Even artichokes have doubts

September 30, 2011
If this year is anything like the last 10, around 25 percent of employed Yale graduates will enter the consulting or finance industry*. This is a big deal. This is a huge deal. This is so many people! This is one-fourth of our people! Regardless of what you think or with whom you’re interviewing, we »

Keegan: Song for the special

September 9, 2011
Every generation thinks it’s special – my grandparents because they remember World War II, my parents because of discos and the moon. We have the Internet. Billions and millions of doors we can open and shut, posting ourselves into profiles and digital scrapbooks. Suddenly and totally, we’re threaded together in a network so terrifyingly colossal »

Putting the ‘fun’ back in eschatology

September 24, 2010
If you didn’t already know this, the sun is going to die. When I think about the future, I don’t think about inescapable ends. But even if we solve global warming and destroy nuclear bombs and control population, ultimately, the human race will annihilate itself if we stay here. Eventually, inevitably, we will no longer »

Keegan breaks hearts, racial barriers

April 16, 2010
A few weeks ago, I was riding Metro North back from New York City. Midnight had just about rung out the train, and I was huddled, hoodie up, in a seat by the door. Initially, I’d stabbed at some course packet, but as Larchmont lurched to Rye, my eyes were reading without reading. It was »