The Crimson Staff


Midnight Train to Harvard

n fall 2013, The Crimson lauded the change in MBTA policy that would expand late-night T service with a one-year pilot program. Harvard students, both at the College and University levels, stand to benefit from increased public transportation options.


Cap and Grade

We, too, hope that Harvard will take advantage of its rich resources to provide students with an exemplary education.


In Search of a Stricter Standard

The email search revelations of a year ago may seem like the distant past, but electronic communications policy matters just as much today as it did a year ago.


The Cost of Nonprofits

Though it appears that large-money races are here to stay given the Supreme Court’s recent attitude toward campaign finance reform, there is no need for these donations to be given in secret, where the media and electorate are left in the dark on the possible motivations of their elected officials.


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

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Art House

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On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

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Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance