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.
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.
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.
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.
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.