Speaking of people who get it, this English Professor, calling the YDN on failing to identify by name the dining hall worker in its front-page photo:

Would a Yale Daily News photo of an instructor in mid-lecture be identified only as “a Yale professor”? That young woman is not a piece of furniture; she is a member of the Davenport community.

A while back I linked to a brilliant piece by Michael Gecan about power and class at Yale. As he wrote:

Both parties are led by women and men who believe it’s their God-given right to make more messes—from the Yale Commons, to blighted cities, to White House sleeping arrangements, to failed health reform, to bankrupt companies, to gutted industries, to post-war Iraq. They count on a wide and appreciative following in the media to report their antics and a silent servant class to clean up the wreckage.


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