The Salient is Harvard's undergraduate conservative publication. We fight to restore Harvard's traditions of free speech, intellectual rigor, and open debate. No opinion is barred from the Salient, so long as it is well-argued and rationally defended.
The original Harvard Salient was founded in 1981 and ceased operations in the 2010s. Since then, the percentage of conservative students on campus has dwindled to less than 8%, and only 1.4% of faculty are conservative. In Fall of 2021, we students came together and revived the Harvard Salient to return dialogue and conversation to the oldest campus in America.
We are a student-run and student-written publication focusing on Harvard-related news, opinion pieces, and cultural analysis. We distribute copies of our physical publication to the doors of every student and faculty member. This Substack is our way to share some of the best content from our issues—and pieces written exclusively for our online audience—with the world.
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