Reinstate the petition process for the Yale Alumni Fellow election

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Vi Nguyen
2 weeks ago
As a Harvard alumni and a sibling of a Yale alumni, this is ridiculous.

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Edward Meisarosh
Jun 26, 2021
Stifling dissent is the hallmark of tyrannies and should have no quarter in a university.

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Marion Katz
Jun 24, 2021
I'm signing because as a Yale graduate (BA '89), I believe that the institution should abide by the values of transparency and representation

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Philip Bowles
Jun 8, 2021
Pathetic. What mouse does the elephant fear? Alas, The college I was fortunate enough to attend is gone. Moralizing didacts and professional whiners are strangling deviationist thought. Lord knows what nonsensical junk has been forced into a today's graduates. Far worse, have they spent 4 years without understanding anything about real critical thinking in a challenging academic setting? No more money from this alumnus, after 44 years of consecutive support.

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Andrew Taniguchi
Jun 4, 2021
It appears that the Yale Board of Trustees is motivated by fear that their carefully honed and hermetically insular nomination process will be subject to disruption by the more democratic and perhaps more messy (from their point of view) petition process. If the board is confident in its integrity and truly believes in its virtue, it should have no such cowardly fear of the petition process.

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Chandra Goff
May 30, 2021
I’m a Yale alum telling Yale to let us have a say. We want real elections, not rigged ones.

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Alina Rodriguez
May 28, 2021
The school is already hyper privileged and highly funded. The least that can be done if Yale chooses not to do anything for the New Haven community is to continue to support students and alumni of Yale.

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Mandy Katz
May 27, 2021
Insulting to be called a "special interest" because I have ... an interest. And to have my time wasted by elections from a slate of supposedly opinion-free candidates. In the absence of better information, it practically begs us to vote on the basis of identity.

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Paul Saubestre
May 27, 2021
Yale College '79

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Ariana Bain
May 27, 2021
I’m a YES (formerly FES) alum and I strongly support reinstating the petition process. It is an essential part of ensuring that Yale is a leading institution go forward, not just a relic of the past.