At the moment, Harvard has little incentive, beyond occasional pressure from academic departments, to respond to requests from graduate students seeking better teaching and working conditions.
On matters that affect the entire University, Harvard as an academic institution must base its decisions more on its faculty, and less on administrators.
Ultimately, as a private landowner, Harvard should have independence in its decisions about the design and layout of its new campus. But as a part of the broader Allston community, Harvard also has a responsibility to show good faith to its neighbors and to take their concerns seriously.
As consumers of media, our clicks and views decide where news agencies go, where they devote their coverage, and what they highlight.
By making plastic bags illegal in checkout lines, the city council achieves a desirable objective through an undesirable method.
The intent of the law is clear: To allow business owners to refuse service to homosexuals by claiming that their “exercise of religion has been substantially burdened.”
In the fight against campus sexual assault, honesty and forthrightness on all sides is essential.
While we certainly do not believe in any type of zip-code affirmative action, it is also clear that there is value in a student body that draws from all parts of the country and all around the world.
Ultimately, hosting freshman formal below an illuminated Annenberg Hall and alongside Harvard Yard will offer a distinct ambience that will prove more memorable for attendees than a hotel ballroom.
We believe that Walsh’s goal is a noble and important one: An office of diversity has real potential to reduce problems with race relations in Boston.
Late-night T-service is a step in the right direction for a system yearning for modernization in many ways.
When a “safe space” becomes synonymous with an environment that works to eradicate controversial viewpoints, it enforces narrow-mindedness and undermines learning.
The presence of Cruz will exacerbate this problem; his conservative viewpoints, combined with his national prominence and famously outspoken nature, will undoubtedly force the other candidates farther to the right.
Moving forward, the United States needs to make good on the President’s recent signals and reassess the nature of its relationship with Israel, especially with Mr. Netanyahu in power.
With support from judges and law enforcement officials, as well as an ongoing review of the state’s sentencing guidelines to draw upon, Massachusetts legislators have never had a better opportunity to begin reforming the state’s minimum sentences.