Alumni

Class Day 2014 Speaker
Economics

Leaning In from Harvard Yard to Facebook: Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91

Almost 25 after graduating, the Class of 1991 has selected Sandberg as its Chief Marshal in this year’s Commencement ceremony—a position awarded to a class member who has achieved success in their careers, contributed to their communities, and served the College, according to the Harvard Alumni Association’s website.

1991 Recession Cartoon
Central Administration

Recession in Retrospect: Budget Cuts and Bleak Job Prospects for Graduates

At Harvard, unexpected changes in University leadership resulted in unforeseen budget cuts and delays in the new capital campaign, exacerbating the University’s economic difficulties in 1990 and 1991.

Carpenter Center Fourth Floor
Music

​The Springboard: Alumni in the Arts Recall Studies at Harvard

Harvard grads in the arts—from the creators of “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to Broadway musicians and authors—remember a formative Harvard education, albeit one largely lacking in technical arts instruction.

College

Brazilian Billionaire Funds Financial Aid

The Lemann Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by Brazilian billionaire Jorge P. Lemann ’61, will give additional financial aid money to Harvard students from Brazil.

Ralph Nader
Politics

In Crowded Overseers Race, Ralph Nader Stands Out

A five-time U.S. presidential candidate and longtime public figure, Nader—a Harvard Law School graduate who built his career on consumer protection activism and environmentalism—seemed an odd fit for a University governing board, much less as a member of Unz’s “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” ticket.

Massachusetts Hall
Alumni

With At Least $6.5 Billion Raised, Harvard Sets Higher Education Fundraising Record

Harvard has raised at least $6.5 billion in its capital campaign, breaking a higher education fundraising record after only two and half years of its five year-long public drive, according to two donors with direct knowledge of the campaign’s progress.

“Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” Debate
Central Administration

Unz Defends 'Free Harvard, Fair Harvard' in Debate

Much like his campaign for Board of Overseers, Ron Unz’s debate debut was unconventional and almost did not happen.

College

Fueled by Red Bull, Harvard Students Will Trek Across Europe

Four current Harvard students will embark on Red Bull’s “Can You Make It” Challenge on April 12, trekking through Europe with only Red Bull cans as currency.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

‘Dear Harvard, You Win’ Author to Publish New Essay

More than two years after she wrote an anonymous op-ed in The Crimson criticizing Harvard’s response to sexual assault on campus, a recent Harvard graduate will publish an essay again calling on the University to better combat sexual assault on campus.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Alumni

Alumni Escalate Fight Against Outside Overseers Contenders

Prominent Harvard graduates, most notably from a pro-affirmative action group of nearly 700 alumni, are ramping up efforts to oppose a controversial outsider campaign for the University's Board of Overseers.

Merrick B. Garland, Former Crimson Writer
Harvard Law School

Merrick B. Garland, Former Crimson Writer

Supreme Court nominee Merrick B.Garland ’74 contributed to The Crimson, penning theater reviews and news articles.

Merrick B. Garland, Former Crimson Writer
College

Merrick B. Garland, Former Crimson Writer

Supreme Court nominee Merrick B.Garland ’74 contributed to The Crimson, penning theater reviews and news articles.

Sealing the Deal
College

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"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Higher Education

Overseers Survey Shows Range of Views on Affirmative Action

This year's candidates for Harvard’s Board of Overseers completed questionnaires about race-based affirmative action, revealing widespread support for more transparency in Harvard’s admissions process.​

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