A ceremony celebrates Harvard Heroes

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 14:52 in Psychology & Sociology

In Sanders Theatre, a venue often associated with thoughtful reflection, a packed-to-the-rafters audience joyfully shouted and screamed on Monday, with people rising to their feet for an extended ovation, cheering as if at a rock concert. In a way, they were. Sixty Harvard Heroes, exceptional employees from across the University, basked in the applause of hundreds of colleagues, friends, and family members who gathered to recognize their achievements. Before recognizing each of the 2017 honorees individually, Harvard President Drew Faust said the annual celebration was “a powerful reminder that our success as an institution, and as a community, is rooted not just in what we do, but how we do it. “Our Harvard Heroes remind us that we can achieve great things while treating others with generosity, kindness, and respect. On behalf of the University, thank you all so much for your commitment and your contributions to our community.” Among those recognized was Melanie...

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