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For which precocious 17- and 18-year-olds should Harvard throw open the gates?
Just because a skill cannot be taught in a lab or lecture does not mean it is not worth learning.
The College’s policies for disciplining sexual assault, although currently under revision, have not been updated since 1993, and remain inadequate.
Rather than naming a name and then sitting silent, universities should play a more active role in refereeing the campus discussion.
Harvard is attempting to remedy a much more complex issue by attacking a mere symptom of the problem.
Sensitivity cannot be taught in a classroom—it comes from personal interactions and contemplation.
It is commendable that Harvard will catch up to its peer institutions, though unfortunate that it took a major cheating scandal to catalyze that needed transformation.
We acknowledge that a student group can and should have the right to operate as it desires within the confines of the law and University rules. At the same time, a demonstration that deeply disrespects the core beliefs of other students is antithetical to any sense of community.
The right to freedom of the press was established to keep the people informed; and while the government reserves the ability to keep certain classified material from the public for our own safety, it is harmful to our very democracy when taken too far.
Divest Harvard’s tactics distract us from the debate on climate change that the Harvard community should be having.
As Cambridge can attest, unfettered awarding of licenses is good for the economy, and likely does not pose much of a hazard to public safety.
While prosecution of attackers should remain a priority, we should not deny the important role universities can play in creating a culture of safety for its students.
Although Justice Kennedy’s reasoning in the Schuette decision tries to avoid the issue of race, it is impossible to deny the role race plays in our country’s politics.
Harvard should not rest on its laurels. Harvard should not assume that any given student will—and should—attend. Instead, Harvard should show students everything it has to offer, from the academic to the extracurricular to the social.