JACOBSEN: Save the Blue Dog Café

March 27, 2012 • 2
Four years ago, I was a student intern at the Dixwell-Yale Community Learning Center. Every afternoon, a large number of kids came straight from school and stayed as late as they could, taking advantage of tutoring that was structured and available at any time. We offered programs for children and adults in the neighborhood. But »

Jacobsen: When does education become propaganda?

December 2, 2010 • 20
I have recently been receiving e-mails about events sponsored by The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism, a relatively new organization housed in the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, because they are forwarded on to the Yale Divinity School. As a recent Yale undergraduate, I was unaware of the existence of »

Panda Quest in line with Levin’s global vision for Yale

November 26, 2007 • 1
In May 2007, eight Yale undergraduates signed up to launch Panda Quest, a summer camp in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province in China. The long-term success of the program depended on its first summer. Eighty percent of the world’s giant pandas surviving in the wild live in Sichuan, where there are 25 nature »