Timeline 2001-2002

Nov. 16

Don C. Wiley, Loeb professor of biochemistry and biophysics, is declared missing after police find his abandoned rental car on an Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River near Memphis. Wiley was last seen on Nov. 15 at a dinner at the Peabody Hotel, where he was attending the annual meeting of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientific advisory board.


Nov. 17

For the first time since 1913, the Harvard football team finishes its season with a perfect record, defeating Yale 35-23 in New Haven to win the Ivy League championship.

Nov. 18

The University announces that, despite a 2.7 percent decrease in the endowment, the top five HMC money managers earned a total of nearly $55 million. Four of the top five earners received increased compensation compared to their earnings for the last fiscal year.