Crimson staff writer
Daphne C. Thompson
Daphne covers Admissions and Financial Aid for the 144th guard.
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Over the course of his career as a conservative intellectual and political activist, Ron K. Unz ’83—now a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers and U.S. Senate in the state of California—has donated tens of thousands of dollars to an organization he describes as “quasi-white nationalist.”
Its goal reached and some of its largest gifts collected, the “One Harvard” campaign will now finish the more humble task of polishing off priorities and engaging rank and file donors.
Harvard has raised at least $6.5 billion in its capital campaign, breaking a higher education fundraising record after only two and half years of its five year-long public drive, according to two donors with direct knowledge of the campaign’s progress.
Much like his campaign for Board of Overseers, Ron Unz’s debate debut was unconventional and almost did not happen.
In a stirring ceremony Wednesday, University President Drew G. Faust, joined by Congressman John R. Lewis, remembered Harvard’s forgotten past and dedicated a plaque to four enslaved persons who lived and worked on campus in the 18th century.
The College's final clubs have come under scrutiny from a group less historically involved in undergraduate social life: the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body.
Professor Henry L. Gates, Jr. and Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis celebrate the unveiling of the Wadsworth House plaque. The plaque bears the names of Bilhah, Venus, Titus, and Juba, four enslaved persons who labored in the house in the eighteenth century.
Kenji Yoshino ’91, a constitutional law professor at New York University, will serve as the next president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, the University announced Monday. Nicole P. Haughey ’93 will serve as the vice chair of the Overseers Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Jones, an Eliot House alumna and Comparative Studies of Religion concentrator, will address the Class of 2016 in Tercentenary Theatre on May 25
As a professor and chaplain on Harvard’s campus for more than three decades, Reverend Peter J. Gomes was beloved as a thunderous Baptist preacher and staunch advocate for gay rights.
At a time when long-buried legacies of racism at Harvard have increasingly fueled campus discourse, University President Drew G. Faust will dedicate a memorial to slaves who worked at Harvard in the 18th century.
After finishing its work earlier this month, the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault has disbanded, leaving Harvard's 12 schools to act on its recommendations.
Prominent Harvard graduates, most notably from a pro-affirmative action group of nearly 700 alumni, are ramping up efforts to oppose a controversial outsider campaign for the University's Board of Overseers.
University President Drew G. Faust stuck to her guns Thursday at the United States Military Academy, emphasizing the importance of the liberal arts to a crowd of about 800 cadets and faculty members in West Point, N.Y.