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We Skype sex because she lives in TD and that’s too far away.
I would like for Geronimo’s skull to be united with his body. Geronimo is my kinsman.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
expresses profound regret that a member of an Institute of Consecrated Life,
Sr. Margaret A. Farley, RSM, affirms positions that are in direct contradiction
with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality. The Congregation warns
the faithful that her book Just Love: A Framework for Christian
Sexual Ethics is not in conformity with the teaching of the Church.
Consequently it cannot be used as a valid expression of Catholic teaching,
either in counseling and formation, or in ecumenical and interreligious
The book was not intended to be an expression of
current official Catholic teaching, nor was it aimed specifically against this
teaching. … I fear the Notification … misrepresents (perhaps unwittingly) the aims of my work and the nature of it as a proposal that might be in service of, not against, the church and its faithful people.
I am writing to state, in the strongest possible
terms, that police surveillance based on religion, nationality, or peacefully
expressed political opinions is antithetical to the values of Yale, the
academic community, and the United States.
I don’t know why keeping the country safe is
antithetical to the values of Yale. Yale’s freedoms to do research, to teach,
to give people a place to say what they want to say is defended by the law
enforcement throughout this country.
In the past, many students in the lecture were doing Facebook or e-mail or all kinds of things on their computers, so for me it’s better if there’s a room where that is not possible.
Princeton has a slight leg up over Yale, which has a slight advantage over Harvard, though they are all pretty comparable. The larger point is that an insane proportion of the New York Times wedding section is given over to graduates from these three schools. When we add up all three schools, we find 18 percent of people who appeared in the wedding section had a degree from at least one of them, compared with 0.18 percent of the US population.
I had no idea what was going on, but it was great.
Women my vintage never learned to brag the way many scientists do. It’s not unusual for colleagues to talk openly about their superiority or the breathtaking impact of their own work. I was uncomfortable with this kind of discourse—which a female colleague dubbed ‘combat physics.’
Girls are instead socialized to respond to others and consider their ideas. In the academic marketplace, it’s all about putting your own ideas forward. A male colleague once told me, ‘Don’t ask us what we think, don’t try to forge a consensus. Just bang on the table and tell us what to do.’ This style doesn’t come naturally to many women.
It’s become very glamorous to become the next Mark Zuckerberg, and everyone likes to think they have some great idea.
I want to be the one to say, ‘You think Yale is impossible, but it’s not.’
On Thursday, this newspaper was dismayed to learn that the Yale administration is considering banning smoking on campus. The proposal is premature, infantilizing, and wrongheaded.
We are the first a cappella group in history. We invented it.
There ain’t no party like a Stiles-Morse party cuz a Stiles-Morse party don’t stop! Until the assault rifles come. Then it stops very quickly.
I am going to teach at Yale. It’s in the works. I have a very special class that I will be teaching next January.
As a grad student in our program, he would not ordinarily teach until his third year. [Franco] was referring to another project: a proposal for a college seminar that did not work out for this year.
At many elite schools and for some other schools, grades have gone up because of better students, but that influence is not as significant as the fact that professors are simply grading more leniently than they ever have. … The idea that students who go to places like Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Princeton today are all vastly superior to those of years ago is without basis.
relationships between students and faculty members who don’t even have a
significant academic relationship with one another? That seems awfully
paternalistic. We are talking about legal adults, remember. Students will
inevitably encounter power imbalances—rooted in differences in age, financial
status and so on—in their personal lives. I fail to see how it’s any of the
university’s business unless the relationship—‘damaging’ or not—has a direct
impact on a student’s academic life.
The Yale Bubble is small enough as is. Don’t let President Levin make it even smaller.
I wish to protest the News’s headline ‘For some Yalies, split allegiances’ (November 17). There are and can be no split allegiances among Yalies. A person split between Yale and Harvard is with Harvard. At Yale students are taught to know where they stand.
is genuinely interesting subject matter that some people have never been
exposed to. It’s valuable even if it doesn’t make English majors cry.
The critics argue that during the past year, a traditional portfolio of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds would have lost only 13 percent of its value, rather than the 25 percent lost by the diversified portfolios of the largest [university] endowments. … Over the past ten years, Yale’s endowment realized average annual returns of 11.7 percent to reach its current value of $16 billion; a 60–40 portfolio would have earned 2.1 percent, resulting in an endowment of only $4.4 billion. The moral of the story is that universities should stick with the Swensen strategy, not abandon it now.
is true that the fancier your alma mater, the more famous people you will know
when you’re 45. You, however, will not necessarily be one of those famous
people yourself. You could very easily wind up being the deputy assistant to a
person who graduated 40th in her class at Wichita Tech.
