I am the oldest child of two moms in a progressive town once dubbed “Lesbianville, USA,” which boasts a women’s college, a 35,000-participant annual gay pride parade, and a population of two-mom families over five times the national average. My moms, my younger twin sisters, and I are blissfully normal here. But when I tell people outside of my hometown — at Harvard, at my summer internships, near my grandparents’ house, when I travel — that I have two moms, they have a lot of questions.
Exactly zero former Trump administration political appointees should end up at the institution whose motto is the Latin word for “truth.”
Harvard students can’t have it both ways. This is our first test, our first practice run. If we want to be leaders in the future, we can't check out and ask for special treatment now.
Understanding socioeconomic status, economic inequality, and capitalism are integral to understanding the very fabric of our society.
We have worked so hard and sacrificed so much for this opportunity. We can’t lose any more time on campus than we have already lost, for every moment is precious.
When we go back, I hope we live every day at Harvard like we’re about to wake up to an email asking us to leave campus.
Universal grading systems undermine what matters most — our continued commitment to our academics and to our classmates — at a time where intellectual engagement has never been more important.
As students with allergies speak up about their dining needs, let’s not forget that these are real people working to keep us safe.
The assumption that humanities or social sciences concentrations are “easy” is just plain wrong.
But reading my admissions file offered proof that there’s so much more that matters, that leaning into the complexities of our experience as students has importance that transcends numbers and statistics.
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