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Climate Change Is Here; Why Aren’t We Doing Anything About It?

Regarding the impending climate crisis, Yale scientist Anthony Leiserowitz tells Bill Moyers: “You almost couldn’t design a problem that is a worse fit with our underlying psychology.” The solution? Part of it involves turning the issue into talking points for conservatives.

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Colleges Suing Poor Students Over Loan Defaults

“The increase in the amount of defaulted loans among poor students comes as President Barack Obama says he wants to expand access to college for working-class families and increase funding for the Perkins program,” Bloomberg reports.

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE



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David Brooks to Teach ‘Humility’

Students at Yale now have the opportunity to take a class titled “Humility” from New York Times columnist and “notorious diploma-sniffing aristocrat-apologist douchebag” David Brooks, writes Matt Taibbi.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 READ MORE


‘Colbert Report’: On James Franco and Codpieces

Academy Award™-nominated actor and sometime homicidal soap opera villain James Franco has been called a Renaissance man by certain members of the press. This rankles Stephen Colbert, who uses his show as a platform to besmirch Franco’s name, with help from Franco himself.

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 READ MORE


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Yale Imposes Hands-Off Policy for Interactions Between Undergrads, Faculty

After mulling over the issue for many years, the powers that be at Yale University have decided to ban sexual relationships between faculty members and undergraduate students, regardless of whether those students ever take their classes.

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Ivy League Musical: Yale Edition

What would-be matriculators at Yale University might think of this lengthy and cringeworthy musical promotional video, cooked up by a group of the Ivy League school’s current undergraduates and recent alumni, is unclear, but we’d like to point out the obvious after enduring a brief run-through of their efforts: Some people have been watching a little too much “Glee.”

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Ivy League Endowments Smacked Down

These tough economic times have ganged up on the poor, homeowners, investors, students and immigrants. And now comes word that even Harvard and Yale, among the wealthiest schools in the world, have suffered dramatic losses in their endowments over the past year.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009 READ MORE



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The Best and the Brightest Led America Off a Cliff

The multiple failures that beset the country can be laid at the feet of our elite universities. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, along with most other elite schools, do a poor job educating students to think. They focus instead on creating hordes of competent systems managers.

Posted on Dec 8, 2008 READ MORE


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Firestorm Over Attack on Yale Singers

Nearly two weeks after a group of San Francisco high school students assaulted the members of a Yale all-male a capella singing group—leaving two hospitalized—charges of homophobia, a police cover-up and local political indifference are making headway in the national news media.

  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Cops finish questioning singers (two weeks late)
  • Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish: The Origin of Bush’s Strategy

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    Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE    


    Burning Cole

    Politics trumped academic integrity, says Nation writer Philip Weiss, when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Cory Booker
    From politicsnj.com

    Rising Star Wins Newark Mayoral Race

    The 37-year-old former Rhodes scholar, who is black, won in a landslide. (His last mayoral campaign was the focus of the Oscar-nominated “Street Fight.”)

     

    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


    William Sloane Coffin
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    William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006)

    The bold and unconventional former Yale chaplain became internationally renowned for his activism against the Vietnam War and in support of civil rights. He died at 81 of congestive heart failure.

    Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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    Yale Both Stonewalls and Attacks on Taliban Student Issue

    In the wake of The New York Times Magazine’s cover story on the former Taliban official attending Yale, alumni are setting up protest websites designed to hurt fundraising efforts. Yale mostly won’t talk, but one university official responded by calling the critics “retarded.” (Hat tip: Huff Po)

    Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    The Freshman

    How did the Taliban’s chief spokesman abroad end up a student at Yale? The New York Times Magazine has the story.

    Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


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    Sex Week at Yale Draws Controversy, Porn Stars

    A prudish Harvard student, writing in a conservative campus newspaper, says the following of Yale’s annual ode to sex: “I don’t see how bringing a Playboy stripper to campus is helping anything.”
    No surprise there. The Yale contingent at Truthdig knows from experience that Cantabs are sooooo uptight.

    Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Alito Proves His Conservative Mettle

    Profile of rise through right-wing ranks; “Constitution does not protect a right to abortion.” | more
    Also: Check out our extensive paper trail on the nominee. | link

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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