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Opinion

STERN: Yale, Inc.

February 19, 2014
Yale is not in the business of making money; it’s in the business of making educated people.
Opinion

STERN: Booze, drugs and racism

February 12, 2014
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.
Opinion

STERN: Conspiracy of silence

February 5, 2014
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.
Opinion

STERN: A tale of two deans

January 30, 2014
Perhaps a Yale College diploma is not too high a bar for Yale College’s next dean.
Opinion

STERN: Take a walk, Salovey

January 22, 2014
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 »
Opinion

STERN: Together and unequal

January 15, 2014
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.
Opinion

STERN: Knocking out racist myths

December 2, 2013
With so many cases of random street violence, to interpret a few isolated instances of Knockout as a national trend is simply wrong.
Opinion

STERN: A scholar’s kiss of death

November 18, 2013
Top-notch scholarship is imperative, but Yale is not designed just to churn out wonderful research. It is intended to enrich young minds.
Opinion

STERN: Beyond the referendum

November 11, 2013
Clearly, the power of the referenda is limited, and that’s fine.
Opinion

STERN: Misdirected studies

November 5, 2013
We need to question why D.S., and D.S. only, exists as a yearlong humanities program in the first place.
Opinion

STERN: Yale’s glass floor

October 28, 2013
From the moment we arrive on campus, Yale’s remarkable safety net kicks in.
Opinion

STERN: Race discussion now

October 21, 2013
There should be a response to a call for a race war at Yale.