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.
As the ramifications of Western inaction continue to manifest, it is imperative that we start to change sail.
As I have learned, we all reach breaking points. This is mine.
Now and ever, the black tape will not vanish when we work harder and climb higher.
What cannot be debated is the increasingly common phenomenon of terror justified on the basis of Islam, a message that clearly attracts at least some within the Muslim community.
More deadly than what the restriction of free speech on college campuses can lead to is the abandonment of the very purpose of higher education as soon as the first person says, “You can’t say that.”
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.
Each instance of racial tension must be treated in its own context.
As a nation, we must show resolve overseas and tolerance at home.
Maybe I am writing for the French boy who told his father that the bad people have guns, and maybe I am writing for the father who responded “but we have flowers.” Maybe this is for Sudanese migrants, maybe for funerals in Baghdad.
With more aggressive local wage policies, a higher federal minimum, and inflation indexing, the minimum wage can once again be a real vehicle for enhancing economic opportunity.
We endorse Rather and Banks as the most qualified and prepared candidates to take on these challenges in leading the UC for the next year; we believe that they have the necessary experience and vision to succeed in improving our campus.