On Friday, April 12, at 3 p.m., a service of thanksgiving for the life of Nathan Marsh Pusey ’28, 24th president of Harvard College, will be held in the Memorial Church.
Speakers will include presidents emeriti Derek Bok and Neil L. Rudenstine, and President Lawrence H. Summers. The Harvard University Choir will sing.
Pusey was president of Harvard College from 1953 to 1971, and gained national prominence for his defense of universities and academic freedom during the McCarthy era. His presidency saw many changes, including the student uprising of 1969 that grew out of the education and cultural social revolution of the time.
Pusey was a strong supporter of the Memorial Church, and the importance of religion in higher education. At his 90th birthday party, the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, presented Pusey and his wife, Anne, with a plaque bearing the inscription “Quando Ullum Invenient Parum,” whenever shall we see his like again.
The service will be broadcast live on Harvard’s radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM, and through its Web site at http://www.whrb.org.