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Urban Ignorance: On Yale’s Lack of an Urban Studies Program

"Students will need a multifaceted perspective to work on urban issues in the real world."

When Silence Isn’t So Golden: Taylor Swift Steers Clear of the Political

“I don’t talk about politics because it might influence other people."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Jorge Guajardo, Mexican Diplomat and Former Ambassador to People’s Republic of China

Jorge Guajardo is a Mexican politician and diplomat who served as the country’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2013.

An Interview With Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hrabowski is a leading advocate for math and science education.

Dashed Dreams: DACA Recipients Left in Limbo

"Zavala-Ramos was a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, which gave her protection from deportation."

The Political World of Business

This country is in a polarized position where people have trouble internalizing how the “opposition’s” experiences have led them to their positions. Businesses can be a tool to change that.

All Eyes on Texas: Hurricane Harvey Batters the Lone Star State

"Hurricane Harvey’s slow, meandering path caused damage worse than anyone had imagined."

Activism and Slacktivism: Pantsuit Nation Ten Months After Trump

During the 2016 presidential election, Pantsuit Nation rose to viral fame as a facebook group and forum for Hillary supporters and feminists. Where it is now?

Breaking the Silence: Dreamers Tell Their Stories

"I am an undocumented, but my lack of legal presence does not define me."

Sacred Refuge: Undocumented Immigrants Find Sanctuary in Places of Worship

"Reyes, an undocumented immigrant, is wanted by the U.S. government."

When a Tree Falls in Yale’s Forest: How Timber Helps Fund an Ivy League Endowment

"It appears to me that Yale’s concern is their bottom financial line and their endowment, not the benefit of the county and the local communities.”

Next Stop… Yale: Chinese Tourism on Campus

“I think some parents want to visit to elite colleges hoping that their children will one day come here."

From Catherine the Great to Putin: Russia’s Tangled Relationship With Its Muslim Minority

"Despite the recurrence of terrorist attacks, Putin has attempted to restore the delicate balance that once characterized the relationship between Russia and Muslim minority groups."

Golf Diplomacy: The Rohingya Crisis Challenges ASEAN’s Way

Why isn't ASEAN taking a role in mediating the Rohingya crisis?

Urban Ignorance: On Yale’s Lack of an Urban Studies Program

"Students will need a multifaceted perspective to work on urban issues in the real world."

Sacred Refuge: Undocumented Immigrants Find Sanctuary in Places of Worship

"Reyes, an undocumented immigrant, is wanted by the U.S. government."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Jorge Guajardo, Mexican Diplomat and Former Ambassador to People’s Republic of China

Jorge Guajardo is a Mexican politician and diplomat who served as the country’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2013.

An Interview With Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hrabowski is a leading advocate for math and science education.

Change of Course: Yale Professors Revise Syllabi After Trump

"If you spend your time reacting, when do you think?"

Theater Review: Girlish

"Windy’s unabashedly feminine story strikes at the hearts of audience members regardless of gender."

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts? | PART I – Job Accessibility |

“And what’s going to happen to him when he get’s released?” Jusino asked. “He’s going to lose that job.”

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts?

This series examines the role of halfway houses in New Haven reentry efforts, looking at their effectiveness, conditions, and availability.

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts? | PART 3 – Budgetary Restrictions |

“At times, I feel like I'm still in jail. It feels like I just I got furlough to go out, and then I had to come back."

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts? | PART 2 – Halfway House Conditions |

Part 2: Halfway house conditions

DeVos’s Dangerous Daycare: East Hartford High and the 2018 Budget Proposal

“It is heartless...millions of kids around this country are going to suffer what has been done with a $9.2 billion cut to our education programs,” DeLauro said.

Toeing the Line: Local 33’s Protest Tactics and Their Impact on Public Opinion

“I think a lot of protests focus on sensationalism, but I think making sure your people are empowered and in it for the long haul [is] key.”

A Yale College Graduate’s Defense of Local 33

"Graduate students at private universities have the right to unionize as workers, and it is time for Yale to recognize that right."

Salovey Gets It Right: On Fasting in the Ivory Tower

Local 33 is wrong to invoke historical examples of human rights abuses to glorify their protests.

When Silence Isn’t So Golden: Taylor Swift Steers Clear of the Political

“I don’t talk about politics because it might influence other people."

Dashed Dreams: DACA Recipients Left in Limbo

"Zavala-Ramos was a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, which gave her protection from deportation."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Jorge Guajardo, Mexican Diplomat and Former Ambassador to People’s Republic of China

Jorge Guajardo is a Mexican politician and diplomat who served as the country’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2013.

An Interview With Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hrabowski is a leading advocate for math and science education.

Strange-Moore in Strange Times: An Alabama Election Threatens to Tear the GOP Apart

After two rounds of a GOP primary, Roy Moore is likely to become the newest senator for the state of Alabama.

Forward, Not Back: How Hillary Is Holding Democrats in the Past

"Can the Democratic Party tell the Clintons to get lost? Realistically, no."

