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The Unsung Heroes

To all the Harvard employees: Thank you.


Higher Education for All

A college education was once an added benefit; now it is a prerequisite.


Toward a Future Less Marred by Gun Violence

While mourning the recent tragedy of Dr. Davidson's death—as well as the tragedies of gun violence that play out every day in our country, often to residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods—we should work toward a future in which fewer families lose loved ones to gun violence.


Never Again

Our ideals and our values are part of what those agencies seek to defend; they should not be compromised in the process of defense.


Scream On

The Harvard community speaks loudest when it speaks in one voice, not when it is divided. Even in these emotionally tense times, we should not engage in behaviors that turn students against each other.


We Can't Breathe

These protests have shown the world that enough is truly enough. The rights of people of color—particularly black and brown persons—have been trampled on for too long.


Journalist Mistakes on Sexual Assault

All of these bungles underscore the extent to which Rolling Stone’s story and apology threaten to obscure many of the most pressing issues surrounding campus sexual assault.


Abolish Tipping

Tipping culture creates a system in which servers are functionally cheated of their right to a minimum wage.


The FDA’s Queer Problem

The regulations against MSM unnecessarily stigmatizes queer men in particular, while ignoring other, historically less stigmatized demographics who also are considered at-risk for blood-transferable diseases.


Focus on the Possible

Ultimately, any more substantive student input will depend on the University offering more avenues through which students can influence University policy.


Laggard No More

We applaud the strides that Harvard has made both to increase the competitiveness of its science programs and to offer high-quality online courses.


Ferguson and Its Fallout

These were errors, but what happens in their wake could right wrongs more deeply entrenched in our national culture.


A Counterproductive Lawsuit

Divest Harvard serves an important role in calling attention to climate change itself, but we continue to believe that divestment is not the best way for Harvard to combat the phenomenon.


No Boston Olympics . . . for Now

While the games’ supporters are undoubtedly right that Boston could host a successful Olympics, the demands of the IOC and the lack of transparency in the current local discussions would make hosting the 2024 games far too much of a burden for the city and the region.


For Now, a Red Light for Reform

Particularly in the aftermath of an election in which Americans overwhelmingly supported Republican candidates, the president should not subvert the authority of Congress in using executive actions to overhaul our nation’s immigration system.

Black Lives Matter Protester

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014