Message from the Club President

Dear Harvard-Radcliffe Alum - On behalf of the Board of Directors, I invite you to join us in a resounding rendition of “Fair Harvard!” You may recall singing this song at Commencement as you officially joined the ranks of alumni . . .

Dear Harvard-Radcliffe Alum,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I invite you to join us in a resounding rendition of “Fair Harvard!” You may recall singing this song at Commencement as you officially joined the ranks of alumni.  Our mission, likewise, is to bring alumni together, and we hope you will join us and enrich our local community of alumni by becoming a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia.

We are privileged to kick off the 2014-15 fall season in conjunction with “Radcliffe on the Road.” The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is home to big thinkers and cutting edge research, and we have the opportunity to engage in conversation with one such big thinker, theoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt, AM ’75, PHD ’78, RI ’13. Paul was the 2012-13 Lillian Gollay Knafel Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science and Director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University. He will provide us with a scintillating and strange story of quasicrystals, exotic matter, and scientific discovery. Certainly a lecture you will not want to miss!

Below is a Calendar of Events that are planned; additional events will be forthcoming. Your participation in events is paramount for our success in accomplishing our vision for a strong, vibrant local Harvard community – we hope to see you at one or more of the many diverse events we offer! We also invite you to become involved with the Club by becoming part of our Programs Committee.

Alumni from all Harvard schools are welcome to join, and we are pleased to extend membership and membership benefits to spouses of alumni and to parents of current students as well. We encourage you to consider becoming a Sustaining Member, which supports the Club’s efforts to provide unique events and unique venues to our alumni. In addition to giving you access to Club events at special pricing levels, your membership also supports the Club’s scholarship program, a very meaningful effort that directly supports deserving undergraduates from our area year after year.

Please JOIN OR RENEW NOW, either online at or by downloading a printable form by clicking here, and indicate your interest in becoming more involved. I look forward to seeing you at a Club event this year!


Maureen Finn Austin, AB ’83, MBA ’92
President, Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia


Fair Harvard!

Fair Harvard! we join in thy Jubilee throng,
And with blessings surrender thee o’er
By these Festival-rites, from the Age that is past,
To the Age that is waiting before.
O Relic and Type of our ancestors’ worth,
That hast long kept their memory warm,
First flow’r of their wilderness! Star of their night!
Calm rising thro’ change and throv storm.
Farewell! be thy destinies onward and bright!
To thy children the lesson still give,
With freedom to think, and with patience to bear,
And for Right ever bravely to live.
Let not moss-covered Error moor thee at its side,
As the world on Truth’s current glides by,
Be the herald of Light, and the bearer of Love,
Till the stock of the Puritans die.

— Samuel Gilman, Class of 1811


Calendar of Events, 2014-15

Details on these events and others can be found at
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Saturday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. – Bryn Mawr
Join Marnie Old, one of the country’s leading wine authors, for an interactive tasting experience featuring wine
and food pairing lessons drawn from the pages of her new book Wine: A Tasting Course.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. – Four Seasons Hotel
Dean Lizabeth Cohen of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University will host the Fall Opener
this year. Princeton theoretical physicist and Professor Paul Steinhardt, AM ’75, PHD ’78, RI ’13 will speak about
his discovery of quasicrystals in nature, a form of matter that scientists did not think existed.

Monday, Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m. – High Street on Market
Dinner by the Decades will be held at High Street on Market, where Chef Eli Kulp (of Fork renown), named
“chef of the year” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, will present delightful, unexpected food combinations. High
Street on Market has recently been ranked the No. 2 new restaurant in the United States by Bon Appétit magazine.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Franklin Field, Philadelphia
The Crimson play the Quakers in Philadelphia this year. Come join other alumni and friends at a tailgate party
before the kick-off, then head over to Franklin Field to cheer on the Crimson at 1 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. – Madison Square Garden
The Harvard Men’s Hockey team challenges archrival Yale in one of college sports’ most storied rivalries, for the
second installment played at one of the world’s most famous arenas.

Sunday, Jan. 25 – Kimmel Center
Harvard graduate and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet Joe Lin AB’00 will perform at the Kimmel
Center, joined on the program with pianist Leon Fleisher. Members will receive access to discounted tickets, a
free tour of the Kimmel Center, and the opportunity to meet the artist backstage.

First Wednesday of each month (time and location varies)
Join fellow young alums from Harvard and other area alumni clubs. If you feel like a young alum, you are!

For more information on these and other events, please click here.