HOLMES: Workshop U
If we are all, in our own particular ways, drafts — that is, works in progress — I’m told that college is a time we’re meant to undergo significant revision.
MEDANSKY: For online anonymity
Anonymous space can foster honesty, and communities that are more transparent are better able to identify and rectify problems they encounter.
GRAVER: Waiting for Hillary
From a “Ready for Hillary” chapter formed three years from Election Day to an elaborate award ceremony at the Law School, Clinton has taken on a larger-than-life aura.
ROSEN: Quiz the achievement gap
If Yale wants to provide quality education for all its students, it must focus on tangible social science research that has been proven effective elsewhere.
SHAFFER: Replacing “The Game”
Yale and Harvard administrators should meet this year and agree to cancel The Game for 2014. Instead, we’ll have a Yale-Harvard regatta, with men’s and women’s races on the Charles River the weekend before Thanksgiving.
LARSON: Education’s 1 percent
Yale’s largest gift to us is our degree, or, more accurately, the enhanced earnings, increased security and expanded freedom that our degrees carry.
STERN: Knocking out racist myths
With so many cases of random street violence, to interpret a few isolated instances of Knockout as a national trend is simply wrong.
GRAVER: Reminding us of evil
In a cruel irony, a day that trapped Yale within her gates is one that has also reminded us how fundamentally fragile those apparent barriers actually are.
MEDANSKY: A messy Thanksgivukkah
At first, I did not like Thanksgivukkah one bit. For the uninitiated, Thanksgivukkah is pop culture’s latest portmanteau: a mix of America’s harvest holiday with the Jewish festival of lights. These celebrations rarely coincide. The former falls on the fourth Thursday of November, and the latter near the end of Kislev, a month determined by »
STERN: A scholar’s kiss of death
Top-notch scholarship is imperative, but Yale is not designed just to churn out wonderful research. It is intended to enrich young minds.