Opinion

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.
Opinion

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.
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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.

SULLIVAN: Broadening cultural horizons

November 20, 2014 • 0
Teaching students a foreign language and showing them different cultures are both worthwhile objectives for a university to pursue. The problem is that I don’t think the current requirements achieve either.
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TIRUMALA: College apps all over again

November 20, 2014 • 0
Let’s step back for a moment. These are college clubs — not fancy fellowships, not jobs and in most cases, not even organizations that realistically require specialized knowledge.
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GOLDBERG: The price of insensitivity

November 19, 2014 • 0
The businesses brought into a neighborhood define its color and character. Walking down Broadway and Chapel, are we passing stores that attract our interests and accommodate our needs, or ones that feel out-of-touch, overpriced?

GREENBERG: Don’t hate on the administration

November 19, 2014 • 0
Frankly, I sometimes think that those who don’t believe the Yale administration is responsive to undergraduates’ concerns attend a different university than I do. Off the top of my head, I can think of eight occasions in recent memory where students communicated concerns civilly and respectfully to administrators, who thereupon took substantial, and often prompt, action in response.
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ACKERMAN: New colleges, new opportunities

November 18, 2014 • 0
With the opening of two new residential colleges, Yale will undergo its largest transformation in decades; it is this transformation that we, students and stewards of our university, must embrace and shape.