Harvard should seek to be a bastion of redemptive justice, rather than overstep its boundaries as an academic institution by making paternalistic decisions.
The Kennedy School has helped demonstrate that public opinion and optics outweigh a commitment to open intellectual inquiry and diverse, critical academic discourse.
The flexibility of the new grading scheme will therefore empower students to concentrate on their comprehension of the material—the crux of education at a liberal arts college such as Harvard.
Universities should set an example to follow. Instead of bowing to pressure, they should have the courage to take principled stances, especially when it is politically impractical to do so.
By turning away Jones, what message is Harvard sending to my students about the possibilities for their own futures?
Instead of standing up for their decision and following through with the principles they acted upon by appointing Manning, the Kennedy School has caved to ideological pressure.
Jones’s case became front-page news only because the Marshall Project, which encourages leaks, received some, and then distorted facts in the service of its advocacy goal.
The promise of American diversity is contingent on assimilation to whiteness. It’s contingent on people of color contorting their identity and beliefs to fit this narrative. Those who push back are pushed out.
Allies are cowards if they aren’t willing to risk just a sliver of what undocumented activists risk everyday to defend their humanity.
I am queer, so there’s no such thing as me seeming “too queer.” In the same way, I am black, so there’s no such thing as me seeming “too black.”
To non-Trump supporters, his volatility was always frightening. His voters, by contrast, felt relieved to hear from a candidate who was so frank and forward.
Protest's frequent role as an integral facet of our American society points to a population that cares deeply about progress and the correction of perceived injustices.
We call upon the Harvard Kennedy School to reinstate Chelsea Manning’s designation as a fellow at the Institute of Politics.
Harvard must ensure that all of its graduate students have access to affordable, comprehensive childcare. While the subsidization of care through Care.com will not fully solve this aspect of this problem, it’s a baby step in the right direction.
At home, I am an over-idealistic liberal, out-of-touch with reality. Here, I am a staunch conservative who has a lot to learn about life.
War is not beautiful. War is the screams of helpless men. War is the sobbing of orphaned children. War is the silence of a city wiped from existence.