Humanities Division

'Groundbreaking' Architectural Historian James Ackerman Dies at 97

​James S. Ackerman, a Harvard architectural historian who specialized in Renaissance architecture, died Dec. 31 in Cambridge. He was 97.


Chip Alford, Allston Resident and a ‘Force to Be Reckoned With,’ Dies at 67

Paul F. “Chip” Alford, a​ long-time Allston resident and a reliably vocal, strong-willed presence at meetings of the Harvard-Allston Task Force, died Nov. 1. He was 67.

Harvard Kennedy School

Schelling, 'Founding Father' of the Kennedy School, Dies at 95

​Thomas C. Schelling, a Nobel laureate, “Founding Father” of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Economics professor noted for his work on game theory and arms control, died Tuesday at age 95.


Harvard Jewish Affiliates Mourn Death of Israeli Leader

Jewish Harvard affiliates are mourning the loss of former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday at the age of 93.

Hong Kong Celebrates
Harvard Square

Buoy Lee, Founder of the Hong Kong Restaurant, Dies at 90

Lee's son said he thinks she would most like to be remembered in her role as hostess at the Hong Kong restaurant and a friendly face for the customers entering over the decades.

Samuel M. Fisher '15

Hillel Leader and Harvard Alumnus Passes at 24

Known as a vivacious person, an inspirational leader and a family-oriented brother, Fisher was naturally kind and welcoming.

Samuel M. Fisher '15

Samuel M. Fisher '15


Beloved Crimson Production Supervisor Patrick Sorrento Dies at 80

Patrick R. Sorrento, production supervisor at The Harvard Crimson for 31 years and dedicated mentor to generations of Crimson editors, died peacefully after a brief illness Thursday. He was 80 years old.

Humanities Division

Daniel Aaron, Pioneer in American Studies, Dies at 103

Daniel Aaron, a professor at Harvard and an academic who helped develop the field of American Studies, died Saturday at Mt. Auburn Hospital at the age of 103 because of pneumonia complications.


Pioneering Crimson Business Representative Dies at 86

Joan Simons Brown ’51 was among the first female members of The Crimson, serving as the paper’s Radcliffe Chief Business Representative in the spring of 1950. Brown died a few weeks ago on March 29 at the age of 86, according to an obituary published in the Manchester Journal.


Colleagues Remember Philip A. Kuhn As Mentor and Scholar

Former students and colleagues remembered Philip A. Kuhn ’54, once director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and professor of History and East Asian Languages, for his contributions to Chinese studies and mentorship of graduate students.

D.J. Monroe

Monroe ’13 Remembered for Charisma On and Off the Field

On football fields, on dorm-room floors, and in life, Dexter “D.J.” Monroe ’13 danced. He died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 13.

Professor Mark A. Kishlansky

History Prof Kishlansky Remembered as Enthusiastic Storyteller

Attended by family, friends, and colleagues, the service was a nod to Mark Kishlansky’s lasting legacy as both a dedicated educator and vivid storyteller.


Carey Gabay ’94 Remembered as Passionate Public Servant

Classmates of Carey W. Gabay ’94, a former Undergraduate Council president, remember him as a dedicated and committed leader.

Students Commemorate Luke Tang

Hundreds Gather To Honor Luke Tang '18, Teacher and Friend

Family, students, and faculty members filled the pews of Memorial Church to celebrate the life of Luke Tang '18.