With this commencement editorial, we’re stepping back from our collective voice — assessing together our respective times apart.
In the spirit of checking in, here’s where a few of us are — not as a board but as intimate pairs of peers. We wrote these sections in teams of two, checking in with each other.
As we feel an existential humility in the face of this pandemic, Harvard's choice to close its doors gives us deep reason for worry as students and global citizens.
More than wishing to stay on campus, we wish that we felt more taken care of by the University.
Where the work of our everyday lives has been abandoned, a mythic human-ness — a transcendent camaraderie — has taken its place.