The Crimson Staff
Limiting the ability of these organizations to give grants and fund important research affects research institutions across the nation, and Harvard is no exception.
Reducing income inequality should be the president’s foremost priority. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it is also vital for economic growth.
We applaud the work that the College has done in fostering a relaxed and welcoming environment for returning students to ease into the spring semester, but moving forward, we hope to see Wintersession become a more structured and formalized part of J-term.
The only downside of Professor Khurana’s appointment is that it means parting with Interim Dean of Harvard College Donald H. Pfister.
Any successful 21st-century approach to higher education must provide multiple routes for obtaining an excellent education, whether through a community college or a four-year university.
At the least, Hillel International should not castigate chapters such as Swarthmore that choose to be “open.”
Yet although South Africa, and indeed the world, has much progress to make after Mandela’s death, that does not diminish the man’s legacy.
No bombs went off at Harvard yesterday, nor were any found—the threat was, fortunately, unrealized. But whoever emailed in the threat succeeded in diverting our attention from researching, learning, and teaching. Now is the time to refocus and move ahead.
Last week, the College dismissed a student for perpetrating multiple incidents of sexual misconduct.
We commend Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 and his administration for prioritizing and implementing a long-awaited shift in MBTA policy—it is a major improvement both for individuals and for the general social and economic life of the Boston area.
Mayopoulos also thinks that he can connect with those students more effectively than the UC has in the past, much as he and Clark did throughout their campaign. We agree.
Although we respect individual objections to emergency contraceptives, we don’t think a non-religious corporation ought to be legally regarded as having religious beliefs that can be compromised.
High grades could be an indicator of the rising quality of undergraduate work in the last few decades, due in part to the rising quality of the undergraduates themselves and a greater access to information as the result of the university’s increasing commitment to financial aid, rather than a narrow claim of unwarranted grade inflation.
Just over two weeks ago, a group of protesters interrupted a Bank of America recruitment event at the Charles Hotel. The protest ended quickly—Bank of America had wisely placed plainclothes police officers in the back of the event—but not before the protesters succeeded in disrupting the presentation.