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BGLSA 'Eat-In"
Student Life

Left, Right Extremes Clashed on Campus

As the extreme political viewpoints became more and more outspoken, Harvard was thrust into a period of fierce political debate.

A Rebel Flag
Student Life

Political Correctness Debate Shook Harvard

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.

Society of Nerds and Geeks
Student Groups

Nerds Joined Forces to Fight Anti-Intellectualism

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.

Paul Wylie
Alumni

Olympic Silver Medalist Balanced School and Training

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.

Martha McSally
Harvard Kennedy School

From Fighter Pilot Squadron Leader to Congresswoman

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.

Artur Davis
Politics

‘Government Geek’ Pursued His Political Ambitions

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.

Anna E. Cabral
Politics

Right on the Money: A U.S. Treasurer and Public Servant

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?”

1990 Reunion: Apartheid Protests Compilation
Alumni

Calls for Divestment: A Retrospective

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.

Courtyard, 1965
House Life

Despite Overcrowding in Houses, Most Students Elected To Remain

In the fall of 1964, about 140 Harvard students made the switch to off-campus housing, with many of them making the choice “out of the College’s convenience” to spare much-needed space in the House system. Meanwhile, at Radcliffe, 32 students did the same.

1965 Reunion: HSA Passport Stamps
Commencement

HSA-Run Charter Flights Flew High Over Allegations

Criticisms of HSA’s transparency and business practices from members of the student body abounded in the period between the University asking HSA to prepare “a complete report” on its charter flight services and its decision that reaffirmed HSA’s monopoly.

Robert Kraft
Features

Robert K. Kraft HBS '65: Business Leader, Family Man

Kraft’s love for his family and passion for philanthropy have allowed him to live up to his father’s ethical will through prioritizing the needs of others, be it his sons or students at the Business School.

Features

Terrence F. Malick '65: A Nontraditional Start to Filmmaking

In the end, though, Malick’s relatively late start to film and appearingly unrelated knack for philosophy at the College contributed to his cinematic style and success.

Hendrik Hertzberg
Features

Hendrik Hertzberg '65: From Crimson Managing Editor to New Yorker Journalist

Hertzberg, who now serves as a senior editor at The New Yorker, said that his time at Harvard—primarily his experiences at The Crimson and the relationships he formed with his classmates—was instrumental in setting the foundation for his career.

Montgomery Sheriffs and Protesters 1965
Features

‘Busy Making History’

Marshall L. Ganz '64 was one of many Harvard students who found ways to engage in activism while at school in Cambridge, in a community that many described as increasingly supportive of the civil rights movement.

College

On Farkas Stage, Alumni and Faust Talk 'Whiplash'

At a panel introduced by University President Drew Faust, three College alumni discussed their work in creating "Whiplash," a film about a jazz student and his instructor.

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’