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$1 Million Club Funding Ask

The Million Dollar Question

There’s a simple solution to this problem: Harvard should make the Student Activities Fee mandatory and covered by financial aid.

Financial Aid

For the Sake of Knowledge, Pay Your Graduate Students

Burgeoning young researchers at GSAS nurture new seeds of scientific discovery, contributing to Harvard’s primary product of academic output. But GSAS can only advance the collective frontier of knowledge if prospective graduate students, from all kinds of backgrounds, know they can live here.


We Will Buy Harvard Medical School

Now that the Medical School’s prestigious brand has hit the market, The Harvard Crimson Newspaper Medical School (HCNMS) is both the future of news and the future of medicine.

John Harvard Covid

Eight No-Nonsense Tips for a Healthy Campus

After three years of shifting variables and complex policies regarding Covid-19, we’ve tried to keep our advice simple with eight brief, no-nonsense tips.


An Overdue Due Process for Research Misconduct

Harvard has a responsibility to step up and lead by establishing detailed procedures for a transparent, fair system of adjudication in response to claims of research misconduct.

Affirmative Action for Men Graphic

Men Don’t Need Their Own ‘Affirmative Action’

We believe in fixing the problems that plague men today. But that requires acknowledging the pervasive harms of the patriarchy and the nuanced intersectional nature of these problems — which casts gender-based ‘affirmative action’ as incomparable to the race-based affirmative action we so recently lost.

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf

The Picture of Douglas Elmendorf

As the dean steps down, now is the perfect moment to consider a fuller picture of his time running Harvard’s public policy-focused school — a picture with both luminous hues and murky patches.

Dunster Dining Hall Servery

Quelling the Flames in the Dining Halls

It’s obvious that this is a problem. The immediate solution is obvious: Install air conditioning in the dining halls, at once.

University Hall Entrance

To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT?

Ultimately, generative AI is here to stay, and we commend Harvard’s approach to managing this reality. Harvard’s current efforts maximize the power and potential of one thing generative AI cannot impede upon: user choice.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Let’s Talk About Harvard’s Brand New College Application

While Harvard’s new prompts signify a notable effort to meet the moment, we have misgivings about the ability of these new questions to thoroughly capture the diverse array of student experiences. How can students reasonably condense discussions about formative life experiences and their identities into 200 words or less?

Harvard Admissions Office

The Pragmatic Case for Ending Legacy Admissions, Now

Rather than reiterate the keen inequity at the core of legacy admissions (a well-hashed argument in our editorial pages), we hope to provide a practical explanation for why University President Claudine Gay should direct her administration to abolish legacy admissions, right now.

Graduates Walk by John Harvard Statue

Editorial Snippets: Advice from the Ancient

New school year, new additions to the Harvard College family. As a way to welcome the Class of 2027, we asked our upperclassman editors to reflect on what they wish they’d known — and what they’re glad they learned — via brief messages to the incoming class.


Announcing The Crimson Editorial Board’s Fall 2023 Columnists

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce its columnists for the upcoming Fall semester. Opinion columnists will publish on a bi-weekly basis, each focusing on a theme of their choice.

Summer Postcards 2023


Summer Postcards

Click the markers on the map below to witness the Editorial Board refresh and reinvent themselves in time for this new academic year.