Reunions

FAS

Anthropology Department Urges Faust to Designate Harvard a Sanctuary Campus

In an email, members of the Anthropology Department called on University president Drew G. Faust and other Harvard administrators to protect undocumented students by designating Harvard a sanctuary campus.

Harvard Law School

Celebrating Black Alumni, and Engaging With Activism, at Law School Reunion

When Bishop C. Holifield was a student at Harvard Law School in 1967 at the apex of the civil rights movement, the fledgling organization he had founded—the Harvard Black Law Students Association—had just two members: himself and co-founder Reginald E. Gilliam.

Asian American admissions graphic
Admissions

Asian American admissions graphic

Neil L. Rudenstine
Reunions

Neil L. Rudenstine

Up In Hutchins
College

Building a Field of Dreams: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Afro-American Studies Department

​When Department Chair Nathan I. Huggins died in December of 1989, it looked like the end of Afro-American Studies at Harvard.

Professor Derrick Bell
Race

Students Carry On Tradition of Race Activism at the Law School

A new generation of activists is at the Law School’s helm. Student activists’ demands are broader and their tactics adapted, as they have drawn inspiration from their predecessors and built their own movement on the foundation of a vibrant history of protest at the Law School.

Class Day 2014 Speaker
Economics

Leaning In from Harvard Yard to Facebook: Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91

Almost 25 after graduating, the Class of 1991 has selected Sandberg as its Chief Marshal in this year’s Commencement ceremony—a position awarded to a class member who has achieved success in their careers, contributed to their communities, and served the College, according to the Harvard Alumni Association’s website.

1991 Recession Cartoon
Central Administration

Recession in Retrospect: Budget Cuts and Bleak Job Prospects for Graduates

At Harvard, unexpected changes in University leadership resulted in unforeseen budget cuts and delays in the new capital campaign, exacerbating the University’s economic difficulties in 1990 and 1991.

Gulf War Harvard Square Protest
Student Life

In the Shadow of Vietnam, Students Brought the Gulf War to Campus

For almost all the members of the Class of 1991, the Gulf War was the first major U.S. military operation in their memory. To some students, the Gulf War was like a flash in the pan, seemingly over before it started. To others, the intervention was an important event that signaled what role the U.S. would play in world affairs in the coming years.

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College Administration

Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry

​As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.

Neil L. Rudenstine
Faculty

Help Wanted: The 1990 Search for a New Harvard President

Secret and oft-turbulent deliberations yielded a result that surprised many so-called “Harvard insiders.” The presidential search committee selected former Harvard and Princeton professor Neil L. Rudenstine, a later addition to the list of candidates and a figure largely unknown to those outside of the elite academic circles of the Ivy League.

MacNamara
Reunions

MacNamara

Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara stands on top of a car amid a rally of students.

Quincy Sheets
Reunions

Quincy Sheets

Quincy House draped in anti-war bedsheet banners

Frank M. Snowden
Reunions

Frank M. Snowden

A headline from the December 10, 1965, issue when the Spee Club accepted its first black member.

Bergman
Reunions

Bergman

Stephen J. Bergman ’66 pictured during his senior year at the College, where he was a member of Leverett House. He is now a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a famous writer under the pen name Samuel Shem.