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Articles: Opinion

Opinion

Readers’ views on immigration, the pandemic, the Electoral College, and more

8.6.20

Illustration about meritocracy: one mother penguin and chick wear college mortarboards, while another mother penguin and her chick don’t.

Illustration by Barbara Dekeyser

Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy.

September-October 2020

Photograph of students in caps and gowns graduating from college

Photograph by Rattankun Thongbun/iStock

Derek Bok on curriculum reform

September-October 2020

Photographs of the new student writing fellows Che Applewhaite and Mean Venkataramanan

Photographs courtesy of Che Applewhaite and Meena Venkataramanan

The 2020-2021 Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows

September-October 2020

Colorful composite drawing of the author, dressed in cap and gown, at home in Cambridge, with scenes of blossoming trees and a yellow moving truck visible through the window.

Illustration by Martin Haake

The Undergraduate reassesses the rhythms of the natural world.

September-October 2020

Time to rethink the campus-development agenda?

September-October 2020

Readers’ views on immigration, the pandemic, the Electoral College, and more

September-October 2020

Photograph of John C. Calhoun statue in Charleston in midair being lifted up by a crane

A statue of John C. Calhoun is removed on June 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Photograph by Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The rise and fall of Charleston’s John C. Calhoun statue, a monument to white supremacy 

6.29.20

Health care, St. Louis, pioneering astronomer

July-August 2020