NEWS’ VIEW: Vote to divest
The goal of Yale’s divestment is symbolic: It will have an almost negligible financial impact on the fossil fuel companies.
TFA empowers minorities On Thursday, Teach For America and the Afro-American Cultural Center will be hosting a conversation on a topic that’s deeply personal for me. When I was a senior at Yale in 2011, I was weighing whether I should choose a career path that would ensure the economic stability of my family back »
Inaugural pomp Although I was quite glad to see Marissa Medansky’s name (“The Ball in Salovey’s court,” Oct. 11) on this page once again, she is wrong. A presidential inauguration should be an occasion marked by pomp. Pomp is one of Yale’s great features, and an expression of the school’s uniquely democratic elitism. Yale takes »
Being Grateful Monday’s article (“Rethinking Johnson’s Gift,” Oct. 7) suggested that Charles Johnson’s ’54 extraordinary gift could have been better spent. Offering the example of a Filipino businessman who gave millions to USC instead of his own country’s cash-strapped schools, the author implied Johnson’s gift could have gone to better use at institutions with “fewer »
A diverse ROTC Yesterday’s article (“An unjust ROTC,” Oct. 2) argued that ROTC’s exclusion of transgender individuals should be a reason to remove military training from campus. It could not have been more wrong. Having a military presence on campus adds a commitment to diversity that is distinct from the rest of Yale. President Peter »