The Octogenarians

Calhoun college is one of 12 Yale residential colleges modeled on the English 800+ year old Oxford/Cambridge template.The Yale system was installed only some 70 years ago with a 1932 gift of Sloane Hearkness,a multimillionaire benefactor.Each residential college has a Master and a Dean living on site with their families and providing hostelry and academic guidance respectively.A few days ago the President of Yale invited Yale community wide (including incoming freshmen) opinion exchange and commentary about Calhoun college.President Salovey is a distinguished social psychologist who also served as Provost of the University for eight years.Yale has established a new campus in Singapore and is opening a new campus(West) in New Haven.The establishment of degree granting campuses outside of the traditional and in a foreign country with totalitarian credentials has been a cause of much discussion and dissent.President Salovey has wisely chosen to apply the lessons learned from the advent of…

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