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.
STERN: Old colleges, new names
Let’s name the new colleges after more diverse individuals. And let’s rename some of our old colleges after more diverse individuals.
STERN: Farewell, grade deflation
Especially considering how close Yale came to almost enacting a similar — or even more draconian — grading policy two years ago, we should pay close attention to our neighbors to the south.
STERN: Let them eat humanities
If I were applying to college again, I wouldn’t list history as my prospective major as I did four years ago. I hope this doesn’t sound paranoid, but I think listing that today could actually hurt my application. And that’s a problem.
STERN: Not a liberal bastion
I don’t mean to parody conservative thinkers. I mean to parody the platitudinous whiners on the left and center who seem to think that a center-left coalition at American universities is some sort of problem.
STERN: Drop out of U.S. News
Tomorrow, U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the “Best Colleges” in the United States will go live. Cue the annual freak out.