Editorials

Supporting Freshman Seminars

Freshman seminars received a record number of applications this academic year. The College should continue to invest in the program.

Op-Eds

Fantasizing Flint

We have crises not because they are unavoidable, but because when we are too close and too influential, we are also too tired and entangled.

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Editorials

Courses Are Not Corporations

In recent years, professor David J. Malan '99 attempted to trademark aspects of the CS50 brand. Aspirations of franchising a course run counter to a professor's duty as an instructor of a Harvard course.

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Building Bridges in Allston

To continue bettering its relations with Allston, the University should increase accessibility to that Harvard-Allston Task Force's meetings.

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Criminal Histories and College Applications

If we truly believe that the function of the criminal justice system is rehabilitation—and not simply punishment—we should reflect this attitude in how we perceive and treat those with criminal pasts, especially in the context of education.

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Op-Eds

Behind the Curve

The intentions implied behind flippant calls of "Everyone fail the test!" usually find themselves abandoned at home on exam day, but there is truth in the assertion that students think competitively in pursuit of high grades.

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Community Night and Conversation

It took five years, but a review of the Program in General Education exposed that it was not fulfilling its goals. It shouldn’t take nearly as long to determine that “community night” is not meeting its mission.

On Divestment, Adopt the Toronto Principle

As an iconic institution, let us not undermine the future of life on Earth. What will it gain us in the end? And what will it cost us?

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Letters

Letter to the Editor: Moderate, not Conservative

You have never asked me whether I call myself a conservative. I do not. I never have. I have never been a Republican. I have long called myself a politically independent moderate.

Columns

Clinton on the Trail

Clinton seems to be drifting into a familiar panicky pattern that forebodes future setbacks: her fondness for employing family consiglieri to do the dirty work, as if none of the stink will ever make its way back to her.

Columns

Friendzoning Harvard

Loneliness, the real loneliness of having many people around and many things to do but no one to really be with, is a well-documented phenomenon on this campus.

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Activism at Harvard Law School

Any article about activism at HLS should include at least some reporting on the most prominent, committed, and effective activist on its campus—Dean Martha Minow herself.

Editorials

A Step Forward Against Sexual Assault

The University is creating a committee of professors and students to review its Title IX policies. This is an important step towards combatting sexual assault.

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Student Life

On the Fast Track to Better Socializing

Columns

Pretty Dead Girls

House Life

Masterful dialogue

Undergraduate Council

Unlocking the Bridging and Belonging Grant

Editorials

Toward a New Gen Ed

Columns

Slay

A lot of the time, Beyoncé is for everybody. Her music about feminism, love, and partying is for all women, and really for anyone. Her music about heartbreak is for the heartbroken. But what Beyoncé has done with “Formation” is momentous because in its rejoicing it is, unmistakably, by and for black people—especially for black femmes.

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Columns

American Kryptonite and Superman's Fall

When Cam scores a touchdown and hits the superman he literally becomes superhuman, transcending the unintentional conditions of racism in America.

Editorials

Making Mental Health Services More Accessible

QuadTalk is an excellent initiative. It acknowledges the potential for substantial unmet need for these mental health services in the Quad, where distance from the main resources on campus could pose a significant obstacle for residents in need of them.

Letters

Open Letter: On Sexual Assault at Harvard

As a survivor-led and ally-supported campaign, we believe it is time to stop waiting for the administration to take necessary steps and instead take action ourselves.

Letters

​Letter to the Editor: Change “Classical Languages,” Not the Department of the Classics

I do not feel it unreasonable, Eurocentric, or discriminatory for a university in the West to have a department dedicated to the classical civilizations that begat Western culture.

Op-Eds

The Harvard Condition Reexamined

Columns

New York Values

Editorials

Fixing the MBTA

Editorials

Support Sexual Assault Victims

Columns

Yellow Fever