Contentious debate about the history of slavery on college campuses erupted during the past year, provoking universities across the world to examine themselves and the people they honor. At Harvard, those debates have focused on symbols and titles associated, to some degree, with slavery.
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Though we do not envy the job of university police departments in this age of political myopia around gun violence, Northeastern’s choice is a poor one that underscores just how unmoored from reality our response to mass shootings has become.
The establishment of Asian American studies at Harvard should be a top priority.
Progress may be a duty on us all, but it must happen deliberately, with due consideration of consequences.
As Harvard students, we should care about standardized tests as a means toward ensuring quality and equality in education, yielding more diverse college classes and better lives for students.
Neither intellectually nor historically does the premise of a white student union make sense.
At the core of this proposal is the University administration’s steadfast refusal to realize the flaws of the current Program in General Education.
While it would be impractical to argue that students should not consider their employment prospects while choosing a concentration, every academic opportunity at the College should be available to every student regardless of prior experiences with the field.
Rather than legitimizing these games of word association, Harvard and its administrators ought to spend time addressing actual issues of inclusivity on campus.
These structural ideas should serve as a basis for the College to address more deeply embedded issues surrounding identity and ensure the continued fulfillment of its promises of inclusion.
When even mainstream and moderate candidates espouse these views, it is a sad day for the Republican Party.
The symbolic erasure of the Law School’s black faculty reflects the structural issues that still hinder Harvard from being a community where all of its members are wholly included.
Harvard, along with its peer institutions, should make clear to tenure-track faculty that expectations for teaching and interactions with undergraduates are high.
Today, we as a nation are faced with a choice: We can respond with compassion or with fear. We must resist the temptation of the latter.