Clyve Lawrence


Clyve Lawrence

Clyve Lawrence ’25 is a Government concentrator in Adams House and an editorial board columnist for the fall of 2022. His column “Our Transportation Crisis” appears on alternate Mondays.

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Dissent: Don’t Donate to Harvard

Given the host of things the uber-rich spend their money on, donating to an educational institution like Harvard is somewhat praiseworthy. It is, however, not the most effective use of $300 million — not even close.

Dissent: Harvard Square is Not the Center of the Universe

It’s time we asked ourselves, who’s really to blame for Harvard Square being so inaccessible: individual tourists or the multibillion-dollar university that created a local economy with 16 dessert shops, more than 10 banks, and an overpriced CVS in an effort to appeal to them?

Florida’s Attack on Education Should Ring Alarm Bells at Harvard

It’s one thing to support robust academic free speech. It’s another to reject legitimate history because you disagree with it. Anti-intellectualism is the letter of the law in the state of Florida. This should set off alarm bells for anyone who cares about academic freedom.

More of the Same? Harvard Needs More Than Symbolic Change From Claudine Gay

Claudine Gay’s appointment as the first Black woman president of Harvard University is a historic moment for representation in higher education. However, given the massive wealth and power that the University holds, her administration must address the systemic issues that perpetuate inequality and injustice at Harvard.

How Do We Reclaim Our Streets?

To many of us, there is something undeniably special about bringing people together outdoors. Across Boston, people are seeking open streets, places to enjoy open space without a car in sight. Open streets can be successful — if cities do them right.

Motocracy: The Politics of Car Dependency

From highways to housing, cars have shaped a century of transportation policy. A mirage of freedom masks the deadly consequences of prioritizing private vehicles over our lives. For our country to preserve justice and equality under the law, it must decouple itself from its overreliance on automobiles.

Who Wants to Bike in Boston?

Boston and Cambridge are some of the most bikeable cities in the United States, yet the region’s relationship with cycling remains polarizing. It is more crucial than ever to strengthen our cycling infrastructure.