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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.


Vaccines for All

Politicizing this issue, and, in particular, validating the idea that vaccines should be voluntary, only lends credence to the misguided objections of a few.


Banning Hard Alcohol Will Not Change Campus Culture

As universities across the country work towards creating policies to eliminate sexual assault on college campuses, they must remember that blanket prohibitions of the kind announced by Dartmouth are rarely effective.


Say What?

Local laws need to come before anything required or wanted by the IOC—Boston, nor any other perspective Olympics city, should be bullied into unlawful actions simply for the sake of appeasing the IOC.


Boko Haram Demands Our Attention

In Nigeria, communities are standing against this terrorist group in an effort to preserve the ideals that we are fortunate enough to live everyday.


New Saudi King Should Stress Human Rights

We hope that this shift in leadership will herald advances for human rights in Saudi Arabia, and that the United States will more consistently advocate such advances in crafting its policy toward the Kingdom.


Of the Students, By the Students, For the Students

The efforts to incorporate individual student feedback are commendable, but the campus center should keep larger-scale student recommendations in mind as well


The Unsung Heroes

To all the Harvard employees: Thank you.


Higher Education for All

A college education was once an added benefit; now it is a prerequisite.


Toward a Future Less Marred by Gun Violence

While mourning the recent tragedy of Dr. Davidson's death—as well as the tragedies of gun violence that play out every day in our country, often to residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods—we should work toward a future in which fewer families lose loved ones to gun violence.


Never Again

Our ideals and our values are part of what those agencies seek to defend; they should not be compromised in the process of defense.


Scream On

The Harvard community speaks loudest when it speaks in one voice, not when it is divided. Even in these emotionally tense times, we should not engage in behaviors that turn students against each other.


We Can't Breathe

These protests have shown the world that enough is truly enough. The rights of people of color—particularly black and brown persons—have been trampled on for too long.


Journalist Mistakes on Sexual Assault

All of these bungles underscore the extent to which Rolling Stone’s story and apology threaten to obscure many of the most pressing issues surrounding campus sexual assault.


Abolish Tipping

Tipping culture creates a system in which servers are functionally cheated of their right to a minimum wage.

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