Harvard has nominated eight alumni to fill five spots on the Board of Overseers, the University’s second highest governing body, that will become vacant later this year.
Thirty-three candidates jockeyed for positions on the Senior Class committee on Monday, employing campaign strategies that ranged from Facebook events and semi-personal emails to canvassing in dining halls.
The Board of Overseers will also replace paper ballots with an online voting system as part of changes announced to how alumni elect Harvard's second-highest governing body.
Harvard has raised more than $6 billion in gifts and pledges in its capital campaign, charging still closer to its public goal of $6.5 billion.
Fifty-one College seniors, some serious and others joking, vied to be elected the first or second class marshal for the Class of 2016.
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.
Ten people received honorary degrees from the University, including Yale President Peter Salovey and former Massachusetts governor Deval L. Patrick ’78.
Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.
Activist group Divest Harvard continues to demand that Harvard divest its endowment from fossil fuels even as some top University officials largely ignore their protest.