POSNER: The Yale diet
I’m working on distinguishing my relationship with food from an ideal of self-control deeply engrained in the Yale culture.
STERN: Societies offend me
Societies offend me. They are the products of an insidious and juvenile popularity contest that creates unnecessary stress during an already stressful time. Societies are a problem.
DEFIESTA: You can’t make Yale care
After almost four years, I’ve come to realize that it’s unlikely that anyone, ward co-chairs included, can affect any dramatic shift in how Yalies relate to the city.
BLACKMON: The Flappy Bird Test
Rewiring the brain to consider your impact when evaluating your goals requires you to ask yourself the same question over and over again: Does this pass the Flappy Bird Test?
ROSEN: Yale’s rising cost
The cost of attending Yale College has increased by nearly $20,000 in an eight-year period. This is a problem for students across the socioeconomic spectrum.
KIM: Don’t judge finance
It seems like whenever someone tells me that they are going into consulting or hedge-fund work, they often add in the phrase “which I guess is pretty common” — as if they have to apologize for what they’re doing.
TELUSHKIN: Privacy in Sterling
The question of “What are you reading now?” is at its best an intimate question. If we are in the game of believing that ideas matter, then the ideas we pursue are more revealing than any bikini.
MEDANSKY: Inside the elevator
The man behind the curtain can’t hide forever — just ask John Lefevre. Last month, The New York Times outed the Texas banker as the guy behind @GSElevator.
DEFIESTA: Falling apart
Click here to read Nick Defiesta’s “Falling Apart” the third column in a three-part series about mental health at Yale.