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Emma M. Lind ’09 Editorial chair emeritus Forced to lower its dues because of the financial crisis, the Porcellian Club

The Magic of Numbers

The hallmark of a Harvard education, it is argued, is its commitment to a liberal arts curriculum—one that is not

A Note from the Editorial Board

As the Class of 1983 celebrates its 25th reunion, we take a look back at the opinions published on our


In the grand scheme of things, a one-dollar refund might not seem like much. But in the case of the

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Flip-Flopping On Footwear

I grew up in a “barefoot” house: At the front door, a shoe rack accompanied the welcome mat where family

A First Look at Drew Gilpin Faust

Last month, Harvard’s Board of Overseers confirmed Drew Gilpin Faust as the University’s 28th president. A civil war historian who

The Final Stretch

EDITOR’S NOTE The Annotations section is meant to convey a smattering of impressions, written by Crimson editors, on a certain

Let Them Eat Cake

Last month, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act was reintroduced in the House of Representatives in a bid to

DISSENT: On Campus, Off Campus

Kaavya Viswanathan was a writer long before she came to Harvard. She will be a writer long after she leaves

Avoiding Bra-Burning Bonfires

The new Harvard woman, empowered by her gender, marches confidently into the basement of Canaday Hall, ready to take advantage

Dogmatism and Democracy

As it showed in the death threats against author Salman Rushdie and a portion of the murder of director Theo

The SMART Grants are Stupid

The new Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants included in legislation passed by the House of Representatives