Crimson staff writer
Successful Harvard grads follow well-tread paths that lead from campus to New York, Hollywood, and across the globe. If they go where the existing university network shapes their trajectory, it is too easy to remain within the Harvard bubble—obscuring the possibilities that exist outside of it.
Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, Ben S. Raderstorf ’14 was naturally a big mountaineer, he says, and trips with what he calls an eccentric family were as commonplace as the outdoors. But Raderstorf didn’t anticipate that his love of travel and the outdoors would play as large of a role on campus in Cambridge too.
Gladys and Ebbie Obukwelu immigrated from Nigeria with next to nothing, but through years of hard work by their entire family, their sons, Nnamdi and Obum, have achieved the American Dream. Now Harvard defensive tackles, the Obukwelus have become the stuff of opponents' nightmares. In anticipation of their final football game together, The Crimson documents the inspiring story of Nnamdi and Obum Obukwelu, Harvard's "Men in the Middle."