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Silverglate seeks spot as university overseer

February 19, 2009

On October 19, 1869, during his inaugural address as President of Harvard College, Charles William Eliot described the central role alumni would play in the governing of the University: "The real function of the Board of Overseers is to stimulate and watch the President and Fellows. The Overseers should always hold towards the Corporation an attitude of suspicious vigilance. They ought always to be pushing and prying... Download file "5"

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