Harvard has an extraordinary opportunity not to react to our demands with strictly technical arguments and task forces but to be a model for the nation and the world of how a University community should exist. This requires real courage and real leadership on the part of Rudenstine and Fineberg. In 1636, a little College was founded in search of Veritas. Since then that mission has been plastered across this magnificent campus and its crest cleaned and buffed by service workers. It is time we apply this search inwardly, to reexamine the way Harvard values members of its own community. What is the truth behind Harvard's intransigence?
Christopher J. Vaeth is a student at the Divinity School and a member of the Living Wage Campaign.