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David W. Kaufman

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Class of 1988

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.

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.


Frosh of Class of 1963, Guinea-Pigs For The First Freshmen Seminars

Incoming students in the fall of 1959—the Class of 1963—could apply to be placed in one of about 20 seminars offered that year, when the “Freshman Seminar Program” was first coined. These small-sized classes initially drew criticism from faculty and students but drove an innovative change in the focus and direction of the traditional Harvard education that has since remained a staple of the Harvard undergraduate experience.

Harvard in the City

Activists Call for Fair Labor Practices at Le Méridien Hotel

Hotel workers, activists, and students gathered in front of Cambridge City Hall Thursday afternoon to protest what they characterized as unfair labor practices at the Le Méridien hotel in Cambridge.


IOP To Host Jon Huntsman, John King This Spring

The Institute of Politics announced on Thursday a spring roster of residential and visiting fellows that includes prominent politicians, journalists, and political advisors.


IOP Panelists Stress Importance of Presidential Debates

Panelists at the Institute of Politics said that debates are playing a stronger role in the presidential elections, because of an increase in political advertising.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese Dissident Speaks at Institute of Politics

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a famous Burmese political dissident imprisoned for nearly 15 years, visited Harvard Thursday bringing tidings of democracy in Myanmar and a reminder for students.


Mongolian President Talks Corruption And Human Rights

President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of Mongolia discussed corruption, human rights, and his success in revitalizing his home country at the Institute of Politics on Friday.


Group Calls for Greener Fund

This fall student activists launched the Harvard chapter of Divest for Our Future, a campaign intended to pressure Harvard Management Company, the body that oversees Harvard’s endowment, to divest from any companies involved in the fossil fuel industry and to move its investments into socially and environmentally responsible funds.

Call Me Maybe, Kiss Me Andy

Frank and Samberg Crack Jokes and Give Life Advice to Seniors

Ruminating on the origins of the Senior Class Day exercises, Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg said, “Class day is a terrible name for a day where you don’t have to go to class, ever again. It’s like calling New Years Eve sobriety night.”

Harvard in the World

Students Protest Investment in Apartheid South Africa

Although Harvard never did fully divest from South Africa, 25 years later the student participants look back proudly on the small role they played in the downfall of the apartheid regime.

Harvard Business School

Bihlmaier Remembered for Thoughtfulness, Values

Nathan G. Bihlmaier, a Harvard Business School student known by his friends for his strong principles, family values, and thoughtful approach to life, was found dead on Tuesday.

Harvard Business School

Body of Harvard Business School Student Found in Portland Harbor

Harvard Business School student Nathan G. Bihlmaier was found dead on Tuesday in Portland Harbor after a search by police in Portland, Maine.


Court Rejects Downloads Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of Joel Tenenbaum, a former Boston University student who was ...


Zuckerberg Ties the Knot

On Saturday, noted Harvard dropout and Facebook founder Mark E. Zuckerberg changed his relationship status to “married,” after tying the knot with Priscilla Chan ’07, his longtime girlfriend.