The Editorial Board

About the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board — which operates independently of The Crimson’s newsroom — writes, solicits, and edits opinion content reflecting a range of perspectives and issues at Harvard. We accept op-ed and letter submissions from Harvard affiliates, publish biweekly columns, and produce our own staff editorials reflecting a majority vote of participating board members. More details can be found about each type of content below. 

Who We Are

Daniel L. Aklog ’21 | Social Studies | he/him/his | Associate Editor for Columns
Ari E. Benkler ’21 | Social Studies | he/him/his | Editorial Chair
Noah D. Dasanaike ’22 | Government | he/him/his | Editor
Romy Dolgin | Linguistics ’21 | she/her/hers
Aysha L. Johnston Emmerson ’22 | Special Concentration: Resilience Studies | she/her/hers | Editor
Salma Elsayed ’23 | Undeclared | she/her/hers | Editor
Annabelle J.L. Finlayson ’22 | Mathematics | she/her/hers | Editor
Jacob A. Fortinsky ’21 | Social Studies | he/him/his | Associate Editor for Staff Editorials
Michelle I. Gao ’21 | Government | she/her/hers | Associate Editor for Op-Eds
Andrew S. Ham ’22 | Neuroscience | he/him/his | Editor
Guillermo S. Hava ’23 | Undeclared | he/him/his | Comp Director
Marissa J. Joseph ’23 | Undeclared | she/her/hers | Editor
Jon L. Katzman ’22 | History | he/him/his | Associate Editor for Columns
Maria Keselj ’23 | Undeclared | she/her/hers | Editor
Hana M. Kiros ’22 | Integrative Biology | she/her/hers | Associate Editor for Staff Editorials
Andrew W. Liang ’21 | Social Studies | he/him/his | Editor
Woojin Lim ’22 | Philosophy and Government | he/him/his | Comp Director
Isaac O. Longobardi ’21 | Social Anthropology | he/him/his | Editorial Chair
Orlee G.S. Marini-Rapoport ’23 | Undeclared | she/her/hers | Editor
Marcus B. Montague-Mfuni ’23 | Undeclared | he/him/his | Editor
Aidan F. Ryan ’21 | Social Studies | he/him/his | President
Gemma J. Schneider ’23 | Undeclared | she/her/hers | Editor
Shreyvardhan Sharma ’22 | Computer Science & Mathematics | he/him/his | Editor
Chloe A. Shawah ’22 | Statistics | she/her/hers | Associate Editor for Op-Eds
Justin Wong ’22 | Neuroscience and Philosophy | he/him/his | Associate Editor for New Media
Minjue Wu ’22 | History & Science | she/her/hers | Editor
Oliver S. York ’21 | Economics | he/him/his | Editor

If you would like to join our team or have questions about our processes or membership, do not hesitate to email our leadership at No previous experience with journalism is necessary!

Staff Editorials

Staff editorials represent the majority view of the Editorial Board. Three times per week, the board meets to discuss the biggest campus issues of the moment and vote on a shared stance to be published under “The Crimson Editorial Board” byline. While we strive to find a meaningful consensus — that is inclusive of our varied perspectives and concerns — we often disagree. Occasionally, when the board is divided about the opinion expressed in a staff editorial, dissenting board members have the opportunity to write a dissent.


We welcome submissions from the entire Harvard community. Op-eds do not reflect the views of The Crimson's Editorial Board. 

Except in highly unusual cases, we require that op-eds be signed by one to three named individuals, and we will not accept articles that have been authored under a pseudonym or by an organization as a whole. We also will not accept op-eds that are explicitly written in response to previously published content.

Op-eds may be submitted via email to and should run between 650 and 850 words.


The Crimson has several editorial columnists, who write bi-weekly columns. Though some columnists are also Crimson editors, most are not. In selecting columnists each semester, the Editorial Board attempts to select a broad range of themes and opinions. Columnists are asked to focus on a particular issue or theme. Common topics include Harvard undergraduate life, national politics, and personal identity. Harvard students interested in writing a column for The Crimson are encouraged to contact before the start of a semester.

Letters to the Editor

The Editorial Board values responses to all our published opinions in addition to comments and responses to other Crimson content. Letters to the editor run between 350 and 550 words and must be signed by the author or authors. We do not accept letters to the editor from organizations or anonymous writers. Letters that are brief and timely (and perhaps witty or humorous) are more likely to be published. Letters to the editor should be submitted to

Open Letters

Open letters allow community members, often who are affiliated with larger organizations or groups of people, to publicize campaign efforts, advocate for specific organizational missions, and/or write more directly to specific organizations or public figures in the Harvard community. As with op-eds, we still require one to three individuals to explicitly author these pieces, though the pieces can more explicitly reflect their organizational affiliation and any signatories. 


The Harvard Crimson is committed to accuracy in its reporting. Should an editorial piece make a factual error or misrepresent the view of an individual or organization, please contact, and we will publish a correction when circumstances warrant one.