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The Corporation’s avoidance of debate has allowed it to take absolutist, illogical, and unsubstantiated positions on divestment.
What the current admissions culture has spawned is a flurry of attempts to join extracurricular activities that look good to admissions officers, instead of allowing people the time to pursue things they’re truly passionate about.
To study computational complexity is to ask questions just as fundamental as those pondered in epistemology. The humanities do not offer the only sanctuary for pure scholars.
George Stinney Jr., 14, shortly before he became the youngest person to be executed by an American state since the 1800’s.
To sentence someone to death is to say that this individual no longer has the right to prove his or her innocence. For such a practice to have democratic legitimacy, the legal system must be able to determine guilt with absolute precision.
Taking an America-centric approach to global issues, though it seems better for us, will prove insufficient.
What does it say to tomorrow’s leaders when one regional and socio-economic group has Harvard’s stamp of approval to socialize in luxury to the exclusion of the rest of the university?
As a sovereign organization, Hillel has the right to determine its own policies. But even further, Hillel has the responsibility to maintain its integrity as a center for Jewish life.
Today, it is not important to condemn religion; it is important to condemn hatred.