ANNOUNCING THE HARVARD ADVOCATE’S 150th ANNIVERSARY!
The Advocate has one of the richest histories of any collegiate literary magazine in the country, and certainly one of the longest. Its precursor, the Collegian, had hardly drawn breath enough to pronounce an attack on mandatory chapel attendance before the scandalized faculty had the publication closed. But the Pegasus, which rose from the ashes, retained the Collegian’s motto: Dulce est Periculum -- Danger is sweet. Despite her turbulent beginning and transgressive mantra, The Advocate has survived for almost 150 years. In 2016, we celebrate our sesquicentennial.
The 150th Anniversary Capital Campaign
We are pleased to announce the launch of our 150th Anniversary Capital Campaign, which will safeguard our history and secure our future as a literary production and cultural space. Our target $150,000 funds four ventures:
Please visit our Donate page to support these endeavors. You may donate to either a specific initiative or the initiative of greatest need.
The 150th Anniversary Anthology
The sesquicentennial also provides the perfect opportunity to centralize our institutional memory. One facet of this initiative will be the publication of an anthology to commemorate 150 years of artistic and literary achievement. Still in its early stages, the anthology will include varied excerpts from our archives, supplementary essays by Advocate alumni, historical commentary and criticism, and other printed Advocate memorabilia.
A Note to Our Alumni:
More than just a fundraising project, we see the 150th as a multifaceted initiative that prioritizes the strengthening and solidification of the Advocate’s extended community. Our sesquicentennial offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect and revisit cherished memories. Please visit our Alumni page or contact us to learn more about how you can be involved in these projects or stay in better touch with the Advocate. We look forward to hearing from alumni and friends near and far.