry those norms with us to broader society, where these principles seem weak or non-existent.
MAGDZIK: Your personal inauguration
At the moment, I feel as though I cannot in good conscience comment on the substantive content of President Obama’s second inaugural address.
MAGDZIK: The debts we carry
Great fortune should never be taken for granted, because as comforting as narratives that laud the role of our own willpower and effort are, they are false and self-serving. Much of our achievement in life was pre-determined long ago by factors outside our control, and it is important to acknowledge that.