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Sunday, May 15, 2005

open thread

Because Jamal and I have been fairly busy this weekend, I figured I'd open the floor up to you, the reader, with a question: what was the biggest political story at Harvard this year? Obviously, Harvard politics is a big category, that includes a few dozen types of organizations, a relationship with local, national and international politics, and a unique dialogue about it all. So when people look back and say "what will we remember about politics at Harvard during the 04/05 school year?" what will the answers by?

4 Comments:

At 12:25 AM, Anonymous sam teller said...

The record turnout of the UC Presidential Election!

 
At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry, foot, mouth. Any questions?

 
At 2:08 AM, Anonymous Paloma said...

The one thing that stuck out to me the most in this past year wasn't necessarily a single issue. This year more than in years past, I noticed a corporatized approach within major student organizations-- this means things like greater professionalism and financial recordkeeping, which is often helpful, but also means more formalized organizational relationships replacing informal networks, greater emphasis on obtaining corporate financial backing, and a more solidified campus political class (org leaders, UC, perhaps even certain itinerant bloggers). I mostly work with the IOP, the HRC, RAZA, Fuerza Latina, Concilio Latino, and deal occasionally with the Crimson, so this could be a direct side effect of the organizations I work with-- anyone else notice this?

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This really isn't the biggest story of the year, but today's ed page reminded me of a theme of the year from UC election season that has shown up again this week in the Crimson and on this blog: unwarranted hostility to Clay Capp. I don't understand what makes him a target, especially after running a positive campaign in the fall and then having the integrity to stay on the UC and work as a house representative. I know I saw him at Springfest . . .

Is there something I don't know?

 

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