The Diggers’ Harvard Student Lecture Series

In the spirit of Harvard Thinks Big, a group of friends and I — under the the moniker of The Diggers — launched The Harvard Student Lecture Series, a Harvard Thinks Big for students.

The Harvard Crimson covered our first event:

diggerAccording to member Talia N. Lavin ’12, the Diggers are committed to creating ways for students to come together and share ideas, feeding already-established  passions and sparking new ones. Frustrated with the “intellectual parochialism” she sees at Harvard, Lavin wants people—herself included —to feel free to abandon the “pre-formed self-definition” that makes many scared to venture outside their specialties.

And our second:

Peter D. Davis ’12, another Diggers founding member, said that the group provides opportunities for students to communicate their different passions in an encouraging environment.

“We knew we were onto something with the concept of finding things that could bring Harvard students together, bring us out of our little segmented, compartmentalized, Harvard subcultures together into a unified intellectual community,” he said.

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