If anything, viewing my admissions file was a reassuring yet somewhat haunting reminder of the human nature of institutions.
The story of this team over the last four years is truly the stuff of miracles and a story of radical love.
I am genuinely glad that there are students who want to lead and serve Harvard as its undergraduate leaders, but I would pose the following question to these candidates: What would you take away?
Christians do not serve a God of coincidence, and it isn’t a coincidence that I’ve lived here with an amazing group of Catholics (and a wonderful Protestant!).
The hysterical circus of Kavanaugh's nomination are not at all surprising in a society that is deeply, deeply confused about what it thinks about sex.
We do scholars and students (indeed our very humanity) a great disservice when we assume and reinforce the notion that inclusion and belonging are primarily questions of sharing surface-level similarities.
It will be a challenge this semester to resist the current that bears us ceaselessly back into the past as Harvard Time wrinkles and the University’s next pages begin.
Usually I find the chaos an appealing challenge, but now the volume is deafening, and the noise is exhausting.
We are cheating ourselves out of the richness of what Harvard can and does offer if we are only concerned with fulfilling requirements.
You can read the Ranger Handbook cover to cover, but there isn’t a page on how to motivate cold, wet, tired, and hungry cadets to get up and move out quickly.
The zeal for activism fades when we realize policy has no healing power. What does not fade away is the need to take care of one another.
The largest Christian fellowship at the world’s foremost university is being sanctioned. That is no small matter.
Our willingness to sweep the sheds and scrub the toilets will reveal the content of our character and genuine leadership.
When the world understands that there is objective right and wrong, then, I believe, conservatism can win.
Our daily habits, commitments, and practices are expressions of what we chose to love. It’s not a question of whether we will love something, but what we will love.