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Messages To Students

Last week's threatening emails

October 8, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

The threatening emails sent to many of you last Friday impacted our entire community. These despicable emails, which directly targeted our Asian and Asian-American students, created an environment of anxiety and fear across our campus. Now that the HUPD’s investigation has concluded that the emails do not pose a credible threat to campus and were sent from abroad, I would like to discuss the events of last week in the context of how they affected our community. Continue reading about Last week's threatening emails

Busy but good

September 20, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

Now that shopping week is behind us and study cards have been submitted, I hope you have all found classes that are engaging and inspiring. This is the first time in many years that I am not teaching, and I am envious of my colleagues who are in the classroom with you this semester. Continue reading about Busy but good

Remembering Haley Rue '17

September 12, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

I write to invite you to a memorial service that will be held on campus for Haley Rue, ‘17, in celebration of her life. As you may know, Haley passed away suddenly this summer, the result of an accident while traveling in Germany. She had an adventurous spirit and was incredibly kind, and her passing was a great shock to those who knew her and all of us in the College community. Continue reading about Remembering Haley Rue '17

Welcome to Harvard!

August 24, 2014

Dear Harvard College Class of 2018,

Welcome! This is it, the moment you, your family and all of us have been waiting for – move-in day.

The excitement has been building throughout the Yard and across campus this past week as we prepare for your arrival. While some of you may already be on campus, tomorrow is the day that all of you will be moving into the dorms. Before you arrive, we want to share a few thoughts with you. Continue reading about Welcome to Harvard!

Welcome back!

August 24, 2014

Dear Harvard College Students,

The excitement has been building throughout the Yard and across campus as we prepare to begin another academic year. I have been glad to see many of you back in Cambridge already, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you soon. Continue reading about Welcome back!

Looking forward to meeting you

July 31, 2014

Dear Harvard College Class of 2018,

Congratulations on your admission to Harvard, and thank you for choosing to become a member of this incredible, multi-generational community of learning. I am delighted that you, as members of the Class of 2018, and I, as the new Dean of the College, will have the opportunity to begin this new chapter of our lives together. Continue reading about Looking forward to meeting you

Getting to know you

July 31, 2014

Dear Harvard College Student,

Greetings! Whether you are spending time with family, working at a summer job, studying abroad, or training for the upcoming season, I hope you are enjoying your summer. Before you know it, you will be making plans to return to Cambridge for the start of the academic year. Continue reading about Getting to know you

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