In a series of messages headlined “Want to bring your LGBTQ+ friends to Jesus?”, a ministry fellow for Harvard College Faith and Action invited his organization’s hundreds of members to the Revoice Conference. To some, the conference provides a sanctuary where conservative, “same-sex attracted” Christians can come as they are. For others, it represents a softened form of conversion therapy. So, what, exactly, do they “revoice”?
The high price tags of egg and sperm donations generate myths and taboos on campus, yet behind each is a human interaction wrought with the emotional complexity of any family-building story. Parents and donors must grapple with their place in a society that prizes — and prices — certain traits above others. And while some see trait-selection as a means of respecting individuality, for others it is a site of modern-day eugenics.
For decades, Harvard’s relationship with China has been asymmetrical — China needed the University’s talent and resources more than the University needed China’s. But in light of the country’s economic and political ascent, the balance of that relationship has begun to shift. As the U.S. adopts racialized rhetoric toward Chinese scholars and China extends its long arm of censorship to university campuses overseas, perhaps even Harvard’s prestigious walls cannot adequately defend “Veritas.”
As he prepared his citizens to face the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedric D. Cromwell, the chairman and president of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, learned that the Department of the Interior had decided to move his tribe’s land “out of trust” — threatening the Mashpee’s right to exist. His battle is what one Harvard professor calls “the untold story of the pandemic,” the latest challenge in a 300 year struggle for sovereignty.