Only by subverting conventional understandings of history, which often omit the lived realities of people of color, can we come to a new understanding of the world, which can only happen at Harvard if the search committee hires the right faculty.
In light of the scale of the uncertainty they face, Harvard must defend and advocate for their well-being in all facets of college life. To the extent that the amicus brief furthers those ends, we support it.
Now, following the DSO’s decision to discipline student organizations who elect members of these social clubs via tips from other students, we ask for more nuance once again.
While this effort is crucial to the success and lasting significance of JDP, the program assumes a certain amount of privilege from its potential applicants.
I regret that this culture and ethnicity is now being championed by a government who purportedly claims to protect its people, yet, at the same time, fails to even respect their basic human rights, dignity, and value.
It is no longer enough to simply condemn bigotry. As instances of hateful rhetoric and harmful actions increase in frequency — and risk being normalised — there is an urgent need for a change in approach.
The very pressures that drive us to work those extra hours make the American Dream less accessible for everyone else.
Your daughters may get hurt, we may feel pain and be struck with grief, exposed to all the terrible things you’ve always wanted to shield us from — but we will hold close to these moments of vulnerability and rise with them.
It took me a while to finally swallow my pride. Today, I’m okay with saying my first “win” in entrepreneurship was not as impressive as I’d like it to be.
With next week Monday being Indigenous Peoples’ Day, I push you to not only participate in the celebration of all indigenous people and their beautiful cultures, but also reflect deeply about the oceans you have traversed and the land you are currently occupying.
Is Harvard willing to prove that students of color truly matter, outside of brochures and palatable statistics?
This stress is different from academic stress. This one is personal.
Integrating Allston into the College next year will require a number of complex logistical maneuvers to function well if it is not to worsen the learning experience of students attending classes there.
At the end of the day, Divest Harvard is fueled not by fear, but by hope. The climate crisis is not a lost cause. It’s an overwhelming challenge and that’s why we’re starting at home.
We are glad that Harvard has won this round of litigation, but we recognize that there remains a long road ahead. We hold very dear a diverse set of values that theoretically underpin Harvard’s contested admissions practices.
When we decide to take global warming more seriously, will Macy’s be leading the charge? When the next global health crisis takes place, will we look to Walgreens to ignite a call for action?
As debate inevitably continues on (not least because SFFA so clearly intends to bring the case up to the Supreme Court), we must keep in mind what wasn’t adjudicated as well as what was.