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Paul L. Choi ’86, a Chicago-based lawyer, takes the reigns of the association during a University-wide $6.5 billion capital campaign—the largest in Harvard’s history that would be a record in higher education.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78 receives an honorary degree during Commencement on May 28.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78 received an honorary degree during Commencement on May 28.
The five alumni, who will serve six-year terms as Overseers, are R. Martin Chávez ’85, Fernande R. V. Duffly, Brian Greene ’84, Beth Y. Karlan ’78, and John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
Ten people received honorary degrees from the University, including Yale President Peter Salovey and former Massachusetts governor Deval L. Patrick ’78.
Spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year, Harvard pulls out all the stops as it seeks to break a fundraising record.
While administrators harbored mixed feelings for the anti-apartheid and anti-tobacco movements, on the whole they acknowledged students’ interest in the issues and right to protest respectfully.
As the extreme political viewpoints became more and more outspoken, Harvard was thrust into a period of fierce political debate.
While students who were on campus agreed that Harvard administrators did not formally constrain the way students conveyed their beliefs, they added that the general climate of the student body exerted social pressure, determining what could and could not be said.
Having a 24-hour library was one of the main goals of the Harvard Society of Nerds and Geeks, a group Kahn formed during the ’89-’90 school year.
McSally demonstrated her perseverance not only in her efforts to keep her dreams of flying fighter jets alive, but also in athletic successes that made an impression on those who knew her at Harvard.
The diversity of thought and the rigor Davis found in his academic work at Harvard challenged him to consider the viewpoints of others in ways that have influenced his subsequent political career.
Ultimately for Cabral, public service was her way of answering a question she posed to herself: “How do I give back for these great gifts that I’ve gotten?”
Wylie took two years off to train but did not lose sight of his dream to attend Harvard, eventually finding his way to the University with the hope of balancing his athletic career with his academic ambitions.