Viveca Morris
Guest Columnist
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MORRIS: Windows of opportunity

In fall 2019, leading scientists reported that nearly one out of every three birds in the U.S. and Canada has quietly disappeared since 1970 – […]

MORRIS: Make tap ‘opt in’

Eligibility in the society selection process should be voluntary, rather than involuntary as it is today.

MORRIS: Big farma’s drug abuse

Antibiotic effectiveness is a very precious national resource that should not be squandered. It is part of the commons that we all rely on for our health and well-being.

MORRIS: A call for veterans

Veterans are good for Yale, and Yale is good for veterans. We should do all we can to encourage more of them to apply to Yale.

MORRIS: Watch the henhouse

We need to stop sanctioning this cruelty-for-profit as citizens and as consumers.

MORRIS: The pay gap starts at graduation

The pay gap between men and women is real. It starts with the first job right out of college and it’s widest in many of the highest-paying professions.

MORRIS: Evaluating our bias

We tend to react negatively when a person acts contrary to their gender type. And it’s men who we expect to be leaders.

MORRIS: Young money, and its limits

If you, like me, felt this strange pull toward the mystical title of “financial analyst” or found yourself amidst a pack of suit-clad bulldogs sniffing each other out and sizing each other up at a Goldman Sachs recruiting session without any idea how you got there, Kevin Roose’s new book is a must-read.

MORRIS: To be tapped, or not to be tapped

The too often unspoken secret of secret societies is that they make some of us feel wanted, special and worthy precisely because they make others of us, even if only momentarily, feel unwanted, anxious and lame.

MORRIS: Big poultry, big cruelty

Today, hungry students will flock to dining halls for one of Yale’s most popular dishes, providing a fitting opportunity to reflect on how we treat the birds we eat.

MORRIS: Cut King’s race to the bottom

The King Amendment essentially sets up a “race to the bottom” in terms of farm animal welfare, food safety, farm workers’ rights and environmental laws related to agriculture.