If the UC won’t stand behind its constituent students in their right to voice their opinions, then we will. This Board stands by the right of students to voice their opinions and free speech of students.
We hope to see an equally quirky and creative tradition replace the goat roast that will last for many years to come, and that any new iteration of the event will continue to be a staple of community life in Dunster.
As our campus witnesses a resurgence in student activism, the events of 50 years ago provide an important opportunity for reflection.
We cannot have real civil discourse if the administration refuses to recognize the reality of the violations against people and communities it is perpetuating and the legitimate challenges to its disparate financial and ethical principles.
Will we choose to neglect the injustices around us because we think engaging with them would negatively impact us, or will we be vigilant and vocal?
Between childcare, dental, health insurance for dependents, and transportation, the prohibitive costs of having a family violate the University’s values of equity and inclusion.
If I am willing to pay but one moment more acknowledging God’s presence even in my most mundane, routine activities at Harvard, “Veritas” becomes much more than a motto; it becomes a reality.
To engage the world around us with moral courage, we must build systems that genuinely empower local and otherwise non-Harvard voices in our decision-making.
With every familiar face that walked by without a wave, with every person I failed to speak to, I was reminded of my immense failure to reach out and connect to the people I most wanted to become close with.
Our lack of humility has translated into a lack of respect for the very things that we pretend to be modest about.
In its search for a new dean of public service, we hope the committee tasked with filling the position prioritizes the selection of an individual capable of reinvigorating the public service internship process on campus for students.
There are also these converts to the church, who have managed to overcome all these obstacles and then some. They have walked through the valley of the shadow of Richard Dawkins and have not been harmed.
Inclusion and belonging are a priority for me as dean, as it was for my predecessors. I’ve seen firsthand the efforts of the Dudley House leadership, staff, and fellows to make Dudley a welcoming home for all students.
We are hopeful that this measure will increase the supply of affordable housing around the city, ease the process by which that housing pool can be further expanded, and bring down ever-rising prices.
If Harvard is the dream, Harvard Housing is surely a nightmare — one I would advise prospective students to avoid.
I have been a student at Harvard for 958 days, and I have seen the silencing of marginalized students far too many times. Bacow has made it abundantly clear that the voices of students don’t matter.