SCHMIDT: Care beyond control
Passion: a strong and barely controllable emotion. The word comes from the Latin verb pati, to suffer. It’s a feeling that takes hold of you so strongly that you suffer, at least for a moment of time.
SLEEPER: To Singapore — with love?
But why should Yale have contracted itself with Singapore’s national university and, through it, the regime of a tightly-run city-state whose ruling party and judiciary keep a finger in virtually everything that moves? Are we liberalizing Singapore, or becoming more like it?
SADAT: When peace remains silent
As a Muslim woman who is deeply committed to women’s issues in the Muslim world, I thought about how little Hirsi Ali’s words offer to me and how little they offer to the young Muslim women whose education and economic empowerment I aspire to work for.
XU: For a family-friendly tax policy
Nearly every state with an income tax has some combination of these family-friendly tax policies, while Connecticut only has one that narrowly benefits our poorest residents.
WHIPPLE: Don’t just vote for money
It’s hard to say exactly how much money is too much to allow into politics — but you don’t have to draw a clear line to see when someone has long since crossed it.
DONG: On climate, think of growth models
I wonder if the protesters at the People’s Climate March had in mind their brothers and sisters around the world, especially those in a desperate situation like China.
KENNINGTON: 30 years together
We won’t be divided when it comes to dignity in the workplace. We’ve moved forward together for 30 years, and we’re together in the struggle to preserve the good jobs we deserve and the best campus dining system in the country for the students we serve.
OHAYON: Smoke and mirrors policy
Last winter, when I was a senior at Yale, I was sexually assaulted. I wasn’t strangled or choked, I wasn’t pinned down. I didn’t say “no.” But I was so drunk that I can’t remember most of it.
KHAN: Contextualizing Hirsi Ali
By portraying Islam as an inherently dangerous, unstable doctrine that must be contained and quieted, Hirsi Ali reinforces Islamophobic ideologies — ideologies which have dire consequences for Muslims.
STERN: Let them eat humanities
If I were applying to college again, I wouldn’t list history as my prospective major as I did four years ago. I hope this doesn’t sound paranoid, but I think listing that today could actually hurt my application. And that’s a problem.