The Crimson Staff


Credit Where Credit is Due

Harvard’s credit system is confusing and restricts innovative course structures. It is time for a change.


Resegregation, Ignored

Although segregation is no longer the law of the land, the United States is once again plunged into the midst of a civil rights issue thought to be solved just a generation ago.


Remembrance and Resilience

The commitment of both runners and spectators to participate in the race, despite the dangers last year presented, is a testament to their characters; it also represents an act of defiance, a symbol that the people of Massachusetts and elsewhere will not be cowed by brazen acts of terrorism.


Fund the Testing Progress

Online testing is certainly the right direction for education, but it is important to compensate for socioeconomic gaps by funding schools that need the infrastructure.


Free Storage for All

The College should recognize the financial difficulties faced by college students and do all it can to minimize these costs for students


A Tenable Increase

As an isolated instance, the increase in tuition will likely have a minimal effect on Harvard.


A Virtual House of Cards

While there has not been any evidence that hackers exploited the bug to gain access to unauthorized information, the thought that the world’s most technologically sophisticated companies were unaware of a major security flaw for two years is not reassuring.


A Rightful Revocation

To say that rethinking Hirsi Ali’s honorary degree discourages academic discourse could not be further from the truth. In fact, the push to revoke Hirsi Ali’s degree was organized by students at Brandeis, and we commend these students for opening discussion their school’s administrative choices.


Progress Without Divestment

While we understand the urgent necessity of environmental activism and awareness, Harvard would be better served by addressing these concerns in ways other than divestment.


Keep Funding Excellence

While the distribution of NIH funding may not be a perfect system, it is nevertheless a meritocracy.


Internship or Internment?

Harvard, colleges like it, and organizations across the nation should support internships that pay as much in money as they do in intangibles.


An Immodest Proposal

There is little reason why universities like Harvard should be targeted more than other high-wealth institutions.


Fixing Sexual Assault Response

While it’s significant that President Faust acknowledged the scale of the problem of sexual assault at Harvard, the task force must make serious recommendations that the University is willing to implement if Harvard is to improve. An endless number of panels and working groups have been formed to study this issue, with frustratingly little to show for it. This time must be different.


Reform and Restructure General Education

Many students dislike the current General Education program.


Don’t Boycott the DoubleTree

A central aim of the boycott is to influence the DoubleTree management’s choice between two legal unionization processes. That alone does not warrant intervention by Harvard.

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