Campus Perspectives: What Issues Are Important to You as a College Student?

Five Harvard students share their views on the 2016 Presidential election.

The Sensitivity Conundrum

  Activists from Emory University demanded that the university administration take action against chalk markings of “Trump” and “Trump 2016” on campus sidewalks, citing that the markings were “deliberate intimidation” that made students “fear for [their lives].” On March 22, responding to activists’ demands, Emory University president James W. Wagner agreed to examine security camera […]

Undocumented at Harvard

For freshman Ana Andrade, the rigid divide between the privileges of being a Harvard student and the struggles of coming from an undocumented family became all too apparent at a time of joy for most college freshmen: move in-day. Driving down JFK Street in the midst of the commotion and bustle of move-in day, Andrade […]

HPRgument: The Efficacy of Meritocracy

The effectiveness of standardized testing as a measure of talent has been long debated. However, a recently released proposal from the Harvard Graduate School of Education entitled “Turning the Tide” reopens this discussion as it proposes that college admissions prioritize community service and ethical engagement above test scores. Likewise, psychologist Steven Pinker took on a similar […]

HPRgument: A More Holistic Admissions Approach?

The Harvard Graduate School of Education recently released a proposal to improve college admissions criteria in a piece entitled “Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and and the Common Good through College Admissions” that promotes the importance of community service in the admissions process. The report includes recommendations that would encourage colleges to place greater emphasis […]

Finding God at Harvard

In our enlightened and postmodern culture, pollsters talk often about the rise of the “nones,” a category of people who profess no religious affiliation. They cite the decline of the church in Europe and the similar trajectory of mainline Protestantism in the United States as the natural result of scientific advancement, education, and a more […]