TRAMONTE: Keeping (out) the faith
A little while back, in one of those rare moments of intimacy among a large group of friends, a tough question arose: “Do y’all believe in a God, a higher being, a larger power, whatever you want to call it?”
STERN: A flawed speech
“But the answer to speech that offends us is, most often, our own speech,” University President Peter Salovey proudly proclaimed in his freshman address on Saturday. Fine — in this column, I will respond to a speech that offended me.
ZELINSKY: History, rewritten
In Saturday’s freshman address, President Peter Salovey revisited the Woodward Report, a document that has nobly articulated the defense of free speech in academia for the past four decades.
STERN: After Deresiewicz
You can say what you want about Deresiewicz — that he’s vaguely annoying, that he’s a good writer, that his last-name is pretty intimidating — but you have to admit that he knows how to spark a conversation.
ROSEN: Keep pushing
These last several semesters have shown us that when students express their concerns, the administration is pushed to listen and act.
HOLMES: A day in the life
On Tuesday I nabbed a BDD 2014 Bible off an unsuspecting child and spent the day as a prefrosh. And this is what the world looked like.
MEDANSKY: When Yale ends
Sometimes I wonder what will happen when Yale ends. Not what will happen after graduation — that I can more or less envision — but what will become of this place in its final hours.
POSNER: Beyond “stupidity”
When the benefits of hard drug use outweigh the potential risks for an informed, intelligent student, it signals dissatisfaction with an emotional or social status quo.
PALERM: Almost-senior blues
Senior year at Yale is a huge exercise in treating oneself; to a certain extent, it seems like an opportunity to take a year of self-analysis and reflection.
STERN: Dear prefrosh
Let’s get something out of the way: Yale is the best school in the world. Absolutely. Bar none.