Faculty selects Lewis for Bond Book Award
David Levering Lewis, the Martin Luther King Jr. University Professor at Rutgers University, is the recipient of this year’s Horace Mann Bond Book Award for “W.E.B. DuBois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century, 1919-1963” (Henry Holt and Company, 2000). The award, given annually by the faculty members of Harvard’s Department of Afro-American Studies, honors the most outstanding nonfiction work published on African-American life, history, or thought. Lewis received the award in a presentation ceremony at the University on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Seven score soccer honors
Sophomores Katie Westfall and Caitlin Fisher – recently named to the All-Ivy and Northeast Regional Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) – highlight the seven women’s soccer players who have earned distinction at season’s end. Westfall and Fisher were the only Crimson players to receive both First Team All-Ivy and First Team Regional All-America accolades. Forward Joey Yenne ’03 and goalie Cheryl Gunther ’03 were also named to the NSCAA Northeast Region First Team, while first-year fullback Liza Barber was selected to the third Regional Team and was also named a second Team All-Ivy pick. Finally, juniors Bryce Weed and Beth Totman earned their second All-Ivy distinction of their careers. This year’s team finished with an 11-6 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Knowles receives honorary degree
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Jeremy R. Knowles, the Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received an honorary doctorate from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, Switzerland, on Nov. 24. He received the degree in recognition of his work in mechanistic enzymology.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks