Let us oppose discrimination and lift each other up at the same time.
While we have not always agreed with University President Drew G. Faust, Harvard has, by and large, benefited from her judgement, constancy, and restraint.
Not every series of initiatives can be harmonious. This is in no small part because identities will clash, as this year’s controversies have shown.
From the Gold Room to Westmorly Court, Adams is filled with history—a history that should be preserved to the greatest extent possible.
Without diversity, Harvard is, and many colleges would be, a room full of mirrors.
Especially in the Trump era, it seems well worth our time to reexamine the mythos of fireworks and declarations, if only to ensure our own good intentions.
As it prepares to undertake major building projects in Allston, Harvard shouldn’t engage in more neo-Georgian excess.
All my life, I have code-switched. Different linguistic patterns have either found their place in my speech, or stamped themselves onto me.
Most people only pass through the city briefly, get a glance of ‘dirty jerz’ through the airport or the train and make their opinions accordingly.
As a child growing up in an immigrant household, science fiction dictated the trajectory of my life.
Through the chilling brushstrokes of a novelist’s pen, veritas becomes mendacium. Déjà vu becomes jamais vu. The familiar once again becomes unfamiliar.
Harvard students could benefit from finding a sense of personal peace to replace the sense of certain doom that otherwise prevails.
Maybe Goldman Sachs won’t be Faust’s Mephistopheles. All we can do is wait and see, and hope for the best.
Asians do what they can to get into the best American institutions, but it seems like those institutions are doing just about everything they can to keep us out.
It turns out that writing is easy. Editing is a nightmare.
Rather than elevating our tastes and abilities, Harvard has merely reshuffled the deck of future employees—with its graduates closer to the top.
The challenge of ensuring that history’s weight is carried forth through lessons is both universal and distinctly local.