POSNER: Quitting is a virtue
When we set up a model of behavior that understands and accepts — even welcomes — the conscientious choice to quit an extracurricular or leave a job, we create a climate that values student wellbeing, focus and passion over minimized sleep schedules and maximized resumes.
SYDNEY: A new novel
One could argue that eating mangosteen or lakoocha starts the year off with the intention to be adventurous and try new things, but really novelty is the clear objective of this ritual.
MORRIS: The pay gap starts at graduation
The pay gap between men and women is real. It starts with the first job right out of college and it’s widest in many of the highest-paying professions.
STERN: Not a liberal bastion
I don’t mean to parody conservative thinkers. I mean to parody the platitudinous whiners on the left and center who seem to think that a center-left coalition at American universities is some sort of problem.
ROSEN: Raffle the tickets
Yale should convey to its students that every field of study adds value to the College; setting aside privileges for specific segments of the population by major does not help accomplish that goal.
MEDANSKY: Against credentialism
Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s statements about Islam should disquiet us. But she has every right, and every qualification, to deliver them.
ROSEN: The need for $15
This perception, that a $15 per hour salary is somehow too high for a traditionally low-wage job, must be altered.
DANIELS: What’s on your plate
After taking a class entitled “The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food” with Professor Kelly Brownell my freshman year, my approach to food changed.