Leland Stange
Staff Columnist
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STANGE: An extraordinary transition

Editors’ Note: This piece originally appeared in the 2019 Commencement Issue, published on May 20, 2019. “Yale is at once a tradition, a company of […]

STANGE: Let there be Lux

In the beginning, I stood silently, taking in the magic. The angelic voices of the glee club soared across Woolsey Hall to welcome the class […]

STANGE: A global affair

Yale’s ethnic studies crisis goes beyond the Ethnicity, Race and Migration program — it’s indicative of academia’s broader failure to take non-Western perspectives seriously. If […]

STANGE: A scandalously good education

Exactly three years ago, I was spontaneously offered a high-paying hedge fund job simply because I was reading “War and Peace” in a coffee shop […]

STANGE: The anti-society club

What could be more traditional than secret societies at Yale? Decrying societies in the Yale Daily News. A search through the archives reveals that people […]

STANGE: Don’t drop the Bass (Library)

There’s nowhere in the world but Yale where students, professors and staff could fight and win a library revolution. While there is much to be […]

STANGE: Bass-less claims

What if I told you that all Yale input — from faculty, students and staff — on the Bass Library renovation project has been blatantly […]

STANGE: Our conformity problem

The Yale Daily News has a conformity problem. Yale students know it, and the News should too. In October of 2018, two News’ Views — […]

STANGE: The Game of admissions

“You know you got in because you’re poor, right?” At the time, I brushed off my high school friend’s comment on my Yale acceptance as […]

STANGE: Death (of the) Humanities Lab

The TV parlor of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” is alive and well at Yale University. I was shocked to discover the new “Digital Humanities Lab” […]

STANGE: For a moral yale

“They knew, yet chose to suspend [Saifullah Khan ’19] only after students began to speak up.” I commend yesterday’s News’ View for explicitly pointing out […]