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Articles: Opinion


Tax reform, shopping week, and enabling expertise


Portraits of James Madison, 1816, by John Vanderlyn and of Dolley Madison, 1804, by Gilbert Stuart

Paintings courtesy of the White House Historical Association

Lincoln Caplan reviews Noah Feldman’s The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

January-February 2018

Photograph courtesy of Tawanda Mulalu

Teaching rap in a Chinese high school, and contemplating one’s blackness

January-February 2018

Thoughts on the coming reconstruction of Harvard Square—and the University’s front door

January-February 2018

Drew Faust

President Drew Faust on the enduring struggle to assure access to education.

January-February 2018

Readers comment on unequal university resources, educational effectiveness, final clubs, and first-generation students

January-February 2018

We invite members of the Harvard community to share their thoughts about social club sanctions. 


University Hall

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The long final-clubs debate yields an uncertain path forward—and reveals fault lines in governance.


The Harvard Management Company is headquartered in the Federal Reserve tower in downtown Boston.

Harvard and other private universities are in Republicans’ sights.