Harvard Removes ‘Puritan’ Reference In Alma Mater Song To Be More Inclusive

After 181 years, Harvard is seeking to eradicate a reference to the Puritans from its alma mater song, Fair Harvard.

According to Breitbart, the university’s Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging – which sounds like a title Dr. Seuss and George Orwell collaborated on – recently unveiled its plan in order to promote inclusivity.

The plan involves revising the last line of the song that currently reads: “Till the stock of the Puritans die.”

This isn’t the first time the song was changed in the name of political correctness. In 1998 they changed the first line to be gender-neutral.

The editorial board of The Harvard Crimson, the university newspaper, came out opposed to the change, as did Harvard government professor, Harvey Mansfield.

“Students do not engage with the alma mater on a regular basis,” the editorial board writes.

“By contrast, other renamed or changed traditions involved phrases like ‘House Master‘ (a change we opposed) which were used regularly. Indeed, the line in question has not been a source of consternation among students. In our view, the proposed change merely serves as a token that will ultimately achieve little in the greater scope of issues that plague Harvard College.”

Mansfield, in an email to The College Fix, argued the change only serves to wash away the history of the University, calling it a “gross instance of political correctness.”

Mansfield also stated that the decision signals a surrender “to groups who want to use the university to gain their own political ends and who do not understand or care for the search for truth regardless of party.”

No word yet when the Harvard PC police plan to change the university’s name entirely, since it was founded by Puritan reverend, John Harvard.

It’s just a matter of time.

The Harvard Crimson
The College Fix



  1. myddrinemrys

    July 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    For the future name change: Woke U

    • alex

      October 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

      now you just triggered me. the “u” in “woke u” can be read as “you.” which feels like you’re pointing a finger at me. that’s a microaggression and i feel cornered and oppressed by it.
      here’s my suggestion. we’ll call it: “place of opinions & all-around safe spaces”, “poo & ass” for short.

  2. DaisyToo

    July 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Harvard is more than simply foolish to deny its heritage; it’s a deadly decision. Our American heritage is due largely to the Puritans – who founded more than Harvard, but pretty much all of our Ivy League schools.

  3. Naos

    July 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Eh, I don’t give a fuck if it is. Who cares? Fuck the puritans anyway. Fuck religion in general.

  4. Mollie

    January 4, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Have you ever considered writing an e-book or writing on other blogs? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

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