We should remind ourselves that we have three summers, so spending one at home will not ruin our post-college trajectory. Though it is important to utilize our summers well, Harvard students should do so in whatever way fits our personal goals and future plans.
Harvard should take steps to close the wage gap and demonstrate that they value their male and female student-athletes equally.
We appreciate Dean Khurana and Dean Dingman’s commitment to providing resources for post-matriculation support. But we also hope that the bridge program is not forgotten and the dialogue continues, especially so that that pre-matriculation resources may be expanded in the future.
The egregious amount of overlap in the College’s 442 recognized organizations fails to allow the UC to allocate funding as effectively as possible, and this problem can spread student talent and passion about a given issue too thinly. Nonetheless, there are serious flaws in the OSL and UC’s new plan.
The controversy generated by these flyers has distracted from real cases of deportation and mass incarceration in the United States.
We commend OCI for leaving a positive first impression, but it is crucial to continue to hold free speech accountable through proper moderation and engagement, lest we celebrate regressive speech where we should instead challenge it.
We acknowledge that there may be parts of the student community that enjoy eating at Clover, but the niche vegetarian chain likely does not represent the preferences of the student body as a whole.
Although we are sad to see a tradition so fundamentally “Harvard” be replaced, we are glad the College is testing out the new schedule before the Allston campus opens. This will leave time for changes and feedback, especially when the schedule is reevaluated in 2019.
Measures like the UC’s will hopefully improve the ability of student groups to provide resources, but the best and most comprehensive option remains, as we have said before, a summer bridge program for low-income and first-generation students.
While we support the effort and intention behind this well-meaning effort, we do not view the lyrics revision as helpful or useful in working towards greater inclusivity.
We believe that Eta Psi’s example proves that it is possible for a social organization to open its doors to other genders without losing its essential values—in fact, such a decision may enhance important values of respect, diversity, and community.
We regret that the administration does not provide adequate funds for food and other expenses for some of the students who are most dedicated to the mental health of our campus.
The next four years will be your best. We hope you spend them at Harvard.
While the partial repeal has made it so H.B. 2 is no longer the law of North Carolina, this is not enough.
Simply put, it is the supply of and demand for fossil fuels that creates the valuations of energy companies, not the reverse. Divestment has no ability to alter these basic economic realities.