The Crimson Staff
It is commendable that Harvard will catch up to its peer institutions, though unfortunate that it took a major cheating scandal to catalyze that needed transformation.
We acknowledge that a student group can and should have the right to operate as it desires within the confines of the law and University rules. At the same time, a demonstration that deeply disrespects the core beliefs of other students is antithetical to any sense of community.
The right to freedom of the press was established to keep the people informed; and while the government reserves the ability to keep certain classified material from the public for our own safety, it is harmful to our very democracy when taken too far.
Divest Harvard’s tactics distract us from the debate on climate change that the Harvard community should be having.
As Cambridge can attest, unfettered awarding of licenses is good for the economy, and likely does not pose much of a hazard to public safety.
While prosecution of attackers should remain a priority, we should not deny the important role universities can play in creating a culture of safety for its students.
Although Justice Kennedy’s reasoning in the Schuette decision tries to avoid the issue of race, it is impossible to deny the role race plays in our country’s politics.
Harvard should not rest on its laurels. Harvard should not assume that any given student will—and should—attend. Instead, Harvard should show students everything it has to offer, from the academic to the extracurricular to the social.
We urge the UC to maintain its impartiality in promoting organizations to students.
When it comes down to it, only your heart can decide if Harvard is the right place.
The recent efforts to improve Ukraine's government reflect an important step toward normalization in the country.
Harvard’s credit system is confusing and restricts innovative course structures. It is time for a change.
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.
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.
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.