Expanding course choices and requirements to reflect the pluralism that exists in the student body is a powerful impetus that will expose Harvard students to new ideas that may previously have not been a focus.
Having a faculty that reflects Harvard’s increasingly diverse student body is critical, but unfortunately Harvard could be losing numerous qualified minorities due to the current hiring and tenure process.
Given the generosity of Harvard’s financial aid, accompanied by the magnanimous claim that “financial circumstances...will not keep you from Harvard,” it is illogical that textbook prices should stand in the way of students’ course selections.
We are gratified to see a woman of color breaking barriers in such a high-profile position, and believe that her election shows young girls of color around the country that their futures have limitless potential.
Universities should foster this intellectual growth by inviting principled conservatives to provide educational experiences for their students—not polemicists such as Yiannopoulos who hold little substance behind their contrarian views.