Timeline 2001-2002

Oct. 4

Vice President Al Gore ’69 speaks about the effects of Sept. 11 before a packed house at the Kennedy School of Government. This is only his second public address since he lost the 2000 presidential election.


Oct. 10

House masters extend the hours of official parties in House dining halls by one hour, to 2 a.m., on Friday and Saturday nights, as long as alcohol is not served.

Oct. 12

Summers is officially installed as Harvard’s 27th president at a grand academic ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre, before 5,000 people. In his inaugural speech, Summers emphasizes the importance of undergraduate education and the development of a campus in Allston. The installation ceremony was the capstone to two days of festivities.