Yale Political Union

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  • Arvind Ashok Interview Essay

    out of the protagonist of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch focusing on the takeaway that art is beautiful because of the struggle leading up to the creation. Arvind wants to attend Yale because he feels that the environment will continue to foster his diverse schooling as well as a place where collaboration is a focus of the education rather than competition. Also, he’s interested in pursuing the Ethics, Politics, and Economics major with the intention of working in the intersection of academia, policy, and non-governmental organizations which focus on improving the trajectory of developing countries and areas much like those in India that are in the flux of major change. However, in his search for a more nuanced and in depth education, Arvind is interested in delving into eastern religion as well as history and art outside of the western tradition. He feels that there is not only a lot to learn for his personal knowledge but there’s a lot to mine from those ideas to understand and utilize in his future work to help developing countries avoid the ‘poverty gap’ that many suffer from. From this, he is drawn to the work of the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) as well as the interesting discussions abundant in the Yale Political Union. I believe that Arvind will make the most of all that Yale College has to offer in his thirst for knowledge, but aside from the couple of questions I asked to gauge more of his personality outside of academics, he seemed a bit inflexible…

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  • Gilded Age Reflection

    with a telegraph, and now they use all the technology we have today. It’s amazing that Yale is over 300 years old. Can you imagine how it feels to be on a sports team at Yale College today? A member of a sports team at Yale College will be a part of history forever. That’s interesting to learn that the sons of the wealthy organized a collegiate rowing club at Yale College in New Haven Connecticut, in 1843. William J. Weeks purchased a four-oared white gall board in New York and brought it to New…

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  • Review Of The Overachievers: The Secret Life Of Driven Kids By Alexandra Robbins

    As the juniors get ready to take the dreadful SAT and the seniors fall into a dark hole of where to apply to college, one question comes into mind: Am I “smart” enough to get accepted into a prestigious university? Nowadays, a syndrome of ‘overachievism’ fills the halls of High Schools as students overload their schedules with numerous rigorous classes and get hyperly involved in extracurricular activities. In the Overachievers: the secret life of driven kids by Alexandra Robbins, the…

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  • Eero Saarinen: A Career In Architecture

    However, having been “brought up underneath his father’s drafting table,” Saarinen (Jr.) felt compelled to follow in his father’s footsteps, and pursue a career in architecture. Not only did Saarinen adopt his father’s career path, he adopted a large number of his principles and attributes as well, such as his ambition, talent, diligence, respect for fine craftsmanship, belief in the interrelations of the arts, and profound respect for nature. Needless to say Saarinen (Sr.) had a very strong…

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  • William Zinsser College Pressures Summary

    Lexie SR “College Pressures” Background William Zinsser was a Protestant, fourth-generation New Yorker, and a World War II sergeant. He earned degrees at multiple universities; two of them being in Indiana. He attended Rollins College, Wesleyan University, and the University of Southern Indiana. Zinsser was born October 7, 1922 in New York City. He married a teacher and historian, Caroline Fraser, in 1954. The…

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  • Gifted Hands Book Review

    also inspired Ben’s Christian beliefs which he upholds his entire life. There are several times when Ben is up against the impossible, that he prays to God and uses his faith to do the impossible. After finally believing in himself, Ben began to work hard in school. Through his hard work, he becomes one of the top in his class his junior and senior year. Because of his academic excellence and high SAT scores, Ben found himself getting accepted into and receiving a full academic scholarship to…

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  • Harvard University Case Study

    Sharon Oster, a former dean of the Yale School of Management, has done extensive research on this subject particularly, including a lot of number crunching and data analysis of schools with large endowments. Endowment funds typically receive two types of donations, restricted and unrestricted. Restricted gifts are given to schools under the prerequisites that the money will be used in a certain manner. Unrestricted gifts are given without requirements from the donor and can be used right away…

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  • Biography Of Jonathan Edwards: A Great Shepherd Of Early Colonial Theology And Revivalism

    must be confirmed in order to lead.” (Youssef, Pg. 20) Learning more about Jonathan Edwards leaves no doubt in my mind that he was confirmed to lead in the ministries of theology and preaching; both by God and then later by others. Edwards clearly had a vision for how God was going to use him in this ministry and he strived for that goal through his writings as he led others to God. Born October 5, 1703 (M. X. Lesser, Pg. 2) in East Windsor, Connecticut, Edwards’s intellect was apparent…

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  • Ben Carson Math Quiz

    school. And they know all the answer. Ben and his brother have many other problem in their life. All other student in the school used to make fun of ben because of his clothe he used to wear. Ben also complain about his cloths to her mother but she cannot afford a new cloth because they are poor. And because of racism they are not allowed to play basketball or any other game with white children. They have many problem with his life. Ben mother struggle a lot in his life and she never give up on…

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  • Title IX And Women's Equality In Sports

    Many institutes still don’t follow every implement that is discussed in Title IX. It is hard to do, to have money in order to pay for all of it and athletic programs think that because male athletics bring in more money they are going to favor them. One case of Title IX allegedly being broken was in 2011 with Yale University. Sixteen students filed a complaint that Yale is a sexually hostile environment preventing women from having the same opportunities men have on campus. The Title IX…

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