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Why are we miserable at HKS?


In the pursuit of service, we need to have self-compassion. My Oakland, CA neighborhood has a brightly painted mural I like to call “my aunt.” Every day I walk by the mural she offers me the same unsolicited advice: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Some days, when my […]

Why Harvard Dining Hall Workers Are On Strike


BY CHARLOTTE HALL The 600+ employees of the Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) are now on strike. The outcome of this strike has as much to do with the future of Harvard as it does with HUDS employee wages and benefits. At its heart, this labor dispute is about what kind of employer Harvard is […]

Education, Training and Labor

A Conversation with Chang-rae Lee


Chang-rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction; A Gesture Life; Aloft; and The Surrendered, winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Selected by the New Yorker as one of the “20 Writers for the 21st Century,” Lee is professor […]

Fairness and Justice

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