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Memorial service planned for Menand on April 22

A memorial service is planned to celebrate the life of Louis Menand III, who died at age 85 of complications from cardiac surgery on Jan. 30. Menand was a senior lecturer in MIT's Political Science department, where he touched the lives of many students and also served as special assistant to the provost under presidents Howard Johnson, Jerome Wiesner and Paul Gray.

The service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in the MIT Chapel. Parking will be available in the Kresge parking lot, and a reception will immediately follow the service at McCormick Hall.

Gifts in memory of Menand may be made to Tutoring Plus, a neighborhood educational organization serving low-income children in Cambridge that Menand helped to found and which benefitted tremendously from his leadership over the years. Such gifts can be sent to: Ellen McLaughlin, Executive Director, Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, 225 Windsor St., Cambridge, MA 02139.

Gifts may also be directed to MIT in Menand's memory for the MIT Retirees Association Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 16, 2008 (download PDF).

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