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​The Importance of Pond Scum

The scientific community must stand prepared—prepared to oppose more politicized intrusions; prepared to stand tall in the face of scientific illiteracy; prepared to defend itself from the pro-Smith, pro-applied, pro-bureaucracy movement within the GOP’s leadership.

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Let's Engage the Silent Majority

Let us begin a dialogue with those who seek to suppress and deport us. I ask that we take on the difficult task of embracing those who wish to upend the lives we’ve built in this country.

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Harvard's Throwback Thursdays

Despite all that has changed in the past decades, the final clubs have not fundamentally changed, even though they have attempted to be more racially and culturally inclusive.

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Why I Cannot Vote Yes or No on the Lewis Motion

Given the wording of the motion, a “no” vote would be, in effect, a vote in favor of discrimination. Voting “no,” with its absolutely false suggestion that the Harvard Faculty embraces discrimination, would do real harm to the Faculty and Harvard more generally.

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Clinton Had a Hillary Problem

Many hoped that Clinton would become America’s first woman president. Now that she is not, it is important that we remember why, so that other qualified women in the future are not unintentionally shut out of the highest office in the land.

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​Your Body is a Temple

Whether they may be in a prayer room in a mosque or synagogue or within yourself, the goal within any belief system —and really, the goal in life—is to find, and do, whatever makes you happy.

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Is Partisan Rancor a Laughing Matter?

One reason we are at a stalemate in our political othering is that we have few tools for positively engaging others.

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Pushing Harvard Towards Sanctuary Campus Status

As student organizers involved in drafting the student and faculty petition titled “Protect Undocumented Students at Harvard,” and as participants in meetings with Dean Rakesh Khurana and President Faust, we believe that the email does not adequately address the concerns expressed by members of the Harvard community.

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Our Forty-Four Years of Struggle Must End Now

We believe that this is a pivotal moment to fulfill intellectual needs that have gone unaddressed for too long.

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Class and Careers

I fear that right now, Harvard is acting as a catapult that shoots people from lower classes into the upper one, leaving them in an unfamiliar (and perhaps unwanted) new territory and robbing their communities of value.

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Black Girl, White Mother

I don’t worry about my death at the hands of a police officer, because I am confident my white mother will get me justice.

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Evil Women

When a woman blunders, she mars the face of all womankind. Yet this idea of generalizability applies only to women, not to men.

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Better the Trump You Know

The “winning” Trump is odious, but at least we know who he is. The losing Trump is an unknown who was prepared to unleash a wave of unforeseen terror.

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Better the Trump You Know

The “winning” Trump is odious, but at least we know who he is. The losing Trump is an unknown who was prepared to unleash a wave of unforeseen terror.

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Voting for a Democratic Harvard

I want to see a Harvard where folks are invested in each others’ well-being and work to protect each other from mistreatment and discrimination.