This is why, upon receiving the last of his reports, President Obama should make a decision on whether or not to build the pipeline as quickly as possible, in a manner uncolored by political ideology.
The events of the past two months have been regrettable at essentially every step of the way. WLA and LIDS were mistaken to honor Steinberg while her organization was under scrutiny, and were also wrong to withdraw their award simply because of public pressure and with an inadequate explanation.
The systematic exclusion of those who rely on wheelchairs for transportation runs counter to the goals of promoting class unity, even if the exclusion is unintentional.
While unlimited food sounds like a wonderful paradise of buffets every day, the reality is not so dreamy.
Is this cause any less important than South African apartheid, tobacco use, or discrimination against gay men and women in the military, all issues on which Harvard has taken an institutional stand in the past?
When it comes to college-sponsored class events, I won’t accept excuses for anything that isn’t fully accessible.
The idea that having an “anti-colonial” President is a problem presents some prima facie issues for its exponents.
Sometimes, however, we forget this more structural critique and talk about consent as an individual process—not asking “What kinds of power are operating in this situation?” but only “Did you or did you not say yes?”
My parents have worked hard enough. I don’t want to burden them with any of the worries or insecurities or questions I have here. I want the next image they have of this place to be me thriving in it, walking across a stage and receiving my diploma.
There can be no doubt that the voices of these prisoners deserve to be heard when their rights are being compromised, regardless of the means.
At the end of the day, basic supply and demand tells us that our position as voters is the most favorable, the most powerful, because we have what every politician wants: a vote.
Sin, then, is simply the choice to serve the sorts of things that are destructive rather than life-giving. We may serve these things by freely, deliberately prioritizing them, but equally we may just unwittingly fall into the habit of doing what's against even our own better judgement.
Kickbacks are a good opportunity to relax over the weekend, after a long week. They provide a social outlet that is safer than binge drinking. And, most importantly, they’re fun.
The UC has the power and the resources to act as a real liaison between the student population and the administration, but as the midterm elections have helped to demonstrate, many on this campus do not take that responsibility very seriously.
Those who do have the privilege of access to good nutrition must exercise it for those who don’t.