MILLER: Push reform through
I am confident that the leave policy can be amended in ways that are positive for both the students and the administration.
SLEEPER: Schell’s legacy
Although I know that he didn’t think of himself this way, the writer Jonathan Schell, who taught courses at Yale on non-violence and nuclear arms through 2012 and who died Tuesday night, at 70, of cancer, in his home in Brooklyn, was a luminous, noble bearer of an American civic-republican tradition that is inherently cosmopolitan and embracing.
WASSERMAN: A letter from Kiev
But as it did in the past few months, Maidan again offers the possibility of saving Ukraine. The true struggle of Ukrainians — past, present and future — is the task of creating a national myth, a history that binds together people into a nation.
MORRIS: To be tapped, or not to be tapped
The too often unspoken secret of secret societies is that they make some of us feel wanted, special and worthy precisely because they make others of us, even if only momentarily, feel unwanted, anxious and lame.
BECK: Mobilize for juvenile justice reform
As college students, we claim a special familiarity with what it means to be a juvenile, which puts us in an important position as advocates for juvenile justice reform.
SUTERWALA: Leaving Neverland
Maybe we each have a million regrets; maybe we each have none. There’s no cure, I suppose, for commencement, but maybe it’s time to take a look around. Look at the people we love, the people who love us.
GONZALEZ: Far and close
Caught between two cultures, I feel both deeply rooted in my history and also somewhat disconnected. And I know that’s not a sense unique to those from immigrant families — that’s something all of us feel, neither fully part of Yale nor of our families.
DONG: Reflecting on terror
“You are never told what really happened. You are only made to hate in confusion, fear in confusion, live in confusion and die in confusion.” Among the millions of comments after the terrorist attack in Kunming last Saturday, no one said it better than a reporter in this popular quote. On the night of March »
REMER: Tackling the hardest subject
In Hamlet, Polonius declares, “To thine own self be true.” Using the traditional definition of the self and traditional methods of self-knowing, this might be impossible to fully achieve.
MANDEVILLE: Things unseen
The mundane aspects of life in the West Bank should instead remind us that nothing with the weary label “Israeli-Palestinian” occurs in a political vacuum, nor in constant sweeping violence, but rather in the context of real people and daily life.