As we applaud this change and continue working for more nuanced commemorations of American history, we must remain vigilant against inequity in our own time.
While working with activists and student representatives is laudable, the issue cuts too deeply to stop there.
The goal should be a payment structure that gives all students—particularly women and representatives of underrepresented minority groups—the financial freedom to choose the career path they want.
When the University blatantly refuses to apply equal scrutiny to its mental and physical health services, it perpetuates the stigmatizing and harmful culture of disparate coverage of mental health.
When I find my experience at Harvard altered by the simple fact that my skin is darker than the majority of my peers, I find it impossible to be anything but outspoken.
University President Drew G. Faust may be a historian by trade, but she maneuvers like a politician—one who avoids displeasing anyone by pleasing no one.
I’ve found my peers here to be generally smart and impressive. But, like me, their insights and accomplishments are not constantly breathtaking.
But where many people get lost in trying to convey the complicated intersections of oppression within the black community without demonizing black men, Beyoncé treads gently, with love.
As we understand better their sacrifices, we should be moved to gratitude, and from gratitude to action. Expanding the official recognition of ROTC at Harvard is a step forward on this path.
Harvard should join many of its peer institutions in the Boston area in declaring Patriots' day a university-wide holiday.
I always, in some way, knew I was a spokesperson or representative for my race and gender. But I didn’t know there was an ethic to it.
The misconception that reaching out in a time of crisis is indicative of personal weakness is gravely dangerous.
The MBTA should implement a recent proposal for late night bus service, but it needs a more comprehensive vision.
However, right now too much is still unknown about human rights standards in the University’s broader procurement supply chains beyond licensed goods.
Do you use Facebook? As Al Gore (a Harvard graduate) once said of the Internet, we took the initiative in creating that.
This is little consolation for the deprivation of liberty that these figures and the demographics they represent have suffered in America, and it is ultimately emblematic of a nontrivial, even arrogant endeavor to sanitize history on a large and visible scale.