Crimson opinion writer

Tommy Barone

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A More Democratic Student Government Wouldn’t Have Elections

The original sin of this school comes with awkwardly fitting a fractured template for representative government from the outside world onto a community small enough to lead itself cooperatively. To absolve it, we must choose something different, better — a politics of direct democracy, of personality, and of action.

The SAT Doesn’t Matter: A Case for Economic Affirmative Action

If Harvard cares about diversity of perspective, about being a place for ordinary people, and about being plain old fair, it must drastically alter how it accounts for wealth in admissions.

What Criticisms of Grade Inflation Really Tell Us

Criticisms of grade inflation mistakenly take a handful of letters to represent a potent educational spirit that goes much deeper. But in perhaps a greater way, they grasp a truth of Harvard we would all do well to admit.