We must remind the world of our selectivity and rigor by tightening standards in undergraduate admissions and faculty hiring.
We applaud Harvard’s attempt to free its students from the anxieties of navigating rent, groceries, and utilities. But it is important to recognize that this approach produces a cohort of young people insulated from the economy everyone else is waking up to.
Speaker disinvitations may often be objectionable. But students have every right to pursue them.
Please stop yelling at us.
Embracing the Kalven report can effectively sever the administration’s subtle yet influential grip on campus discourse and perspectives.
There are other things we can do to harden the University to the present sense of siege.
This alienation between supporters of civil rights and civil liberties is harmful and avoidable. Reconciliation is essential and urgently needed.