Undoubtedly, everyone's perception about the Harvard University is the most prestigious and best university in the world. However, if I think about the primal scream, it gives me very unpleasant and lewd image that should not be happened in the Harvard University. It just never mix with the prestigious image of the Harvard University.
I understand that the Harvard University was established based on "Puritan Spirit" as shown in the original motto of the Harvard University:
"Truth for Christ and the Church.", and as recorded in the Founder's Charter:
"After God had carried us safe to New England and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government: One of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.".
Thus, it's hard to imagine this kind of shameful streaking event is happening in front of multitude with music from Harvard band and became tradition of the Harvard University.
The Harvard University is known to train next-generation leaders in the world.
If they streak as a way of releasing their own stress from exam, I think they are not qualified to become leaders.
If they can't manage their own stress, then how come they can manage others as leaders.
This shouldn't happened in the Harvard University and shouldn't be a Harvard tradition.
People come to campus to see naked students shouldn't be one of the tour items of the Harvard University.
I sincerely ask President Drew Faust to stop this shameful and inappropriate event happening in the Harvard University.
I think most of the Harvard students may not want this event to be happening.
They will agree that the primal scream will disgrace the image of Harvard University and they will support to stop this event.
However, some people or students might be resistant.
Thus, one of the action items to stop this event is to held a public hearing about this event.
Encourage all of the Harvard students come to public hearing and discuss if this event should be happening in the campus or not.
Another and could be better a method for hearing student's opinions is send campus email to all student to participate survey about this event using Survey Monkey (www.surveymonkey.com). The survey result will give you a clear opinion of the students along with how many percentage will favor the event or not.
I hope President of Harvard University can make a difference in Harvard history while she has a power to do it!