ABEL-BEY: No review needed
Yale has recently announced a decision to review its cultural centers. But there are more pressing concerns for minority students and there are no apparent problems with the centers.
AMBROSE: Let Maher speak
Bill Maher’s views on Islam reveal his ignorance. But he should still be allowed to speak at universities where he can be confronted with true scholarship and expertise on the issues.
EKEN: Embrace the slump
I started this year expecting the sophomore slump, the pseudo-depression that comes after the fast pace of freshman year.
LEE: Say no to early voting
As democrats (lower case “d”), we should support policies that encourage more meaningful voter participation. Because of this, evidence suggests Connecticut should leave its Constitution be.
GREENBERG: Improve academic advising
Yale’s faculty are willing to sit down and discuss our papers and problem sets. But we need to do a better job of talking about the big intellectual questions.
STEINBERG: For fewer adjuncts
University administrations must understand that replacing tenured positions with adjunct appointments is harmful to academic freedom, student learning and professor well-being.
CAVERO: Stem the tide of Ebola
What we need is a travel ban. Without it, people will continue traveling to West Africa and returning travelers will contaminate commercial airlines.
SIBARIUM: Why affirmative consent matters
There is a long institutional history of colleges failing to provide swift and adequate services to victims of sexual assault. Now we have a law disincentivizing such behavior.
HALIKIAS: No to yes-means-yes
California's new legislation, yes-means-yes, sounds good but uncontrollably expands the definition of sexual assault and rape.