For which precocious 17- and 18-year-olds should Harvard throw open the gates?
The College’s policies for disciplining sexual assault, although currently under revision, have not been updated since 1993, and remain inadequate.
Just because a skill cannot be taught in a lab or lecture does not mean it is not worth learning.
As long as the world continues to want high-IQ carrot shredders, they will do fine. But they will never be asked to poach the plums.
As a purely economic matter, I suppose I made stupid choices. But life is not a purely economic matter.
This is the last of my little missives as interim dean. Thank you for a great year.
It’s alright to take courses in which you will excel. But courses only last only a few months. Life is forever.
Aspire to reshape the world in which you find yourself.
When you meet Harvard graduates in countries around the world, there is an automatic expectation of excellence.
Very often, we have relied on a kind of vocalizing apparatus: lawyers, communications people, or others who would prefer that nothing ever had to be said at all.
I get up in the mornings because, no matter how bad my night of work was, I have students who are struggling with shots fired in their housing developments.
For the past three-and-a-half years, as the IOP director, I have worked hard to encourage more students to consider careers in politics and public service.
It is essential that Harvard and its graduates play a leadership role in shaping the future of this country.
For the occasion of my own 25th college reunion, I’ve decided to speak my mind about the relationship between elite colleges and social inequality.
Can I escape the tyranny of societal meaning and, as much as is possible, replace it with meaning that I create with others, out of passion, understanding, and love?
I talk about random facts, memories and experiences.
I hope we remember to draw inspiration not only from the achievements of our role models and friends but also from the ways in which they have been thoughtful, empathetic community-builders.
I could have struggled at something while impressing no one at all. I think we all could have benefited from that.
At a school known best for and, in large part ruled by, academics, the most enriching learning experiences of an undergraduate’s career can often come in a different place entirely.
I’m pretty sure that, all its defensive sputtering aside, Harvard will eventually divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies.
I have no doubt that America and Harvard belong to me and I to them.