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Many students at Harvard struggle with mental disorders. Some arrived in Cambridge having already had experience with these conditions while others develop them during their undergraduate experience.
While nearly all Harvard students have found themselves reeling under pressure at one time or another, the manifestations of mental distress vary in severity. For some students, this sense of helplessness leads to a discrepancy between how they present themselves and how they really feel, a divide often widest for those who arrive on campus with a history of mental health struggles.
"I’ve had instances in classes where perhaps for a paper I’ve written something other than I really feel, because I know that perhaps if I write what I really feel I may not get the best grade," said Cameron K. Khansarinia '18.
"When we’ve essentially said that one viewpoint is not acceptable to be spoken out for, I think that’s dangerous not only for the folks on [our] side but also the folks who disagree with us—I think being challenged helps you sharpen your viewpoints, it makes you smarter about things," said Kurt K Haeffner '18.
Many conservative students at Harvard feel overwhelmed by the large number of liberals on campus, and as a result, censor their own speech.
Isaac G. Inkeles '16 is a self described social conservative and notes that he often hesitates to share his initial opinions on social issues with more liberal students.
It is not easy being a conservative at Harvard, surrounded by a sea of blue and the tradition of a school once called the "Kremlin on the Charles." Fear of judgment and misinterpretation cause many conservative students to remain quiet on their political beliefs, or crawl into a closet with regard to their beliefs.
Harvard Law School professor Larry Lessig is an unlikely presidential contender. But his sudden leap into the 2016 race means that he’s serious about it.
Fifteen Minutes presents the groundbreaking, award-winning, thought-provoking, book-publishing minds that are keeping things on campus interesting.
Graduate boards are groups made up of Harvard College alumni who voluntarily take on oversight roles for specific clubs located on the undergraduate campus. Grad boards often work closely with undergraduate organizations’ leadership, though the extent of their influence varies from group to group