Renew the teaching contract of Xuedong Wang
Xuedong Wang is an invaluable member of Harvard University's Chinese Language Program. Not only has her extensive knowledge of the Chinese Language and her perfected teaching methodology resulted in the publication of many highly acclaimed textbooks that are currently being used internationally but more importantly her capacity to connect with students and her dedication to her teaching goes above and beyond any quantifiable assessment. Moreover, it is rare to find a teacher whose passion and expertise allow them to have the capacity to simultaneously skillfully challenge their students in the classroom taking them to a level of understanding beyond their expectations, and be fully present for them outside of the classroom attending to their individual needs and questions generously and attentively. For the benefit of current Harvard students and future generations of Harvard students, we, Harvard University students, are zealously petitioning for the renewal of Xuedong Wang's contract. Xuedong Wang's contributions over the past two decades to the Harvard Chinese Language Program have shaped it into what it is today, and allowed the program to continuously receive international recognition for its excellence. It would be an unimaginable loss to Harvard University on multiple levels including her fellow teachers who she continues to train, her current and future students, and the University as a whole who international prestige is fully dependent on its excellent teachers, if her contract was not renewed.