Category Archives: Yale Follies

The Magic Of The Theater Explained At Yale

We here at Blue Crab Boulevard managed to get a copy of a memo sent to the drama department by Yale Dean of Student Affairs, Betty Trachtenberg detailing the new administration-mandated disclaimer that must be read before the performance of … Continue reading

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It’s Official! Yale Has Gone Loco.

In what is probably the silliest, most infantile response to serious events that I have heard of recently, Yale's Dean of Student Affairs, Betty Trachtenberg, has responded to the killings at Virginia Tech by banning stage weapons – props – … Continue reading

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Boola Boola Banned

Yale has refused admission to a degree program for the former Taliban official, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi. The New York Times reports: The student, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, apparently can continue to take courses at the university as an untraditional student in … Continue reading

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No Cole In Yale’s Stocking

Powerline reports that Juan Cole won't be going to Yale. He was soundly voted down by the Senior Appointments Committee. One can't help but wonder if his virtual meltdown over Christopher Hitchens column a while back didn't help decide the … Continue reading

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FLASH! Exclusive To Blue Crab Boulevard!

Blue Crab Boulevard has learned that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi has sent a special thank you gift to Tatiana Maxwell, the president of the International Education Foundation. The foundation was created to raise money to send Mr. Hashemi to college. Mr Hashemi has … Continue reading

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Mr. Taylor Gets A Letter

Clint Taylor over at Nail Yale got a very interesting letter. From the President of Yale himself. Polite yet non-committal, it still seems a very hopeful sign. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Taylor: I have your letter and enclosures about Rahmatullah … Continue reading

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That WILL Leave A Mark

I have a commenter or two about the place who, quite earnestly, defend Juan Cole as being a superbly accurate source of information. I frankly have checked a few things he's written and found each and every one of them … Continue reading

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Yale Update

Clint Taylor over at Nail Yale reports what may be a good sign that Hashemi will not be admitted as a regular student at Yale. It's still very non-committal, but is at least a sign that something is up. I've … Continue reading

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Yale Update

We here at Blue Crab Boulevard have been pretty persistent in our criticism of Yale's decision to admit a former Taliban official as a student. John Fund reports today that the redefinition of the rules for the programs that admit … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Better To Wait A Bit

Rather than going off half-cocked. Last night I read an article in the New York Post that reported a strong rumor that Yale was considering hiring Juan Cole for a tenured position. I immediately started typing a fairly incredulous post, … Continue reading

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Something Happening At Yale?

Clint Taylor thinks the announcement made by Richard Levin may be very important. Let's hope it's important for the right reasons. Tweet

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Yale Stonewall Crumbling?

John Fund in today's Opinion Journal reports that a growing number of people in the Yale community are finally beginning to speak out against Mr. Hashemi's acceptance at Yale. That's good news, I think. He also details the story of … Continue reading

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Yale Coeds Circa 2029

Magic 8-Ball photography comes through, yet again.   (All joking aside, this is a picture of women having to hide the fact that they are getting an education. Because the Taliban, who Mr. Hashemi was a spokesman for, didn't allow … Continue reading

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A New Career!

(New Haven) After years as a spokesman for the brutal Taliban regime in Afghanistan, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi successfully talked his way into Yale even though he had only a fourth grade education. Despite his efforts as front man for the … Continue reading

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The Yale Follies Update

More new stuff up over at Nail Yale. They have sightings of some sanity in letters to the editors, etc. But just so we don't forget what we're dealing with.  Here's a picture of Mr. Hashemi holding up the "evidence" … Continue reading

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