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Richard Hunt, Harvard's 9th University Marshal, passed away in April 2020

Former University Marshal Richard Hunt passes away

April 15, 2020

We were greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of Richard Hunt, Harvard's 9th University Marshal. Rick led a remarkable life and served the university tirelessly, in many capacities, over 40 years. Below are links to his obituary, and the Harvard Gazette's tribute to him upon his retirement in 2002. He will be greatly missed.

Post Updated: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/04/respected-teacher-and-administrator-richard-hunt-dies-at-93/

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Photo of Margot Gill with Dr. John Nkengasong, Joseph S. Agyepong,Emmanuel Akyeampong

Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

March 4, 2020

Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, visited Wadsworth House on March 4, 2020.  Dr. Nkengasong spent 3 days at Harvard at the invitation of the Center for African Studies, and delivered the inaugural Joseph S. Agyepong Distinguished Lecture on Public Health in Africa at the Chan School of Public...

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The University Marshal, Margot Gill, meets with visiting families in the Wadsworth House parlor.

Junior Family Weekend Open House

February 21, 2020

The Marshal's Office hosted an open house at Wadsworth House during Junior Family Weekend for Harvard College. About 100 families of current College juniors stopped in to see the inside of one of Harvard's most historic buildings, to view the photo gallery of honorary degree recipients at past Commencements, and to learn more about Harvard's priorities in the world and the challenges it faces.
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Margot Gill thanks Takele Uma Benti for his visit to Harvard

Takele Uma Benti, Mayor of Addis Ababa

February 13, 2020
The Mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Takele Uma Benti, visited Wadsworth House while at Harvard for a week-long engagement with the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. His visit is part of a multi-year applied research project on economic growth and diversification in Ethiopia taking place at the CID, with support from the US Agency for International Development. Joining University Marshal Margot Gill in welcoming the Mayor was Emmanuel Akyeampong,... Read more about Takele Uma Benti, Mayor of Addis Ababa

Spring 2020 Institute of Politics Fellows

February 12, 2020

The Spring 2020 Institute of Politics Fellows visited Wadsworth House for a welcome with the Marshal, where they had a lively discussion about what they hoped to get out of their time at Harvard, and signed the university guest book. Pictured below from left to right are: Lord Kim Darroch, Former British Ambassador to the US; Rohini Kosoglu, senior advisor to U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris; Mark Gearan, director of the Institute of Politics; Margot Gill, University...

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Spring 2020 Shorenstein Fellows

February 11, 2020
The Marshal's Office hosted the spring 2020 resident fellows at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy for a welcome at Wadsworth House. Featured in the photo below are: Dr. Margot Gill, University Marshal; Ann Cooper, former NPR Moscow bureau chief; Larry Heinzerling, Associate Press reporter and spouse of Ann Cooper; April Glaser, investigative journalist for NBC News; and Don Baer, Chair of the PBS Board of Directors.... Read more about Spring 2020 Shorenstein Fellows

Justin Lin, former Chief Economist of the World Bank

December 9, 2019
Justin Lin, former Chief Economist with the World Bank, visited Wadsworth House at the start of a week at Harvard sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Following a meeting with University Marshal Margot Gill and Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark Elliott, Professor Lin spent the week meeting with undergraduate students and faculty, and gave a public talk on December 10.
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