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Contributing opinion writer

Grace M. Chao

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Admissions Files
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An Asian-American Athlete’s Application to Harvard

If anything, viewing my admissions file was a reassuring yet somewhat haunting reminder of the human nature of institutions.

Up In the Air
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Full Time

The story of this team over the last four years is truly the stuff of miracles and a story of radical love.

Crimson Crossfire Undergraduate Council Debate
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Do … Less?

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?

St. Paul Catholic Church
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Mass and Maneuver

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!).

kavanaugh-HLS
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Kavanaugh, Kangaroo Courts, and Consent

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.

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Portrait of An Exclusivity Fallacy

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.

The Band at Convocation
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A Wrinkle in Harvard Time

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.

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Sound and Fury

Usually I find the chaos an appealing challenge, but now the volume is deafening, and the noise is exhausting.

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Educational Equivocation

We are cheating ourselves out of the richness of what Harvard can and does offer if we are only concerned with fulfilling requirements.

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M16s and MREs

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.

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Common Sense

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.

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The High Cost of Harvard’s HCFA Hysteria

The largest Christian fellowship at the world’s foremost university is being sanctioned. That is no small matter.

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Sweep the Sheds, Scrub the Toilets

Our willingness to sweep the sheds and scrub the toilets will reveal the content of our character and genuine leadership.

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Can Conservatism Win?

When the world understands that there is objective right and wrong, then, I believe, conservatism can win.

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Lineouts and Love

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.

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