The Crimson Staff
The potential for online education remains relatively unexplored, so platforms like edX require, at minimum, an incubator period in which to expand, change, make progress, and make mistakes that eventually lead to advancement and refinement.
Harvard’s men’s basketball ascendancy, from 66 straight years without NCAA appearances to a ranked, national competitor and producer of NBA talent, is proof of athletics’ potential on an unlikely campus.
Harvard serves as a vital conduit between research funding—public or private—and the solutions to make our world better.
We welcome President Obama’s announcement that the operations of the CIA’s morally hazardous drone program will be transferred to the Pentagon and that there will be tougher standards for when drone strikes can be authorized, with targeted killings being scaled back.
We are pleased to see that Hammonds is vacating her position, and we hope that this move will aid the Harvard community in beginning the process of reestablishing trust among students, faculty, and administrators.
If you've submitted your course evaluations for all of your classes, you can find any available grades online on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar's Office website.
Even when women deserve respect, subtle issues of perception—even in the absence of outright discrimination—mean that they are less likely to get it.
The recent adoption of new examination policies comes as welcome news in the midst of this academic year’s own finals period.
As Harvard determines the priorities for the campaign, administrators should give students and faculty a stake in the planning, prioritizing, and fundraising.
Ferguson has since apologized for his statements, calling them “stupid and tactless,” an apt summary of his thoughtless and hurtful remarks. Not only was suggesting that Keynes’ promotion of counter-cyclical spending is tantamount to a lack of empathy for future generations an extreme simplification of Keynes’ philosophy, but it is obvious that sexual orientation or childlessness is not indicative of one’s investment in the future.
Harvard’s ability to participate in a number of scientific endeavors will be crippled by the closure of the NEPRC: An example of this is the federal BRAIN Initiative.
And last week, when Jason Collins came out as the first openly gay player in the NBA, professional sports have once again shown the potential to have a positive impact on American cultural values.
Dartmouth’s faculty, staff, and students need to be able to go about their daily lives and be accepting at the same time.
We see Clinton’s move to Twitter as a step toward bringing down walls between ordinary people and decision-makers.
Earlier this month, President Drew G. Faust announced that the University would enlist Boston lawyer Michael B. Keating to prepare an independent, external review of the administration’s conduct throughout the Gov 1310 cheating scandal. Following several months of embarrassing blunders on the part of various administrators, this was a welcome development.