Harvard


Legacy: Just a By-Product of a Broken System

In a society dominated by institutional benefits for the wealthy, preference for legacy applicants is a tiny detail in the larger picture of Harvard’s massively flawed “meritocracy.”


Democracy’s Dynasties: Legacy and the Culture of Nepotism

By continuing legacy admissions, Harvard sends a message by example to its students that nepotism is a regular part of American life.


Defining Affirmative Consent

Who said “affirmative consent” stands without definition?


Go to College, They Said

The perceived link between college and upward social mobility is as yesterday as the American Dream itself.


A Semester with Divest

After a year and a half of failed negotiations with Harvard, one student group plays hardball.


Mind the Gap: An Analysis of Gap Years

Universities are turning to gap years to eradicate challenges that commonly plague college freshman.