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Editorials

What Harvard Teaches Powerful Men

Harvard is irrevocably tied to the #MeToo movement; the movement’s message is one for which our administration must advocate.

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Students for Fair Admissions and Harvard Both Got It Wrong

Let us oppose discrimination and lift each other up at the same time.

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The Faust Era

While we have not always agreed with University President Drew G. Faust, Harvard has, by and large, benefited from her judgement, constancy, and restraint.

Expanding the Diversity Conversation

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.

Preserving History and Increasing Accessibility

From the Gold Room to Westmorly Court, Adams is filled with history—a history that should be preserved to the greatest extent possible.

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A Room Full of Mirrors: Harvard Without Affirmative Action

Without diversity, Harvard is, and many colleges would be, a room full of mirrors.

Recovering American Exceptionalism

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.

To Create a More Inclusive Architecture, Harvard Should Look to Its Forgotten Past

As it prepares to undertake major building projects in Allston, Harvard shouldn’t engage in more neo-Georgian excess.

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Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: Speech & Sound

All my life, I have code-switched. Different linguistic patterns have either found their place in my speech, or stamped themselves onto me.

Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: Passing By

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.

Columns

How Jurassic Park Got Me to Harvard

As a child growing up in an immigrant household, science fiction dictated the trajectory of my life.

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Warped Recollections

Through the chilling brushstrokes of a novelist’s pen, veritas becomes mendacium. Déjà vu becomes jamais vu. The familiar once again becomes unfamiliar.

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The Art of Staying Slow and Keeping Steady

Harvard students could benefit from finding a sense of personal peace to replace the sense of certain doom that otherwise​ prevails.

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After #bombharvard, We’re Still Here

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‘Pride’ and Prejudice and Cake

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The Tenderness of Cardi B

Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: Football, Not Soccer

Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: Working from Home

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Surprise! Harvard Goes Corporate

Maybe Goldman Sachs won’t be Faust’s Mephistopheles. All we can do is wait and see, and hope for the best.

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It’s Not Asians Who ‘Game the System’

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.

Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: The First Draft

It turns out that writing is easy. Editing is a nightmare.

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What Is the Value of a Harvard Degree?

Rather than elevating our tastes and abilities, Harvard has merely reshuffled the deck of future employees—with its graduates closer to the top.

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Addressing the Weight of History

The challenge of ensuring that history’s weight is carried forth through lessons is both universal and distinctly local.

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Laughing Through the Sirens

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