Richard S. Lee

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A Mandate for the Next President

It is fashionable to associate elected officials with mandates, a term that refers to tasks charged to that official by

On Spring

It’s supposed to be unseasonably warm today. The weather folks are predicting a high near 90 degrees. This isn’t necessarily


Ten Things You Should Never Do

Columnists who write for this esteemed page are only human. Not to be confused with humane, which describes our demeanor,


Education Wants To Be Free

Yesterday MIT, our favorite vocational school on the Charles, unveiled an ambitious 10-year initiative to make freely available over the


And Yale Still Sucks

Section 11 sits at the far end of the rink, away from the main doors, secluded from the hustle and


Tear Down This Wall

There's a well-known problem with the FAS student network. Namely, it's slower than Storrow Drive after a Sox game. Unfortunately,


What's in a Grade?

Would a C-minus by any other name still smell as rank? Last week, Kenan Professor of Government Harvey C. Mansfield

Musings On the Charles

Moments seem hours as we lingering dwell, Yet shadows deepen, and the loftier spires In white array send back their

Fifteen Minutes: Putting Romance on Ice

This Saturday, Pforzheimer House will kick off the spring formal season at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. That same evening,

To The Playground We Should Go

My dorm room window overlooks the Peabody School playground. It's a pretty crummy playground. The swings squeak and the wooden


All of Harvard, In a Time Capsule

What would we put in a Harvard time capsule? That was the question on my mind after reading about the


Thoughts Before Turkey Dinner

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps it might be premature, but I'd like to start the thanks giving now: To professors


Digital Voyeurism

In The Matrix, the recent box-office hit now on DVD, Keanu Reeves and his leather-clad gang spend quite a bit


The Veritas of Irony

"What struck me about Harvard," said Jedediah S. Purdy '97 in an interview last week with Fifteen Minutes, "was how


A Shot in the Arm for Harvard Sports

There's nothing quite like sports to bring our entire campus together. The problem, however, is that Harvard students are notorious