STERN: Against a culture of greed
We don’t need more bankers and consultants and corporate lawyers. We need more teachers and social workers and public defenders.
STERN: Challenge the Corporation
I believe that the Yale Corporation’s model — that of an unaccountable, secretive cabal of self-interested CEOs, utterly divorced from the community they claim to serve — is unsustainable.
STERN: Summertime inequality
In spite of a bootstraps narrative that might suggest otherwise, when students are paid for their internships, those who do not receive financial aid actually get paid more.
If YaleNews is actually supposed to inform as well as promote, it needs to step up its game.
STERN: The Emporium DNA Prize
It seems to me that if the prize did not want to give a huge advantage to kids with money, it would not give any weight to the rarity or quality of the books, it would not privilege hardbacks over paperbacks and it would not mandate that collections be extracurricular.
STERN: On gratitude
We should not express “gratitude” to Yale for allowing women through its ivy-covered gates. To discuss coeducation in such a reductive manner is to disregard both the work that went into forcing Yale to admit women and the continuing efforts toward gender equality on this campus.
STERN: Yale’s one percent
I’m calling on President Levin, Vice President Lorimer, Chief Investment Officer David Swensen and others to donate the massive bonuses back to Yale.