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Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.


Matthew Potts Appointed as New Memorial Church Minister After Two-Year Search

Matthew Ichihashi Potts will serve as the next Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals beginning July 1, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to Harvard affiliates last Friday.


Dean for Students Fidencio Saldaña

Harvard Medical School Dean for Students Fidencio Saldaña spoke about the ways Harvard Medical School supports undocumented students during a walkout in support of DACA recipients Monday afternoon at Memorial Church.


Crowd at the Walkout

Harvard affiliates gathered at Memorial Church Monday afternoon to show support for immigrants at the Walk Out to #DefendDACA ahead of the Supreme Court hearing a case which will determine the fate of the DACA program.


Organ Concert

On the night of Oct. 31, the First-Year Experience Office, Memorial Church, and the Harvard Organ Society hosted their annual Halloween Organ Recital. At 11pm, the sanctuary went silent with a single chord.


Paulsell Announces ‘Pilgrimage’ Theme for Memorial Church

Paulsell said in an interview that the concept of pilgrimage seemed well suited in characterizing the church’s leadership transition. She said that she considers pilgrimages to be “transformative” since they enable people to think about themselves and their relationships.


Harvard Affiliates Mourn Christchurch Shooting Victims at Vigil

Harvard students, faculty, and staff huddled together before the steps of Memorial Church Friday evening, standing vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacks that left 49 dead.


Memorial Church Re-Opens With Fanfare

Harvard’s Memorial Church held a festive reception for around 90 students Friday night to commemorate the re-opening of the Church after months of renovations.


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Harvard’s Memorial Church held a re-opening reception for students Friday after months of renovations.


Lifting To Heaven

Renovation continues at Memorial Church, as a construction worker knocks off some of the building’s plaster with a large steel beam Monday. The project will increase accessibility and include safety upgrades, a remodeled lower level, and a climate control system.


Memorial Church Construction Continues, Forcing Groups to Relocate

Memorial Church’s programming has continued largely unhindered as Church staff gets creative with where they host events.


Rev. Walton Expresses Support for NFL's Kaepernick at Morning Prayers

Jonathan L. Walton voiced support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has drawn criticism for sitting down during the national anthem to protest police brutality.


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