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Harvard Kennedy School Student Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla Remembered as a ‘Fighter’ for Trans Rights

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a Harvard Kennedy School student who died in police custody in Indonesia last month, was remembered as a “fighter” by those who knew him.


‘Deeply Human’: Renowned Harvard Physician Paul Farmer Remembered for Lifelong Humility

In the midst of a hectic schedule — flying between Boston, Rwanda, and Haiti, teaching at the University, and meeting dignitaries — renowned Harvard physician Paul Farmer always made time for the people in his life, his colleagues and students say.


Charles Willie

Charles V. Willie, an American sociologist and Harvard Graduate School of Education professor famed for his work on school integration, race relations, and public health, died at the age of 94 on Jan. 11.


Famed Sociologist and HGSE Professor Charles V. Willie Dies at 94

Charles V. Willie, an American sociologist and Harvard Graduate School of Education professor famed for his work with school integration, race relations, and public health, died at the age of 94 on Jan. 11.


Lani Guinier, 'A Monumental Presence' at Harvard Law School, Dies at 71

Lani C. Guinier '71, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, died last Friday at age 71 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her law career, she was widely regarded for her trailblazing scholarship in voting rights and racial equity.


Philip Kreycik ’06, Who Died at 37 After Going Missing on Run, Remembered for ‘Quiet Strength’ and ‘Adventurous Spirit’

Philip Kreycik '06, an environmentalist and avid adventurer, disappeared on a trail run outside Pleasanton, Calif. on July 10. In a testament to his impact, hundreds rallied for a search and rescue effort that the Alameda County Sheriff's Office called one of the largest ever on the West Coast.


Distinguished Harvard Geneticist Richard C. Lewontin ’50, A ‘Fantastic Mentor,’ and ‘Polymath,’ Dies at 92

Richard C. Lewontin ’50, a renowned population geneticist and organismic and evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, died on July 4 at the age of 92. Though he retired in 2003, he remained involved with Harvard until shortly before his death.


Harvard Law School Professor Wendy B. Jacobs, Who Pursued Environmental Law to ‘Make a Difference,’ Dies at 64

Above all, Goldstein said that Jacobs was a trusted friend who was always willing to spend time with her colleagues, even outside of their clinical work. Jacobs, a professor at Harvard Law School passed away on Feb. 1 after an illness. She was 64.


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