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BLACKMON: A dean who listens

February 24, 2015 • 0
This column breaks with opinion writers’ combative tradition to laud Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway for finally being the kind of administrator students deserve.

BLACKMON: For Mental Health Fellows

February 10, 2015 • 0
Think of the Fellows as a cross between the Communication and Consent Educators and FroCos.

BLACKMON: Yale’s cruel no-loan lie

January 27, 2015 • 0
Access Yale’s mission — simply to stretch current financial aid policy over two more residential colleges — does nothing to help students who even now struggle to access a Yale education.

BLACKMON: The Pope I needed

January 13, 2015 • 0
Had I heard the “Habemus Papam” and watched Pope Francis lead Christianity in a new direction just a few years earlier, my life might have turned out differently.

BLACKMON: What’s a white person to do?

November 26, 2014 • 0
I give my thoughts here from the perspective of a white American who lives in an overwhelmingly white part of the South in the hopes that others in similar settings might find how I have proceeded helpful.
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BLACKMON: ACA was worth two shellackings

November 11, 2014 • 0
Now, on the other side of the Republican wave, we progressives are forced to ask ourselves again: Was the President’s signature healthcare law worth two brutal election years for our party?
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BLACKMON: We deserve more than Foley

October 28, 2014 • 0
Republican candidate Tom Foley, who is currently tied in the polls with Governor Dan Malloy, has refused to acknowledge the solid scientific evidence that human-induced climate change exists.

BLACKMON: Refuse to come out

October 13, 2014 • 0
When I saw several national organizations celebrate National Coming Out Day over the weekend, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we are going about it all wrong.

BLACKMON: What happens to us?

September 30, 2014 • 0
For nearly 25 percent of us, giving up will mean one of two paths: finance or consulting.

BLACKMON: Malloy is America’s progressive governor

September 15, 2014 • 0
Election Day is Nov. 4, and this race will be extremely close.

BLACKMON: Charity isn’t about you

September 2, 2014 • 0
The social craze around dumping ice water on one’s head has perverted the otherwise pure intention of charity into something unrecognizable: self-aggrandizement via others’ misfortune.

BLACKMON: Don’t index us to unaffordability

April 22, 2014 • 0
Regardless of whom you vote for in the runoff election for Yale College Council president, your candidate of choice supports the idea of indexing the student income contribution portion of Yale’s financial aid package to a consistent standard that would make future increases in the SIC predictable from year to year.