BLACKMON: Charity isn’t about you
The social craze around dumping ice water on one’s head has perverted the otherwise pure intention of charity into something unrecognizable: self-aggrandizement via others’ misfortune.
ROSEN: Rethink charter schools
As the Booker T. Washington Academy scandal develops, it is evident that we need to re-evaluate the expansion of charter schools across the state.
DANIELS: Our independence
We can have independence at 18 while still relying on our families. We can travel on our own and still call home for advice and to share stories.
TRAMONTE: Keeping (out) the faith
A little while back, in one of those rare moments of intimacy among a large group of friends, a tough question arose: “Do y’all believe in a God, a higher being, a larger power, whatever you want to call it?”
STERN: A flawed speech
“But the answer to speech that offends us is, most often, our own speech,” University President Peter Salovey proudly proclaimed in his freshman address on Saturday. Fine — in this column, I will respond to a speech that offended me.
ZELINSKY: History, rewritten
In Saturday’s freshman address, President Peter Salovey revisited the Woodward Report, a document that has nobly articulated the defense of free speech in academia for the past four decades.
STERN: After Deresiewicz
You can say what you want about Deresiewicz — that he’s vaguely annoying, that he’s a good writer, that his last-name is pretty intimidating — but you have to admit that he knows how to spark a conversation.
ROSEN: Keep pushing
These last several semesters have shown us that when students express their concerns, the administration is pushed to listen and act.
HOLMES: A day in the life
On Tuesday I nabbed a BDD 2014 Bible off an unsuspecting child and spent the day as a prefrosh. And this is what the world looked like.
MEDANSKY: When Yale ends
Sometimes I wonder what will happen when Yale ends. Not what will happen after graduation — that I can more or less envision — but what will become of this place in its final hours.