Opinion | 12:51 pm | September 24, 2013 | By Scott Stern, John Masko, and Diana Rosen

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 »

Opinion | 6:12 pm | September 18, 2013 | By Scott Stern and John Masko

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 »

Opinion | 12:12 pm | September 10, 2013 | By Scott Stern, John Masko, and Diana Rosen

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 »

Opinion | 3:57 pm | September 5, 2013 | By Scott Stern, John Masko, and Diana Rosen

FORUM: Salovey’s address

University President Peter Salovey tackled the issue of wealth inequality in his freshman address this year.

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 »

Opinion | 4:43 pm | April 26, 2013 | By Scott Stern

Forum: Cooper Union

Cooper Union has announced that it plans to raise tuition fees.

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 »