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"Thank You, Alumni"

July-August 2009

Fiftieth reunioners David Leipziger, Kitty Beer, and Howard Kristol, J.D. ’62.

Fiftieth reunioners David Leipziger, Kitty Beer, and Howard Kristol, J.D. ’62.

Photograph by Stu Rosner

The University comprises many things —buildings, history, and world-renowned professors—“but it is the alumni who help make Harvard what it is today,” said University Treasurer James F. Rothenberg ’68, M.B.A. ’70, on June 4. He spoke of alumni contributions at the HAA’s annual meeting, taking a moment to commend in particular long-time Harvard supporter Albert H. Gordon ’23, M.B.A. ’25, LL.D. ’77, of New York City, who died recently at the age of 107. 

Rothenberg went on to report that the class of 1984 had donated nearly $31 million as their twenty-fifth reunion gift, and the class of 1959 gave almost $21 million. Though departing from past years’ practice of listing other class gifts and totals, he did note the senior class gift participation rate hit a record-breaking 74 percent, while the class of 1999 set a new tenth-reunion fundraising record.

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Photograph by Hans Canosa

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Pictured are Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson

Clockwise from top left: Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson. 
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Author Gabrielle Zevin seated on a sofa in Los Angeles with her dog Nico

A spontaneous photo of Zevin and her late dog Nico taken on a sofa trashed in Los Angeles. “As soon as we were done, a random guy loaded it into his truck.”

Photograph by Hans Canosa

Author Gabrielle Zevin profiled by Nell Porter Brown

Pictured are Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson

Clockwise from top left: Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson. 
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

2020 GSAS Centennial Medalists

Ceridwen Dovey
Photograph courtesy of Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey’s “Life After Truth”