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Articles: Opinion

Illustration by Anthony Freda


The Undergraduate considers campus debate and action in a polarized era.


When it pays to rethink a policy

November-December 2016

Readers comment on charter schools, final clubs, the doubly disadvantaged, veterans’ memories

November-December 2016

Saint Barbara, attributed to the “Ghent Associates” of the Master of Mary of Burgundy, from a book of hours-missal, c. 1485-1490

Courtesy of Houghton Library/Harvard University

A new exhibit highlights how medieval monasticism’s “cult of the book” transmitted beauty and knowledge to the modern world.


Photograph by Sean Locke/Stocksy

Although I respected my oncologists for the important role they played in my cancer treatment, I found the wide and varied “turf” that exceptional nurses cover astounding.


Readers comment on Harvard and slavery, scientists and sex, final clubs, Seamus Heaney, and more

September-October 2016

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JB

How Harvard might better explain itself to faculty, friends, and the world at large

September-October 2016

Illustration by Scott Laumann

The Undergraduate bears witness for a friend.

September-October 2016

Illustration by Adam Niklewicz

Making the case for charter schools and other choice options to boost educational performance

September-October 2016