Crimson opinion writer

Lauren D. Spohn

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Columns

The Manning Fallacy

In discussion sections, lecture halls, and even online forums, students without the proper identity credentials can no longer credibly opine on controversial issues—regardless of the intellectual merit of those opinions.

Columns

When Harvard Jumps the Shark

If we so focus on Harvard the home to the extent that we forget about Harvard the educational transaction, we risk not only inviting administrative intrusions into students’ social lives, but also, perhaps more sinisterly, adopting expectations that put emotional or social comfort before intellectual growth.

Op Eds

Big Brother’s PC Culture

In the wake of this censorship, the attitudes and ideas eschewed by PC vocabulary are becoming increasingly inexpressible.

Thus Spoke the Coatis
Summer Postcards 2017

Thus Spoke the Coatis

I’ve resolved to not take selfies but to take stories.

Thus Spoke the Coatis
Summer Postcards 2017

Thus Spoke the Coatis

Op-Eds

A Second Look at Cultural Imperialism

Maybe we should stop feeling ashamed of American culture’s tendency to universalize, and start feeling excited at its power to unify.

Op Eds

Star Wars, Superheroes, and Harvard

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