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Articles: Opinion


"Shoddy," maskupmanship, American exceptionalism


Acupuncture, climate change, renaming

March-April 2021

Photograph of the Tucson, Arizona, skyline and downtown taken at sunset.

Tucson, Arizona

Photograph by Sean Pavone/istock

The Undergraduate balances childhood and maturity.

March-April 2021

A large dorm room with desk, bed, lamps, and quarantine necessities, including bottled water, masks, and sanitizing supplies.

The author's new room, complete with College-supplied quarantine-period (and after) necessities
Photograph by Meena Venkataramanan

What’s changed—and what hasn’t


Our editors choose their favorite stories from the year.


Photograph of Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

As SEAS moves to Allston, President Bacow highlights the University’s newest innovation hub.

January-February 2021

The conservative, legacies, the Electoral College

January-February 2021

Painting of three pairs of worn, heavy shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Three Pairs of Shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Redrawing community at Harvard

January-February 2021

An illustration by James Steinberg shows a heavenly hand extending down to the U.S. Capitol and attempting to influence members of Congress

Illustration by James Steinberg

How faith shapes economic and social policy

January-February 2021