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.


Stanley Hoffmann, Iconic Professor and Scholar, Dies at 86

The founding chairman of the Center for European Studies who published 19 books, Hoffmann was known for his interdisciplinary approach to political science and his role in helping to create the Social Studies concentration in 1960.

Honoring Luke Tang

Honoring Luke Tang

Luke Z. Tang ’18, a Lowell House sophomore, was a member of the Asian American Christian Fellowship and served on the board of the Harvard Interfaith Forum.

Honoring Luke Tang

Luke Tang ’18 Lived a Life of Faith and Empathy

“There is such a strong group of students who are sophomores who know him, knew him, loved him, and will continue to remember him," Lowell House Master Diana Eck said.


Svetlana Boym, Professor Whose Work ‘Transformed,’ Dies at 56

Colleagues remember the late Slavic and Comparative Literature professor as an avid writer and artist whose work was known around the world for its transformative power.

James F. Rothenberg ’68
Central Administration

Rothenberg, Longtime Corporation Member, Dies at 69

As Harvard’s treasurer and a member of the Harvard Corporation, James F. Rothenberg '68 remained intimately connected to the University he loved, advising its leaders and helping manage its money, until his death Tuesday. He was 69.

Harvard Law School

Daniel Meltzer, Law Professor, Remembered as Kind Teacher

Daniel J. Meltzer ’72, a professor at Harvard Law School who previously served as a legal adviser to the Obama administration, died late last month of cancer. He was 63.

Sciences Division

Long-Time EPS Professor Richard O’Connell Dies at 73

Colleagues and students recall the positive impact that Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Richard O’Connell has left on his field and acquaintances.

City Politics

Brian Murphy, Former Cambridge City Councillor and City Manager, Dies at 50

Brian P. Murphy ’86-’87, Cambridge’s assistant city manager for community development, passed away last Thursday. Colleagues recall Murphy's dedication and hard work ethic.