In response to a query about whether RSS feeds would be coming to The Crimson's website sometime before the Second Coming of Christ, I was informed that the Crimson already has two RSS feeds of its News and Sports sections, located at http://www.thecrimson.com/rss/news.xml and http://www.thecrimson.com/rss/sports.xml. Their feeds do not have more metadata than the scraped feeds, but they do have less encoding errors. Since there is now no need to scrape News and Sports, my feeds will stop working.
I look forward to the redesign of the website which is taking place this summer. My source tells me that there should be more official RSS feeds in place once the new website launches in September.