Finally, embracing engineering

October 18, 2005 • 0
To many engineering students, the sight of a newly completed engineering building on the corner of Prospect and Trumbull in recent days was a reassuring reminder of the Levin administration’s commitment to a continued revamping of Yale’s sciences and engineering. After about a year’s construction, the Malone Center will serve as home to the newly »

Has the academy browbeat genius?

September 8, 2005 • 0
Sometime last term, my physics professor mentioned to a bored class that the centennial anniversary of Einstein’s landmark publications was being celebrated around the world. Given the strings of equations cluttering the blackboard at the time of my professor’s comment, his remarks at the time probably deserved a better response than they got. Anytime we »

Two continents, four centuries, two identities

April 19, 2005 • 0
As a native of West Africa, what I perceived to be the distinctiveness of Black American culture was one of the many things that struck me upon coming to the United States — and to Yale. It must have been a major contributor to whatever culture shock I got forced into experiencing. For one, I »