BLACKMON: Don’t index us to unaffordability
Regardless of whom you vote for in the runoff election for Yale College Council president, your candidate of choice supports the idea of indexing the student income contribution portion of Yale’s financial aid package to a consistent standard that would make future increases in the SIC predictable from year to year.
ROSEN: Time for change
The groundwork for progress on the issues students care about has been laid. Next semester will reveal whether administrators are serious about changing their policies in response to student criticism.
AROUTIOUNIAN: Salmon, not pink
Yale is full of middle and upper middle class kids who resemble young, fit, hungry dogs: They’ve tasted meat for the first time, and their eyes have a crazed intensity about them.
HOLMES: The mutual friend crush
We all have, or have had, our fair share of friend crushes, some debilitating in their intensity, some more casual and light-hearted.
HALL-PALERM: Put aside the competition
Every single time someone around us attains something, no matter how irrelevant it is to our interests, most students’ first reaction is anything but excitement.
ROSEN: An admissions experiment
It’s good to see a well-respected institution acknowledging that the current college application system is flawed. It may not have found the perfect solution, but proposing an alternative is a good start.
POSNER: Losing my religion
On a broad scale the secular community actively ignores the religious lives of our fellow Yalies rather than seeking to understand them.
STERN: What’s fueling their decision?
The remarkable irony of the Yale Corporation — especially when it comes to divestment — is that they claim to be in their positions precisely because they are free from self-interest.
DEFIESTA: A reason to believe
By refusing to take the easy, traditional path and merely destroy BiP’s work, the YUAG has found a way to lend support to street art while still making an effort to hew to the University’s policies regarding graffiti.