Harvard Crimson editorial defends Goldman Sachs

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s daily newspaper, ran an editorial on Thursday accusing Occupy Harvard protesters of unnecessarily vilifying the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, the Huffington Post reports. The editorial came in response to Occupy Harvard’s disrupting of a Goldman recruiting event on Monday. That day, roughly 50 Occupy participants protested an event at the university’s Office of Career Services. They chanted, ““Goldman Sachs, you can’t hide. We can see your greedy side.” The Crimson claims that demonizing the oft-targeted investment firm “presents a facile and trivializing interpretation of the root causes of the economic catastrophe and debases our national conversation on the issue.”

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Global access to higher education on the rise

The director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College charted trends in university systems across the globe during a talk Tuesday at Harvard, the Harvard Crimson reports. In particular, Director Philip G. Altbach said poor people around the world continue to see growing access to higher education. He used the United States as an example: “From the 1960s up to today, we see a tendency of higher education in the United States moving from being only accessible to elites, to including general masses of people, and ultimately towards the direction of being universally accessible.”

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