Editorials

Social Alternatives

If the administration truly wants to reimagine social life on campus, it will have to recognize that its negative pressure on unrecognized groups alone cannot remake Harvard’s social scene. Students must have real alternatives to their current options.

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Sexual Assault IS Our Fault

As founders of the Our Harvard Can Do Better campaign, we write to clarify how rape culture operates and how it complicates the responsibility of community members.

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Editorials

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

We wish the graduating seniors all the best for the next phase of their lives.

Better Understanding Harvard’s Finances

An analysis of the data shows that advocates for change must be realistic and pragmatic

True Academic Integration

We firmly believe that Harvard students should never have to compromise their academic goals to pursue their extracurricular ones—or their extracurricular goals for their academic ones, for that matter.

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Rewriting the Tales of a Harvard Board

The honor of serving on Harvard’s Board should not default to being the crowning jewel of a tireless, well-crafted ascent to position, power, influence or wealth.

Stretch

Finally, make sure to stretch out your hands. You are graduating into a world of tremendous injustice and yawning inequality.

Introducing Community

I’d ask that you find and build vulnerable communities—communities built across borders that defy stereotypes.

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Letters

The Case for Collaboration

Harvard could demonstrate its desire for working with students to decrease sexual assault by changing its policy on recognized student groups, thus providing single-gender social organizations with the option to officially work with Harvard.

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Subtract Math Stereotypes, Add Diversity

The lack of diversity in the department, combined with this assertion, seems to imply that pure math is a talent possessed only by those lucky enough to be white and male.

Op-Eds

What Will Your Role Be?

By some turn of organizational American English, the word “role” has become a euphemism for “job title.”

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Are You Arriving or Departing?

As you think about your long ago arrival and imminent departure, I want you to remember that a high quality education and the opportunity to attend Harvard is not within the reach of most children in the United States.

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Cherished Friendships and the Ritual of Reunion

There just is no on-line substitute for hugging an old friend, for watching her age gracefully, for talking late into the night with someone who knew your secrets and dreams before kids and mortgages and obligations.

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Defending Those Who Suck: Let The Final Clubs Exist

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Never Trump

Letters

Letter to the Editor: The Benefits of Single-Sex Social Societies

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Administration is not Pursuing Student Body Expansion

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Final Clubs, 25 Years Later

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Athletics and Inclusion

We are reminded that when Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore were admitted to Augusta National Golf Club, the decision to do so was far from unanimous, but it was the right thing to do.

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Commencement

It Keeps Changing

I'm not advocating retreat or isolationism. Travel. Help others. Engage on the largest issues if you can. But think of yourself as part of something that is unimaginably bigger than you are.

Letters

Note from the President Regarding Harvard Sanctions

The Crimson has always maintained its editorial and organizational independence.

Op-Eds

Three Rules for Happiness

As the Bible says, or at least should have said, “No one likes a know-it-all.”

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Op-Eds

The Danger of Believing in Futility

What matters is to believe, to know, that a single act, a small gesture, can make a difference—and will make a difference—often in ways that you never could have imagined.

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Op-Eds

Harvard’s Investments in Oil and Gas Fracking

Letters

Letter to the Editor: On the Clubs that Divide Us

Editorials

The Need for Nuance

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Supporting the Sanctions

Editorials

On Names at Yale