BREAKING: Adams Resident Brien Battiste Passes Away

Brien Battiste, an economics concentrator in Adams House, died in his home in Boston last Friday, Adams House administrators wrote in an e-mailed statement to the House community.

Battiste, who had been on leave from the College, was an avid guitar player and contributor to Ivory Tower productions.

The funeral service will take place in Michigan on July 10.

"Our thoughts are with Brien, his family and his friends during this difficult time," stated the message, which was signed off by Adams House Masters Judith S. Palfrey '67 and John G. "Sean" Palfrey '67, and Resident Dean Sharon L. Howell.


The e-mail stated that counseling services are available to students at Harvard Mental Health Services and University Health Services.

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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

CORRECTION: July 1, 2010

An earlier version of the June 30 news article "Adams Resident Brien Battiste Passes Away" incorrectly stated that Battiste died in his home in Michigan. In fact, he died in his home in Boston.


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