As debate inevitably continues on (not least because SFFA so clearly intends to bring the case up to the Supreme Court), we must keep in mind what wasn’t adjudicated as well as what was.
Harvard lives up to its name in many ways, of course. But putting it on a pedestal obscures the imperfections that it, like any other institution, has.
Something is seriously wrong when students feel entitled enough to demand that the University must indulge them, instead of reasonably curtailing their lifestyle choices.
If the administration trusted its students, it would not need sanctions. Harvard cannot have it both ways.
Being single gender isn’t the problem, and one of my main issues with the sanctions rollout is that Harvard has at times strayed dangerously close to insinuating that.
Leave the subtleties and the individualism for another day. Today, give the people their silly, simple, and unsubtle memes.
Institutions should aim to be so good that alumni want to send their kids to them and remain engaged for their whole lives. But legacy is worth building, not buying.
Voting will not always feel exciting, and because voting is not really that exciting — but that is all the more reason we must do it.
Race is inborn and unchangeable, but socioeconomic status is inborn and changeable. This fundamental difference is why the latter is a more valid concept to affirm.
I don’t want college to be more like my home. That place — a sheltered escape from the outside world — is my childhood home. And I should not be a child anymore.
It was only in the late 1970s that the act of “networking” began to also apply to humans, in the modern sense of creating a system of contacts.
As I realize now, I have been “transformed,” but only as much as I let myself. Although that is certainly a start, it is not quite enough.
Consider the recent controversy involving Sarah Jeong, whose colorful tweets against white people were dug up after the New York Times’ editorial board hired her.
It is just as well that the United States didn’t send a team to the World Cup, because it’s been incredibly hard this summer to cheer on America in the international sphere.
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