Editorials


A Culture of Fear

It is of the utmost importance that the U.S. — and particularly institutions of higher education — fully embrace and support immigrants in the name of secure, open cultural exchange.


Riley Must Go

Harvard can’t erase the pain allegedly inflicted by Riley during his time as the head of the department. But we can — we must —  strive to do better. That work starts with Riley's resignation.


Beyond the Lieber Allegations

Harvard must seek to carefully balance its first principles of open cultural exchange and the pursuit of knowledge, while also making sure that it has adequately safeguarded against similar cases.


The Relief — and Privilege — of Annulment

The events of Harvard-Yale exemplify that Harvard students enjoy a privileged position to make our voices heard, a national media that amplifies our efforts, and a judicial system merciful to our actions.


Harvard Must Move Forward

We believe informed conversations on investments are essential to facilitating the transition to a carbon-free future, and we would like to see Harvard Forward candidates help move Harvard forward toward fossil fuel divestment.


Another Blow to Ethnic Studies

Given administrators’ professed commitment to ethnic studies, we are disheartened by the decision to deny Garcia Peña’s tenure, especially in light of her well-regarded research in the field and her position on the search committee for faculty in ethnic studies.


On Today’s HGSU Strike

While we continue to express our support for HGSU-UAW’s decision, we recognize that this strike will have an immense effect both on campus and nationally, and even more so if it persists.


Isn’t 50 Years Enough, Khurana?

Without any clear pathway to action, Khurana’s statement seems to be yet another sign that a multicultural center isn’t coming anytime soon. Hopefully we aren’t waiting another 50 years.


Dialogue, Not Diatribe

It is disappointing to see how Sullivan has framed the various events surrounding his leadership of Winthrop last semester, which misunderstands the depth and complexity of the experiences of those who were involved.


The First-Gen Experience, Firsthand

There is incredible value in introducing first-generation students to the wealth of knowledge that alumni have accumulated, as well as providing the beginning tools for how to network with people with whom they may have shared experiences.


What Are 2.5 Million Names Worth?

Though this program might help to facilitate fair and open communication between students and educational institutions, we cannot forget the profit motives behind the College Board’s practices.


Declaring the Right Concentration

Selecting a concentration is not so much picking the one subject you will study for the rest of your academic career as it is picking the pair of glasses through which you will view all of your other interests and puzzles.


Celebrating Scholars, not Scholarships

While we understand the importance of maintaining continued financial aid donations, which currently endow two-thirds of all financial aid, we want to challenge the way in which the event is framed and presented.


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