JAMES: Miss America’s wisdom
I believe that cultural houses are never meant to segregate. To people who think they’re exclusive, please understand that their doors are always open to all.
OCHIENG: A call for respect
By paying attention to the people and situations around us, we can address problems the moment they arise — and at the same time, make our high standards visible to all.
DRYER: An alternative to Screw
The healthiest and most fun nights are the ones with options at every step of the way. If you don’t want to go to Freshman Screw, you shouldn’t have to.
FALLONE: Speaking the same language
We Yalies often have issues with communication. Though disappointingly few choose to study abroad, the struggle for mutual understanding also underlies many of our on-campus concerns.
YOUNG: In defense of Shiller
As a faculty member, Shiller deserves a baseline of respect. The success of any class depends on an environment of trust and respect.
JOHNSON: Respect for service workers
When a dining hall worker changes the food in front of you, take a second to ask them how their day was or say a quick thank you. We all deserve to be acknowledged no matter how insignificant it may seem at first.
FRITZBERG: A class gift beyond Yale
I’m grateful to those who gave far more generously so that I could come here in the first place. But I have a challenge for the class of 2014: Give beyond Yale.
DUKER: Unfulfilled at Yale
Indeed, Yale could be seen as a community of individuals. That is to say, we are a community that not only fosters individualism but also discourages the creation and maintenance of interpersonal linkages with depth if they interfere with our personal productivity.