HAA Crimson Society

The HAA Crimson Society looks forward to its official in-person launch June 2–3, 2022! Directly below you will see the schedule of events for this in-person celebration. This year, registration for the Crimson Society celebration will be available online or through a mailed paper form. Both options will include registration for the traditional Tree Spread, the Alumni Parade, and Harvard Alumni Day.

If you have any questions, please email us at haa_crimsonsociety@harvard.edu

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Schedule

 

Check In Opens Thursday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cabot Library, Science Center

Check in and pick up your name tag. Your name tag will serve as your ticket for all Crimson Society events. 

 

Thursday, June 2

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Box Lunch

Lunch will be served in a tent located in the Old Yard between Matthews and Weld.

2:00–3:00 p.m. 

Symposia Session, Lowell Lecture Hall 

This session will feature Professor Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, who will discuss what Chinese philosophers can teach us about the good life.

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Symposia Session, Lowell Lecture Hall 

This session will feature Professor Richard F. Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics, who will discuss why Bob Dylan deserves his Nobel Prize.

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Dinner, Foster's Clam Bake

A traditional New England Clam Bake will be held in a tent located in the Old Yard between Matthews and Weld. 

 

Friday, June 3

Friday Check In Opens  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cabot Library, Science Center

Check in and pick up your name tag. Your name tag will serve as your ticket for all Crimson Society events. 

 

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Keynote Session, Lowell Lecture Hall 

This keynote will feature Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor, on ethics and democracy.

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Tree Spread Lunch

Lunch will be served in a tent located outside of Phillips Brooks House. 

1:30–4:00 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Day, Tercentenary Theatre 

A University-wide, global event honoring alumni impact, citizenship, and community. The time-honored and festive alumni parade led by the eldest alumni into Tercentenary Theatre will kick off the afternoon festivities. Following the parade, the program, led by the HAA president Vanessa W. Liu AB ’96, JD ’03, will feature former poet laureate, Pulitzer-prize winner, and Harvard Professor Tracy K. Smith AB ’94 as the Harvard Alumni Day keynote speaker. The speaking program will also include a report from Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow MPP ’76, JD ’76, PhD ’78, and a celebration of Harvard Medalists, along with musical components, and recognition of the Chief Marshal of Alumni Allyson Hobbs AB '97.

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About the Crimson Society

For additional details about the Crimson Society, you may watch this video and explore the following links:

Thank You

A special thank you to our Crimson Society Planning Committee members, who have helped realize the vision and goals of the Crimson Society:

 

Mrs. Joyce Curll AB '65, Committee Tri-Chair
Mr. Randolph Lindel AB '66, Committee Tri-Chair
Ms. Ann Porter AB '62, Committee Tri-Chair
Dr. Robert Blacklow AB '55, MD '59
Mr. Edward Bursk AB '54, MBA '59
Mrs. Emilie de Brigard AB '64
Mr. Francis Donovan AB '59
Mr. Gregory Downes AB '61
Mr. Frederick Fortmiller AB '51, MBA '53
Mr. Ronald Goodman AB '60
Eva Kampits AB '68
Dr. Richard Kopelman AB '70
 

 

Mr. Kenneth Ledeen AB '67
Dr. Michael Margolies AB '58
Mr. William E. Markus AB '60
Cecily Morse AB '62
Joan O'Connor RAD '60
Mrs. Jane Otte AB '61
Mrs. Katharine Redmond AB '65, EdM '66
Mr. Nicholas Sakellariadis AB '73, JD '77, MBA '77
Ms. Deborah Smullyan AB '72
Dr. Donna Gibson Stone AB '66
Ted Wendell AB '62

 

Newsletter Archive

The HAA Crimson Society Newsletter is sent to all members periodically. The newsletter includes details about upcoming programming, projects, educational opportunities, and any additional relevant information. Below you will find printable PDFs of past issues of the Crimson Society Newsletter:

Educational Resources

The Learning in Retirement Subcommittee of the Crimson Society Planning Committee provides current links and guides to the educational opportunities available to members. Retire, learn, and enjoy.


 

 


 

  • Harvard X for Alumni: Entrance to free courses from the University for Harvard alumni.
  • EdX Courses: Free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) designed for Harvard alumni.
  • Coursera: Learning site that collaborates with over 190 universities.
  • Harvard Art Museums: Lectures, virtual tours, and information from the Harvard Art Museums.