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To The Editor: On The Harvard Corporation and Ken Griffin

I have confidence in the business backgrounds of the Corporation’s members and take heart in the stable composition of the Corporation, which ensures steady governance for the University.

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To The Editor: On Antisemitism, Plagiarism, and Claudine Gay

A collection of letters to the editor regarding The Crimson's news and editorial coverage of recent campus turmoil around Claudine Gay's resignation.

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To The Editor: Context Cannot Become Collateral Damage

Our ability to recognize the truth and confront lies is all we have. It is why I joined The Crimson. It is why I feel the need to critique when we fall below the journalistic standards I know we are capable of reaching.

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To The Editor: Don’t Platform Stefanik’s Inflammatory Press Release

The Editorial Board once described Stefanik as set on a “relentless pursuit of political influence at a glaring cost to morality” and “the worst we could be.” We would do well to heed our own advice.

Bike Lane in Cambridge
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To the Editor: Joan Pickett is Not a ‘Transit Activist’

A “transit activist” would want to promote transit as an alternative to private vehicle usage. Joan Pickett, for all her posing, does not do that.

Hillel Vigil on Widener Steps
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To the Editor: What is a ‘Violent Lie?’

As the two unnamed speakers quoted in the article — speakers whose statements are explicitly compared to  “violent, violent lies” — we feel the need to ask the obvious question: What is a lie?

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To the Editor: We Must Challenge Hyper-Selective Admissions

The hard truth, for all of us who have enjoyed the benefits of a Harvard education, is that Harvard’s exclusive admissions policies have always bolstered white supremacy and economic inequality. To truly address the harm we have caused, we must challenge the practice of hyper-selective admission itself.

Athena Ye and Chibuike Uwakwe
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A Letter from the 2023 Class Marshals

The Class Marshals for the Class of 2023 reflect on college and thank their classmates.

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To the Editor: Sharing the Experiences and Perspectives of Professor Schrag's Former Students and Postdocs

As Professor Daniel P. Schrag’s former students and postdoctoral researchers, we believe whole-heartedly that his scientific mentorship, professional guidance, and personal support have been essential to our careers. We further believe that the Crimson article published on April 28, 2023 fails to fully and accurately represent Professor Schrag’s outstanding legacy of scientific mentorship.

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An Open Letter from 45 Black Student Organizations and Supporters

We assert that Black students should not have to live in fear of the police force being used as a weapon against them. We condemn the University’s failure to, at large, protect its Black community’s emotional and physical wellbeing in the aftermath of such trauma. We demand that the University take action to repair the manifestations of the inaction and to ensure that the victims of the phone call are served justice, the safety of Black Harvard students is maintained, and that in future incidents, the mistakes from this situation are not repeated.

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To the Editor: Kenneth Roth’s Claims Are Irresponsible and Warrant Scrutiny

I am troubled by the persistent use of clichéd antisemitic dog whistles and canards in Roth’s claims surrounding his rescinded fellowship. I would have expected the so-called “godfather” of human rights to be more cautious about perpetuating harmful antisemitic myths and conspiracy theories. One need not have a Ph.D. in Human Rights to recognize the dog whistles Roth continues to amplify.

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To the Editor: Crimson’s Anti-Israel Bias Spills Into a News Article

Sprinkling the word “allegedly” into a sentence is not some kind of potion that magically provides a pretense of journalistic objectivity in an article that otherwise unskeptically parrots unsubstantiated claims around Roth’s fellowship. It is better journalism to say who is making the allegation, to check whether they have any evidence to support the claim, and to provide additional, alternative points of view.

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To the Editor: When Will You Stop Silencing Palestine?

This is exactly why The Crimson’s silence is so ironic. Even in its outrage over a matter of suppression of free speech because of outspokenness in support of Palestinian liberation, The Crimson has managed to paper over Palestine.

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To the Editor: No More Student Government Clickbait

It is critical that The Crimson use its platform to share balanced and accurate information about student government with its readers. Prior to the collapse of the previous student government system, headlines regularly mentioned the types of projects the organization discussed and voted on. Today, that is the exception rather than the norm — and it isn’t due to a lack of initiatives.

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To the Editor: Let Us Eat Bacon

As an undergraduate member of the Student Labor Action Movement, I am writing in response to your “Let Them Eat Toast” editorial from November 14th, which had some criticisms of SLAM and unionized HUDS workers’ campaign for hot breakfast.

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