The Crimson has asked a broad range of alumni, many of whom are still a part of the Harvard community, to reflect on the moment they heard of the President’s death. A smaller number of experts around Harvard have offered an assessment of Kennedy’s legacy in American culture and political history.
Read the full text of a May 23 letter signed by 58 professors calling on Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith to appoint a faculty committee to draft guiding principles for interaction between FAS and HarvardX, which would then be put to a vote.
Read the text of a March 14 letter that was sent by 32 members of the History Department to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith. The letter, which was authored by history professor Lisa M. McGirr, calls on Harvard to “repair the breach of trust in our community” caused by administrators' secret search of the email accounts of 16 resident deans last September.
Read the full text of a March 11 letter from Senior Resident Dean Sharon Howell to University President Drew G. Faust. In the letter, Howell expressed concern about administrators' handling of a secret search of resident deans' emails last fall.
Read the text of an Aug. 16 email originally sent by Ad Board Secretary John “Jay” L. Ellison to his colleagues, including the 16 resident deans. The leak of the email to the media prompted Harvard administrators to secretly search the email accounts of the resident deans in an effort to trace the origin of the leak.