Lowell Tutor Becomes Acting Kirkland House Dean

Ari R. Hoffman ’10, a resident tutor in Lowell House, will serve as the acting Kirkland House dean this semester, while Cory T. Way, a sociology lecturer who usually holds the dean position, is on sabbatical.

Hoffman, a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department studying Jewish literature, lived in Quincy House as an undergraduate. He will continue to live in Lowell as a tutor while he serves as House dean in Kirkland.

In an interview Wednesday, Hoffman said he was excited to join the team in Kirkland. “I’ve had extraordinary resident deans myself,” he said, referring to a previous name for the position. “I’ve been inspired by the ways in which they’ve worked with students and supported students.”

“I’ve been here for a long time,” he added, saying that he cares “deeply” about Harvard and looks forward to any chance to try to “make it a rewarding and impactful experience for students.”

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