Contributing opinion writer

Ira E. Stoll

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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.


Open Letter of Dissent

We, as Crimson alumni, are writing in support of Harvard's Jewish community and the many others at Harvard who believe in the state of Israel’s right to exist, and to express our dismay at the current editorial direction of The Harvard Crimson, an institution to which we have all been devoted.


To the Editor: In Response to ‘In Support of Boycott, Divest, Sanctions and a Free Palestine’

In general I think the content of the Crimson should be up to undergraduates not alumni, and in the almost 30 years since I was president this is the first time I can remember that I am furious enough to write with a complaint.

In-Your-Face and On the Right

Barrels of ink have already been spilled by and about self-described "arch right-winger" Robert K. Wasinger'94. He's been variously attacked

A Parting Shot: The Moral Sense at Harvard

I was, when I was younger, a Boy Scout. The program appealed to me because it involved chopping down trees,

Justice Dept., MIT Settle Antitrust Suit

The Justice Department and MIT have settled an antitrust suit charging the institute with joining the eight Ivy League universities

Revel in Violence

The staff takes Harvard to task for being excessively concerned about its image. I disagree. Harvard ought to be concerned

New Book on Conant Questions His Stand On Academic Freedom

A new biography of James Bryant Conant '13 suggests the Harvard president at times caved in to anti-Communist hysteria after

Risky Business

P resident Neil L. Rudenstine released his plan for Harvard's future in October, and it landed with a thud. The

The Fall (and Foliage) of Cambridge

I t's autumn. That may seem obvious, but it's less evident than you might think. In fact, the average Harvard

Serve Yourself

H ooray for self-service! Harvard Dining Service's new self-service pilot program, where students take their own portions of the food

Twentysomething, Shmentysomething

The Twentysomething American Dream by Micheal Lee Cohen Dutton Books, 307pp., $20.00 As it comes of age, the generation of

Register to Vote While Registering for Classes

Newly arrived Harvard students wishing to register to vote in the November 2 elections must do so by Wednesday, October

Council Race Crowded, Unpredictable

Trying to predict winners two months in advance of a Cambridge election is a risky business. In fact, it can

Issues Aplenty Keep Hopefuls Talking

Rent control. Jobs. Development. City services. Crime. Schools. In this year's city council elections, there's no overriding issue, but there