Caroline Posner
Freshman in Berkeley College from Boca Raton, Florida.
POSNER: Anonymity and the Ivy

Anonymity is undoubtedly the zeitgeist of Yale’s current social media activity.

POSNER: Reconcile alcohol policy

Earlier this week, my roommate excitedly remarked to me, “Know who I saw today? Sober Buddy.”

POSNER: Self-care isn’t radical

Yalies pride ourselves on our ability to juggle academic and extracurricular commitments of all sorts, but we habitually put them ahead of our personal well-being.

POSNER: For NYTimes access, online

It’s nice to have the Times back at Yale, but I’d rather see it on campus in digital form.

POSNER: A lesson already learned

At Yale we’re fortunate to be so frequently in the company of scholars and role models like Sotomayor and Davuluri. But we don’t need them the way so many students in this country do.

POSNER: I will not lean in

There isn’t a place for Sandberg’s narrow brand of feminism in the modern women’s rights movement, and there’s no place for it at Yale.

POSNER: All tourists welcome

The cold attitude towards Asian tour groups seems uncharacteristic of Yale students, and we ought to be embarrassed by it.

POSNER: The tailgates will be alright

The memory of a tragedy in the legacy of The Game is a painful one, and we should be willing, if not eager, to make a few sacrifices in the name of public safety.

POSNER: For better crisis communication

Beyond ensuring that students are receiving emergency messages, the Yale Alerts themselves can be improved.

POSNER: Staging cultural exchange

The boundary between genuine cultural exchange and a more dangerous sort of appropriation is nuanced, but it depends at least in part on one’s motivations.

POSNER: Addressing mental illness

If we offered incoming students education on emotional issues half as comprehensive as our discussion of sexual health and consent, we’d be in a far better place.