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When the Richest University Shortchanges its Workers

Harvard is the richest it has ever been, yet continues to deny custodial staff the contract extension they are asking for in the midst of a pandemic, leveraging this crisis as an opportunity to improve the University’s bottom line.

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Why I Won’t Play Harvard Students’ Political Game

Politics are not “hot takes.” They determine someone’s rights, their autonomy, their survival in this country. So no, I don’t like talking about politics. It’s not fun for me, it’s painful.

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What I Learned at the Harvard IOP’s Congressional Orientation

During these crazy times, bipartisanship matters more than ever. I hope that the newly-elected members of Congress will give civility a chance. The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics is doing its part.

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Harvard Is No Anomaly

A quarter of female undergraduates have been raped or violently sexually assaulted. Harvard is no anomaly. What are you going to do about it?

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All The President’s Henchmen

Exactly zero former Trump administration political appointees should end up at the institution whose motto is the Latin word for “truth.”

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Why Harvard Needs Accountability Guidelines For Hiring Former Trump Staffers

As students, we have the right to demand a fact-based education. The Trump administration has not simply disregarded truth, it has embraced lying.

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Black Women Should Have a Love-Hate Relationship with Kamala Harris

Over the next four years, whether we are criticizing her actions or praising her accomplishments, Black women should pour into Kamala Harris like we pour into ourselves, our communities, and our country.

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Why My Mexican-American Hometown Voted for Trump

The left’s standard narratives of how marginalization determines political views are not enough. To work in solidarity with marginalized communities we say we want to help, we must do a lot more listening.

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How Harvard Can Desegregate High Schools

As this year’s admissions process kicks off, it’s time for Harvard to recognize that it has one more tool at its disposal.

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The MBTA Should Be Free

A financially secure, fare-free MBTA system would make this state a better place and a role model for the country.

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An Oath for Public Servants, Not Just Physicians

If Harvard does more to cultivate a sense of personal and ethical responsibility, students will be united in their commitment and equipped to forge that oath into reality.

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Who Harvard Tests and What that Means

For all the talk of Harvard as home, the College — beyond my academic responsibilities — is fairly absent from my life. Some days, I feel like I’ve already graduated and am just checking off the last boxes for the diploma.

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Post-Trump Clarity

For the sake of moving America forward and leaving toxic politics in the past, I am giving up on accepting the degradation of politics to a lowly sport. I implore you to do the same.

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Library for a Lost Land

At this moment, when it is impossible to receive Uighur books or magazines from Urumqi and Uighurs abroad are unable to contact loved ones, I, a Harvardian of Uighur origin, find some comfort from what Harvard has done for my people.

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In Spite of Subtle Sexism, a Cracked Glass Ceiling

Women should not be at the mercy of men who select them as running mates or colleagues merely because they have decided that they now need a woman — but I’ll take this victory.

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