Climate-change conference marks the ‘first step’

April 18, 2008
While governors and universities are to be lauded for this week’s meeting to develop a strategy on climate change, it’s only a first step. The governors are right to meet together, because the environment is a global commons where pollutants do not remain contained within state and national borders, and connections among leaders are essential. »

Conditioned for division, youth lack unity

October 5, 2007
Politicians running for president cannot count on the youth vote. Because that vote no longer exists. Young adults vote, but the concept of a youth culture actively unified by politics has become outdated. Look at a high school cafeteria or a college dining hall today, and you quickly realize that youth are united only by »

Old oak tree witnessed a lot of Yale history

April 19, 2007
I always walk up Hillhouse Avenue to get to my classes on Science Hill. The route takes me a block or two out of my way, but I have always considered the beautiful trees and parklike atmosphere worth the extra time. After lunch one day, I was shocked to notice that one of the grandest »