Yale Climate Conference: Why Leo Shouldn’t Have Come

"Nothing causes dialogue like dissonance. People are not motivated to action by agreement."

The Good Muslim: When Positive Portrayals Prevail

In the second installment to his two-part series on Muslims in the media, Ahmed Elbenni examines successful portrayals of Islam in film.

What Happened? A Critique of Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir

"A perfect blend of all too familiar excuses, personal revelations, and the exact same stories we’ve been hearing since November 8th, 2016."

No Longer The Decider: Comparing the Leadership of Bush and Blair After Leaving Office

Blair’s efforts to reshape UK politics following the 2016 Brexit vote differ strongly from Bush’s more reserved approach to life out of office.

The Good Muslim: When Positive Portrayals Fail

What does it mean to be a "good" Muslim in the eyes of the American media?

An Interview With Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

"I would hope that on all public questions, science is where you start."

Stand With Title IX: On Betsy Devos, Men’s Rights, and Attempts at Reform

In the face of an administration that is slowly dismantling the few protections given to survivors, let’s stand by Title IX.

Local Journalism: A Labor of Love and Democracy

In an era of national news, can we save the small town paper?

From Catherine the Great to Putin: Russia’s Tangled Relationship With Its Muslim Minority

"Despite the recurrence of terrorist attacks, Putin has attempted to restore the delicate balance that once characterized the relationship between Russia and Muslim minority groups."

Golf Diplomacy: The Rohingya Crisis Challenges ASEAN’s Way

Why isn't ASEAN taking a role in mediating the Rohingya crisis?

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Jorge Guajardo, Mexican Diplomat and Former Ambassador to People’s Republic of China

Jorge Guajardo is a Mexican politician and diplomat who served as the country’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2013.

An Interview With Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hrabowski is a leading advocate for math and science education.

The Ghost of Benazir: Confronting the Legacy of Pakistan’s “Princess”

"To examine Benazir’s life is to acknowledge that she was neither a hero nor a villain."

Homely Hounds: Defining Ugly at the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

"The hairless cresteds at the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest are not well-bred in any sense."

Facing Down from Opposite Sides: Japanese and South Korean Leadership on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Abe and President Moon of South Korea are taking increasingly different approaches to North Korea.

“The Most Dangerous Week Since the End of the Cold War”: U.S. and North Korea’s Standoff

"No matter what, someone will have to lose some face."

Cracks in Mexico’s Foundations: An Earthquake Shakes the Political Scene

We must address these flaws in Mexico's foundation, or our cities will continue to fall down.

An Interview with Jorge Guajardo, Mexican Diplomat and Former Ambassador to People’s Republic of China

Jorge Guajardo is a Mexican politician and diplomat who served as the country’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2013.

Lost in the Pond: Macron’s Eastern Maneuvers

In the latest installment of his column on lesser-known European politics, Maksymilian Szwajewski addresses Macron's plans for Eastern Europe.

On the Rise: Israel’s New Labor Leader, Avi Gabbay

Gabbay is not afraid to share his aspirations for becoming Israel’s next leader.

Making the Planet Great Again: France’s Lofty Environmental Goals

“The United States turned its back on the world, but France will not turn its back on the Americans.”

Starting Small: Education, Nonprofits, and the Roma

Claudia Macri looks at unequal access to education and the challenges this poses for the Roma.

Urban Ignorance: On Yale’s Lack of an Urban Studies Program

"Students will need a multifaceted perspective to work on urban issues in the real world."

Breaking the Silence: Dreamers Tell Their Stories

"I am an undocumented, but my lack of legal presence does not define me."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Jorge Guajardo, Mexican Diplomat and Former Ambassador to People’s Republic of China

Jorge Guajardo is a Mexican politician and diplomat who served as the country’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2013.

An Interview With Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hrabowski is a leading advocate for math and science education.

KERRY: Not Just Privilege, But Responsibility

The former Secretary of State '66 reflects on Yale.

Ditch the District

With battle lines being drawn on gerrymandering, perhaps we should shed the system altogether.

More Than Just Opposition: Can the Democrats Stand for Something?

If Democrats truly want to win back the White House...they’ll have to do a lot better than “Have you seen the other guys?”

The Church, the State, and the Politics of Fear

As rhetoric declaring Christendom to be under attack proliferates, the public’s desire to see Christian symbols represented in government has increased.

Washington is a Mess. Is Netflix to Blame?

Shows that hyperbolize American politics are increasingly popular on Netflix, and may be part of the problem.

Donald Trump’s Bizarre Obsession With Blood

Trump's remarks suggest that he has a disturbing obsession with blood and the female body.

The Problem with Daddy’s Girl

Why father-daughter dances are wrong and why you should care.

“It’s Not Me, It’s Them”: A Look at Group Division and U.S. Politics

Chloe Heller, inspired by a piece by blogger Scott Alexander, examines political polarization in the U.S.

The New Bully Pulpit: When Comedy Turns Political

"It’s time for comedians to recognize their role in educating the future electorate—especially young people."

Wealth Is Not Immoral

Helen Zhao responds to the claim that it is unacceptable to retain personal wealth.