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Sexual Assault Is Our Problem

We believe that, moving forward, students and administrators alike must engage with fighting the cultural elements of the issue.


Bettering our Academic Approach to Snow Days

While the university’s safety-centered response to this year’s record-breaking snow was the right one in all respects, it has also revealed the need to develop policies to counter the academic challenges that snow days present.


Build the Keystone XL Pipeline

This is why, upon receiving the last of his reports, President Obama should make a decision on whether or not to build the pipeline as quickly as possible, in a manner uncolored by political ideology.


Controversy at the Law School

The events of the past two months have been regrettable at essentially every step of the way. WLA and LIDS were mistaken to honor Steinberg while her organization was under scrutiny, and were also wrong to withdraw their award simply because of public pressure and with an inadequate explanation.


Prison Riot Recalls Private Prison Injustices

There can be no doubt that the voices of these prisoners deserve to be heard when their rights are being compromised, regardless of the means.


Don’t Overlook Accessibility

The systematic exclusion of those who rely on wheelchairs for transportation runs counter to the goals of promoting class unity, even if the exclusion is unintentional.


Harvard Students: The UC Is Your Responsibility, Too

The UC has the power and the resources to act as a real liaison between the student population and the administration, but as the midterm elections have helped to demonstrate, many on this campus do not take that responsibility very seriously.


An Embarrassment to the Commonwealth

Given the “act of God” proportions of recent weather, it is wrongheaded to punish Scott for latent deficiencies that preceded her tenure at the MBTA and exceeded her economic wherewithal.


Brian Williams and the State of American Media

Williams’s failure to uphold his journalistic integrity is a sign that news outlets need to return to the basic principles of journalism.


A Sorry Sit-In

Divest Harvard’s latest tactics only prevent open discussion and impede Harvard’s important educational and social mission.


Moving Forward in the Fight Against ISIS

All these areas of murkiness mean that the U.S. must develop a more comprehensive strategic framework.


Move Housing Day

The sort of community fostered by Housing Day is a vital component of any Harvard education.


Tax, Don't Ban

In order to most effectively reduce smoking rates, efforts must hit smokers where it hurts: their wallets.


Renegotiate Greek Debt

Simply lending Greece another seven billion euros rather than devising the new policies necessary to strengthen the European economy is unwise.


Obama's Budget Vision Is a Good One

From promoting education to working towards revitalizing America’s infrastructure, the Obama budget aims to strengthen American communities and the country's economic competitiveness.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction