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Pretty Things

What we have is who we are because where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.

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Faust: The Journey Toward Inclusion

We must not abdicate our obligation to take the next step in the long, historic, and ongoing movement toward ensuring that all students are full citizens of our University.

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Vietnam Falls, Harvard Shrugs

I didn’t stand out much among the best and the brightest but as far as I knew I was the only student whose father had died in battle in Vietnam.

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We Deserve to Be Here

You are all so much more than what they think you are. You are strong and resilient and have earned your place here.

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The Exploitation of Caring

Our graduate students would be better served if the University administration respected the critical teaching and research work tutors do and adequately compensated us for the additional work that they recognize needs to be done.

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Make Veritas Great Again

It suggests a commitment to self-interest over public interest, fake news over real news, and blind allegiance to power over the courage to follow one’s conscience.

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We Are Educators, Not Prosecutors

Universities should set an example to follow. Instead of bowing to pressure, they should have the courage to take principled stances, especially when it is politically impractical to do so.

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The Rejection of Michelle Jones is Harvard’s Loss

By turning away Jones, what message is Harvard sending to my students about the possibilities for their own futures?

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When Ideology Eclipses Truth

Instead of standing up for their decision and following through with the principles they acted upon by appointing Manning, the Kennedy School has caved to ideological pressure.

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The Great Divide

At home, I am an over-idealistic liberal, out-of-touch with reality. Here, I am a staunch conservative who has a lot to learn about life.

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We Are More Than “Narcos”

Dropping Pablo Escobar’s name everywhere hurts Colombians more than it helps.

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Legislation Does Not Equal Liberation

Real change does not exist in legislation alone. It must be accompanied by societal and ideological change.

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Forgotten El Salvador, Again

When I spilled milk as a child, my mother made me clean it up. But apparently if it’s blood—and you’re the United States—it becomes someone else’s responsibility.

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Welcome to the Harvard Black Community

One of the hardest parts of Harvard is finding your place; we hope you find yours, whether it’s in a black student group or somewhere else.

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Deconstructing a Character

Constructs lump people together, making them into generic labels, beliefs, and experiences that can be checked off in boxes on questionnaires. These generalizations erase our character.