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The Case for Housing Reform

For a school that focuses so much on equality and fairness, there is a glaring absence of either in the housing lottery.

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Our Space, Our Voice: Welcome from Act on a Dream

There is no single story of migration, but we can still build solidarity by listening to each other and sharing resources and tools.

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Is Personal Accountability a Thing of the Past?

This was an incident where an adult made choices—choices that led directly to an interaction with law enforcement—and these choices have consequences.

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Toward a Better Israel-Palestine Conversation

The current conversation regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both within Harvard’s Jewish and Arab communities and on campus as a whole, lacks nuance.

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A Message to Prospective Conservatives

I won’t tell you that being a Harvard Republican will always be easy. It won’t. But I will strongly encourage you to resist shying away from this campus for that reason.

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You Cannot Help Us If You’re Looking Past Us

There is a lack of empathy and understanding at HUHS. It has everything to do with racism. It has everything to do with the police incident that occurred on Friday night.

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The Perils of Technocracy at the Kennedy School

We enter the Kennedy School asking what we can do to create positive change. We expect our education here to help. A piece of advice from a soon-to-be graduate: It won’t.

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The Ice Queen Cometh: Women Must Rise Up to End Gender Discrimination

The extension of the conversation beyond overt sexual harassment and assault is vital: Gender discrimination is often less visible but far more pervasive.

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Another Perspective Against HGSU

The union’s campaigning has focused solely on the best-case scenario. But I implore students to think critically about what comes next.

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Harvard Should Rethink Its Architectural Approach

If Lowell is any indicator, Adams House, Harvard’s next target in its River House renewals, will bow architecturally and unapologetically to the past.

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Why Harvard Needs Shopping Week

I write this as an English concentrator who would have declared Government had I not shopped a certain English course last fall—one I hadn’t initially considered.

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The Precarity of Being an International Graduate Student

Our Harvard is better when all members, including our international students, work with the stability of a contract and the security of a community that can organize in times of need.

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Low-Income White Students Like I Was Cannot Be Used As a Tool To Undo Affirmative Action

Increasing access for low-income students should complement—but not replace—increasing access for underrepresented students of color.

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Harvard Cannot Investigate Itself

The gravity of the administration’s failure over decades should not be underestimated. In 1983, I specifically warned that this professor was a “repeater.”

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Why I’m Not Woke

Maybe we can broaden the definition of “woke” to include these characteristics from both sides of the political spectrum, but until then I remain contently un-woke.

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