YAMAN: This Monday, go meatless
Reducing meat consumption can seem like a significant lifestyle change. However, the impact that each of us can make is tremendous, and many find that the change is not nearly as difficult as it first seems.
SIBARIUM: Fear the ballot
Our commonplace vilification of perceived indifference reveals a dangerous attitude toward voting that devalues the responsibility democracy ultimately entails.
CAYWOOD: For intellectual audacity
Too many students have strong opinions but are afraid of publishing them in a semi-public forum, whether on a radio show, in seminar or in one of our many publications.
TAN: The problem with the swipe
The swipe system masks the costs of our excessively luxurious meals and habituates us to a lifestyle where we eat better than even most high-income Americans.
GREENBERG: Against politics as usual
Any congressional nominee could refuse to accept money from special interests; any politician could choose to disaffiliate from both parties; and any 25-year-old could begin a candidacy of his or her own.
KAVATHAS: Inclusion as an explicit goal
In the sciences, there is a glaring lack of women in leadership positions. Our own medical school is an example. There has never been a female dean and today there are two female chairs of departments out of 29.
MCCARTHY AND URRY: A call for leadership
Change happens when leaders recognize unconscious bias and take action. Leaders establish norms. They hold people accountable and reward those who do the right thing.
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.