आज का मन्त्र - बस काम ही, आराम नहीं |
All work and no play is the dictum of today.
Well is it? Come find out--on the 17th of April, at 6 pm, in Luce 101.
Have a wonderful new year, and a happy YHD 2015!
An original photograph from the first year of the debate. #vintage #notreally #butstill
Let's celebrate the speakers at the 2014 national round.
Best Speaker, Native
Vidyalakshmi Mahadevan, Upenn
Tanvi Bikhchandani, Columbia
Second Best Speaker, Native
Gautam Chopra, Yale
Best Speaker, Non-Native Heritage Undergraduate
Rishika Dewan, Princeton
Second Best Speaker, Non-Native Heritage Undergraduate
Saloni Gupta, Rutgers
Best Speaker, Non-Native Non-Heritage Undergraduate
Carson Carruth, UT Austin
Second Best Speaker, Non-Native Non-Heritage Undergraduate
Azza Cohen, Princeton
Best Speaker, Non-Native Graduate
Justin Ben-Hain, Columbia
Second Best Speaker, Non-Native Graduate
Thibaud Marcesse, Cornell
Shivani Bhatt, Yale
Any audience member at the national round (April 18) can ask any speaker a question - and the best question of the evening wins the Best Interjector prize, which, in addition to a gorgeous plaque bearing the winner's name, and a certificate worthy of being framed, is a $25 iTunes gift card. The card has been procured, and has your name on it - now all that's left is for you to start making your shopping list.
The stage was set.
The YHD Board was in place.
Opening remarks from
Professor Seema Khurana
South Asian Studies Council
The motion was declared open:
"Globalization diminishes the significance of ethnicity".
And debate ensued.
Closing remarks from our esteemed judges.
Dr. Asiya Alam
South Asian Studies Council
Professor Anjani Jain
Senior Associate Dean (MBA Program)
and Senior Lecturer
Yale School of Management
Professor Geetanjali Chanda
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
The award ceremony was followed by delicious Indian food.
A huge thank you to everyone who came, and see you at the national round!
Participants visiting Yale on the 18th: be sure to explore the courtyards, corridors, and curiosities hidden in the corners of our twelve residential colleges.
Don't miss the live performance by Yale's Sur et Veritaal on the YHD stage, on the night of the national round (April 18).
Check out an example of the magic they weave with their voices:
Also attend Chutney - their annual Spring show - on April 4 at 8 pm, right after the YHD preliminary round.
Bold and inviting. Also: red, black, and white (though that is less insightful).
The winning project of the Yale Women's Center "Feminism Today" Essay and Art Competition - "We All Can Do It" by Houriiyah Tegally and Julia Jenjezwa, featuring the talents of several Yale students - expertly intertwines feminism and ethnicity, arguing that the two are inseparable, and that without inclusion, feminism fails. Today's world has feminism in the spotlight. Is feminism, by being centered on inclusion, a testimony to the significance of ethnicity?
When pondering over the motion for YHD 2014, it may be a useful exercise to think beyond the realms of globalization and ethnicity alone, and to place them in the context of the larger picture, in which many forces work simultaneously - sometimes in conjunction, and sometimes in opposition. "We All Can Do It" certainly has YHD thinking.
The invitations have been dispatched. Let's give our guests a warm Yale welcome when they arrive for the national round, on 18th April. Yalies, sign up to host a student for the night of the national round!
Globalization diminishes the significance of ethnicity. For or against?
Explore, and pick your side. Come and see if our skilled debaters can change your mind.