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‘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.


Richard Cooper, Longtime Harvard Economist and Public Servant, Dies at 86

Richard N. Cooper — who taught international economics at Harvard starting in 1981 and served in four different U.S. presidential administrations — died of lymphoma on Dec. 23 at age 86 at his home in Cambridge.


Guido Goldman, Co-Founder of Center for European Studies, Dies at 83

In their 30-year collegial relationship, what Professor Charles S. Maier ’60 remembers most about Guido G. Goldman ’59 is his “magic sense of connectivity” — a connectivity that stretched from personal relationships to trans-Atlantic partnerships.


Biology Prof. Lue, Visionary in Life Sciences Pedagogy, Dies at 56

Faculty and administrators from across the University said Lue left an indelible mark wherever he went. He fought relentlessly to ensure that all students could access a high-quality education, whether they were at Harvard or not. He saw no limits to where a Harvard education should — and could — be accessed.


David R. Elliott ’64, Voice of Harvard Radio and Mentor to Generations of Students, Dies at 78

In the middle of Harvard’s 350th anniversary celebrations, Harvard Radio Broadcasting – known by its call name WHRB – had a problem. The station was airing an outdoor concert next to Widener Library when one of its microphones stopped working.


Constance Buchanan, Pioneer of Women’s Studies in Religion, Dies at 73

As the WSRP’s director, Buchanan was tasked with recruiting each year’s scholars, networking to gain faculty support, and procuring funding. That work paid dividends, particularly for the women Buchanan advanced, Gilkes said — including women of color.


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