About

Founded in 1981, The Harvard Salient is Harvard’s only undergraduate conservative publication. Challenging Harvard’s liberal orthodoxy, The Salient offers all students with a right-of-center point of view a platform to express themselves.

Many Salient alumni have gone on to become prominent conservative writers and thinkers, such as Ross Douthat, Naomi Schaefer Riley, and Charles Kesler.

The Salient is infinitely grateful to its faculty advisors, Prof. Harvey Mansfield and Prof. Ruth Wisse, and to the Collegiate Network, which has generously supported The Salient over the years. The opinions expressed herein are those of the writers and not neccessarily those of the other staff members of the Salient.

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Meet The Salient

Editor-in-Chief- Zack Royle

Zack Royle is a sophomore in Leverett House concentrating in Government.  When not working on The Salient, Zack spends his time attempting to become a better Catholic, while maintaining some respectable level of skill with a tennis racquet.  He attributes his conservatism to an unparalleled respect for tradition, coupled with a midwestern upbringing.

Publisher- Aubrey Stoddard

Hailing from Southern California, Aubrey is a rising sophomore in Dunster House, concentrating in History with a secondary in Government. Aubrey considers herself to be a social liberal and fiscal conservative.  She believes in the possibility of reconciling religion with science, the American Dream with social welfare, and tradition with progress.

Online Editor- Molly Wharton

Molly Wharton is sophomore in Lowell House, planning to concentrate in Economics with a secondary in History. Apart from The Salient, she writes for the Crimson, and is a member of the Crimson Key Society.