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The scope of wrongdoing—and the possible complicity of agency higher-ups in the evidence manipulation—is yet to be fully established. But this much is abundantly clear: Repeated abuses of power deserve sunlight and full accountability.
An electoral system that allows two extravagantly wealthy men to have as much financial influence as the two major political parties must be fundamentally reformed.
Unfortunately, as much as ever, divestment works toward the noble end of combating climate change through unproductive, unlikely, and ineffectual means.
As we have previously opined with regard to the Honor Council and sexual assault statistics, transparency in disciplinary proceedings is vital.
The Honor Council’s inclusion of students represents immense progress, but it must continue working to avoid the pitfalls of its predecessor.
It is certainly the case that Cuba’s human rights record is decidedly mixed. So too, however, are the human rights records of China, Saudi Arabia, and countless Latin American or Africa nations, and yet we maintain economic and political relationships with them.
Even if it’s still a little bit messy in some respects, Renegade has caused thousands of members of the Harvard community to read and have opinions on the work of students of color.
It is true that Renegade represents a more marginalized view than its critics; it is also true that the principle of free expression does not apply only to those in the margins.
At the moment, Harvard has little incentive, beyond occasional pressure from academic departments, to respond to requests from graduate students seeking better teaching and working conditions.
On matters that affect the entire University, Harvard as an academic institution must base its decisions more on its faculty, and less on administrators.
Ultimately, as a private landowner, Harvard should have independence in its decisions about the design and layout of its new campus. But as a part of the broader Allston community, Harvard also has a responsibility to show good faith to its neighbors and to take their concerns seriously.
As consumers of media, our clicks and views decide where news agencies go, where they devote their coverage, and what they highlight.
By making plastic bags illegal in checkout lines, the city council achieves a desirable objective through an undesirable method.
The intent of the law is clear: To allow business owners to refuse service to homosexuals by claiming that their “exercise of religion has been substantially burdened.”