QASIM: Controversy revisited
Meaningful intellectual discourse can only take place in a space of trust. We are only willing to open ourselves up to other ideas or present our own when we feel we will be respected throughout.
BLACKMON: We deserve more than Foley
Republican candidate Tom Foley, who is currently tied in the polls with Governor Dan Malloy, has refused to acknowledge the solid scientific evidence that human-induced climate change exists.
STERN: Old colleges, new names
Let’s name the new colleges after more diverse individuals. And let’s rename some of our old colleges after more diverse individuals.
DANIELS: Just disconnect
A break from technology provides us with a breath of authenticity, pushing us to be more present and to find value in our immediate surroundings.
SYDNEY: Calm, cool, competent
Competency, perhaps, is what’s lost, or what’s harder to see, when we dedicate our time and energy to developing exceptional, specialized skills and ways of thinking.
KIM: Encourage language study
We should make the option of continuing a second language more accessible. By eliminating Friday L4 language classes, we would give upper-level language courses a fighting chance.
BLACKMON: Refuse to come out
When I saw several national organizations celebrate National Coming Out Day over the weekend, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we are going about it all wrong.
STERN: Farewell, grade deflation
Especially considering how close Yale came to almost enacting a similar — or even more draconian — grading policy two years ago, we should pay close attention to our neighbors to the south.
HALL-PALERM: Republicans are people, too
Somehow what is at stake in elections got completely and utterly lost in the fray. No one wants to talk to the voters about where they actually stand on issues, because that’s too contentious and complicated a topic to boil down into a bumper-sticker size.