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Bridge and a Troubled Water

As winter approaches, it is unacceptable that municipal turf wars should endanger Boston’s most vulnerable.

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On Divestment: Debate, Don't Marginalize

The Corporation’s avoidance of debate has allowed it to take absolutist, illogical, and unsubstantiated positions on divestment.

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Editorials

The Professors' Misplaced Criticisms

The authors of the letter are correct in saying that Harvard University must “stand up for principle.” But the principle it must stand for is justice for the victims of sexual harassment and assault.

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Staying Vigilant in Ferguson

It is heartening to see people join the protests in Missouri under a variety of banners.

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Underfunded and Underprepared

The unprecedented pace of the disease could have been halted much earlier had the international community’s response not been so slow until now.

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In Defense of Pinker

What the current admissions culture has spawned is a flurry of attempts to join extracurricular activities that look good to admissions officers, instead of allowing people the time to pursue things they’re truly passionate about.

The Death Penalty: Justice in Peril

To sentence someone to death is to say that this individual no longer has the right to prove his or her innocence. For such a practice to have democratic legitimacy, the legal system must be able to determine guilt with absolute precision.

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Letter to the Editor

To study computational complexity is to ask questions just as fundamental as those pondered in epistemology. The humanities do not offer the only sanctuary for pure scholars.

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Realizing Race

The film is far from perfect, but it performs the difficult and important job of forcing its viewers to think about those touchy things that might make them angry, or uncomfortable, or confused. And those feelings are certainly a start.

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What We Forget About School: School

Only by working to reverse-engineer a cutthroat admissions process can we tackle mental health issues and improve the academic environment on campus.

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Give B's a Chance

We hope, going forward, that institutions of higher education find a way to sort this problem out.

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The Damage of the Culture Wars

Public discourse suffers in an environment where ideas are discounted off-hand due to the identity of the speaker.

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America’s Mirror

Taking an America-centric approach to global issues, though it seems better for us, will prove insufficient.

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Condemning Hatred

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Hillel's Already Open

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In Defense of Thinking

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Racist Policing, Again

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Let's Put a Cap on Privilege

In essence, family caps are a way of reducing reproduction based on class.

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Understanding Faith

For those who have faith, the greatest demonstration of it is to lovingly encourage others to find hope in something beyond themselves.

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Ignore Congress. Close Gitmo.

President Obama should feel on strong legal and moral footing in ignoring Congress on Guantanamo.

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CS50 and the Humanities

Many of us have completely narrowed our focus to math and science and computer science, and maybe we ought to give the humanities, and everything else, at least a second glance.

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Harvard's Sloppy Elitism

What does it say to tomorrow’s leaders when one regional and socio-economic group has Harvard’s stamp of approval to socialize in luxury to the exclusion of the rest of the university?

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The Case for American Power

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West Station: On the Right Track

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