Levin has role in solving AIDS crisis

December 6, 2006
We are now in the midst of AIDS Week, an opportunity to recall the bold steps our university has taken to fight this disease but also to focus on the leadership role Yale has yet to embrace. In particular, it is a timely moment to make an open call to President Levin to take the »

Science courses for non-majors need to be smaller, better and CR/D/F

April 25, 2002
If I could do anything at Yale over again, I sometimes think I should have majored in science. Mind you, I probably never would have gone through with it. I’ve been very happy with my own major, ethics, politics and economics, and am definitely a social scientist at heart. Yet science majors seeking both breadth »

This Tuesday, vote; year-round, explore New Haven

November 2, 2001
November 6 is rapidly approaching, and with that, the end of one small saga in the dramatic past few months. When we go to the polls on Tuesday, it is hard to imagine that people will be able to forget that “other election day” the day that the New York mayoral primary was canceled; the »

Know, love and volunteer in New Haven

June 10, 2001
Yalies live in and interact with New Haven for at least four years, sometimes more. Sadly, during that time, many Yale students never regularly venture more than three blocks beyond Yale in any direction. Many of those same students will be active in Dwight Hall, engaging in “community service” while carrying Mace — real or »

A frustrated Levin is emblem of myopia

April 12, 2001
It was perhaps the most common question of all — even though no one actually asked it. On April 3 Yale President Richard Levin held a public forum, opening himself up to queries from the Yale student body. The question subjects ran the gamut from mental health to Yale’s unions, reflecting the concerns and desires »