Opinion

Check yourself

MIELE: We don’t have to be nice

September 3, 2015
We need to be better at challenging one another.

SWARTZMAN: Our haunted University

September 3, 2015
Yale’s corporate goals are specifically undermining the critical reflection its leaders are encouraging.
The goal is not to obliterate the past but to inscribe different values into Yale's present

NEWS’ VIEW: Rename Calhoun College

September 2, 2015
The prominence and fervor with which Calhoun defended slavery make him ineligible for this public honor.
Tyler Blackmon
Back to Blackmon

BLACKMON: A rigged conversation

September 3, 2015
Constraining the rules of debate is not, in fact, impartial, for the way in which we communicate is every bit as political as the words we speak.
Check yourself

MIELE: We don’t have to be nice

September 3, 2015
We need to be better at challenging one another.
Nathan Kohrman
At the seam

KOHRMAN: Go to sleep

August 28, 2015
It feels like everyone at Yale takes that fifth class, joins that third club, goes to Woads and makes everything fit by cutting back on sleep.
Necessary and proper

ARONSON: Flimsy logic on the Iran deal

August 28, 2015
An important matter like the Iran deal deserves honest and charitable debate.

ARONSON: Keep Calhoun

June 29, 2015
Preserving Calhoun College allows us to bear witness every day to America’s worst time, and Yale’s most ill-bestowed honor.
Marissa Medansky
Little Fables

MEDANSKY: Sailing along

April 24, 2015
When we talk about Yale we talk about the ship of Theseus.
John Aroutiounian
Johnny come lately

AROUTIOUNIAN: The Armenian Genocide continues

April 24, 2015
One hundred years ago today – April 24, 1915 – Ottoman Turkish authorities rounded up and executed 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul.
Leo Kim
On Us

KIM: The Bulldog Days are over

April 24, 2015
As Bulldog Days passed earlier this week, I saw, beyond the flocks of prefrosh, a reflection of myself.

SWARTZMAN: Our haunted University

September 3, 2015
Yale’s corporate goals are specifically undermining the critical reflection its leaders are encouraging.

Debating the title “master”

August 28, 2015
Four columns addressing the title "master" affixed to professors who lead the residential colleges.

KRONMAN: Our honorable masters

August 28, 2015
Davis' is an act of insufferable arrogance

FLOWERS: On Oxbridge and Pierson

August 28, 2015
It is imperative to recognize that Yale’s adapted Oxbridge system does not exist within a historical vacuum.

COHEN: Master your emotions

August 28, 2015
Ousting the word “master” will impoverish our language and our thoughts.

SHERLEY: Small terms, large impact

August 28, 2015
When I first heard about the announcement, my initial response was: That’s nice, but not that big of a deal.

SHERLEY: Beyond symbolism

June 29, 2015
To fixate on the name of Calhoun College is to miss the more fundamental question of how to shift power relationships on our campus so that they are more racially just.

Commencement columns

May 19, 2015
These nine columns were published as part of the Commencement Issue for the Class of 2015.
The goal is not to obliterate the past but to inscribe different values into Yale's present

NEWS’ VIEW: Rename Calhoun College

September 2, 2015
The prominence and fervor with which Calhoun defended slavery make him ineligible for this public honor.
We all prize tradition, but we find little value in this title, which is painful to some

NEWS’ VIEW: Drop the title “master”

September 2, 2015
When a black student is asked to address an authority figure as “master,” the association can be disempowering.
Heed Joe Biden's advice to the class of 2015: Seek to balance ambition and happiness

NEWS’ VIEW: How to do Yale

August 28, 2015
The vice president's words are instructive: Success involves balancing ambition and happiness and putting aside convention in service of what is important.

NEWS’ VIEW: The News congratulates its newest staffers

April 27, 2015
On Friday, the Oldest College Daily held its spring semester staff inductions. It is with great pride that we announce the newest inductees to the Yale Daily News.
Use Bulldog Days to ask yourself: Can I picture my life here?

NEWS’ VIEW: A glimpse of Yale

April 20, 2015
Needless to say, you’re not in for a typical three days.

NEWS’ VIEW: Joe English ’17 for president

April 8, 2015
English shows the most promise in legitimating student government in the eyes of its constituents, which remains the central task going forward.

NEWS’ VIEW: For finance director, no endorsement

April 8, 2015
We cannot, in good conscience, back either Daniel Tovbin ’17 or John Risbergs ’17. In meetings with the News, neither demonstrated a capacity to do anything but a haphazard job.

NEWS’ VIEW: Amour Alexandre ’17 for events director

April 8, 2015
Alexandre's vision for the Events Committee is a testament to her creativity, which is the most important characteristic in a job that could otherwise be perfunctory.

LETTER: 09.02.15

September 2, 2015
Letter from Marsh.

LETTERS: 04.16.15

April 16, 2015
Letters from Garsten and Nguyen.

LETTERS: 03.06.15

March 6, 2015
Letters from Gilmore and Sibarium.

LETTER: 03.05.15

March 5, 2015
Letter from Cappiello et al.

LETTER: 2.03.15

February 3, 2015
Letter from Herbert

LETTERS: 1.21.15

January 21, 2015
Letters from Alexander, Zucker and Gertler.

LETTER: 1.20.15

January 20, 2015
Letter from Sussman.

LETTER: 11.20.14

November 21, 2014
Letter from Durkin.