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Daphne C. Thompson

Daphne covers Admissions and Financial Aid for the 144th guard.

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"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Central Administration

Overseers Candidate Donates to ‘Quasi-White Nationalist’ Group

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.”

Most Recent Capital Campaigns of Peer Institutions
University Finances

Goal In Hand, Harvard Campaign Polishes Priorities

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.

Massachusetts Hall

With At Least $6.5 Billion Raised, Harvard Sets Higher Education Fundraising Record

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.

“Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” Debate
Central Administration

Unz Defends 'Free Harvard, Fair Harvard' in Debate

Much like his campaign for Board of Overseers, Ron Unz’s debate debut was unconventional and almost did not happen.

Wadsworth Commemoration

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Wadsworth Commemoration
Central Administration

Faust Commemorates Harvard Slaves

​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.

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch

Corporation ‘Regularly’ Consults Khurana About Final Clubs

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.

Wadsworth Commemoration
Central Administration

Wadsworth Commemoration

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.


Yoshino, Haughey Will Take Overseers Reins

​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.

Rashida Jones

Sitcom Star Rashida Jones '97 to Speak at 2016 Class Day

Jones, an Eliot House alumna and Comparative Studies of Religion concentrator, will address the Class of 2016 in Tercentenary Theatre on May 25

Three Friends
Central Administration

With Portrait Unveiling, Gomes Makes Harvard History

​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.

Currier Conversations with President Drew Faust

Faust Will Dedicate Plaque to Honor Harvard Slaves

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.

Central Administration

Individual Schools Take Up Sexual Assault Recommendations

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.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"

Alumni Escalate Fight Against Outside Overseers Contenders

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.

Drew Faust

Faust Urges West Point Cadets to Study Humanities

​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.