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Nicholas Lemann: Harvard Crimson 150th Campaign Committee

Nicholas Lemann

Harvard Class of '76

Professor and Dean Emeritus at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


NL is a veteran long-form journalist. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker for 24 years. His most recent book is Transaction Man (2019). He was dean of Columbia University's raduate School of journalism from 2003 to 2013, and he is a professor there now.

Why am I supporting The Crimson's 150th anniversary campaign?

The Crimson profoundly shaped the rest of my life, professionally and personally. Great institutions are rare and deserve support. I am in the Crimson's debt, and this is a chance to repay.