STERN: You only major once
No major can guarantee you a job, but no major defines your job either. What you want to learn and what you want to do are not inextricably linked. Go major in whatever excites you.
STERN: We are the 79 percent
We need to demand a greater voice in making decisions that will have a profound impact on our lives and the school we all love.
STERN: Yale’s white walls
In the fall of 1980, several students at Yale Law School noticed something disturbing. There was something off about the portraits on the walls of their building. After careful examination, the students realized that they all depicted men. All of them. These students, now outraged, strongly urged the Law School to recognize the contributions of »
STERN: End legacy now
At the end of this academic year, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel will return to the classroom. Brenzel’s tenure has been marked by a number of successes, including an effort to yield more applicants interested in science and engineering and more effective international recruitment. But as we usher in a new face to guide »
STERN: A problematic political trend
I was forewarned. Before I arrived at Yale as a freshman, many members of my family warned me. Yale would be too liberal, they cautioned. Especially on the issue of Israel, Yale was a veritable bastion of leftism. What I have actually found at Yale is more troubling than the hardcore liberalism my family warned »
STERN: Hillary for president
I was an unlikely supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2008 election. She was neither the voice of change nor the inspirational candidate. Instead, she was the manifestation of the establishment. I was way further to the political left than Hillary, and there was a slightly more liberal alternative in the race. Why didn’t I »
STERN: Rethinking the Ivy style
Before I came to Yale, I didn’t know that outfits of bright green shorts, pastel-colored collared shirts and boat shoes were all that common. I was not accustomed to brand-name clothing that was kelly green, periwinkle blue or pale pink (sorry — salmon). Before I came to Yale, my exposure to preppy clothing had been »
STERN: The face in the president’s office
For the majority of its existence, Yale did not count most minorities — or women, for that matter — among its students. Yale’s name was practically synonymous with lily-white, WASPish, moneyed roots. But we are now living in the 21st century. It is time to show the world — and prospective applicants — that Yale »