Climate-change conference marks the ‘first step’

April 18, 2008 • 1
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 • 0
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 Young adults vote, but the concept of a youth culture actively unified by politics has become outdated.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 • 0
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 »