There’s a simple solution to this problem: Harvard should make the Student Activities Fee mandatory and covered by financial aid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s obvious that this is a problem. The immediate solution is obvious: Install air conditioning in the dining halls, at once.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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