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Harvard Can’t Achieve Safety and Equity for Women If It Ignores Their Voices

If Harvard wishes to support students of all genders, it must encourage all final clubs—both male and female—to arrive at a solution that safeguards female leadership and networks, and allow final clubs the time required to do so.

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What Problem Are You Going to Solve?

The world-class degree I will soon bear in my hands is valuable not just because of the opportunities it may open for me but also because of its potential to put me in a position to help others.

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​The Cost of Obama's Cuban Rapprochement

President Obama chose to cement his place in history rather than to stand with those who risk their lives to fight for basic freedoms.

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Calling for Consistency at CAMHS

When the University blatantly refuses to apply equal scrutiny to its mental and physical health services, it perpetuates the stigmatizing and harmful culture of disparate coverage of mental health.

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Faust’s Fence

University President Drew G. Faust may be a historian by trade, but she maneuvers like a politician—one who avoids displeasing anyone by pleasing no one.

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Bitter Brown Boy

When I find my experience at Harvard altered by the simple fact that my skin is darker than the majority of my peers, I find it impossible to be anything but outspoken.

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What If I Had Known?

The misconception that reaching out in a time of crisis is indicative of personal weakness is gravely dangerous.

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Recognizing Modern-Day Slavery at Harvard

However, right now too much is still unknown about human rights standards in the University’s broader procurement supply chains beyond licensed goods.

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Behind The Mozz Sticks

Working in the service industry, especially when it comes to food, is dignified, and we need to treat it as such.

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On the Fallacy of Free Harvard/Fair Harvard

Eventually, he asked me the question that I knew they were thinking—the same question that I had asked myself thousands of times. “People like us—we’re from the South Bronx—do we really belong at a place like Harvard?”

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​Gender Discrimination No Longer PC

While Storey has fallen on his sword, this personnel change does little to challenge the views to which he gave voice.

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Purging Harvard’s Unpalatable Past

Retrospective humility mandates not only remembering the authors of acts and views now condemned, but also preserving the honors accorded to them as cautionary reminders.

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Ready, Set, Don't Go

Harvard College is a unique, exciting place. You should enroll and experience it for yourself. But first, you should take a gap year.

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UC, Do Your Research

We expect—or should expect—that our elected representatives endeavor to be informed about the issues at play when they pass legislation.

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​In Defense of the Dismal Science

Since economics tells us that imperfect information distribution engenders suboptimal market outcomes, I aim in this piece to rectify the misunderstandings—to whatever small extent I can.