Timeline 2001-2002

Jan. 15

Professor Wiley’s death is ruled accidental and not a suicide, as police had previously speculated, by Memphis medical authorities.


Jan. 16

House Masters vote to extend universal keycard access to 2:30 a.m. in all the Houses on a trial basis for the spring term, despite some Masters’ lingering reservations about safety.

Jan. 25

K. Anthony Appiah, a leading member of the Afro-American studies department, turns in his resignation to University officials and will leave Harvard for Princeton next fall, raising concerns that other stars of the department will follow his lead. Appiah cites personal reasons.