Keeper of the Books
Richard De Gennaro's successor as Larsen librarian of Harvard College is
Nancy Cline, formerly dean of university libraries at Pennsylvania
State University, whose collections, on 21 campuses, total 3.5 million volumes.
At Harvard, Cline will oversee two-thirds of the nearly 12 million volumes
in the University library, plus scores of special collections.
"I am attracted to the richness of the collections at Harvard, collections
which have been carefully nurtured over centuries," Cline said. "There
is an unparalleled commitment toacquiring a range of library resources that
match the University's academic aspirations." She also spoke about
the importance of developing "digital libraries," one of her principal
priorities at Penn State. On a less rarefied plane, the Crimson reported
that academically inclined undergraduates hoped to secure Cline's support
for keeping at least one facility open around the clock.
As the new director of University Development, Susan K. Feagin oversees
both the University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) development
offices, making her the point person for the $2.1 billion University Campaign.
With $1.26 billion raised as of June 30, Feagin sees three challenges. First
is continuing to work "to make sure [FAS's] part of the campaign ends
successfully." Second is "focusing much more on the University
Fund-the $265 million of money to help cross faculties and to give the president
some additional flexibility." And third is "working with my colleagues
in the other tubs to help them meet their fundraising goals."
Roger Cheever '67 succeeds Feagin as associate dean of development
for FAS. Both changes came about as Thomas M. Reardon moved up from
the development office to become vice president of alumni affairs and development
July 1, succeeding Fred L. Glimp '50, Ph.D. '64, who remains active
raising funds as a special assistant to the president (see "Money Men
in Motion," March-April, page 84). Glimp's friends have planned a party
for him November 2 at Lavietes Pavilion (as Briggs Cage is now known); for
information call (617) 495-3747.
Masters of the Houses
James J. McCarthy, Agassiz professor of biological oceanography, and
his wife, M. Suzanne (Tilsworth) Mccarthy, an assistant editor at
the Journal of Comparative Neurology, are the new Masters of Pforzheimer
House. Shortly after the appointment was announced, James McCarthy appeared
in a Crimson photograph sporting a T-shirt bearing the Pforzheimer
crest that read, "Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away (otherwise
known as The Quad)."
Across the Quad, James H. Ware and Janice (Wisse) Ware have
taken up the reins at Cabot House. His workaday commute will be longer than
the Quad-to-Yard schlep many students complain about: he is Mosteller professor
of biostatistics and dean for academic affairs at the School of Public Health.
Should their new charges behave immaturely, Janice Ware will be perfectly
equipped to meet the challenge. She is an instructor in psychology and directory
of pediatric psychology at Children's Hospital.