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Nyhart memorial service scheduled for March 7

A memorial service for John Daniel Nyhart, the former dean for student affairs who served MIT for 41 years in a variety of roles, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the MIT chapel.

As dean from 1969 to 1972, Nyhart helped build community ties at MIT during a time of great unrest on American college campuses. During that period, he devoted his attention to developing and strengthening relationships between faculty and students.

He died on Dec. 6 from pneumonia contracted as a result of Lewy Body dementia. He was 77.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 4, 2009 (download PDF).

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