We broadly agree with HGSU-UAW on the need for a neutral arbitration procedure to review grievances brought against the University with regard to discrimination and sexual misconduct.
We call on Harvard to assess in a self-critical and honest manner the impact it has had on its municipal community and how it can go about being and becoming the best neighbor it can be.
We believe that trading access to the student body for goods and services that would help students in their everyday lives is, to put it bluntly, a good deal.
When it comes to diversity and inclusion, students have made their perspective amply clear.
The Harvard community must be sensitive to the unique challenges faced by minority groups and work diligently to create a home for those communities within its campus.
For 146 years, we have published a newspaper. For 108 years, we have come together as an Editorial Board, scrutinizing sources and facts to hold those in power accountable for their actions through meaningful commentary.
While we believe HSA’s efforts to retroactively compensate their employees so far constitute the legal bare minimum, the organization must do a better job of looking out for and proactively defending its workers.
Whether or not this trend is indicative of poor undergraduate access to healthcare, it does point to a need for systemic reform within HUHS.
We do not believe that a comp audit would be the best way to accomplish and further goals of student inclusion at Harvard.
The University, both in its organization of this summit and in general, needs to do a considerable amount of work before they can truthfully claim that they not only hear us, but are really listening too.
For the sake of maintaining a safe and productive campus culture for all, Harvard must do more to make students feel that they have meaningful recourse outside of illegal demonstrations.
We believe that failure to clarify the University’s position and bring HCFA’s status into accordance with stated University procedure represents a lack of consistency on the part of the administration.
The creation of Embedded EthiCS affirms the two departments’ understanding that examining the ethics at play in a novel field like computer science is an essential part of developing the field responsibly.
A full emergency room during Yardfest is not ideal, but the alternative is far, far worse.
We call on Harvard to ensure it treats members of our community resting in the Smith Campus Center with utmost respect, including those experiencing homelessness.