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Welcome, Fellows

September-October 2009

Melanie Long and Spencer Lenfield

Melanie Long and Spencer Lenfield

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2009-2010 academic year will be Spencer Lenfield ’12 and Melanie Long ’10, who were selected after an evaluation of writing submitted by more than two dozen applicants for the two positions. The Fellows, who join the editorial staff during the year, contribute to the magazine as “Undergraduate” columnists and initiate story ideas, write news and feature items, and edit copy. Lenfield, of Paw Paw, Michigan (near Kalamazoo), will live in Eliot House beginning this fall, and may concentrate in literature or history and literature. He plays piano in a classical trio, is on the editorial board of Tuesday magazine, and worked at Western Michigan University, near his home town, during the summer. Long, of Atlanta (and previously Cincinnati; Frankfurt, Germany; and Caracas) and Lowell House, is concentrating in English and pursuing a secondary field in film studies. A Crimson staff writer and volunteer tutor, she was in Cambridge this summer, serving as a resident tutor in the Crimson Summer Academy, Harvard’s academic enrichment program for local high-school students. The Fellowship is supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky ’79, M.B.A. ’83, and named in honor of his mother.