TELUSHKIN: Privacy in Sterling
The question of “What are you reading now?” is at its best an intimate question. If we are in the game of believing that ideas matter, then the ideas we pursue are more revealing than any bikini.
TELUSHKIN: Cultivating gratitude
For me, it is simple. Every single one of us here has benefitted from Yale College, and donating to the Senior Class Gift is a gesture of gratitude. A thank you.
TELUSHKIN: Preserving the fantasy
In January, Lena Dunham, the star and creator of HBO’s hit series “Girls,” defended Vogue’s decision to publish altered images of her on their cover.
Not to knock seminars, but our bodies stick with us for life, and Introduction to Medieval Birthing Songs doesn’t.
TELUSHKIN: In favor of super-seniors
If Yale is serious about producing leaders for the next generation, it should more actively encourage students to consider taking time off.
TELUSHKIN: Just call me Joe
I can’t remember the last time I received an email from a professor that was signed Professor [Last Name].
TELUSHKIN: A harsh, charming gift
This morning, I stepped out from the Pierson Master’s Office and gasped. I watched, enchanted, from under the overhang as snow drifted gently towards the earth. There was something magical about the snowflakes — big, white, fluffy. They were perfect. They fell so gently and so softly in a flurry I can describe only as »
TELUSHKIN: Is this good enough?
Freshman year, my roommate was fond of a saying attributed to Winston Churchill: “Sometimes it is not enough to do your best. You must do what is required.” This phrase intrigues and terrifies me. How often do we justify our less-than-satisfactory performance by claiming that we did our best? Usually when I say I did »