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American Universities are Not Fortune 500 Companies But Increasingly Model Them

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Sanford Jay Rosen

It seems that Yale and other great American universities increasingly are being run from the top as though they were like Fortune 500 companies, investment banks and hedge funds. If so, what does that say about America? How do we make it stop?

What I Would Like to Hear Hillary Clinton Say When She Announces For President

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The following is a version of what I would like to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton say as she announces her Presidential campaign. A campaign that will lead this brilliant accomplished woman to being sworn in as the nation's 45th President.

An Open and Personal Email to Hillary Clinton From a Contemporary

David Bradford | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
David Bradford

Your actions in this regard demonstrate an utter disregard for the law and the importance of being transparent. I hope you can admit to your error of judgement, supply the entire contents of that email server to an independent third party for analysis, and do your best in the future to recognize the gravity of all of your actions while you are representing we the people.

UN Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity

Ted Oswald | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Ted Oswald

Securing water and sanitation infrastructure for Haiti is ultimately about fulfilling obligations and respecting human rights, areas where the UN can, and should, be demonstrating leadership.

What Tahj Blow's Police Encounter Reveals About Student Activism in the #Blacklivesmatter Movement

Cara McClellan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices
Cara McClellan

Even for students who have overcome statistics, escaped the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline," and ascended into the most elite educational settings, the most basic messaging of this system for enforcing identity still resonates, if only through brief, but highly symbolic encounters.

Tumult and Advent

Mark Osler | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion
Mark Osler

I'm not a protester, blocking traffic. That's not what I do. However, I hear them, and they urge me towards what I am fit for-- the quiet planning of something better. I am not opposed by them; I am propelled by them.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

The Toughest Law Schools To Get Into

Posted 10.08.2013 | College

Better start studying up for your LSATs if you want to go to Yale Law School. You can rest a little easier if you're planning on going to Harvard Law....

Hillary Clinton Slated For Big Honor

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Forty years after graduating from Yale Law School, Former First Lady and Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton is returning to her alma mater for a big h...

The Hypocrisy of Bud Selig

Don McNay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...

Robert Bork: Great Teachers Transcend Ideology

Bruce Judson | Posted 03.19.2013 | College
Bruce Judson

Great teachers are not bound by ideology. Our leaders at the national and state level are also teachers. We need them to decide on a course of action, explain why it makes sense, and engage in honest discourse with those who oppose their actions.

Romney Gaffe Wins Quote Of The Year

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of the population dependent on the government and...

How Cupcakes Are Keeping Women From the Top

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Women are expected to do unnoticed, unappreciated work, and face backlash if they demand credit or simply refuse.

Why Don't Women Raise Their Hands More?

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

My law school class is somewhere around 50% women. So why don't us ladies just get over it and speak up?

Yale Launches Cool New Program

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale Law School is starting a Ph.D. in law, calling it the first such degree program in the country. The program is designed...

Conversations With Christopher Bessette and Dermot Mulroney on Trade of Innocents

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Nicki Richesin

The problem of human trafficking is all over the world. Slavery is alive and well in the 21st century; it's time we as a people put an end to it. It's definitely time modern day abolitionists made it known we are not going to turn away from it anymore.

'The Greening Of America,' A #1 Bestseller, Has Long Been Out Of Print. Now It's Back, Just As Relevant As It Was In 1970.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The New Yorker issue of September 26, 1970 contained a 70-page, 39,000-word excerpt from The Greening of America -- the longest book excerpt in its hi...

Is This Yale's First Tenured Hispanic Law Professor?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Latino Voices

According to the Yale Daily News, renowned immigration law professor Cristina Rodriguez has been offered tenure at the Yale Law School, one of the top...

Vineland School District In N.J. Lifts LGBT Website Filter

Posted 06.12.2011 | Education

After New Jersey students and staff complained to the American Civil Liberties Union that LGBT sites were being blocked at school, the district remove...

Chua, Baby

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

While my self-esteem couldn't be detected by an atomic microscope, I did regard myself as a sure thing in some future Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...

East Haven Police Bias: More Than Half Of Tickets Issued Went To Hispanics Who Make Up 6% Of Population

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Students at Yale Law School on Friday released an analysis showing that more than half of the tickets East Haven police issue...

Yale Law Grads Pass On Large Firms

Yale Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Last month, the National Law Journal ranked Yale Law School 18th in job placement at large law firms -- but Law School officials said they are proud o...

Obama Nominee Moves Forward After GOP Hold Forces Dems To Take Anti-Filibuster Measure

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, nearly four months after President Obama nominated Harold Koh to become legal adviser to the State Department, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fil...

Meet the U.N. Secretary General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Sudanese Diplomat Francis Deng believes genocide can be anticipated and even stopped before it begins.