Harvard elects Indian-origin woman as Student Body President

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Sruthi Palaniappan, a 20-year-old Indian-American woman, has been elected as the Student Body President of the Harvard University after securing over 41% votes. Sruthi and Julia Huesa, who was appointed Vice President, ran a campaign ‘Make Harvard Home’. Sruthi, whose parents migrated to the US from Chennai in 1992, was also the youngest delegate at Democratic National Convention in July 2016.