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.
To continue bettering its relations with Allston, the University should increase accessibility to that Harvard-Allston Task Force's meetings.
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.
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.
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.
If only from a logistical standpoint, Fast Track is a much-needed reinvention of Harvard’s party planning protocol.
A particular area in which house-centered dialogue would prove fruitful is in a more open discussion of Harvard's often distressing history of exclusion.
The Undergraduate Council's plans to refashion the requirements around the Bridging and Belonging Grant are promising.
While we still have concerns about the proposed structure of the new set of requirements, we are glad that the report directly addresses the need for improving the quality of teaching in Gen Ed courses.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) appears set to cut late-night service. However, this is not the answer to its long-standing budget problems.
We applaud the Harvard students, other activists, and government officials involved in drafting this legislation, and we urge Massachusetts legislators to pass it.
A public toilet is set to open in Harvard Square in the coming weeks. It marks a step in the right direction, but also points to the work still to be done regarding the Square's homeless population.
Put simply, free tuition would provide an unnecessary subsidy to students whose families who can afford to pay for college.
If an overhaul of the admissions process is to productively make room for low-income students on the college’s acceptance roster, it must not only discourage resume padding in its students but also abolish its own systemic flaws.