John Aroutiounian
AROUTIOUNIAN: The Armenian Genocide continues

One hundred years ago today – April 24, 1915 – Ottoman Turkish authorities rounded up and executed 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul.

AROUTIOUNIAN: For an end to columns

The proliferation of Wikipedia, other “free access, free content” sites and now smartphones will continue to revolutionize the way people around the world access information.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Condescension isn’t compassion

Democratic pundits do a disservice to American voters when they call election results a mistake.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Wasting Yale’s gift

You can spend the next four years doing something much more valuable than student government

AROUTIOUNIAN: Universal rights matter

Multiculturalism shouldn't come at the expense of universal rights.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Malloy’s desperate moves

But don’t leave just yet, the priest suddenly exclaimed. We’ve got a special guest! John Aroutiounian_Karen Tian2Before I could make a beeline for the holy water, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy comes darting toward the pulpit.

AROUTIOUNIAN: How (not) to say hello

All I ask is that students spend some time living with people whose lives are ordered differently, instead of studying or rationalizing others’ beliefs from afar.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Salmon, not pink

Yale is full of middle and upper middle class kids who resemble young, fit, hungry dogs: They’ve tasted meat for the first time, and their eyes have a crazed intensity about them.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Where’s your pride, Yale?

I asked 10 good friends — people whose preferences, personalities and backgrounds I knew pretty well — to name five things that made them proud.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The Christian century ahead?

Anywhere and anytime people have a case for more freedom and compassion, there’s a better chance now than ever that their movement will take off.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Full plates, empty hearts

Something goes unrealized when you go around “questioning everything.” You’re rarely turning the critical eye inward.