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A Place for All (Who Agree with Me)

I would submit that today we declare “we welcome everyone,” then secretly add “but not them.” This coercion of values is especially disturbing when the only values that anyone seems to care about are tolerance and non-discrimination.

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Star Wars, Superheroes, and Harvard

Brand-name films are riding their own momentum into mediocrity. Is the same thing happening at Harvard?

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The Black Debt Problem

It strikes us as odd that President Faust—a historian who has dedicated much of her academic life to the study of the American Civil War (and therefore the history of American slavery)—could both acknowledge Harvard’s ties to slavery and simultaneously fail to articulate a plan of repayment.

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An Open Online Harvard

There is a tremendous opportunity for Harvard to push the digital envelope of education and set an example for other institutions to follow. With the rapid rise of digital content and devices connected to the internet, now is the right time to mobilize technology for global good.

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Daily Katrina: Education is a Three Front War

This triple tragedy is a daily but silent and largely ignored Katrina. It is a catastrophe of unrealized potential.

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We Can't Wait Another Year

A summer enrichment program for students from under-resourced high schools could have prevented a situation like mine. These students have the talent, drive, and smarts to survive here, but peer solidarity and institutional support can mean the difference between surviving and thriving.

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The Hidden Perils of Affirmative Consent Policies

The main problem with affirmative consent policies is that they don't match how people have sex in the real world, including on college campuses. They are a classic example of policies that sound good in theory but break down in practice.

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Premier Khurana and the Enemies of the Smirking Class

It is impossible that Rakesh “Community” Khurana will be able to stomach looking like Stalin terrorizing Ukrainian farmers. The sanctions will then have to go. There is no other way.

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Committed Liberal Arts Thinkers in Overlooked Places

For us all, coming from diverse life paths that lead to taking The Human Condition at Lee College, it was incredibly difficult to talk about ideas and feelings. Nonetheless, we knew at the end of the course, some for the first time, that there is a certain value to education that can’t be captured by marketable college degrees, accelerated curricula, or Core Curriculum checkboxes.

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The Future is Female

I am not in the fight to give women strength—for they already possess that.

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Why I Believe the Union Election Result Should Stand

Understandably, the union wants to exhaust all legal options before accepting the outcome and hence filed an objection to the election with the NLRB, asking for a revote. However, after having carefully examined the union’s objection, I believe the election result should stand.

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When the Apolitical is No Longer Enough

As the Trump administration stakes out a new national stance toward climate change, Harvard must shift its own stance in response. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for Harvard to end its financial support of the fossil fuel industry.

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Welcome to House Life!

Many of us remember feeling the jitters you feel this week and soaking up every rumor about which house we should hope for. It turns out, though, that no matter which house comes knocking on Thursday, there are unexpected treasures awaiting you.

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Modern McCarthyism

The problem with today is not that speech isn’t free, but rather that individuals on both sides have tried to use extreme measures to insult, silence, and discredit each other.

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Effective Contraception Should be a Priority, Not an Afterthought, for HUHS

As Harvard discusses consent and sexual empowerment, access to effective contraception, like IUDs, should be part of the greater campus conversation about consent.