Wendy H. Chang ’12, an English concentrator and resident of Lowell House, died Saturday, Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds wrote in an email to students at the College.
“Wendy’s death is a terrible blow to the entire community,” House Masters Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin and Resident Dean Brett Flehinger wrote in an email to Lowell House residents. "Wendy was a beloved friend who touched the lives of so many of us, and we mourn her passing."
Lowell House students and friends of Chang gathered in the Junior Common Room Saturday afternoon to mourn her passing.
Chang, who recently completed an honors thesis on Edith Wharton, had played an active role in the College community throughout her time at Harvard as a designer for the Harvard Advocate and a member of the Crimson Key Society. Chang was also an inactive Crimson news editor.
In her email to the College, Hammonds described Wendy as “young, talented, and generous.”
“Wendy’s friends loved her warmth and she had connections far and wide in Lowell House and across Harvard,” she wrote. “We will all miss her greatly.”
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