The Crimson Staff
Congratulations, prospective Harvard Class of 2017. That word, “congratulations,” has probably been directed at you a lot lately, by parents, peers, and your Harvard acceptance letter; still, it is fully in order.
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While we applaud the leaders and members of the campaign for engaging students, faculty, and administrators on the crucial issue of climate change, we still, as we have in the past, oppose the campaign’s call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry
When tragedy strikes, we almost lose ourselves in horror and grief. Our faith in the world suffers a near-shattering blow. But when tragedy strikes, we also strike back.
In the wake of Monday's marathon explosions, The Crimson is looking for your stories. We invite you to share with us any acts of heroism you witnessed or heard about at the scene of the bombings. Additionally, if you were nearby the explosions or know someone who was, please share your experiences with us. Click here to access the submission form.
Nonetheless, North Korea has been a focal point in East Asian geopolitical drama for the last few decades, and the rest of the world has previously navigated through political complications to provide humanitarian aid to North Korean civilians. It is imperative that we overcome current complications to continue to do so.
Sexual assault plagues the nation, and it plagues Harvard as well.
For a few years now, George Orwell’s novels have been available on e-readers. But the next time you pick up a tablet, “1984” might not just be on the screen—it might be coming through it as well.
It is particularly heartening that Islamic Awareness Month is happening in the context of a broader interfaith discussion, which has been occurring on campus through such events as the Atheist Coming Out Week that took place in February. We welcome Islamic Awareness Month as a contribution to an open and tolerant campus discourse about religion and spirituality.
No one questions HEI’s right to own and operate hotels and resorts. Yet to prevent workers from using their only leverage point—their numbers—to improve their negotiating position strikes against basic notions of fairness.
Of course, Harvard’s data is not necessarily representative of college students in general, but the same could probably be said of Freitas’ data. Her op-ed cites quite a bit of anecdotal evidence—individual students discussing their sex lives with her—and her unrepresentative sample (1,230 students, 45 percent of whom attend Catholic colleges) constitutes only a miniscule percentage of the 12.6 million college students in the United States.
The committee’s proposal comes as a much-needed administrative response to the debate on academic culture.
Menino’s departure marks the end of an era in Boston politics. During his tenure, Boston has changed dramatically, and we hope the next mayor will bring an innovative perspective to face the novel challenges and needs of Boston in a new age.
Since Hammonds provided misinformation regarding the highly sensitive issue of email searches, and since she violated clear policy regarding those searches, her presence at the helm of the College stands as a roadblock to rebuilding trust between students, faculty, and the administration. For the good of the University, Hammonds must resign.
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