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An Engine of Class Mobility

A major strength of Harvard is its ability to enable students to improve their socioeconomic standing, and that should be preserved.
8.19.11

Tackle the Big Issues

Harvard needs to structure its research and teaching around several of the world’s leading social and economic problems.
8.19.11

“Wonder in the Bewilderness”

Academic freedom for students should mean the freedom to study what they want, without regard to categories or rigid boundaries and rules.
8.19.11

Tutors: Good, and Cheap

The House tutorial system effectively educates undergraduates on a small intimate scale and should be strengthened.
8.19.11

Nontraditional Students Surge

In the future Harvard will serve nontraditional students, both on- and off-campus, in much greater numbers than traditional ones.
8.19.11

Beyond “Highbrow Amateurism”

Harvard could become a place where all talents find a welcome, and art students of all stripes can study with masters.
8.19.11

Harvard in a Multipolar World

Though China may surpass America as an economic power, Harvard can retain its global leadership in higher education by maintaining its core strengths.
8.19.11

Farm the Yard

Harvard should teach its students earthy, practical skills as well as mediated ones.
8.19.11