Safe Spaces, Safe Classrooms

Shulevitz wants to talk about the right to free speech––but a better conversation would be about our responsibility to treat safe spaces not as a shield or censor, but as an integral part of the classroom.

Separate the Personal from the Political

Universities have decided to let safe spaces be. While practical in the short term, this is not a sustainable solution.

HPRgument: Safe Spaces

On March 21, Judith Shulevitz published an op-ed in the New York Times criticizing the rise of “safe spaces” on college campuses across the United States. HPR writers analyze her controversial claims.

Female Leadership at Harvard: The Cracked Glass Ceiling

it can’t be ignored that Harvard is still near or past parity in almost every category. This raises a more normative question: what are we aiming for? Is parity the goal, in which case we have almost all achieved it? Or, do we want to go beyond parity?

Music Culture at Harvard: Journey of the Non-Classical Musician

Harvard’s music department is an excellent resource for students interested in jazz, classical, and even electro-acoustical music. In addition, well-established a cappella groups and choirs provide ample opportunities for vocalists, but there is very little institutional support for musicians interested in pursuing less-traditional genres.

Towards A More Equal Harvard: Examining the Next Frontier of Financial Aid Progress

Harvard has the opportunity to continue to push the frontier of financial aid across American higher education by reducing or removing the work contribution.