DEFIESTA: Harp’s budget pains
It’s one thing to express soaring plans for the Elm City during election and quite another to face the hard reality of implementing those goals.
BLACKMON: YCC’s broken promise
The YCC soiled both its rebranding process and its legitimacy with Yale undergraduate students when it made perhaps its most important decision of the year on Saturday.
POSNER: Self-care isn’t radical
Yalies pride ourselves on our ability to juggle academic and extracurricular commitments of all sorts, but we habitually put them ahead of our personal well-being.
DANIELS: Working for validation
As a society, we should continue to recognize the accomplishments of our best scholars while finding a way to celebrate other kinds of success.
STERN: Yale, Inc.
Yale is not in the business of making money; it’s in the business of making educated people.
LARSON: Beyond the paper
The question of who makes a good and effective teacher tends to spark one of those vexingly endless debates that plays out like a Rorschach test, telling you more about people’s own priorities than any objective reality.
TELUSHKIN: Cultivating gratitude
For me, it is simple. Every single one of us here has benefitted from Yale College, and donating to the Senior Class Gift is a gesture of gratitude. A thank you.
ROSEN: For better withdrawal policy
Strict regulations on withdrawal, although likely well-intentioned, may prevent students from taking time off when it is in their best interest to do so.
HOLMES: Planned spontaneity
For those who actively choose not to postpone adventure till senior year, bucket lists will nearly always be irrelevant.
HALL-PALERM: Faux forgetfulness
It is all too common for people at Yale to meet one another and have a real conversation, albeit a superficial one, and then completely forget about that person’s existence.