Controlled by the world’s second-largest non-profit, Harvard’s $32 billion endowment is larger than the gross domestic products of more than half the countries in the world. Why are Harvard’s investments opaque to the Harvard community? How can we be confident that Harvard’s investments are socially responsible? We appreciate that you, as the President, play multiple roles within this university. You are both the leader of a community of scholars and an employee of the Harvard Corporation. When conflict arises between these two allegiances, whom do you serve?

Sheehy-Skeffington, Hamilton, Korn: Open Letter to Harvard President
Occupy Harvard: Livestream & Blog
Lee Siegel: What Occupy Harvard Should Tell Liberal Elite Parents

Universities no longer train students to think critically, to examine and critique systems of power and cultural and political assumptions, to ask the broad questions of meaning and morality once sustained by the humanities. These institutions have transformed themselves into vocational schools. They have become breeding grounds for systems managers trained to serve the corporate state.

Chris Hedges at Occupy Harvard

Dehumanized: when math & science rule the school


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