POLLOCK: Keep the liberal arts in fashion

August 29, 2012 • 3
Last spring, University President Richard Levin dismissed parts of a faculty resolution encouraging Yale-NUS College to uphold a wide range of civil liberties for its students and faculty. “The tone of the resolution … carried a sense of moral superiority that I found unbecoming,” he told the News. In other arenas, Yale’s campus certainly boasts »

POLLOCK: Crossing borders, closing minds

March 30, 2012 • 2
I wonder how much of an exaggeration it would be to say that precisely what Yale teaches us doesn’t matter, that the content of our education is a somewhat irrelevant measure of how well we are educated. Grade point averages suggest it’s not all that far-fetched an idea. Only the most partisan pro-humanities people among »

POLLOCK: Keep Sex Week, kill the ads

November 15, 2011 • 8
The Advisory Committee on Campus Climate’s finding that Sex Week at Yale, in the eyes of current students and alumni, is “highly problematic” probably should not surprise us. Admittedly, I’m grouchy, but I have yet to find a student group, syllabus, administration policy or aspect of our campus’ culture or climate that is not in »