Oarsmen must win to keep shirts on their backs

April 9, 2008 • 3
Since the fall of the professional oarsman in the late 19th century, American rowing has survived only as an unpopular amateur sport, carried on by a small groups of fervent, oft-ignored devotees. In “The Amateurs,” perhaps the most professionally rendered recent account of competitive rowing, David Halberstam emphasizes the amateur nature of competitive rowing. Back »

Oratory requirement could make us stronger intellectuals

March 7, 2008 • 9
Click go two hundred laptops, zip go two hundred backpacks and fizz goes the tiny space in one Yale professor’s mind where he once harbored hope, optimism and a profound belief in the importance of education. The scene: the final minute of a popular Yale College lecture. As two hundred students noisily prepare for the »