John B. Loengard ’56 was a senior at Harvard College and a photographer for The Crimson when Life magazine approached him to photograph a freighter in Cape Cod in 1956. Thus began his longtime affiliation with the magazine, for which he served as a photographer and later its seventh picture editor.
Several colleagues agreed that Alberto Alesina’s warmth and humility pervaded the Economics Department at Harvard, where he had been a faculty member since 1988 and served as chair from 2003 to 2006.
Raj R. Marphatia ’81, First Nonwhite Harvard Law Review President and ‘Incredibly Strong Leader,’ Dies at 60
Marphatia — the first person of color to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review, a nationally recognized private funds lawyer, and a longtime partner at Ropes & Gray — died May 8 surrounded by family members at his home in Palo Alto, California, after battling cancer. He was 60 years old.
Richard M. Hunt, a former faculty member and associate dean, died peacefully at home on Apr. 10 at the age of 93.
Rose's computerized database of medical information is used by over 1.5 million clinicians worldwide. Aside from his online pursuits, Rose worked as a professor at Harvard Medical School and a nephrologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
In 1956, Fenwick became the first black female graduate of the Law School, just three short years after the school first counted women among its graduating classes. But, driven and determined, she told the Harvard Law Bulletin in 2000 she had believed with certainty since childhood that she would one day become a lawyer.
Kurt W. Fischer, a professor at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and the director of its Mind, Brain, and Education Program prior to his retirement in 2015, died on March 30 at the age of 76.
N. Michael McKinnell, an influential architect who co-designed Boston City Hall and taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for more than 20 years, passed away due to coronavirus complications late last month. He was 84.
Hailed as an outstanding researcher, mentor, and friend by peers and students, Harvard Genetics professor Philip Leder ’56 died on Feb. 2 after suffering complications from Parkinson’s disease, according to his daughter Micki Leder.
Harvard Medical School student Andrew V.A. Foley is afraid of heights. Nevertheless, he once found himself on the top of a rock face in Western Massachusetts, helped up by his friend Mark B. Herzog.
Mark B. Herzog was a fifth-year graduate student enrolled in the joint M.D. and Masters of Public Policy program at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School. Passionate about spending time outdoors and improving rural medical care, he died in late January at age 27.
At 6 feet 8 inches tall, renowned Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen was a giant both in academia and in stature.
The writer Elizabeth L. Wurtzel ’89, whose audacious 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America” canonized her in the confessional genre, died of metastatic breast cancer on Tuesday. She was 52 years old.
Deborah J. Gehrke, the “powerhouse” faculty dean of Quincy House, died at the age of 66 last week and is remembered by loved ones as “kind, generous, non-judgemental, and endlessly forgiving.”
David L. Shapiro ’54 was a professor at Harvard Law School for four decades and served as Deputy Solicitor General under George H.W. Bush’s Department of Justice. He died Nov. 19 at age 87.
Former Keezer's Classic Clothing owner Leonard I. “Len” Goldstein died Oct. 22 at the age of 67, after devoting nearly four decades of his life to offering elegant suits and ties to countless Harvard students and Cambridge residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.