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11.24.2009

the harvard crimson's first chinese american president

Some interesting news out of Harvard... It was announced last week that Peter F. Zhu will lead the newly-elected 137 Guard of The Harvard Crimson, the oldest continuously published daily college newspaper: Zhu To Lead 137th Crimson Guard.

Zhu, a government concentrator from Guilderland, NY and a Cabot House resident, is a news writer and has covered University finances and Allston development. He will assume the president's post at the beginning of January.

I'm told that Zhu is the very first Chinese American president of the Crimson. He is joined on the masthead by the managing editor-elect, Esther I. Yi '11.

The Crimson chooses its leaders through an election process known as "the turkey shoot," in which all outgoing executives are invited to participate. A successful candidate must receive at least 75 percent of the vote.