[US Airways] employed oppressive and deceptive tactics in an attempt to
frustrate me and choke out my claim. And what’s worse is that it normally
works—people tire of the process and eventually give up. … US
Air needs to know that their deplorable license-to-steal attitude will not be
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who’s a Yale alum,
once joked that if Osama bin Laden had gone to Yale, the alumni association
would know exactly which cave he was in.
might be going down the toilet, but it doesn’t take a Yale scholar to realize
that nearby New Haven, Connecticut, has been sprucing itself up and actually
going a bit more upscale. To show off their assets, the city just sent a bunch
of us press whores down for its first-ever Restaurant Week of compulsive
gorging, and I came back happily looking like a Herman Melville character.
bed, air conditioning, wireless, big television. We even get chocolates on our
It didn’t dawn on me that there might be a few
holes in my education until I was about 35. I’d just bought a house, the pipes
needed fixing, and the plumber was standing in my kitchen. There he was, a
short, beefy guy with a goatee and a Red Sox cap and a thick Boston accent, and
I suddenly learned that I didn’t have the slightest idea what to say to someone
like him. So alien was his experience to me, so unguessable his values, so
mysterious his very language, that I couldn’t succeed in engaging him in a few
minutes of small talk before he got down to work. Fourteen years of higher
education and a handful of Ivy League degrees, and there I was, stiff and
stupid, struck dumb by my own dumbness.
Now, this paper was about fifty pages long. And
there were extensive footnotes citing French, German, and Italian material. … Clearly, then, it wasn’t the kind of thing an 18-year-old could have
written—even one who spoke a little French. Once again, though, I got an "A."
Either Betty was too stupid to recognize the larceny (my assumption at the
time), or—having recognized it—too lazy to bring me up on charges. Or too
indifferent. Or too kind. Or maybe, I now realize, she never read it.
We have already experienced something that looks very much like a carbon tax, and a very large one. … In 2002, the price of crude oil averaged $25 per barrel. Today it is close to $100 per barrel, an increase of $75 per barrel. … What have we learned from this ‘natural experiment’ with oil prices? … First, until the recent credit crunch in the United States—an event largely unrelated to the increase in oil prices—the world economy has prospered. … Europe and the United States have experienced robust growth since 2002, while China and India have shot out the lights. So it is clear that we have the capacity to absorb a carbon tax.
What I say to men when they think the vibrator will replace them is ‘This is not your competition, it’s your colleague.’
With this crowd, if you only get two streakers—that’s not bad.
The results of the recent change in leadership and strategy in Iraq
have made it plain that the war there is not lost nor is defeat inevitable, yet
opponents of that war, even as the situation improved, have rushed to declare
America defeated. They offer no plausible alternative to the current strategy
and take no serious notice of the dreadful consequences of swift withdrawal.
They seem to be panicked by the possibility of success and eager to bring about
withdrawal and defeat before success can get in the way. Such are the actions
of defeatists and political opportunists; in no way can they be called patriotic.
There are many versions of the cliché that ‘a conservative is a
liberal who has been mugged,’ and Robert Bork has just given rise to another. A
tort plaintiff, it turns out, is a critic of tort lawsuits who has slipped and
fallen at the Yale Club.
It was a stupid thing to do.
We cannot wait for our governments to act. … Large organizations all over the world with the power to act independently
should take matters into their own hands and begin to reduce greenhouse gas
I used to teach at Yale, which was at one time a center of postmodernist literary theory. Derrida was there. Paul de Man was there. I originally wrote the bull---- essay at Yale, and a physics professor told me that it was appropriate that this essay should have been written at Yale, because, after all, he said, Yale is the bull---- capital of the world.
Yale Shmale. Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn’t
necessarily mean you’re smart.
On a straight proportional basis, [Yale Law School] should graduate less than one person from Fargo per decade. Yet, in fact, remarkably, YLS will graduate four people from the Fargo area this year, and five total in the next three years. What explains this phenomenon? Is 'the Force' particularly strong in Fargo? Are open spaces good for open (legal) minds?
Yale’s no-soap tradition soon may be all washed up
Yale, in a lather over soap, relents
Yale comes clean
A soap opera ends at Yale
Soap and man at Yale
Thanks to Yale, I didn’t wake up butt naked in a château wearing handcuffs, thinking, ‘Why am I here—with a headache?’ Who would have thought an Ivy League education would have come in handy that way?