Class of 1988
Campus Workers Unite Under HUCTW
Director of the new Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers Kris Rondeau was attending a rally for Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign in a packed Sanders Theater when she received the good news.
A Not-So-Dry Season for the Class of 1988
For drinkers on campus, the times seemed grim.
In 1987, Harvard Kennedy School Fundraising Practices Came Under Fire
In the fall of 1987, Dean of the Kennedy School Graham T. Allison ’62 found himself on the wrong side of a scandal resulting in increased oversight of fundraising in Harvard’s schools.
Student Complaint Sparks Debate Over Campus Sexism
“It will be a cold day in Bangladesh before [the opening of the clubs to women] happens voluntarily,” Delphic Club member Michael A. Zubrensky ’88 told The Crimson in an article from February 1988.
A Shattered Campus: Self-Segregation at the College
Johnathan O. Williams ’88 was studying late at night in Currier House when four white students catapulting oranges from a neighboring breezeway shattered the plate glass window next to him. Not long after, Williams received a mysterious phone call.
Harvard Engages With The Cold War
In 1986, as the Cold War neared its end, Harvard featured a Soviet prison camp of its own.
On the Losing Team: Harvard Plays for Dukakis in 1988 Election
The last time a Harvard man and a Yale man faced off in a presidential election, the year was 1912, and neither candidate won.
Shadows of Black Monday Felt on Campus
Smith and his friends were huddled silently around a transistor radio in Dunster House, listening to news that the Dow Jones Industrial Average had recorded its largest single-day percentage loss.
When Ilene Seidman saw a photo in the newspaper of the 2004 Democratic National Convention’s keynote speaker and his wife, she was shocked.
Soledad M. O'Brien
When Soledad M. O’Brien ’88-’00 was lobbying for the vote of Cabot House sophomore Charles “Bradley” Raymond ’89, she did not know that she was speaking to her future husband.
When the Wicked Witch of the West and her evil winged monkeys appeared on screen in “The Wizard of Oz,” A.O. Scott ’87-’88 ran out of the room screaming.
Stephanie D. Wilson
On July 4, 2006, NASA’s Discovery space shuttle lifted off into space, sending Harvard graduate Stephanie D. Wilson ’88 beyond the earth’s atmosphere for the first time in her life.
An artistic rendering of the Fly Club, which, though it has never had signage outside forbidding women, is men-only. A female student sued the Fly in 1987 for refusing to admit women, sparking a campus-wide debate.