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 | 9:05 pm | July 18, 2013 | By Eric Weinberger

TIME CAPSULE: Fast Eddie’s Last Stand — And Ours

Esteemed historian Edmund S. Morgan (third from left) taught at Yale for over 30 years. From left, Annette Gordon-Reed, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, historian and librarian Ted Widmer, Morgan and Robert Weil ’77, Morgan's editor.

This column was originally published in a May 3, 1989 issue of the News. It is reprinted today to commemorate the late Edmund S. Morgan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who taught at Yale for more than 30 years. Morgan died on July 8 at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was 97. At Yale as in »