As Yale plans for the upcoming YES-W event and continues to actively recruit science majors, I encourage the University to also focus on keeping its current science majors not only alive, but also injury-free. When classes are in session, and the shuttle service is suspended due to adverse road conditions, the sidewalks up Science Hill are often just as dangerous as the street. They are frequently neither shoveled nor salted. And, while Yale obviously needs to recruit freshmen science majors, it behooves the University to also retain its current science majors, which is far easier and less expensive than also recruiting science transfer students.

Ellen Klein

Jan. 27

The writer is a sophomore in Trumbull College.