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A Reminder To Have Fun

It is easy and altogether too frequent for our balance between work and fun to become skewed here, and for social events to become—either by accident or design—exclusive and closed to certain members of the community.


A Good Start

The moment freshmen walk through Johnston Gate, they watch groups form before their eyes—groups that depend on where students grew up or went to school, and groups that become closed off, or appear that way, to newly-minted Harvardians even before shopping week ends.


Real Talk About Fake News

It is a far too early to know the answers to all these questions, and at this point the strong negative reaction to Noah’s appointment is far from warranted.


Business As Usual

Tying a vote on a highly qualified nominee to a controversial abortion funding provision of a human trafficking bill is not advising the president on his nominee.


A Call for International Action and Cooperation

The international community, and particularly the European Union, must work together to protect the safety of these people, especially those that are fleeing from the armed conflict in Libya.


Real Justice at the FBI

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.


More Substance, Less Money

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.


Not So Hot on Heat Week

Unfortunately, as much as ever, divestment works toward the noble end of combating climate change through unproductive, unlikely, and ineffectual means.


The Administrative Board’s Empty Promise

As we have previously opined with regard to the Honor Council and sexual assault statistics, transparency in disciplinary proceedings is vital.


A Better Approach to Academic Integrity

The Honor Council’s inclusion of students represents immense progress, but it must continue working to avoid the pitfalls of its predecessor.


Change We Can Believe In

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.


A Poster Child for Misguided Censorship

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.


We Stand with Graduate Students

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.


Title IX and University Administration

On matters that affect the entire University, Harvard as an academic institution must base its decisions more on its faculty, and less on administrators.


The Task at Hand

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.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard