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 »
TELUSHKIN: Knowing our place
Every year, approximately 1,300 students graduate from Yale College. We have no idea how many of those students care deeply about Yale. We have no idea how many of those students plan to stay involved with university affairs as alumni. After four years, there is no guarantee that this institution will resonate with us beyond »
TELUSHKIN: Clothing has consequences
On Wednesday night, I was in Battell Chapel with several other Yale students, sipping barley tea and watching the flickering candles as Omer Bajwa, Yale’s Muslim chaplain, led a discussion. He was wearing a kufi — a Muslim head-covering men often wear during prayers and which he usually wears when he represents Islam in an »
TELUSHKIN: Learning doesn’t stop at 36 credits
This is not the beginning of the end. I’ve had to remind myself this as I assemble my shopping list junior year, painfully passing over courses I now must admit I may never take at Yale. I love bluebooking. I bluebook early and often. Halfway through the fall semester, I am already deep into the »
TELUSHKIN: Learning to give
A lot of us grew up in places where homeless people didn’t live on the street. If we knew anyone who was homeless, it was probably through volunteer work, where we met people on our own terms. Of course this isn’t true for all Yalies, but I’d venture to guess it is accurate for a »