It’s also no secret that universities in general, and Harvard in particular, are high-stress environments that attract people who are high-achieving, and who often have become so at great personal sacrifice.
The creation of same-day appointments is certainly a positive measure in providing stronger mental health care. But to tackle the mental health crisis, a much larger and more ambitious approach is needed.
In regards to the entire Dominguez affair, it has become increasingly clear that Harvard has failed.
In place of our endorsement this year, we would like to offer a few thoughts that we hope the UC candidates will keep in mind as they campaign.
When was the last time you seriously thought about what your life would be like 20 to 30 years from now?
Abandoning the requirement for all on-campus students to have unlimited meal plans would go a long way in lightening the financial burden that many students carry and in increasing the ability of students to control their diets.
Until there is a candidate who recognizes these flaws and a UC that is dedicated to fixing them, I would like the right to abstain in a UC election.
It’s not as though people of color could dislike Buttigieg because his track record on civil rights is poor and because he doesn’t have strong stances and clear plans related to the issues that affect them most.
Overall, in the grand scheme of things, not much has changed. We’re older, grayer, bruised, tired to the bone (and dare we say perhaps even a bit wiser).
We need a real commitment from the University to protect the student body and support victims in their pursuit of legal retribution.
When we confront the failures of the past, the truths we uncover are unlikely to be reassuring — but we must embrace them nonetheless.
But regardless of our specific takes on these referenda, we are skeptical of using UC referendum as a platform for change in the first place.
It seems that life is far from lacking in the department of pain. It produces enough misery to promote self-improvement without the College adding on.
Despite these monumental cultural changes, some things are eerily similar. Such indistinguishable change plagues American foreign policy.
We support the decision of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers members to strike.
While we cannot participate in these demonstrations or effect concrete institutional change from Cambridge, we can let these students know that their voices are heard across seas and encourage them to keep shouting.
Capitalism is a system of economic progress, but at a certain point, whether today or somewhere down the line, the burden of progress, of the strictly economic sort, will be best left behind.