LETTERS: 2.21.12

February 21, 2012 • 0
Debate, don’t demonize, the NYPD Reading about the New York Police Department’s monitoring of Muslim students’ associations, I find it highly unfortunate that the NYPD found itself in a position where it felt the need to monitor the activities of student groups. However, the reaction here at Yale represents a disturbing misunderstanding of the situation. »

LETTER: 2.10.12

February 10, 2012 • 1054
Putting the pressure on Iran During her visit Monday, Christiane Amanpour spent a good deal of time discussing Iran and advocating a stronger, more committed policy of engagement toward Iran, specifically something greater than the Obama administration has tried. This issue was lightly touched upon in the News (“Journalist asks for U.S. foreign policy change,” »
Opinion

NEWS’ VIEW: A Sex Week for all

February 10, 2012 • 8
There has been a lot of talk about sex this week. Sex Week and True Love Week are both in full swing. We have come a long way since Undergraduates for a Better Yale College tried to have Sex Week banned. We can be thankful that Sex Week has brought a wide-ranging schedule of events »
Opinion

LETTERS: 2.9.12

February 9, 2012 • 5
Don’t let up on politicians No disrespect to either Jack Schlossberg (“Rally Behind the President,” Feb. 6) or President Reagan, but Schlossberg’s suggestion that Democrats adopt Reagan’s golden rule — the idea that one should not criticize a politician simply because of the letter beside their name — is absurd. If there is a legitimate »
Opinion

SCHWARTZ: Sex Week and sensibility

February 7, 2012 • 5
We are, of course, in the middle of Yale’s legendary Sex Week. Remembering that evening two years ago when half of participants in a meeting I was attending disappeared for a massive “how-to” workshop on oral sex (titled “Babeland’s lip-tricks: blowjobs and going down”), I found myself dreading this week. This year, however, I’ve been »

LETTERS: 2.2.12

February 2, 2012 • 782
A better use for federal funds In his article (“Needle Exchanges Work,” Jan. 26), Scott Stern argues that federal funding for needle exchange programs should be reinstated. The proof that clean needle exchange programs reduce the transmission of diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C among intravenous drug users is clear, but I question the »
Opinion

ANONYMOUS: Why I was silent

February 1, 2012 • 51
Editors’ note: It is the policy of the News not to publish anonymous stories. For these two cases, an exception has been made. The names of both writers have been kept confidential to give them the chance to speak freely and to ensure that the people they write about are also kept anonymous. The editors »
Opinion

ANONYMOUS: On assault narratives

February 1, 2012 • 77
Editors’ note: It is the policy of the News not to publish anonymous stories. For these two cases, an exception has been made. The names of both writers have been kept confidential to give them the chance to speak freely and to ensure that the people they write about are also kept anonymous. The editors »
Opinion

LETTERS: 1.30.12

January 30, 2012 • 2
Sorry we’re not the gentry I’d like to offer deep gratitude to Alex Fisher for his “Defense of Gentrification” (Jan. 27), the snobbery and callousness of which gives us in the anticapitalist movement useful fuel for our fires in these cold winter months. The camp at Occupy New Haven has felt somewhat dejected lately and »
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LETTERS: 1.24.12

January 24, 2012 • 18
In defense of Bahrain’s government Faisal Husain (“Terror in the dark,” January 19) presented a grossly distorted account of what has been happening in Bahrain. Nowhere does he mention that King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government of Bahrain responded to the tragic events of last year by calling for a national dialogue »
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NEWS’ VIEW: New tailgate policies are a mixed bag

January 20, 2012 • 0
In the wake of a tragic Harvard-Yale tailgate, Yale’s administration pledged to review its policies on tailgating. The results of that review, released yesterday, include regulations for future tailgates that will ensure nothing like that day’s accident happens again: U-Hauls will be banned and student tailgates will be held in a vehicle-free area. Those are »

NEWS’ VIEW: The legacy of the Elevate raid

January 19, 2012 • 4
Fifteen months ago, New Haven Police Department officers, some dressed in SWAT gear, raided a nightclub hosting a Yale party. They Tasered one student. They swore at and threatened many others. By the end of the night, they had arrested five students. It was not until two months ago that all the charges against the »