The Crimson Staff


Transparency for Massachusetts

Voters should be made fully aware of all of the stances that candidates have promised to uphold. This would enable citizens to best make informed and educated choices for governor, as well as to know what type of leadership and policy changes they can expect to be implemented.


Thank You, Kenneth C. Griffin ’89

As much as the renovation of the Science Center plaza was welcome and housing renewal will be relief for Winthrop House’s beleaguered residents, people are what make a university great.


¡Viva la historia!

We applaud the recent decisions of the history department to develop the field of Latin American history as way to diversify the education made available to students, as well as the culture of the university as a whole.


Cacophony in Kiev

The most important objective for the transitional government ought to maintaining the country’s unity.


Affordable Course Materials

The effort to rein in the cost of course materials is a positive example of the useful issues that the UC’s new leadership has begun to tackle.


Recruit During Break

We find it deeply unfortunate that students should have to miss class to participate in a program sanctioned and administered by the university. The “interviews vs. classes” choice faced by job-seeking students runs counter to Harvard’s goals as an educational institution.


Ensure Accessible Treatment

Where the medical community and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health determine dispensaries should exist, there they should be built.


Simplify Financial Aid

Harvard has nothing to lose, and a few simple fixes that build on the wording change that has already been made could change a young student's life.


Preserve Our Ties and Our Ideals

The University should not act to terminate its broadly positive influence in China


Pressure and Punts on Immigration

Moral dilemma aside, the restriction of the free movement of people is antithetical to the free market ideology that many adherents of anti-immigration reform policies support. But the rising tide of xenophobia and nationalism, both here and abroad, seems to have overcome these considerations.


The Crimson Editorial Board is Pleased to Announce its Spring 2014 Columnists


Harvard Class of Forever

HarvardX for Alumni helps foster social and intellectual connections among graduates, furthering Harvard’s mission of lifelong learning.


Raising the Ratio

Limiting administrative growth in favor of faculty investment enhances the student experience and improves Harvard’s research output.


More Funds for Undergraduates

While these claims are legitimate, the UC should be clearer about how the money will be used. Will the funds be directed towards specific programs before others? Will all the funds be sent to student groups or does the UC have other priorities in mind as well?


Resetting the Bar

HSA’s choice to pay its workers more is commendable, especially because it is leading the way and setting an example for other employers to follow.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture