We commend Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 and his administration for prioritizing and implementing a long-awaited shift in MBTA policy—it is a major improvement both for individuals and for the general social and economic life of the Boston area.
Mayopoulos also thinks that he can connect with those students more effectively than the UC has in the past, much as he and Clark did throughout their campaign. We agree.
Although we respect individual objections to emergency contraceptives, we don’t think a non-religious corporation ought to be legally regarded as having religious beliefs that can be compromised.
High grades could be an indicator of the rising quality of undergraduate work in the last few decades, due in part to the rising quality of the undergraduates themselves and a greater access to information as the result of the university’s increasing commitment to financial aid, rather than a narrow claim of unwarranted grade inflation.
Just over two weeks ago, a group of protesters interrupted a Bank of America recruitment event at the Charles Hotel. The protest ended quickly—Bank of America had wisely placed plainclothes police officers in the back of the event—but not before the protesters succeeded in disrupting the presentation.
The new détente is a vindication of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s dogged diplomacy and of the newfound moderation of Iran under President Hassan Rouhani.
In the end, Clark-Mayopoulos’s success usefully highlighted problems with the UC at little real cost.
A fall break would reduce student stress and enrich the Harvard experience.
The success of the building will hinge on how responsive the designs are to student suggestions. This new space simply will not work if it feels sterile or separated from the rest of Harvard. If it feels like the SOCH, it will be a failure.
An experienced and respected law professor as well as a former federal official Barron has put in the time and proven the talent necessary to sit on the federal bench.
We consider Yale’s decision a sensible reaction to an accident that exposed the shortcomings of its tailgating policies and the resulting responsibility gap.
“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel; defeat Jihad.” So reads an advertisement from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization that spews equally racist rhetoric across the country. After the MBTA rejected the proposed advertisement because it violated rules that ads could not be “demeaning or disparaging,” the AFDI filed a lawsuit against the transit agency.
While neither vision inspires us, Gong and Goffard impress us with their concrete experience and their earnest desire to unify and represent students.
If the Environmental Action Committee’s referendum passes, the Undergraduate Council will urge administration to end the sale of single-use plastic water bottles on campus while installing water fountains and refill stations in all academic and residential buildings. We at The Crimson suggest that you vote for this measure.