While You Were Away

Summer 1985

JUNE 1985


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17 Mayor Dies

Cambridge Mayor Leonard J. Russell, 52, died June 13 after a long bout with cancer. Russell, a city councilor for 10 years before his election to the higher office in 1983, was the first Cambridge mayor ever to die in office.


The mayoralcy passed to Francis H. Duehay '55, another city councillor, and Alfred W. LaRosa was elected to fill the remainder of Russell's city council term.



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19 Pink Elephants

Lost? Confused? In need of guidance? To aide the crowds that mill around Harvard every day, Cambridge has constructed its answer to the Johnston Gate Guardhouse: a Disneyland-style information booth in the heart of Harvard Square. The $35,000 pink and blue structure, funded and operated by a non-profit group called Cambridge Discovery, is primarily aimed at helping tourists with their information needs.


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20 Moving Up?

The Reagan Administration raided the Kennedy School of Government, appointing two prominent scholars to government posts. Dean of the K-School Graham T. Allison '62 was named special advisor to Caspar W. Weinberger '38 and Assistant Professor of Public Policy William Kristol '73 was selected by Secretary of Education William J. Bennett to a top advisory post.

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