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For a Price, Rename It

Late last week, Gerald L. Chan made Harvard history by donating a mammoth sum to what was formerly known as the Harvard School of Public Health. The $350 million sum marks the largest single donation in Harvard’s history.


Ad Board Decision Hinders Learning

Ultimately, the consequence of the Ad Board’s decision is a negative limit on students’ abilities to pursue the fields they most wish to study.

Class of 2018 Survey Results on Tobacco

Allow Smoking in the Yard

This August, Harvard Yard became tobacco free. Cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and even e-cigarettes are banned—a step up from the existing smoking ban within 25 to 50 feet of any University building. Though well intentioned, the policy will have little additional health benefits while needlessly inconveniencing smokers.


A Healthier, Happier HUDS

We hope these more promising dining hall days will grow brighter still.


A Compromise in Care

This tension between Harvard and its employees illustrates a fundamental flaw in the U.S. healthcare system’s reliance on employment-based insurance.


Making Dirt

The addition of a few bins might seem insignificant, but the new bins are the product of committed student advocacy over the course of last semester.


Benefits for Allston

Harvard should continue to demonstrate its commitment to the community of Allston by providing tangible, important benefits to the community.


How To Blend In

Harvard must strike a balance between taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies and preserving what already works well.

Freshman Survey Cover
2014 Freshman Survey

Freshman Survey Cover


Waiting on Affirmative Consent

It is our hope that students respond to the University’s new stance by being ever more conscientious and ever more vigilant.

Freshman Survey Cover

Class of 2018: By the Numbers

From legacy status and admissions statistics to political beliefs and sexual experience, The Crimson's second annual survey of Harvard's incoming freshman brings the Class of 2018 into sharper focus.


Let Uber Be Ubiquitous

While no car service should be allowed to operate totally unfettered, governments should promote rather than stifle technological innovation and its manifold benefits.

Massachusetts Hall

Massachusetts Hall

Massachusetts Hall, the home of Harvard's central administration, is pictured.


Which 5.9 Percent?

For which precocious 17- and 18-year-olds should Harvard throw open the gates?


The College Outside the Classroom

Just because a skill cannot be taught in a lab or lecture does not mean it is not worth learning.

Free Time

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization