Class of 1962
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Congressman Barney Frank ’61-’62 has made a name for himself as not only one of the most effective members of Congress, but also one of the fiercest and most formidable.
The creation of the Harvard Council for Undergraduate Affairs, touted as a governing body that would better represent its undergraduate constituents, embodied the shifting campus political sentiment.
As a student at Radcliffe College, Elizabeth Holtzman ’62. who would later go on to hold some of the highest offices in New York government, had her first taste of political organizing.
In the fall of 1961, the opening of the new health center on Holyoke Street was the culmination of a multi-year push to improve student health services on campus.
Former Iowa Senator John C. Culver '54, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962, has been a life-long supporter of Harvard's Institute of Politics.
Despite his long-held interests in issues of justice, few who knew Laurence H. Tribe ’62 as an undergraduate had any idea that he was destined for a career in law.
Though Margaret E. Atwood’s time at Radcliffe was littered with obstacles—from gender-based discrimination to cut-throat competition within the English department—she was, and has remained, an unfailingly positive and patient woman.
In November 1959, Harvard withdrew from the NDEA student loan program, joining universities from across the country in protest against the affidavit and the limitations on free speech that it entailed.
The first PBHA program that took students abroad, Project Tanganyika represented the widespread idealism that emerged at Harvard during the early 1960s.
A world-class chemist and the 1981 Nobel laureate in chemistry, Roald Hoffmann, who received a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard in 1962, is also the author of five books of poetry and three plays.