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Derek G. Xiao ’19 will lead the newly elected 145th Guard of The Harvard Crimson, the organization’s President announced on Friday.
Xiao, a Government concentrator from San Ramon, Calif. and an Adams House resident, currently serves as one of The Crimson’s College Administration reporters. In that capacity, he has covered Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana and the administration of Harvard College, Harvard’s social group penalties, and undergraduate affairs. He is also an Associate Multimedia Editor, responsible for the photos and videos in each day’s paper. Xiao will begin as President on January 1, 2018.
“I could not be more proud of—and excited for—the entire masthead of the 145th Guard, but in particular, the three individuals who will take the helm this coming year,” current Crimson president Derek K. Choi ’18 said.
News writer Hannah Natanson ’19 will serve as the guard’s Managing Editor, overseeing the production of the organization’s daily newspaper, magazine and arts sections, and blog. Natanson, an English concentrator and Adams House resident who hails from Washington, D.C., currently serves with Xiao as a College Administration reporter.
She has broken stories about the implementation of the College's social group policy, gender inequity in the Mathematics Department, and academic dishonesty in Computer Science 50: "Introduction to Computer Science I."
Next year’s Business Manager will be Nathan Y. Lee ’19, a Computer Science concentrator and resident of Pforzheimer House from South Pasadena, Calif. He will take the helm of The Crimson’s finances and operations after serving this year as an Advertising Manager, Associate Design Editor, and software engineer.
Founded in 1873, The Crimson is the student newspaper of Harvard University, the oldest continuously published daily college newspaper in the United States, and the only breakfast-table daily publication of Cambridge, Mass. It is proud to serve a wide range of Harvard affiliates, Cambridge residents, and national readers.
The Crimson selects its leaders through an election process called the Turkey Shoot, in which all outgoing members of the masthead are invited to participate. A candidate for a senior leadership position must receive at least 75 percent of the vote to be elected.
Joining Xiao, Natanson, and Lee on the masthead are:
Mia C. Karr ’19, Associate Managing Editor
Claire E. Parker ’19, Associate Managing Editor
Dahlia S. Huh ’19, Associate Business Manager
Max W. Sosland ’19, Associate Business Manager
Emmanuel R. R. D’Agostino ’19, Editorial Chair
Cristian D. Pleters ’19, Editorial Chair
Mila Gauvin II ’19, Arts Chair
Grace Z. Li ’19, Arts Chair
Lydia L. Cawley ’20, Blog Chair
Stuti R. Telidevara ’20, Blog Chair
Morgan J. Spaulding ’19, Design Chair
Simon S. Sun ’19, Design Chair
Caroline S. Engelmayer ’20, Digital Strategist
Jamie D. Halper ’20, Digital Strategist
Dianne Lee ’20, Digital Strategist
Marella A. Gayla ’19, Magazine Chair
Amy Y. Li ’20, Multimedia Chair
Ellis J. Yeo ’20, Multimedia Chair
Cade S. Palmer ’20, Sports Chair
Jack R. Stockless ’19, Sports Chair
Nenya A. Edjah ’20, Technology Chair
Theodore T. Liu ’20, Technology Chair
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