Crimson opinion writer

Tyler S. Young

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Don’t Take Harvard Too Seriously

For us here at Harvard, it’s also important to recognize that our statements are paid disproportionately more attention to. We also should recognize that just because we’re paid more attention doesn’t mean we’re more correct. Just as the public shouldn’t take us too seriously, neither should we.

Hidden Voices, Public Consequences

Regardless of whether you agree with the PSC’s statement, the revealing of student identities and the subsequent threats to their safety raise an important question for free speech: Does anonymity subvert free speech or protect it?

About Those Free Speech Rankings

While we disagree with FIRE in specific instances, their fundamental diagnosis is not too far off. Free speech is under threat at Harvard.

Wikipedia: A Model for Better Discourse on Campus

When it comes to civil discourse, Wikipedia (ironically) doesn’t have all the answers, but its approach to debate outshines much of what we often see here at Harvard. As we look for ways to foster open dialogue on campus, we should take cues from the Free Encyclopedia.