Stop Disenfranchising My Friends, Yale

by Jeffrey Niedermaier Last fall, I went to testify before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) about the work that I do as a graduate teacher in the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Yale University. Teachers in my department wanted to form a union. Yale opposed us. Through their hours of questioning, Yale’s…

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TO PREVENT ARTHRITIS

by Carlin L. Zia The clay behind the potting shed in my grandparents’ backyard would be soft and red in April. While our grandmother tended about in her cloth gloves and faded sunhat, my brother and I would salt the slugs we plucked from the compost urns, or dig furrows in the clay. Sometimes we…

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Stop Disenfranchising Me, Yale

by Sol Hilfinger-Pardo I came to Yale because of its reputation for progressive values, and the support I hoped I would receive to do the public interest work that most needs doing. But my view has changed as I’ve watched the institutional inertia and cowardice of the Yale administration on so many issues—from failing to…

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Jook Songs’ “Sunrise”: Resistance Anew

by Marina Tinone Jook Songs, Yale’s Asian and Asian-American spoken word group, performed their last show of the academic year in Hopper Cabaret last weekend. The show’s theme, “Sunrise”, was chosen based on the personal difficulties from their previous semester. This idea of sunrise– of light after times of darkness– developed through each of the…

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AACC Oral Histories: Grant Din

Grant Din is a Yale alum of the Class of 1979. He currently serves as the Community Resources Director at the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation in San Francisco, where he works on research and educational projects relating to Angel Island immigration history. During his time at Yale, he was an active student leader for…

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