Tag: Yale


Today's College Students: Self-Absorbed and Narcissistic?

Are today’s college students really as “self-absorbed” and “narcissistic” as increasing numbers of people claim? Since broad generalizations, especially negative ones, are especially easy to make, much harder to prove and typically offered to gratify the one making them, I typically assume that they are always gross over-statements at least, and often altogether false. Typically. Events unfolding at Oklahoma Wesleyan University however, have got me thinking about the possibility that there may be at least more underlying truth in people’s concerns about college student culture than I tend to see. It all......

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Yale, Evolution and Turkey Time: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 9-13), we examined the tendency to increase our pace when slowing down may bring more contentment, the anticipation of joyful Thanksgiving gatherings, the surprising moments when violence seems natural and necessary, the trend among non-scientists to question evolution… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Too Much, Too Fast: Why We Need to Pause in Life – Min Kantrowitz One day, I realized I’d never seen a semi-colon as part of a tweet, those compact......

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Student Activism at Yale: Rethinking What Is Worthy of Our Outrage

Are you following the drama of the costume scandal transpiring at Yale University? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry but something is off on our campuses. Here is the story in a nutshell. Thirteen Yale administrators co-signed a pre-Halloween letter, advising students on how to dress for Halloween so as not to offend their fellow students. The committee’s email acknowledged that students “definitely have a right to express themselves,” but hoped they would “actively avoid those circumstances that threaten our sense of community or disrespects, alienates or ridicules segments of......

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Pluto, Spa Trends and Nathan Hale: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (July 13-17), we took time to explore the balance between humor and political correctness, the evolutionary role of religious thinking, the spa offerings that meet spiritual needs and NASA’s exciting mission to Pluto. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   The Politically Incorrect Bobblehead – Brad Hirschfield Nathan Hale had only one life to give for his country, but almost 250 years after his death, there’s still plenty of him to go around. And that upsets a Yale-educated......

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The Politically Incorrect Bobblehead

Nathan Hale had only one life to give for his country, but almost 250 years after his death, there’s still plenty of Nathan Hale to go around, and that has upset a Yale-educated author a great deal. Let me explain. As a gift to university supporters, the Yale University class of 1975 recently offered a Nathan Hale bobblehead, a replica of a large bronze statue on the New Haven campus. Like the original, the bobblehead depicts a bound and shackled Hale – who graduated from Yale in 1773 – and is inscribed......

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