The Crimson Editorial Board

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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.


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.


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.

Student Life

On the Fast Track to Better Socializing

If only from a logistical standpoint, Fast Track is a much-needed reinvention of Harvard’s party planning protocol.

House Life

Masterful dialogue

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.

Undergraduate Council

Unlocking the Bridging and Belonging Grant

The Undergraduate Council's plans to refashion the requirements around the Bridging and Belonging Grant are promising.


Toward a New Gen Ed

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.


Fixing the MBTA

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.


Support Sexual Assault Victims

We applaud the Harvard students, other activists, and government officials involved in drafting this legislation, and we urge Massachusetts legislators to pass it.


A Facilitating Step

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.


Don’t Eradicate Tuition

Put simply, free tuition would provide an unnecessary subsidy to students whose families who can afford to pay for college.


Resume De-Padding

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.