The Crimson Staff
As the seventh iteration of North America’s largest pan-Arab conference, Harvard Arab Weekend, organized by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association and a large team of student volunteers, has set the bar for regional and national conferences at Harvard, which tend to operate more as boutique events than must-attend annual gatherings.
Without consistent and meaningful federal funding, American university research will be left in limbo, vulnerable to the instability of financial currents.
It’s a sunny October Thursday afternoon, and the Science Center Plaza is alive. Students perch on rocks, wooden benches, beanbags, and oversized Tetris pieces as they chow down on delicacies from nearby food trucks. The sky is bright, but the smiles of students’ faces on the adjacent lawn outshine even the sun. Why? They’re at pet therapy, of course.
The decline of the humanities major need not give us reason to anticipate the decline of the humanities: Academics do not have unique access to the instructions for being human.
Harvard’s unparalleled yield and the disconnect between freshman and upperclassman housing reduce the importance of high-quality facilities as a draw for prospective students, but this is not a justification for allowing facilities to rot—in some cases literally.
The College can go even farther by reaching out directly and more proactively to qualified students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Activism makes a return to the UC ballot this month in the form of a referendum asking the College to universalize gender-neutral housing options. We will be voting yes.
Brown protestors were wrong to silence the police commissioner.
“Saying nothing,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “sometimes says the most.” The Crimson has never subscribed to the saying-nothing doctrine, and so in the wake of the October 23 launch of the Digital Emily Dickinson Archive we take the opportunity to express our pleasure in seeing all of Dickinson’s oeuvre united in one place for public enjoyment.
Regardless of how we feel about the proper reach of American counterterrorism, the real travesty is that a president of the United States could claim ignorance about the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies.
The city’s next mayor needs to address the opportunity gap present in Boston, and the candidate with the best preparation to do so is City Councilor John R. Connolly.
In a knowledge-based economy, education is the key to financial mobility.
While we do not believe that students should feel entitled to a seat on the City Council, we are supportive of the idea of student candidates and particularly of candidates who seek to bridge the town-gown divide.
If we are predestined for hell, so be it. But we are stopping at Shake Shack along the way.
Today, following a half-month congressional stalemate during which Republicans demanded amendments to or an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act, perhaps the greatest challenge to that law comes not from a Senate filibuster or an impending debt ceiling crisis, but from its own website.