STERN: Not a liberal bastion

September 16, 2014
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

September 8, 2014
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.

STERN: Divesting our trust

September 3, 2014
Alexandra Barlowe ’17, the Outreach Coordinator for Fossil Free Yale, had been planning on sleeping in. After all, it was Wednesday, Aug. 27, the first day of classes, and she wasn’t shopping anything until 1:30 p.m. But for some reason she got up early.
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STERN: A flawed speech

August 27, 2014
“But the answer to speech that offends us is, most often, our own speech,” University President Peter Salovey proudly proclaimed in his freshman address on Saturday. Fine — in this column, I will respond to a speech that offended me.

STERN: After Deresiewicz

August 22, 2014
You can say what you want about Deresiewicz — that he’s vaguely annoying, that he’s a good writer, that his last-name is pretty intimidating — but you have to admit that he knows how to spark a conversation.

STERN: Dear prefrosh

April 23, 2014
Let’s get something out of the way: Yale is the best school in the world. Absolutely. Bar none.

STERN: Our opportunity

April 14, 2014
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?

April 9, 2014
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: The long Social Darwinist movement

April 2, 2014
In a few subtle ways, Social Darwinism remains. And, as with the early movement, Yale is one of its bastions.

STERN: Societies offend me

March 26, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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: Why the little things matter

February 26, 2014
I, for one, am sick and tired of the characterization of college students as entitled.