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Equality Protests
Race

John W. Perdew ‘64 and The Rise of Civil Rights Involvement

With the threat of the death penalty looming over him, John W. Perdew ’64 found himself sitting in a jail cell in Americus, Georgia the summer after his junior year at the College.

Music

The Beatles and Music in the Square: When I’m '64

Students crowded around televisions, and some even turned down dates, to catch a glimpse of a British quartet’s first performance on American television on February 9, 1964

Stephen G. Breyer
Commencement

Justice Stephen G. Breyer, HLS '64: Supreme Court Justice and Former Law Professor

"Law requires both a heart and a head," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, a member of the Harvard Law School class of 1964 said during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1994.

Barbara Hackman Franklin
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Barbara Hackman Franklin HBS '64, Former Secretary of Commerce

Until the Dean of Women at Penn State University nominated her to go to Harvard Business School her senior year of college, Barbara Hackman Franklin, a member of the Business School class of 1964, had not seriously considered going into business.

Books

Michael Crichton '64, Novelist and Screenwriter

While an undergrad at Harvard, J. Michael Crichton ’64 had a passion for writing, though he did not turn his full attention to these pursuits until later in his career.

Jasanoff
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Sheila S. Jasanoff '64, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

Although Jasanoff said that her career trajectory has been propelled by the “accidental convergence” of opportunities, her friends and family credit her personal and professional success to her kind, pragmatic personality and her creative, adaptive mind.

Commencement

Dr. Andrew T. Weil ‘63-’64, Pioneer of Integrative Medicine

Weil’s successful career in promoting integrative medicine, a field he helped found, would come later. At the College, Weil enjoyed the camaraderie, creativity, and hijinks of extracurricular activity.

Sex Scandal
Commencement

The Great Harvard Sex Scandal of 1964

Though students saw the ensuing campus uproar as an isolated event, decades later the 1960s would come to be known as a period of sexual revolution that launched not just Harvard, but the nation, into new moral standards.

HUCTW Anniversary
Commencement

HUCTW Praised First Contract

When the Harvard Union for Clerical and Technical Workers won recognition in 1988 after 17 years of efforts, many were uncertain about what relationship the University would have with the new union.

Kenneth C. Griffin
Commencement

Kenneth C. Griffin

Kenneth C. Griffin ’89, pictured on Commencement Day, has become a successful financier and prolific University donor.

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard
Commencement

Relative Size of Donations to Harvard

Bloomberg Against Censorship
Commencement

In Commencement Address, Bloomberg Denounces Partisan Censorship on Campuses

Michael R. Bloomberg used his platform at Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises to deliver a stinging critique of what he identified as a culture of intellectual repression in American higher education and governance.

'To Serve Better'
Commencement

'To Serve Better'

Commencement

CDC Director To Speak at Public Health School Commencement

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who has served as the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since May 2009, will headline the School of Public Health’s centennial Commencement exercises.

Sheryl Sandberg
Commencement

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg ’91 To Headline College Class Day

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and the author of the controversial book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."

Dare to Dye
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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes