GREENBERG: Don’t hate on the administration
Frankly, I sometimes think that those who don’t believe the Yale administration is responsive to undergraduates’ concerns attend a different university than I do. Off the top of my head, I can think of eight occasions in recent memory where students communicated concerns civilly and respectfully to administrators, who thereupon took substantial, and often prompt, action in response.
ACKERMAN: New colleges, new opportunities
With the opening of two new residential colleges, Yale will undergo its largest transformation in decades; it is this transformation that we, students and stewards of our university, must embrace and shape.
SCHNACKENBERG: Not all finance is banking
The socially beneficial work of the innovative companies of our era — such as Apple, Facebook, GE, Merck and Pfizer — would be impossible without investment managers directing money into these companies.
CAYWOOD: It’s okay to leave
It is okay for us to admit that Yale is not healthy for everyone. In fact, it is our responsibility to understand that for some of our peers, with whom we share lunch tables, classes and a home, this environment feels destructive, not constructive.
STEINBERG: Divided and conquered
You don’t need a degree in urban design to realize that the Oak Street Connector did more to disconnect local communities than to reunite them. But LiveWorkLearnPlay’s vision is not a fitting correction for this problem.
GREWAL: Yale’s diversity problem
As chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, I was often one of few women or even the only woman of color in the room during meetings of Faculty of Arts and Sciences department chairs.
KOHRMAN: Not the only place
I decided to postpone my senior year. After three years, I was worn down, like the stones in the courtyard that I fell in love with in high school. I needed some time and space to breath.
SANDRY: A broken system
Until restrictions on voting are relaxed for non-violent drug offenders, a specter of discrimination will continue to mar our democratic system.
AMBROSE: Teaching the untaught
A latent, unspoken burden we’ve taken upon ourselves in agreeing to spend our bright college years in New Haven involves extending the unique privileges of a Yale education across the world.
TIRUMALA: A course worth having
For Yalies who choose to major in computer science, taking CS50 will prove useful as they progress through upper division courses.
REINKING: Importing Harvard
CS50 manages to water down the material covered in Yale’s Intro Programming and Data Structures courses, while introducing students to the worst aspects of web programming.