The Association of Black Harvard Women ‘as a Catalyst’ for Institutional Change at Harvard

Harvard needs more of this political action to not only sustain the civic work that student organizations do, but to preserve the indispensable value that diverse students bring to campus — especially in a post-affirmative action world.

For Harvard, the Name Is the Game

Yes, Harvard already receives hundreds of millions of dollars annually in current use gifts. But we should get more. My strategy: First, sell even more naming rights, and second, let the market set their prices.

In Our Thousands, In Our Millions

They tried to scare us by threatening our future employment or calling for us to get suspended, yet it only reinforced our commitment to the political and human rights of the Palestinian people.

Remembering Harvard’s Homosexual Purge

Building a queer-inclusive institution begins by reckoning with our obvious failures. After all, if our College can’t even appropriately respond to the Secret Court, then how can we trust it to confront the less visible harms of ongoing queerphobia?

Title IX Is Broken. How Do We Fix It?

So long as issues of sexual harassment persist on campuses nationwide, universities must be the ones to fund both investigations and the protection of survivors — even going so far as to provide legal aid.

Splash of Koilor

While the campus greens may have turned to grays, inside the MBA Class of 1959 Chapel, the koi keep swimming — and perhaps, with a splash of their defiant color and calm, we can too.

On Sisterhood: Women’s Colleges Past and Present

Who Harvard is intended to serve often feels dictated by its long history as an Old Boys’ club for the white, the wealthy, and the male — but from my dormitory window, I see a university that is as much mine as any man’s, and I am hopeful for its future. ​​​​​​

Hard Truths From Hashtags: Learning From the Twitter Files

As phone-addicted college students, we are subject to speech codes in every waking moment. Understanding how algorithms on social media and written rules at our own University shape what we are exposed to should be taken very seriously.

City Upon A Hill of Skulls

We must look through the eyes of history to understand the true nature of Winthrop’s catastrophic legacy. It is a legacy built on the genocide of the Indigenous population.

Money or Sustainability: Choose One

Despite efforts to sell off its land investments, Harvard’s transition away from this extractive practice is not complete. Harvard should make a point to end not just individual investments, but the practice of land grabbing overall.

Students Make Bad Career Choices. Harvard Should Step In.

Harvard isn’t a government, but it does have a vested interest in the contributions that students make to society once they graduate. As such, Harvard can and should take similar steps to influence students’ choices.

The Courtyards

So, there you have it — a tour of the House courtyards, minus most of the usual Lowell bias. Next time you're sprinting to another House’s dining hall, take a moment to pause, relax, and find a new way to escape.

Instagram, Infographics, and The Information We Consume

Given the recent crises in the Middle East, and subsequently on our campus, I have become acutely aware of the information I consume and where it comes from, especially on social media.

Don’t Take Harvard Too Seriously

For us here at Harvard, it’s also important to recognize that our statements are paid disproportionately more attention to. We also should recognize that just because we’re paid more attention doesn’t mean we’re more correct. Just as the public shouldn’t take us too seriously, neither should we.

Graduating Public School Doesn’t Make You an Imposter

Currently, at every level, the American educational system seems to leave disadvantaged students behind, while praising the most privileged students for making the most of opportunities only they can access.

Crisis Careers

If Harvard has acknowledged this industry is imprudent to invest its endowment in, why would it invest its students in fossil fuel jobs? Why would Harvard allow any of the talent it has cultivated to be funneled into an industry focused on making the world worse?

To Harvard’s Leading Women

Some of the women I spoke to from the Class of 1973 highlighted how their trajectory at the College was immensely shaped not only by women they called their friends and peers, but often by those who advised and taught them. They were women of Harvard, too.

I Admitted Myself to the Psych Ward a Month Ago.

I am immensely grateful that the psychiatric ward was life-saving, in no small part because of incredible Harvard administrators who advocated for me. However, I am also deeply troubled that the College’s ambiguous protocols, rather than my wellness, dictate my journey to stability.

Past and Present: The (In)Visibility of Black Lower Level Faculty

Harvard must strike a balance between hiring extraordinary scholars and professors — those who have broken the glass ceiling in their fields — and hiring lower level Black faculty who are just entering academia, but have so much to offer.

Religion as a Mover of Social Change: The Pronoun Envy Episode

Religion can be more than its repressive associations, as the women of Harvard’s religious history have embodied. We must give religion the possibility to continue to become more.

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