HARRISON: Blame us, not things
Neglectful parenting is wreaking havoc on our children’s ability to communicate, form friendships and function in society.
CLAPPER: For Hopper College
With the goal of our University structures reflecting the realities of today’s Yale, I propose naming one of the two newest colleges after Grace Murray Hopper, honoring both Yale’s legacy of storied leadership and its technological promise for the future.
LEVIN: Reflecting on the search
The fact that two students will serve as active, participatory, deliberative and voting members of the deans’ search committee is something many of us would never have expected a year ago and reflects reciprocal engagement by both students and administrators.
MILLER: Disenfranchised in Davenport
248 Davenport is not a real address. But when students register to vote using Davenport College as their address, the New Haven Registrar of Voters automatically records it as 248 Davenport.
GREENBERG: YCC knew best
A task like this — nominating a student representative to an administrative committee — is exactly the reason that YCC exist.
DANGARAN AND MURCHISON: Building queer spaces
Here is a truth: Regretting a community you don’t have will not bring it into being. Here is another: You can have that community, one that embraces you in your entirety — if you take it upon yourself to build it.
SCHNACKENBERG: Banning tech
Choosing a tech-free classroom changes the class dynamic significantly and should be carefully weighed against the benefits of allowing students to use computers.
MAHONEY: Ode to our titans
Yale’s celebrity classes are valuable not just for the academic experience they offer to students, but also for the ways in which they tighten our community, shaping campus narratives and identity.
CHANDRA: Our extracurricular IR problem
If us at Yale strive for excellence in all its forms: the classroom, the art studio, the sports field. I hope we can restore excellence in our extracurricular IR endeavors as well.
WEN: Empiricism is not enough
I have deep faith in the fundamental epistemology of economics: That it is valid and useful to analyze people via quantitative means, and on a more cosmic scale, that empiricism can untangle the mechanisms that govern reality.