We have to be willing to interrogate our own deeply held beliefs and our institutional commitments if we are to see the full set of ways we can use — and change — our institutions for the better.
The very pressures that drive us to work those extra hours make the American Dream less accessible for everyone else.
The kinds of questions we will confront as adults in the world may not be solvable within the confines of a single discipline.
What kind of community do we want to be? To give an answer, we first have to agree on how to get to one.
Harvard has a chance to affirm the dignity of all its students and make them feel as though all classes are accessible for students of all economic backgrounds by restructuring the relationship between tuition and textbooks.
Money should be a reward for doing what’s good for society and what we’re passionate about, not the biggest thing standing in our way.
Both respect for the severity of issues of sexual assault and considerations of educational and political merit demand that Kavanaugh not be invited to return to the Law School.
If we are teaching leadership, should we not teach empathy just as much as economics, or conversation and listening just as much as test-taking?
If we are to un-paralyze our system and restore a sense of openness to our society as a whole, we must take the traditions of dialogue learned at Harvard and bring them into the world with us.