Malcom Glenn

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Malcom Glenn (born February 6, 1987 in Denver, Colorado) is a writer and political commentator and was the president of The Harvard Crimson, the daily student newspaper of Harvard University, in 2008. He made national news as the first African American president of The Crimson in over a half-century.[1]

Upon his election in November 2007, Glenn was featured in numerous publications, including The Denver Post,[2] Essence Magazine,[3] and The New York Observer.[4] His term as president ended at the conclusion of Harvard's fall semester in January 2009.

Personal background[edit]

Glenn was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Jefferson Journal. Glenn graduated from high school in 2005 enrolled at Harvard College in the fall of that year.

He graduated from Harvard with a degree in history in June 2009.

Recent work[edit]

Glenn currently works at Uber in Washington D.C., where he focuses on building strategic partnerships with community and non-profit organizations. Previously, he worked in executive communications at Google, at an education advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. and at a D.C.-based Democratic polling/strategic consulting firm, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Following college, he became a contributor to The Huffington Post's Denver web site, writing about politics and local affairs.[5]

He appeared in a number of publications and on television for his work related to both The Crimson and politics, particularly the youth vote. During the 2008 United States presidential campaign, Glenn covered the election for The Crimson,[6] as well as for a joint venture in conjunction with CBS News and The Washington Post. During the 2008 Democratic National Convention in his native Denver, Glenn appeared on The CBS Early Show[7] with host Harry Smith, and was also interviewed by CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric[8] during Couric’s nightly Convention Webcast.[9]

During the fall general election campaign, Glenn made a number of television and speaking appearances throughout the country. He was a guest on the Al Jazeera English network’s Inside Story,[10][11] a news program that airs daily on the 24-hour channel. He was also a panelist at an event titled Young, Black and Ready to Vote[12] in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Center for American Progress’s campus outreach group, Campus Progress, and held prior to the 2008 United States vice-presidential debate. In late October, he moderated a panel at Harvard about Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin featuring, among others, GOP media consultant and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos.[13][14] In April 2009, when Obama for America campaign manager David Plouffe was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Glenn moderated a panel with Plouffe at the IOP's John F. Kennedy Forum.[15]

Glenn has written for The Denver Post[16] and Sports Illustrated On Campus,[17] and has been interviewed on Fox's local Boston television station, WFXT.[18] In print, he has been interviewed by Newsweek,[19] Bloomberg,[20] The Christian Science Monitor,[21] The Washington Post,[22] and Condé Nast Portfolio.[23]


  1. ^ The Crimson Staff, Glenn Named Crimson President, The Harvard Crimson, November 19, 2007
  2. ^ Ann Schrader, T.J. grad voted editor of Harvard newspaper, The Denver Post, November 20, 2007
  3. ^ Essence Magazine, February 2008, p. 123
  4. ^ John Koblin, Crimson Names First Black President in Over Fifty Years, The New York Observer, November 16, 2007
  5. ^ Huffington Post Contributors, Malcom Glenn, The Huffington Post, September 2009
  6. ^ Malcom A. Glenn, 2008 DNC Blog, The Harvard Crimson, August 2008
  7. ^ CBS Early Show, August 28, 2008
  8. ^ Katie Couric, CBS News DNC Webcast (Snippet), August 27, 2008
  9. ^ Full CBS News DNC Webcast, August 27, 2008
  10. ^ Inside Story (Part I), Al Jazeera English, October 26, 2008
  11. ^ Inside Story (Part II), Al Jazeera English, October 26, 2008
  12. ^ Campus Progress, Young, Black and Ready to Vote at Washington University in St. Louis, Center for American Progress, October 1, 2008
  13. ^ Let's Talk About Sarah Palin, Harvard College, October 29, 2008
  14. ^ Danella H. Debel, Panel Analyzes Palin’s Candidacy, The Harvard Crimson, October 30, 2008
  15. ^ A Conversation with David Plouffe, Harvard Institute of Politics, April 15, 2009
  16. ^ Michael Koenigs and Malcom Glenn, An informed Gen Y may decide this election, The Denver Post, September 29, 2008
  17. ^ Malcom Glenn, The fullback meets the opera, Sports Illustrated on Campus, November 19, 2007
  18. ^ Fox 25 News, Former Harvard President Tapped by Obama, November 23, 2008
  19. ^ Jay Mathews, The 12 Top College Rivalries in the Country, Newsweek, August 9, 2008
  20. ^ Oliver Staley and Julie Ziegler, Pushkin Comes to Shove for Harvard Faculty as Endowment Plunges, Bloomberg, December 17, 2008
  21. ^ Randy Dotinga, Private colleges' crime records going public, The Christian Science Monitor, February 19, 2008
  22. ^ Live Online Discussion, Election 2008: The Youth Vote, The Washington Post, August 25, 2008
  23. ^ Daniel Sorid, Ben B Is No Ali G, but He Does Run the Fed, and Condé Nast Portfolio, June 4, 2008

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