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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.

MILLER: Demilitarizing our communities

November 26, 2014 • 0
Dispatching the National Guard sends a message: This situation is different, and we have the power to control it.

CIENFUEGOS: I wish I’d been surprised

November 26, 2014 • 0
The simple fact is that these men’s respective racial identities determined the course of events, and to think otherwise is to be blind to America’s race problem.
Tyler Blackmon
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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.
Caroline Sydney
Self-Absorbed

SYDNEY: Thank yous, noted

November 21, 2014 • 0
On the wall next to my bed, I’ve pinned up a thank you note from my best friend from high school that may actually be the best love letter anyone will ever write me.
Leo Kim
On Us

KIM: Not the solution

November 20, 2014 • 0
Do I think that abandoning affirmative action — that “forgetting” about race in the application process — is the route colleges ought to take? In short, no.
Viveca Morris
Animal Spirits

MORRIS: Big farma’s drug abuse

November 19, 2014 • 0
Antibiotic effectiveness is a very precious national resource that should not be squandered. It is part of the commons that we all rely on for our health and well-being.
Marissa Medansky
Little Fables

MEDANSKY: A not so modest proposal

November 18, 2014 • 0
Increasing access to Yale’s body of knowledge and resources is a noble goal, but any push to increase the size of the college must be weighed against its consequences, from educational costs of increased course sizes to social costs of larger clubs to literal cost-cutting measures.
Scott Stern
A Stern Perspective

STERN: Yale’s one percent

November 17, 2014 • 0
I’m calling on President Levin, Vice President Lorimer, Chief Investment Officer David Swensen and others to donate the massive bonuses back to Yale.
Victoria Hall-Palerm
Notorious VHP

HALL-PALERM: Poise under pressure

November 14, 2014 • 0
In one of my classes, the professors attack our presentations with indiscriminate ruthlessness. It’s an important experience, one that makes me think whether I’m learning how to think for myself or whether I’ve been succeeding through pandering my instructors.
Kyle Tramonte
Green on the Vine

TRAMONTE: Defined by opposition

November 13, 2014 • 0
It doesn’t take the monumentality of a national election to realize we make the majority of our decisions based not on what we want but rather on what we don’t want.

BAKER: No justice, no peace

November 26, 2014 • 0
My fight is not over, and until I can recite the pledge of allegiance without sarcasm, I will continue.

MILLER: Demilitarizing our communities

November 26, 2014 • 0
Dispatching the National Guard sends a message: This situation is different, and we have the power to control it.

CIENFUEGOS: I wish I’d been surprised

November 26, 2014 • 0
The simple fact is that these men’s respective racial identities determined the course of events, and to think otherwise is to be blind to America’s race problem.

GOLDENBERG: Reforming the game

November 21, 2014 • 0
Yale is ideally positioned to pioneer radical change in the sport. This is a campus that could embrace a serious discussion about whether an institution of higher learning like ours should be sanctioning an activity that is putting students’ future mental health in jeopardy.

BIGGS: The recommendation blues

November 21, 2014 • 0
Last year, when asked by a Yale senior majoring in English to recommend her for work after graduation with a notable public service organization, I was happy to oblige – until I opened the online recommendation form that required me to answer every question about her numerically.

EZE: Tragedy of the Commons

November 21, 2014 • 0
In addition to fostering social ties, dining halls serve another important function for campus life: They are a space for intellectual conversation and debate.

MEI: Empathy takes more time

November 21, 2014 • 0
It is difficult to reduce someone’s experience to a single group discussion. We are the products of years of conversation and silence, love and sorrow, migration and home.

WOLF-SOROKIN: Sowing the seeds for change

November 21, 2014 • 0
Unlike a TV ad, which loses relevance the day after the votes are cast, grassroots organizing builds the foundation for future political movements. As young people, college-aged Americans are most often the boots on the ground.
Holloway must ensure undergraduate education does not suffer with expansion.

NEWS’ VIEW: Before colleges, show us the numbers

November 10, 2014 • 0
It's one thing for the University to centralize decision-making. It's a whole other matter to keep the facts so close to the vest that faculty and students cannot even debate or question the decisions being made.

NEWS’ VIEW: On sexual climate, opacity

November 4, 2014 • 0
Yale will survive an embarrassing front-page story in the Times. A hostile sexual culture and work environment are permanent scourges.

NEWS’ VIEW: Malloy for governor

November 3, 2014 • 0
In a second term, which we hope Malloy secures tomorrow, the governor should move beyond superficial reforms and address some of the structural reasons Connecticut lags behind the country in economic recovery.

NEWS’ VIEW: DeLauro for Congress

November 3, 2014 • 0
From her role in founding Congress’ Progressive Caucus to her staunch defense of labor unions, DeLauro has solidified her position as a stalwart of the left.
As the University prepares to expand undergraduate enrollment, administrators must acknowledge that current facilities are inadequate.

NEWS’ VIEW: Facilities must expand with colleges

October 27, 2014 • 0
We are unanimous in the belief that, as long as other facilities do not expand, a 14-college Yale is less desirable than a 12-college Yale.
Expanding mixed-gender housing to sophomores is a valuable initiative that deserves Dean Holloway's attention.

NEWS’ VIEW: For clarity on mixed-gender housing

October 13, 2014 • 0
The News believes that sophomores should have the option of living in mixed-gender suites. We are optimistic that Dean Holloway will take a thorough look at this issue.

NEWS’ VIEW: Announcing directors of web development

October 8, 2014 • 0
Annie Cook Woodside, Calif. Aaron Lewis Glencoe, Ill. Christopher Wan Wellington, Fla.

NEWS’ VIEW: Notes for the Dean

October 6, 2014 • 0
While the President oversees the University at large, no one will have a greater impact on Yale College’s day-to-day operations than its new dean, Jonathan Holloway.

LETTER: 11.20.14

November 21, 2014 • 0
Letter from Durkin.

LETTER: 11.14.14

November 14, 2014 • 0
Letter from Rhee

LETTERS: 11.7.14

November 7, 2014 • 0
Letters from Cameron and Lucarelli.

LETTERS: 11.6.14

November 6, 2014 • 0
Letters from Summers and Byzova.

LETTER: 10.31.14

October 31, 2014 • 0
Letter from Gonsalves and Talbert-Slagle.

LETTERS: 10.21.14

October 21, 2014 • 0
Letters from Sleeper and Berr.

LETTER: 10.14.14

October 14, 2014 • 0
Letter from Garsten

LETTERS: 10.10.14

October 10, 2014 • 0
Letters from Marrow and Milfred.