Srivatsa To Lead 138th Crimson Guard

Naveen N. Srivatsa '12 will lead the newly-elected 138th Guard of The Harvard Crimson, the paper's outgoing president announced yesterday.

Srivatsa, an economics concentrator from Ramsey, N.J. and a Leverett House resident, is a news writer and blog executive who has covered house life at the College. He will assume the president's post in the beginning of January.

The paper's outgoing editors elected their successors early Friday morning, and the president of the 137th Guard, Peter F. Zhu '11, announced the results to the Crimson's staff soon after.

"The 138th Guard is tremendously talented and capable and has consistently demonstrated a great passion for the newspaper," Zhu said Saturday. "I am confident that their energy and enthusiasm will make them a highly productive group of leaders for The Crimson in the year ahead."

Srivatsa will be joined on the masthead by the managing editor-elect, Elias J. Groll '12, and the business manager-elect, Martin C. Ye '12.


The Crimson, founded in 1873, is the only daily newspaper in Cambridge, Mass., and the oldest continuously published daily college newspaper.

The Crimson chooses its leaders through an election process known as "the turkey shoot," in which all outgoing executives are invited to participate. A successful candidate must receive at least 75 percent of the vote.

Other newly-elected leaders include:

Eric P. Newcomer '12 and Noah S. Rayman '12, associate managing editors

Saieed Hasnoo '12, associate business manager

Punit N. Shah '12, director of web strategy

Susie Y. Kim '12 and Antonia M.R. Peacocke '12, arts chairs

Danielle Kim '12 and Gary L. Norris '12, design chairs

Anita J Joseph and James K. McAuley '12, editorial chairs

E.J. Bensing '14 and Sophie Chang '13, IT chairs

Mark J. Chiusano '12 and Elyssa A.L. Spitzer '12, magazine chairs

Kevin H. Lin '12 and Sara Joe Wolansky '12, photography chairs

Brian A. Campos '12 and Dennis J. Zheng '12, sports chairs

Andrew J. Petschek '12, video chair


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