An Interview with Dean Manning

On July 1, Professor John Manning ‘85 was appointed the 13th Dean of Harvard Law School. The Record sat down with him for a conversation over the summer. Read on for his thoughts. This interview has been condensed and edited for length and clarity. The Record: I want to start out with the hard-hitting, big […]

Letter to the Editor: The Destruction of the Constitutional Right of “Freedom of Association” at Harvard University

Recently, the administration leadership at Harvard University has proposed a ban on fraternities, sororities, and “finals clubs”, as well as other organizations. The ban would apply to students who attend university at Harvard. As a graduate of Harvard Law School, I view this as misguided policy. The Constitution of the United States guarantees “freedom of […]

In Jesus Loves Obamacare, an Accounting of How Biblical Instruction Leads to Liberal Policies

By the time the Republican-dominated Congress and executive branch had begun preparations to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in January 2017, the stage had already been set for this watershed moment of backlash in American political life. The cradle-to-grave medical safety net that the late Sen. Edward Kennedy had called “the cause of my life,” […]

HLS Affinity Groups Endorse Professor Wilkins for Dean

Dear President Faust, Thank you for including student input in your search for the next Dean of Harvard Law School. We write you as student leaders from the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA), Harvard African Law Association (HALA), Lambda, La Alianza, Middle East Law Students Association (MELSA), […]

Meet the Candidates for Student Government

We conducted interviews with candidates who will be up for positions in Student Government. Voting will take place on April 5 and 6. Here is where to find these interviews: Adrian Perkins and Amanda Lee, Candidates for Student Government President and Vice President Joe Sullivan and Jin Kim, Candidates for Student Government President and Vice […]

A Response to Alexander J. Cullen’s “In Support of the Immigration Ban” published in the Harvard Crimson on February 19, 2017

I commend Mr. Cullen’s satirical editorial recently published in The Crimson for challenging all Americans who defend the remaining rotting columns of white supremacy to face the mirror and consider our place on this land’s past, present, and future. His piece can be read here: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/2/22/alexander-cullen-in-support-of-the-immigration-ban/ Read plainly, Mr. Cullen argues that Trump’s travel ban […]

Progressivism in Crisis

Progressivism has an authenticity problem. It’s been hijacked by those most disconnected from the injustices it seeks to correct — it has, as I have written before, “become the project of the oppressors, not the oppressed.” In doing so, it has stripped autonomy from those marginalized populations who suffer the most under those injustices. This […]

White PowerPoint: 8 Tips and Tricks for Punchier Hate

Okay, so your fringe white nationalist belief system is finally picking up steam. How can you break into the lecture circuit and make your voice heard? If you’re serious about compelling storytelling, you’ll have to master Microsoft PowerPoint, the presentation software used by white people in fields as diverse as management consulting and operations consulting. […]

Record Retrospective: Supreme Court Nominee’s Social Club Nearly Shut Down Over Nuisance Complaints

Editor’s note: President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to fill the late Justice Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court this past Tuesday. The below Record article from November 30, 1990, describes how Cambridge residents threatened to shut down Gorsuch’s social club, Lincoln’s […]