Summer Postcards

This Morning

I am fairly certain that you can see the entire world here in just your morning commute.

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Akshay Verma

Next To Me Stood A Seemingly Middle

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Editorials

Doing Better

The College’s policies for disciplining sexual assault, although currently under revision, have not been updated since 1993, and remain inadequate.

The College Outside the Classroom

Just because a skill cannot be taught in a lab or lecture does not mean it is not worth learning.

Which 5.9 Percent?

For which precocious 17- and 18-year-olds should Harvard throw open the gates?

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Commence the Protests

Rather than naming a name and then sitting silent, universities should play a more active role in refereeing the campus discussion.

Op-Eds

8,000 Minus 32 Leaves What?

As long as the world continues to want high-IQ carrot shredders, they will do fine. But they will never be asked to poach the plums.

A Letter at Commencement

This is the last of my little missives as interim dean. Thank you for a great year.

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Send a Letter, Not a Check

I’m pretty sure that, all its defensive sputtering aside, Harvard will eventually divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies.

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Affirmative Scapegoating

I have no doubt that America and Harvard belong to me and I to them.

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A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

Summer Postcards 2014

Living Tradition

Salzburgers aren't presenting tradition—they’re living it, seamlessly interweaving the past and the present.

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A World Cup Malcontent

Brazil, I’ve got some griping to do, and you’re the arbitrary target.

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Then Rain Comes

There is the harsh pleasure of rain, and that of almost raining.

Columns

My Dignity, Please

So I write this, not just as a justification for why I had a Tinder, or as a plea for reparations, but also to warn the populace. Don’t pretend like you are too good for Tinder. If you think you are, you probably just didn’t realize that you still have the app.

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Hobby Lobby and Me

The statehouse is supposed to be a secular institution that does not interfere with religious issues, and it’s unfortunate that the Supreme Court forgot about this.

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Unlocking the Map

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

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This Morning

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A Gold Bridge

Summer Postcards 2014

Finding the 'Authentic'

Columns

Samuel Alito, Defender of the Faith

While much of the anger has focused on the verdict’s immediate implications for women’s health, Ginsburg's dissent shows that just as much ridicule should accompany the Court's interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Columns

The Economics of Depression

Depression has tangible effects on the nation’s economy and our shared prosperity. Is there a simple answer to the country’s malaise? Of course not. But we need to talk about it. And Americans need to talk to someone.

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Columns

Flowering Narcissus

This seems to be one more face to Narcissus’ curse: to become lost in reflection, to be paralytically twisted by the absorbed rumination on one’s place in the world. Those times when we dwell too long at contemplation and see it refract into a despairing contempt. A curse, a blessing, a responsibility: Paradise exchanged at a loss.

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Columns

The #Hashtag Revolution

I worry that the hashtag is becoming not only the preferred form of social protest, but the only form of social activism and social justice of our generation.

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Rainy Day Impression

I spent over an hour with the Impressionist paintings. And when I was done, I left the world of bright villages for the rain-drenched city streets.

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Summer Postcards 2014

The Graduate

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A Safer Wall Street

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Oklahoma, Meet Massachusetts

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Some Trick

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Understanding Santa Barbara