Contributing opinion writer
Yvette O. Efevbera
You Should Care About Electing Harvard’s Next Overseers
Alumni should care about electing people who are passionate about holding the University to its highest ideals, and this election is the only way for most alumni — aside from major donors — to influence the University’s direction. In Harvard’s governance structure, only overseers are truly democratically elected; the University president and members of the Corporation are all appointed by a handful of executives.