Opinion | 7:44 pm | January 29, 2013 | By Nathaniel Zelinsky

ZELINSKY: Thoughts on DeStefano’s departure

Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. announced earlier this year that he will not seek reelection for an 11th term.

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. just announced he will not be seeking a second term. A few, quick thoughts about this development: If I had to bet, DeStefano thinks he’s going to lose if he ran again. In the last election, he poured money into his campaign and won by his slimmest margin in 20 years »

Opinion | 8:43 pm | November 11, 2012 | By Nathaniel Zelinsky and Kathryn Crandall

Forum: Yale-Harvard game shirts


This year’s Freshman Class Council Yale-Harvard game shirt will go on sale this week, but not without its share of controversy. Read perspectives in the News’ Forum: Kathryn Crandall, Guest Columnist | Freshman in Saybrook It’s a well-known fact among all Yale students. It’s printed on T-shirts, sweatshirts and even boxer shorts: “Harvard sucks.” Why »

Opinion | 8:58 pm | November 8, 2012 | By Diana Rosen, Scott Stern, and Nathaniel Zelinsky

Forum: President Salovey

Peter Salovey was named Yale's next president on Thursday.

In this edition of the News’ Forum, students react to the announcement that Provost Peter Salovey will serve as the next University President. Nathaniel Zelinsky, Staff Columnist | Senior in Davenport College Habemus Popem. A few reactions, in no particular order, to Provost Salovey’s appointment as president. First, this is a great day for teaching »

Opinion | 11:36 pm | August 30, 2012 | By Nathaniel Zelinsky

ZELINSKY: Five quick takes on Levin’s retirement

Some things to think about, given President Levin’s announcement to step down this coming June. 1) We owe Levin our thanks, even if we disagree with him. I have often criticized Levin in the News, chiefly for his lack of public morality. He shies away from values, like last September 11, when the memorial service »