Crimson opinion writer

Chinmay M. Deshpande

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Harvard, Don’t Hesitate to Send Us Home

When faced with exponential spread, any delay is almost incomprehensibly severe. And the thing being risked — the death or incapacitation of someone who may have had no choice in being here — is clearly grave. In comparison, the potential harm of not releasing such criteria — the whiplash of being suddenly sent home — seems utterly unimportant.

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Learning to Love the Coronavirus

This pandemic has shaped us, for better or for worse, and we cannot escape the influence it has had on our characters and the way we view the world. So while we mourn its losses, let us also embrace the transformations it has brought. After all, these transformations have become an inescapable part of who we are.

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Harvard Must Be Political

Rather than begging for acceptance from those who hold it in contempt, Harvard should abandon such sycophantry and free itself to abide by its own moral claims.

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'Imagine,' Six Months Later

Gal Gadot's celebrity-filled sing-along did not age well.

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Conventional Media, Donald Trump Are Primary Drivers of Voting Disinformation, Harvard Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center found that unsubstantiated concerns about widespread mail-in voter fraud in the 2020 election are mainly spread by high-ranking Republicans — including Donald Trump — and conventional media, according to a working paper released Oct. 2.

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‘The Ascension’ is Sufjan Stevens’ Strangest — and Best — Work Yet

“The Ascension,” Sufjan Stevens’ first solo album in five years, is deeply, profoundly, weird.


Human Rights Campaign President Discusses Future of BGLTQ Rights, 2020 Election in IOP Forum

President of the Human Rights Campaign Alphonso David shared his thoughts on BGLTQ activism, the future of gay rights, and the 2020 election in a conversation with Harvard Kennedy School professor Timothy P. McCarthy ’93 Thursday.