Alumni


African American Harvard Business School Alumni Lobby for Dean Who Will Prioritize Diversity and Inclusion

Members of Harvard Business School’s African-American Alumni Association urged University President Lawrence S. Bacow in a letter earlier this month to prioritize diversity and inclusion in the search for the Business School’s next dean.


Firkser ’17 Scores First-Ever NFL Playoff Touchdown by Harvard Player

Tight end Anthony Firkser ’17 scored the first-ever touchdown in the NFL Playoffs by a Harvard graduate in the Wild Card game Saturday night. Firkser also came up with a major third-down catch for the Tennessee Titans that helped to seal the upset victory over the New England Patriots in the Crimson alum’s return to Massachusetts.


Fitzpatrick ‘05 Stuns Patriots, Spoils Playoff Bye in Massachusetts Return

Former Harvard and current Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘05 returned to Massachusetts in heroic fashion, leading his squad to a shocking upset victory over the New England Patriots, ruining the latter’s chances at a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs.


U.S. Representatives Sign Letter Supporting Harvard Graduate Student Union Strike

Twenty-two Harvard alumni who currently serve in the United States House of Representatives sent a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow last week declaring their support for the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers strike.


First Year Family Weekend

Harvard fans look on during Saturday’s football game, which took place during First-Year Family Weekend. The 9-6 Dartmouth win took place in front of the largest non-Yale-game football crowd since 2008, with 20,112 in attendance.


Harvard Alumni Reiterate Divestment Demands in Letter to Bacow

A group of alumni and faculty supporting fossil fuel divestment penned a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Senior Fellow of the Harvard Corporation William F. Lee ’72 last week asking for a meeting with members of the Corporation.


Harvard Alumni Recruit Professional Divestment Activists

The Ad Hoc Committee for Harvard Divest — a group of Harvard alumni advocating for the University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels— raised $60,000 to hire two coordinators for alumni activities through the Cambridge climate group Better Future Project.


Marianna Linz Joins Environmental Science and Engineering

Marianna K. Linz ’11 has returned to Harvard this fall as an assistant professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and will serve as one of only two female faculty members in the field.


Former University Treasurer and Founder of Harvard Management Company George Putnam Jr. Dies at 92

The great nephew of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Putnam created the Harvard Management Company — the firm that oversees the University’s multi-billion dollar endowment — and served as its first leader, which greatly influenced how universities manage their endowments.


Fifteen Minutes with Mayor Pete

FM sat down with Mayor Pete in a second-floor office at the Institute of Politics, an old haunt from his time as IOP president. We talked about his college days, “The West Wing,” and his Supreme Court-packing proposal. Today’s IOP student leaders have placed a poster behind him for the occasion that reads: “Mayors ask what youth can do.”


Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Selects Endorsements for Overseers, HAA Candidates

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard endorsed seven candidates in this year’s Board of Overseers election and six alumni candidates in the race for an elected director position on the board of the Harvard Alumni Association Thursday.


Harvard Alumni Group Discusses Women’s Role in Media Depolarization

About 45 alumni, students, and community members gathered inside the Phillips Brooks House parlor room on Saturday to discuss the polarization of the media during a roundtable event hosted by the Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment.


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