Mind the Gap: An Analysis of Gap Years

Universities are turning to gap years to eradicate challenges that commonly plague college freshman.


A Missed Opportunity: Why Harvard’s New Title IX Policy Is Still Not Enough

In Harvard’s new sexual assault policy, a disturbing lack of affirmative consent.


The Beginning of a “Maggie Williams Era”?

Williams' appointment to the IOP directorship marks the start of a new chapter in the history of the Institute's diversity.

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Higher Education

Failing our nation's high-performing, low-income students?


The Case Against a Crimson Empire

The dangers of international expansion.


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Advice to Prefrosh: 10 Things About Politics at Harvard

In the wake of Visitas 2014, a classic from 2012.

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Facing Up to Our History

Controversial material may require more sensitive approaches to its presentation, but this extra effort is worth it.

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Just How Liberal Are College Students?

In Cambridge, they don’t always push politics to the left.

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Voices from the Divest Movement II: Action Through Public Shaming

Harvard cannot continue to profit from the destruction of civilization and the planet’s ecosystems.

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Voices from the Divest Movement I: Devastated Communities

Fossil fuel companies are devastating communities now.

/ April 6, 2014 7:31 pm

The Power of Words: A Reflection on the Mistake of Rushed Reactions

Our rushed reactions to the recent sexual assault controversy should be reconsidered.

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Leaks in the Pipeline: Gender Equity in the Academy

Women still face significant obstacles when seeking positions as tenured professors, demonstrating need for a closer examination of the work environment and culture surrounding female academics.

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DoubleTree, Double Standards

Students have a huge role to play in supporting the DoubleTree workers in their fight for justice.

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HPRgument: Harvard’s Bloomberg Pick

What makes a good Commencement speaker, and how does Bloomberg fit into the picture?

/ March 8, 2014 7:38 pm

A Dream Deferred: Undocumented at Harvard

Undocumented students face huge obstacles in the college application process.

/ March 6, 2014 8:25 pm

The Myth of the Safe Space

The debate over Israel as a Jewish, Democratic state should happen at Hillel

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The Silent Treatment

The real stakes in the Israel academic boycott debate...

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A Matter of Dissent

Why re-instituting ROTC was a mistake.

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Bullet Points: Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates at the IOP Forum

Each candidate's answer to audience questions, paraphrased.

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HPRgument: The Ethics of Donating to Harvard

Is it morally respectable to donate to Harvard?

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