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Christopher Walsh Courtesy
Harvard Medical School

Christopher Walsh ’65, Renowned Biochemist and Harvard Medical School Professor, Dies at 78

Christopher Walsh ’65, a renowned biochemist and Harvard Medical School professor, died on Jan. 10 at the age of 78. Throughout his career, Walsh made significant contributions in the areas of enzyme function, metabolic pathways, and antibiotic biosynthesis.

Tai Chi Turnover
College

Harvard Remembers Beloved Tai Chi Instructor and Adams House Affiliate Yon Lee

Yon G. Lee coached martial arts at Harvard for more than three decades, eventually becoming the University’s chief instructor of kung fu and tai chi. A beloved affiliate of Adams House, Lee died on Jan. 6 at the age of 74.

Rosovsky Archive Photo 4
FAS

Henry Rosovsky, Former Harvard FAS Dean, Remembered for Contributions to Undergrad Education and African American Studies

Rosovsky, who served as the dean of the FAS from 1973 to 1984, died on Nov. 11 in his home in Cambridge.

Luke T. Balstad ’25
College

Luke Balstad ’25 Remembered as ‘Incredibly Special,’ ‘Passionate,’ and ‘Kind’

Luke T. Balstad’s friends, family, and teachers remember him as a uniquely thoughtful, kind, and brilliant person who brightened the lives of those around him. He was passionate about self-care and helping others, hoped to become a doctor, and loved the outdoors.

Arda Cataltepe ’23
Obituary

Arda Cataltepe ’23 Remembered as a ‘Compassionate’ and ‘Mission-Driven’ Leader and Friend

“He was just a really extraordinary person," said Julia Kendall ’23 of Arda Cataltepe '23, who died of a prolonged illness Nov. 4. Friends remember Cataltepe as "supportive," "compassionate," and "humble."

Ash Carter
Obituary

Ash Carter

Ash Carter, who served as Secretary of Defense in the final two years of the Obama administration, opened military combat jobs to women and ended a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

Mick Cusimano, a Poet, Filmmaker, and Harvard Art Museums Employee, Remembered as ‘Unique’ and Inspiring
Obituary

Mick Cusimano, a Poet, Filmmaker, and Harvard Art Museums Employee, Remembered as ‘Unique’ and Inspiring

Mick Cusimano, 71, died of cancer on July 23. He dubbed himself  “the professor of surrealism” and had a deep passion for history, arts, poetry, and film, his friends recalled.

Jay Light
Harvard Business School

Jay O. Light, Former Harvard Business School Dean, Dies at 81

Jay O. Light, who served as dean of the Harvard Business School from 2005 to 2010, died of cancer earlier this month at his home in Massachusetts. He was 81.

Anthony Ferranti
Harvard Square

Anthony Ferranti ’46, Longtime Harvard Square Business Owner, Remembered as a Caring Mentor

Former employees of the Ferranti-Dege camera shop, co-founded by Anthony C. Ferranti ’46 in 1955, would affectionately refer to themselves as alumni of “Ferranti-Dege University.”

Jeremy C. Hendley (cropped)
Harvard Law School

‘Always Thinking of Others’: Harvard Law School Student Jeremy Hendley Remembered for Selflessness

Whether it was as a husband, friend, co-worker, student, or dog dad, first-year Harvard Law School student Jeremy C. Hendley always found selfless ways to solve others’ problems, according to friends and family.

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla and Sebastían Marallano.
Harvard Kennedy School

Estudiante de Harvard Kennedy School Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla es recordado como un ‘luchador’ por los derechos trans

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, un estudiante del Harvard Kennedy School quien murió bajo custodia policial en Indonesia el mes pasado, es recordado como un “luchador” por los derechos de las personas trans en Perú y el extranjero.

Rodrigo Ventosilla Dead Sea
Harvard Kennedy School

Rodrigo Ventosilla Dead Sea

On their trip with Palestine Trek, Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla and Morgan Benson visited the Dead Sea.

Rodrigo Ventocilla Obit Polaroid
Harvard Kennedy School

Rodrigo Ventocilla Obit Polaroid

Rodrigo Ventocilla, pictured in a polaroid photograph outside of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla and Sebastían Marallano.
Harvard Kennedy School

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.

Rodrigo Ventocilla Obit Spouse
Harvard Kennedy School

Rodrigo Ventocilla Obit Spouse

Rodrigo Ventocilla with his spouse, Sebastián Marallano.

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