STERN: Our opportunity
Loud student voices penetrate even the thickest ivy-coated walls. And the YCC could be the embodiment of our sole power — our ability to vocally demand the changes we know to be necessary.
STERN: What’s fueling their decision?
The remarkable irony of the Yale Corporation — especially when it comes to divestment — is that they claim to be in their positions precisely because they are free from self-interest.
STERN: Societies offend me
Societies offend me. They are the products of an insidious and juvenile popularity contest that creates unnecessary stress during an already stressful time. Societies are a problem.
STERN: A dangerous precedent
In the future, when we are accorded a seat at the table, we cannot allow our representatives to cite this weekend as a reason for them to ignore the student voice and supplant their own judgment.
STERN: Yale, Inc.
Yale is not in the business of making money; it’s in the business of making educated people.
STERN: Booze, drugs and racism
On the first day of my life during which I can drink legally, I find myself wishing that my younger self and my younger friends had known a bit more fear. We are all guilty of complacency.
STERN: Conspiracy of silence
There is no student appointment in the works. Students will be excluded yet again from an important committee that tangibly affects their lives. And the administration won’t even do us the courtesy of saying so.
STERN: Take a walk, Salovey
As the spring semester begins with terrifying swiftness, we should pause to consider President Peter Salovey’s first term on the job. All in all, I think most would agree that it’s been a successful couple of months. The transition went off without a hitch, we’re $250 million richer, and we all got to enjoy the »
STERN: Together and unequal
This is not a column about empathy. It’s not about compassion. It’s about the ability to simply acknowledge the realities that surround us.