TELUSHKIN: In praise of silence

April 24, 2014
We impose a heavy burden when we both expect from ourselves and demand of others a constant stream of stories.

TELUSHKIN: Found among the graves

April 4, 2014
I’m always surprised by the number of students, alumni, and faculty that tell me they have never gone inside the cemetery.
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TELUSHKIN: Privacy in Sterling

March 7, 2014
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

February 18, 2014
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

February 7, 2014
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.

TELUSHKIN: No more emotional one-night stands

January 24, 2014
The notion that we should all be comfortable sharing and hearing all sorts of intimate details about one another cheapens the power of words.
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November 8, 2013
Not to knock seminars, but our bodies stick with us for life, and Introduction to Medieval Birthing Songs doesn’t.
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TELUSHKIN: In favor of super-seniors

October 10, 2013
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

September 23, 2013
I can’t remember the last time I received an email from a professor that was signed Professor [Last Name].

TELUSHKIN: Consider the ring

April 24, 2013
We should take marriage at least as seriously as we take our career considerations.

TELUSHKIN: Best friends forever?

March 6, 2013
The diversity of the Yale student body means that friendships will take more work.

TELUSHKIN: Apply now, decide later

January 17, 2013
We must reject good options.