Sep 24th, 2013
12:51 pm
September 24th, 2013 | Cross Campus
Forum: Yield Rate

Diana Rosen | Opinion Blogger We live in a culture that is obsessed with rankings. The rise of websites like Buzzfeed has shown us that we feel the need to rank everything from episodes of television shows to awkward high-fives. It stands to reason that we are equally obsessed with ranking institutions of higher education. As many times […]

Sep 18th, 2013
6:12 pm
September 18th, 2013 | Cross Campus
FORUM: Faculty hiring

Diana Rosen | Staff Blogger A missing element of the recent conversation around Yale’s faculty hiring is the planned addition of two new residential colleges. Although construction on the project has been stalled, the Yale undergraduate body will presumably be growing by around 900 students sometime in the next couple of years. With such a large influx of […]

Sep 10th, 2013
12:12 pm
September 10th, 2013 | Cross Campus
FORUM: Shopping Period

Diana Rosen | Staff Blogger I entered shopping period two weeks ago with absolutely no idea how to manage it. Fresh out of two semester of Directed Studies, “shopping” had only ever meant receiving a flood of emails from my peers demanding to switch sections and deciding between a couple of QRs when picking my […]

Sep 5th, 2013
3:57 pm
September 5th, 2013 | Cross Campus
FORUM: Salovey’s address

Diana Rosen | Staff Blogger Following a year filled with discussion of socioeconomic class on campus, President Salovey made a bold move in his freshman address — he admitted that talking about class makes Yale students uncomfortable. We enjoy talking openly over dinner about how accepting we are of students of different genders, sexualities and […]

Apr 26th, 2013
4:43 pm
April 26th, 2013 | Cross Campus
Forum: Cooper Union

In this edition of the Forum, opinion blogger Scott Stern ’15 weighs in on Cooper Union’s decision to charge students tuition next academic year. On Tuesday, the trustees of Cooper Union, a small college in New York famed for being completely free, released a statement that “the time has come for us to set our […]

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