In some ways I appreciate the state of not knowing — or rather, of finding out. That was my job this year, to learn more through reporting stories.
To use the language of the woke nowadays, reclaim your identity. It is, after all, yours.
For all the disproportionate amount of time I’ve spent thinking and talking about these rocks, why didn’t I look up their origin earlier?
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.