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It is especially important in this day and age with such diversity and interconnectedness to emphasize solidarity between different communities and fight not only for your own rights but for those of people everywhere.
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.
While we encourage and commend Harvard’s substantial involvement in civic and community endeavors, we feel in this case that the Olympic bid is the wrong one to support.
As the visionary founder of the Bronx Defenders, Ms. Steinberg exemplifies the women this exhibit is meant to honor.
It is easy to understand whose lives matter in America when politicians are held responsible for some deaths but not others.
Let’s not limit ourselves to comments that strangers wrote about us before we were even old enough to vote.
Perhaps it’s harder to think clearly when tragedy strikes your community. Perhaps it becomes too easy to convince yourself of discrimination and prejudice when two women who wear hijabs like your mother and sisters do are gunned down.
Thinking of Valentine’s Day as a Day of Love and Friendship wouldn’t equal adopting a different holiday or destroying a tradition. On the contrary, it would represent being more open and considerate to the people we spend time with, and would encourage us to demonstrate our affection to those we love, which is the whole point of Valentine’s Day in the first place.
I feel like I’ve dealt with the worst of what the comp can be. But when I find myself looking back, I have surprisingly positive thoughts.
I am Chinese-American, but I cannot fully embrace both aspects of my identity at the same time. I have to choose one or the other.
Academic freedom and institutional neutrality are deeply worthwhile goals. Balancing them can indeed be tricky. But in this case the self-styled champion of both is in fact committed to neither.
Austerity is certainly no joyride, but the reality remains that Greece should and must continue to meet all of its financial obligations.