“We ought to determine the law’s legitimacy at least in part from the perspective of those who suffer its coercion,” wrote Yale Law School Dean Robert Post and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow in an opinion piece for The Boston Globe published Tuesday.
Friday afternoon on Beinecke Plaza, approximately 50 students gathered to join the YCC for “Carols and Cocoa,” drinking hot chocolate and singing holiday songs in protest of the 2015-2016 provisional calendar. The calendar—which has drawn significant criticism from students citing concerns of expensive plane tickets and even a chance of missing the holidays—shifts this year’s calendar forward six days, with finals slated to end on Dec. 23, 2015. A recent YCC poll asking students whether they would favor moving the provisional calendar back a week received 2,721 respondents, 92 percent of whom favored the initiative.
On Tuesday, the Yale College Black Men’s Union launched a photo campaign titled “To my unborn son,” for which BMU members posed holding a white board containing personal statements to their future children. The campaign follows the decision against indicting Officer Darren Wilson after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.