It is good to see the History & Literature department respecting student perspectives, and this partnership between faculty and students to modernize and broaden scholarship is laudable.
For subsequent Yardfests, Harvard should look to not only to bolster its performers but also to give support to the student events that complement the concert.
We should remind ourselves that we have three summers, so spending one at home will not ruin our post-college trajectory. Though it is important to utilize our summers well, Harvard students should do so in whatever way fits our personal goals and future plans.
At its core, the purpose of language is communication and doubting a people’s language merely because one cannot “write it” is fundamentally discriminatory.
I hope, though, that those of us who ultimately become leaders will remember to be citizens, too. I hope that we will remember those whom we serve and why we serve them.
We write not only to professors of the natural sciences, because a threat to any science is a threat to truth and the fundamental processes of research and knowledge dissemination.
There’s a way of preserving a sweet, Salvadorean, Mexican, or Latin American culture while getting rid of its painful, violent, oppressive components for the benefit of men and women yet to be born into it. There’s a way of rethinking our machista world.
If we begin to place our actions in the hands of miracles, we fail to see the light within ourselves, the desires and dedication that propel us to grind ourselves against the whetstone of the world, honing ourselves to something that, mixed with a dash of luck, places us in the paths of achieving our dreams.
One can debate ad nauseam whether refusing to stand for the national anthem or declining an invitation to the White House is an appropriate mode of protest, or whether failing to take such a stand signals complicity in injustice. What is undeniable is that the injustices prompting these actions are real and that progress against them is stagnating.
Our eyes were shaped by our color, which had to be explained in detached, difficult dialogue.
Of course I didn’t tell any of my pre-med friends about my suicide attempt. Future doctors don’t do that.
Harvard should take steps to close the wage gap and demonstrate that they value their male and female student-athletes equally.
It’s scary to be a feminist, and it’s scary to speak out about gender inequality—but only, apparently, if you’re a woman.
Harvard administrators have created a policy that assumes that male groups are, by their nature, dangerous. That’s an incredibly disturbing point of view and one which every student and alum should sharply criticize.
We appreciate Dean Khurana and Dean Dingman’s commitment to providing resources for post-matriculation support. But we also hope that the bridge program is not forgotten and the dialogue continues, especially so that that pre-matriculation resources may be expanded in the future.
Future civilian leadership can only benefit from engagement with members of the military here. Harvard students who dream of conducting foreign policy and managing national security tend to study those topics in abstraction, not always realizing some of their friends and peers will be the primary instruments of those policies.