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Facing COVID-19 with Mask Up and Mind Open

Whenever strong emotions are involved — and few events have evoked as many of them for as long a time as the COVID-19 pandemic — we must progress not with judgment but with curiosity and humility.

The Cost of a Harvard Education

If the primary expense is coursework, and the payoff credentials, extracurriculars, and networking, one wonders if there’s a way to give Americans the latter without the cost of the former.

Who’s Afraid of the Harvard Shadow Campus?

The truth is students living off-campus have all the capacity they need to make smart social distancing choices.

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Toward a Better Saturday Night

There’s no reason students need to rush back to final clubs when COVID-19 ends. But as it stands, we wouldn’t be shocked if they did. The University has work to do. A better, safer, more inclusive Saturday night is possible, but getting there won’t be easy.

If You’re Partying on the River, Stop.

To our peers, remember that you have everything to gain by continuing to follow the social distancing guidelines. It is not only in the interest of the public good and public health, but also in the interest of your own future freedom.


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A Word of Caution on Virtual Communities

Virtual communities are necessary to the college experience for at least the next year, but we must think harder about their boundaries.

Harvard Needs a Class Studies Secondary

Understanding socioeconomic status, economic inequality, and capitalism are integral to understanding the very fabric of our society.

Wearing A Mask that Reveals Too Much

In a pandemic of loneliness as the safeguards of our democracy fail, my Biden mask, like the MAGA hat, reveals that I too am in a cult.


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The Cost of a Harvard Education

If the primary expense is coursework, and the payoff credentials, extracurriculars, and networking, one wonders if there’s a way to give Americans the latter without the cost of the former.

You, Me, and the Spaces Between Us

Perhaps the next time there is a Zoom glitch, or a scheduling conflict, or even a loud silence in the house, I can peel away my tendency to objectify, grasp, or seek attention, and know that people far away from me are very much still present.

A Pretty Cool Column lol

Now widely adopted because of emotionally stunted people like me, “lol”-type language inhibits sincerity even in the well-adjusted.

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