Crimson staff writer

Harrison R. T. Ward

Associate Editor Harrison R. T. Ward can be reached at harrison.ward@thecrimson.com.

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Cornel West and the ‘True Harvard’

This past year, Harvard refused to even consider Cornel R. West '74 — a towering Black intellectual figure who had been tenured at Harvard nearly 30 years before — for tenure. West's 50-year relationship with the University forces us to ask what, exactly, constitutes the “True Harvard”: prestige, endowment returns, a sprawling administration — or those who seek earnest dialogue and speak truth to power, the so-called “undisciplinables”?


36 Questions That Lead to Admission

Admissions interview questions can be notoriously absurd. We've compiled 36 here — 18 of which are real questions current Harvard students say they were asked during their admissions interviews for several elite colleges. Can you guess which ones?


These Harvard NFTs Are Too Hot to Cancel

This all got me thinking — if I want to commodify clout, controversy, and kill the environment, then Harvard has about 380 years worth of history doing just that. So here is what I present to you: The Harvard NFT Collection.


The 2006 MIT Integration Bee: A Manifesto

If the entirely volunteer operation of the 2006 MIT Integration Bee has taught me anything, it is that we all have the ability to lead a much more memorable version of the lives we left behind.


Signs of the Times in Philadelphia 3

Outside a polling station, a Trump-Pence sign appears to have fallen over.