Read All About Assembly 2019 on Our Blog!

Read All About Assembly 2019 on Our Blog!

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November 26, 2019

One of the most remarked-upon sessions at the YAA Assembly this year, organized as a presentation interlaced with interactive segments, was entitled "Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions," led by Marc Brackett. Brackett, who recently published a book under the same title, serves as Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.

Brackett is a lively, humorous speaker, yet the content of his talk evinced substantial scientific and sociological merit. Dr. Brackett suggested that roughly 80% of success in the modern world can be attributed to skills related to emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, Brackett explained, includes abilities such as self- and other-awareness and self- and other-regulation.

Lacking emotional intelligence, by contrast, is correlated with feelings of depression and anxiety. Depression is currently the most common basis for disability in America. Anxiety,...

November 25, 2019

Cultivating Leadership was the theme of this year's Yale Alumni Association Assembly, held on campus last Thursday and Friday, November 21-22, and attended by approximately 550 Yale alumni leaders, delegates, and guests. In his opening address on Thursday, President Salovey defined a leader as one who encourages and uplifts others, citing as exemplars Levi Jackson (Yale's first African-American football player and team captain) and US Navy Rear Admiral and computer scientist Grace Hopper (after whom Hopper College is named). 

Salovey's introduction was followed by a panel discussion ("Yale's Leaders on Leadership: Dean's Panel") featuring the Deans of: Yale College; the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and the Indra K. Nooyi Dean. Panelists addressed approaches to teaching leadership within their respective fields and university divisions. A panel of three leaders in the field of women's athletics--Director of Athle...

September 9, 2019

The Great "Operation Varsity Blues" Scandal of 2019 is still reverberating through the corridors of academe, down school hallways, and around the dinner tables of families of college-bound students everywhere, damaging the prestige of the institutions implicated (