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Bribery is only the tip of the elite-college iceberg: An interview with Jim Sleeper

Editor's Note:  This interview was conducted at Yale well before the current bribery scandal at selective colleges, including Yale. It pretty much predicted the whole thing, but put it in necessary perspective. [caption id="attachment_18635" ...

Coed Week Revisited

Yale Co-Ed week occurred during the fall our senior year.  Co-Ed Week brought 750 women from 22 different colleges to the Yale campus.  They stayed in the dorms and attended classes.  For a brief moment in time Yale became co-ed.My per...

Comic Relief In Two Political Adventure Novels

As we take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them, we also have to laugh occasionally at our current political scene.  I've done this by publishing two satirical novels about contemporary politics, PRYME KNUMBER (Amazon, Good...

Friendships Formed Through Yale, Not At Yale

Diaries and collections of letters make up much of my reading-in-bed material, because there’s always a natural stopping-place at most two pages away. Sometime in the early ’90s, I was reading the diaries of E.J. Kahn, Jr., the well-known staff w...

Observations From My “Journalism, Liberalism, and Democracy” Seminar, 2018

Editor's Note: The author is a member of our Class and a lecturer in political science at Yale College.In case you are interested, here's a glimpse at what Yale undergrads are thinking about our political prospects today.End-of-semester observations...

29-29:  A Confession and a Question

Now that we are about to move past the semicentennial of the Yale-Harvard game of 1968, maybe it is safe for me to emerge from the shadows and make a confession and pose a question. First, the confession. [caption id="attachment_17435" align="a...

Can we move our country to a better place?

I have been meaning to write this for some time. I read with interest the post about the class of 1968, and how their reunion seemed to be backwardly focused, with a major reunion event being a panel with George Bush. All eyes need to be forward l...

Hiking the Dolomites in 2018

Using the listserv, Wayne Willis has directed us to this page, which I had not really visited before. Since the listserve reaches only 120 whereas this post will reach 730 of my classmates, I thought I would try posting something that may be of inter...

Captain Grace Hopper's Lessons

[caption id="attachment_16870" align="alignright" width="432"] Captain Grace Hopper, U.S. Naval Reserve, computer pioneer.[/caption] When Yale decided to rename one of its residential colleges, my college, from Calhoun to Grace Hopper, I was annoy...

I'm Seeking Names Of Some Draft Resisters

Classmates, do any of you remember or have information about a small anti-draft demonstration on Beinecke Plaza one wintry morning in early 1968, our junior year? Three seniors handed their draft cards to Bill Coffin in an act of civil-disobedience, ...
 

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