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A Student’s History of Harvard College

HEAA Alumni members at Convocation

Join the Harvard Extension School, Harvard Club of Austin and Harvard Club of Dallas communities on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00PM EDT for A Student’s History of Harvard College with Zachary Nowak, PhD!

Who made Harvard what it is today? Harvard’s history is a story of professors, students, courses, and research that has led to world-changing innovations. But it is also a story of student unrest, gender unease, and exclusion. Some Harvard stories have been told; others have been forgotten. Dr. Zachary Nowak will talk about some of the best tales he’s found in the archives. Hear how Harvard students rioted because of rotten cabbage in their soup, created modern American football (twice), and (with Radcliffe students) led one of the most famous student strikes in American history.

Zachary Nowak received his PhD from Harvard in 2018 and has taught for the Harvard History Department since then. He is primarily a food and environmental historian, though he recently taught a course on the history of college sports. His main course now is HIST 1636: Intro to Harvard History.