Ifeoluwa T. Obayan
Ifeoluwa T. Obayan '19 jointly studies Biomedical Engineering and Social Anthropology and lives in Leverett House. She is one of the current Comp Directors of the Editorial Board, and writes for the News board as well as Editorial. Ifeoluwa hails from Arlington, Texas. Her interests include educational opportunity for underrepresented minorities especially in STEM, global and national health disparities, Christianity, race/nationality/ethnicity, gender, and Africa, especially Nigeria.
How often do we get through each day with the thought of the next school break to keep us going rather than considering our limited time at Harvard?
Pair this viewpoint with romanticized pictures, books, and movies, and I wanted nothing more than to be in places like London or Paris, not in Michigan or Texas.
For the sake of our emotional and mental health, we are allowed to take a break from the news, social media, or conversations with friends—and just be. We’re allowed to forget about the politics of it all, and regard ourselves as individuals outside of a world where skin color seems to automatically mean a death sentence.
Granted, college is all about trying new things and exploring interests you never knew you had, but not every interest is worth the opportunity cost that comes with exploring it.
Enjoying live music, free food, and plenty of sunshine, students and Cantabrigians gathered in the Science Center Plaza Saturday afternoon for the Environmental Action Committee’s annual Earth Day Festival.
What I call myself is the most palpable part of the core of my identity, and it anchors me in the struggle of being both Nigerian and American.
Members of Divest Harvard have shown support and offered protest models for Fossil Free MIT, a student activist group that recently completed a 116-day sit-in to urge the MIT administration to end its investment in the fossil fuel industry.
The Climate Change Solutions Fund started by University President Drew G. Faust awarded ten research projects over $1 million in grants, around a $200,000 increase from last year, according to the Office of Vice Provost for Research.
Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, previously located east of the College’s campus, has moved to 14 Story St. in Harvard Square, increasing its accessibility to students.
I began to learn what the love of God meant in a real world context, outside of the page in the Bible.
Several Harvard students and professors co-signed a letter calling for the president of the American Geophysical Union to end all union sponsorship ties with ExxonMobil, joining more than 100 members of the organization and other geoscientists.
In an effort to encourage students to eat less red meat this February, Harvard’s Environmental Action Committee is bringing a national campaign called the Veguary Challenge to Harvard’s dining halls.
The semester will be a time for re-strategizing and reevaluating the role Divest plays on Harvard’s campus, according to Naima Drecker-Waxman ’18, a coordinator for Divest. est.