EKEN: Embrace the slump
I started this year expecting the sophomore slump, the pseudo-depression that comes after the fast pace of freshman year.
LEE: Say no to early voting
As democrats (lower case “d”), we should support policies that encourage more meaningful voter participation. Because of this, evidence suggests Connecticut should leave its Constitution be.
GREENBERG: Improve academic advising
Yale’s faculty are willing to sit down and discuss our papers and problem sets. But we need to do a better job of talking about the big intellectual questions.
STEINBERG: For fewer adjuncts
University administrations must understand that replacing tenured positions with adjunct appointments is harmful to academic freedom, student learning and professor well-being.
CAVERO: Stem the tide of Ebola
What we need is a travel ban. Without it, people will continue traveling to West Africa and returning travelers will contaminate commercial airlines.
SIBARIUM: Why affirmative consent matters
There is a long institutional history of colleges failing to provide swift and adequate services to victims of sexual assault. Now we have a law disincentivizing such behavior.
HALIKIAS: No to yes-means-yes
California's new legislation, yes-means-yes, sounds good but uncontrollably expands the definition of sexual assault and rape.
BATISTA: Don’t trust Yale’s food
Ultimately, we must admit that Yale Dining does not fulfill what should be its basic function: to provide all Yale diners, dietary restrictions or not, with consistently good food.
CHIANG: For a better place
Earlier this month I visited the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School on College and Crown to observe a senior journalism class as part of an assignment for one of my courses. What I saw taught me that there’s still much work to be done for New Haven youth.