Eric Krebs
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
KREBS: Our garden of forking paths

The admissions office likes to say that “Yale is best defined by the word and.” Here, you get research and sports, service and science, McKinsey […]


For my ninth Christmas, Dad bought me a right-handed Yamaha FG-Junior acoustic guitar. I was left-handed and so furious with my father for handicapping me […]

Eighty-one students in anthropology class referred to Executive Committee for academic dishonesty

More than half of last term’s biological anthropology class was referred to the University’s Executive Committee for academic dishonesty, as professors confront a changing testing landscape with the advent of online examinations.

KREBS: Sustainability blows

In “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” first published in the October 1923 Yale Review, poet Robert Frost perfectly encapsulates the melancholy bliss of autumn in New […]

KREBS: What we get wrong about getting it wrong

Big problems invite big diagnoses and even bigger public declarations of those diagnoses. Because big problems are often hard problems, people often get those diagnoses […]

The Angle S2E1: KREBS: The pandemic is over

Staff columnist Eric Krebs reads and discusses his column “The pandemic is over” with podcast editor Allison Park. Read Eric’s column here:…andemic-is-over/ [soundcloud url=”″ […]

KREBS: The pandemic is a flop

We live in unprecedented times, unprecedentedly unprecedented times, in fact. So unprecedented are these times that there is an unprecedented use of the word unprecedented. […]

KREBS: Forgetting 9/12

“That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided […]

KREBS: The pandemic is over

The pandemic is over. We made it through! Together again after too long apart, we must never forget the now-past pandemic’s lessons. We have to […]

KREBS: This is not war

I have dandruff. Bad, flaky, bloody dandruff. (I recently read that it’s the embarrassing sentences that most need to be written.)  Okay, I don’t have […]

KREBS: The cult of normal

These past few weeks have been decades.  It’s pretty much impossible to understate the gravity of this moment. There is no going back to normal […]