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Leverett House Master Will Serve as Chief of Docket Meetings for Monthly House Master Meetings

By Danielle J. Kolin, Crimson Staff Writer

Leverett House Master and Physics Professor Howard M. Georgi ’68, known to his House as “Chief,” will now serve as chief of the docket committee that sets the agenda for monthly House Master meetings. Those meetings—which are typically attended by all House Masters—have previously centered on dining services and the winter break. Currently, the Masters are focusing on the upcoming Harvard-Yale football game in November. In his new position, Georgi replaces Sandra F. Naddaff ’75, who stepped down last year after serving as Mather House Master for 18 years alongside her husband Leigh G. Hafrey ’73. Naddaff’s and Hafrey’s departures left the Leverett House Masters Georgi and Ann B. Georgi, and the Lowell House Masters Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin, as the most senior Masters, with 12 years of service each. “The Masters are a fabulous group and we’re very close,” Georgi said. “They don’t really need anybody to lead them, but I’ve been around for a while.” The docket committee consists of a small group of House Masters and administrators, including Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and Dean of Student Life Suzy M. Nelson. Other Masters currently on the committee include Quincy Master Lee Gehrke and Adams Master Judith S. Palfrey ’67. The committee is primarily in charge of planning the Masters’ monthly meeting and selecting discussion topics. “We like to have some sort of plan so we don’t waste everyone’s time,” Georgi said. In the past, guest speakers at the Masters’ meetings have included University President Drew G. Faust and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith, according to Eck.

—Staff writer Danielle J. Kolin can be reached at dkolin@fas.harvard.edu.

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