For Palestinian students at Harvard, the presence of the SodaStream label represented a direct endorsement of land theft that has destroyed their communities and left thousands without homes.
These protests have shown the world that enough is truly enough. The rights of people of color—particularly black and brown persons—have been trampled on for too long.
All of these bungles underscore the extent to which Rolling Stone’s story and apology threaten to obscure many of the most pressing issues surrounding campus sexual assault.
The Harvard community speaks loudest when it speaks in one voice, not when it is divided. Even in these emotionally tense times, we should not engage in behaviors that turn students against each other.
This is not a victory for human rights. It is a victory for human wrongs.
The pernicious effects of a dependence upon outside donors on the democratic process cannot be ignored.
Harvard Law students are demanding an extension on their exams because the trauma of recent events in Ferguson and Staten Island has made it impossible for them to focus on their studies. I am not sympathetic.
Though I did not find the Black Mass personally offensive, I recognize why others did, and the University was justified in providing a thorough response. But if that situation merited four paragraphs, how do Michael Brown and Eric Garner merit only four sentences?
The need for justice is clear, and the value of promoting awareness cannot be understated. But at a certain point it is necessary to start focusing more on action.
Tipping culture creates a system in which servers are functionally cheated of their right to a minimum wage.
In our stern voices, we chanted: “Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” Confused, boisterous, and starkly naked, they replied: “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”
The regulations against MSM unnecessarily stigmatizes queer men in particular, while ignoring other, historically less stigmatized demographics who also are considered at-risk for blood-transferable diseases.
Don’t be a hypocrite. This is what the Founders warned us about. Wake up.
Last year, The Crimson praised CS50 for its “commitment to innovative teaching” and for “raising the bar for teaching at Harvard.” This statement’s Boolean value: false.
Ultimately, any more substantive student input will depend on the University offering more avenues through which students can influence University policy.
These were errors, but what happens in their wake could right wrongs more deeply entrenched in our national culture.
With all of this information available and easily verifiable, why did this story go to print? The answer is simple: Erdely, the author of the piece, likely earnestly believed that she had uncovered a horrific case of unpunished sexual assault.