Opinions

Divestment economics good for VC

By GABE DUNSMITH – 7 years ago

T he economics of fossil fuel divestment show good signs for Vassar. A recent report from the Aperio Group, an investment management firm, claims that the risk to colleges’ endowments…

Scouts must stand behind gay members

By ZACK STRUVER – 7 years ago

I was, am, and always will be, a Boy Scout. I make this statement not because I have any particular loyalty to any of the various organizations that operate under…

National high-speed rail poses problems

By JOSH SHERMAN – 7 years ago

There’s been an image of a map rolling around Facebook and Tumblr recently, advertising an interesting take on the still-nascent high-speed rail initiative in the United States. It depicts the…

Graffiti on campus shuts down discourse

By JEAN-LUC BOUCHARD – 7 years ago

About two weeks ago, the words “War isn’t real, Apathy is freedom, Silence is strength” began to appear on buildings across campus, written in red paint. On February 4, the…

D.C. Democrats propose legal marijuana

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 7 years ago

Sure, supporters of recreational marijuana use probably cried victory when the states of Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of cannabis in 2012, a historic move. But as of…

Economic growth in China creates political challenges

By SARA LOBO – 7 years ago

Formerly described by Napoleon Bonaparte as a “sleeping giant,” China has in recent decades awoken from its slumber of isolation and economic stagnation to take its place at the forefront…

Obama admin. sets stage for new kinds of climate action

By LANE KISONAK – 7 years ago

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been frequently praised for its shrewd recalibration of American leadership within a global context. Whether it was 2011’s multilateral intervention in Libya, the administration’s…