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).