Scott Stern
Staff Columnist
Author Archive
STERN: We should say no

This is idiotic. This is disgusting. We should say no.

STERN: The real speech crisis

Free speech is in serious danger on college campuses.

STERN: If you love Yale, critique it

I love Yale, and I’m troubled by much of it, too. At what point did we decide that those two sentiments were mutually exclusive?

STERN: A moral responsibility

Let’s talk about privilege. By going to Yale, we have been given an extraordinary gift, one that will keep on giving for the rest of our lives.

STERN: At the sit-in

On Thursday morning, I was sitting in seminar, as usual, when I got an email alert telling me that 48 Fossil Free Yale members had entered Woodbridge Hall and weren’t planning on leaving any time soon.

STERN: Meet the Corporation

It’s hard to see clearly with dollar signs in your eyes.

STERN: In praise of Michael Herbert

The message we’ve gotten from several generations of YCC presidents is: We know better. The message we’ve gotten from Michael is: What can I do to help?

STERN: Against a culture of greed

We don’t need more bankers and consultants and corporate lawyers. We need more teachers and social workers and public defenders.

STERN: Challenge the Corporation

I believe that the Yale Corporation’s model — that of an unaccountable, secretive cabal of self-interested CEOs, utterly divorced from the community they claim to serve — is unsustainable.

STERN: Summertime inequality

In spite of a bootstraps narrative that might suggest otherwise, when students are paid for their internships, those who do not receive financial aid actually get paid more.

STERN: YalePropaganda

If YaleNews is actually supposed to inform as well as promote, it needs to step up its game.