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HBS
Harvard Business School

John McArthur, Former Dean of Harvard Business School and ‘a Mentor and Advisor…Without Peer,’ Dies at Age 85

McArthur, who served as dean of the Business School from 1979 to 1995 and engineered the creation of the Partners Healthcare network, died on Aug. 20 at age 85.

Littauer
Economics

Harvard Economist Martin Weitzman, Known for Climate Change Scholarship, Dies at 77

As awareness about climate change has grown rapidly in recent years and brought about calls for change, Harvard Economics Professor Martin L. Weitzman forged a path of environmental scholarship in the field of economics.

Harvard Divinity School
Religion

Professor Anne Monius, ‘Authentic’ and ‘Incredible’ Mentor and Religious Scholar, Dies at Age 54

Students and colleagues say Monius, who died on Aug. 3 at the age of 54, was an extraordinary teacher who closely mentored her students while conducting groundbreaking research.

College

Samantha Lin ’16, Aspiring Veterinarian and Former Crimson Editor, Dies at 25

Lin, a veterinary student and former Crimson Sports Comp Director, was killed Aug. 5, when two cars hit her as she was crossing the street in Napa, Calif. She was 25 years old.

Economics

Economics Professor Martin Feldstein, ‘Legendary’ Teacher and Thinker, Dies at 79

Feldstein was a prolific academic who served in a number of political roles. During his career, he served as the chief economic advisor to Ronald Reagan and the president of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

College

Sandip Nirmel ‘Made Harvard Feel Like Home,’ Classmates Say

His classmates said he was most notable for his humility and cheerfulness. Nirmel could easily switch between stoic seriousness and bright optimism.

Martin Kilson
Af Am Department

Martin Kilson, First Tenured African American Professor at Harvard, Dies at 88

Government Professor Emeritus Martin L. Kilson, Jr., the first African American to receive full tenure at Harvard, died in hospice on April 24 of congestive heart failure at the age of 88.

George Putnam Jr.
Alumni

Former University Treasurer and Founder of Harvard Management Company George Putnam Jr. Dies at 92

The great nephew of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Putnam created the Harvard Management Company — the firm that oversees the University’s multi-billion dollar endowment — and served as its first leader, which greatly influenced how universities manage their endowments.

CGIS
Government

University Professor Emeritus and Former Library Director Sidney Verba Dies at Age 86

Professor Sidney Verba ’53 — an expert in comparative politics, a leader in library organization, and a creator of policy compromises — died on Monday in his Cambridge home at the age of 86.

Roderick MacFarquhar
Government

Roderick MacFarquhar, Prolific Author and Professor of Chinese History, Dies at 88

He was renowned for his close study of Chinese communism, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 at the age of 88. He was one of the leading scholars on the Chinese Cultural Revolution and served in multiple leadership positions at the University.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Educator, Philanthropist, and Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Wick Skinner Dies at Age 94

Skinner’s research and writings focused on business administration, specifically on the management of manufacturing. He was a prolific writer, having authored or co-authored 10 books, contributed to multiple business case books, and published more than 75 articles in the Harvard Business Review.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Hank Reiling Dies at 80

Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Henry “Hank” B. Reiling, a specialist in finance, taxation, and law and an influential educator, died on Jan. 21 in Belmont, Mass., at the age of 80. Reiling served as a professor of business administration at the Business School from 1978 until he retired in 2005.

Nathan Glazer
FAS

Sociology Prof. Emeritus and 'Independent Spirit' Nathan Glazer Dies at Age 95

Sociology Professor Emeritus Nathan Glazer died Saturday at the age of 95 in his home in Cambridge. Glazer studied issues of ethnicity and immigration, often examining them from a global perspective.

Roy Glauber
FAS

Roy Glauber, Harvard Physics Professor and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 93

Harvard Physics Professor Emeritus Roy J. Glauber ’46, whose pioneering work in the field of quantum optics earned him a Nobel Prize in 2005, died on Dec. 26. He was 93.

Roy Glauber
Obituary

Roy Glauber

Physics Professor Emeritus Roy J. Glauber '46 (right) with his partner Atholie Rosett. Glauber died Dec. 26 at age 93.

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