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The symbolic erasure of the Law School’s black faculty reflects the structural issues that still hinder Harvard from being a community where all of its members are wholly included.
Harvard, along with its peer institutions, should make clear to tenure-track faculty that expectations for teaching and interactions with undergraduates are high.
Today, we as a nation are faced with a choice: We can respond with compassion or with fear. We must resist the temptation of the latter.
Each instance of racial tension must be treated in its own context.
As a nation, we must show resolve overseas and tolerance at home.
With more aggressive local wage policies, a higher federal minimum, and inflation indexing, the minimum wage can once again be a real vehicle for enhancing economic opportunity.
We endorse Rather and Banks as the most qualified and prepared candidates to take on these challenges in leading the UC for the next year; we believe that they have the necessary experience and vision to succeed in improving our campus.
The University, cushioned by its $37 billion endowment, must commit itself to bringing tuition growth under control.
The announcement comes as a victory for those who have criticized Harvard for a lack of confidential counseling services for survivors of sexual assault.
Today Yale is in the spotlight, but hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country are undergoing their own equally fraught conversations about race.
As edX expands, however, it cannot focus solely on improving accessibility; the platform must continue to maintain a high standard in the courses that it accepts.
Recognizing these flaws does not necessitate revising history to remove them entirely; rather, it requires a full understanding of the past and a shared commitment by all, both across the country and at Harvard, to move toward a more inclusive future.
Ultimately, the UC referendum process must focus attention on major issues, and not waste time on ideas that are infeasible and unnecessary.