Marissa Medansky
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MEDANSKY: The Ball in Salovey’s court

I hesitate to call this weekend’s inauguration a paradigm for inclusivity. Instead, the administration has spun its imperfect, yet benign ceremony into a shaky symbol for a democratic Yale.

UPDATED Forum: Election Reactions

As Yale responds to the results of Election 2012, read reactions in the News’ Forum: “Tonight’s election results were filled with triumphs for rational progress […]

MEDANSKY: The neutral Internet

The Internet surprises me every day, and this time, Facebook’s the culprit. When she used Facebook to invite friends to her 16th birthday party, Dutch […]

MEDANSKY: Broadening the liberal arts

The students of the journalism program, however, recieved a slightly different explanation. In a letter to the students, the program’s director, Hank Klibanoff, recounted his […]

MEDANSKY: Don’t begrudge happiness

Back in 1960, the famed Objectivist author Ayn Rand came to New Haven to deliver a lecture at Yale. Ever the harbinger of controversy and […]

MEDANSKY: Honor without a code

There’s a problem with cheating in the Ivy League, and Dartmouth students want to fix it. They’ve proposed an honor code that will obligate students […]

MEDANSKY: Santorum’s for real, y’all

Rick Santorum loves “Juno.” I know this because I saw Rick Santorum address scores of young conservatives — and, ostensibly, the trolls that love them […]

MEDANSKY: Yale is for everyone

Contrary to popular belief, Al Gore did not invent the Internet. The history of the Internet, in fact, is devoid of future vice presidents, barred […]

MEDANSKY: Sticking in time

Exactly five years and one day ago, Kurt Vonnegut — the great author, humanist and, yes, Midwesterner — passed away, and, somehow, someone or something […]

MEDANSKY: Presidents and precedents

“The History of our Revolution,” wrote John Adams in 1790, “will be one continued lye from one end to the other. The essence of the […]

Watch the Whiffenpoofs perform Robyn with Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The Whiffenpoofs have been getting around a lot this year, with members and former members alike singing in venues as diverse as Jon Stewart’s Daily […]