When we see statistics like those released by Dean Harris, we may think of grade inflation in the student body at large as one plump balloon. Let’s find out how much helium is in each balloon before we try to pop anything.
In preparation for finals week, you should first learn the hours of Dunkin’ Donuts. Starbucks is for hipsters, who sip double-whipped peppermint mocha frappalattes and write “underappreciated works of contemporary societal analysis.”
The discussion began amicably, with our pinpointing the same source of political corruption: the systematic legitimization, by the Supreme Court, of unfettered campaign contributions.
Perhaps the best thing about being sick is that you learn just how strong you are.
Some years ago, the Lord said, “Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.”
It’s the beginning of logic class and my professor asks us a riddle: You visit an island where each person is either a knight, who always tells the truth, or a knave, who always lies.
Nearly 35 million people around the world are currently living with HIV/AIDS, but just barely half of those who need access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs have access.
Affirmative action is by no means a comprehensive solution to addressing racial or gender inequality, but it is an important element not because it gives “unfair” advantage to one demographic but because it takes away “unfair” advantage from another.
With over 11 million undocumented immigrants providing crucial labor to the American economy, particularly in agriculture, our society’s pursuit of a policy of family-disrupting deportations simply to enforce widely ignored, ill-thought-through laws is unconscionable.
Asking the VUS to pay for housing would suit both Harvard´s need for funding and fulfill the wishes of VUS to become full members of the community.
It does not take a genius to understand that photographing a group of Harvard students in a staged act of charity next to a homeless person, as if he were a prop, is wrong.
Respectful dissent is welcomed; indeed, it is through it, and not through accusations of racism, that we show the civilized nature that we as Americans and Harvard students have.
Yes, our city bears responsibility for tolerating political extremism in the early 1960s, and we've coped with the deepest form of regret and ambivalence for five decades. But Dallas has become a city of great diversity and in many ways is emblematic of our country's future.
As the deadline for declaring concentrations loomed, my uncertainty grew, and by the time email reminders were being sent out about plans of study I no longer had any inkling what I wanted to do with my life, let alone my time at Harvard.