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.
In this inflective moment, Black students must take charge of their future at Harvard, striving toward a racially diverse and more equitable campus.
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?
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.
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.
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.