NEWS’ VIEW: A president, a presence

November 9, 2012 • 3
Provost Peter Salovey has held almost every senior leadership position at Yale. He has been a professor, a department chair, a dean and a provost. We have no doubt his experience will allow him to lead the University capably. But more importantly, Salovey has been, and continues to be a student of Yale — a »

NEWS’ VIEW: Obama for President

October 30, 2012 • 881
Four years ago, we wanted to be older. We longed for the magic of filling a bubble or pulling a lever — of showing our support for a young Illinois senator with big words and big dreams for our country. We were young, then — many of us too young to vote. But we were »

NEWS’ VIEW: DeLauro for Congress

October 30, 2012 • 2
The News endorses Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for the U.S. House of Representatives in Connecticut’s 3rd District. Born and raised in New Haven, DeLauro, a Democrat, has served as our District 3 congressional representative since 1991. During that time — from her pre-election post as the executive director of EMILY’s List to her role in founding »

NEWS’ VIEW: Murphy for Senate

October 30, 2012 • 1
The News endorses Congressman Chris Murphy for the U.S. Senate. This race has received national attention — and the influx of funding that goes along with it — as the winner of the race may determine which party holds a majority in the Senate. But in a race with two relatively moderate candidates, we are »

NEWS’ VIEW: The character of our colleges

October 23, 2012 • 8
Earlier this month, Berkeley College became the first college at Yale to close its dining hall to members of other colleges on a day other than Sunday. It’s true, Berkeley is a popular and convenient dining hall. But we shouldn’t consider this event in isolation — it’s worth examining whether these restrictions reflect a growing »

NEWS’ VIEW: Restoring trust in the search

October 15, 2012 • 3
The presidential search committee should not be surprised that few students have proposed a vision for Yale’s next president. When Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 ARC ’72 created the role of a student counselor to the search committee, he had the opportunity to legitimize the search process and humanize the Corporation. Inviting students »

NEWS’ VIEW: 135 years later: same News, new names

October 5, 2012 • 1044
Over the weekend, the News completed the process of electing its new editorial and business board members. Their names are listed below. MANAGING BOARD OF 2014 EDITOR IN CHIEF Tapley Stephenson – Wenham, Mass. MANAGING EDITORS Gavan Gideon – Cottonwood, Minn. Mason Kroll – Encino, Calif. ONLINE EDITOR Caroline Tan – Saratoga, Calif. OPINION EDITORS »

NEWS’ VIEW: Over and out

September 28, 2012 • 3
The Yale Daily News Managing Board of 2013 steps down this weekend. We, the Yale Daily News Managing Board of 2013, are on our way out. We will elect our successors this weekend, and next week’s papers will be theirs. Our lives will change drastically. The newspaper to which we have dedicated the last year »

NEWS’ VIEW: A rebuilding year for football

September 14, 2012 • 1
When the Yale football team starts its season tomorrow at Georgetown, the game will not just mark the start of a new season and coaching tenure. It will be a chance for the team to shake off a series of scandals and begin a long rebuilding process. Ours is one of the nation’s most storied »

NEWS’ VIEW: Behind Gentry’s email

September 10, 2012 • 7
In a campus-wide email this weekend, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry explained the reasoning behind new regulations governing parties. We admire his honesty but disagree with his methods. With initiatives like the new off-campus party registration rules, Yale is abandoning what had been a progressive alcohol policy. Though there are indeed problems with drinking »

NEWS’ VIEW: Levin’s brilliant legacy

August 31, 2012 • 0
When University President Richard Levin steps down at the end of this year, he will leave a Yale far stronger than it was at his inauguration 19 years ago. His understated but brilliant leadership has left a positive impact on everything from Yale’s finances to its place in New Haven, to its international outlook. The »

NEWS’ VIEW: Enter, 2016

August 24, 2012 • 6
Freshmen arrive on campus today after a summer of disheartening headlines about their new school. A member of the Yale Corporation resigned after a plagiarism scandal; the president of Yale-NUS announced that the new college will restrict political student groups on campus. Those issues are worth our attention. But the Yale that appears every so »