Installation Schedule of Events

The Installation of Lawrence S. Bacow JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78

29th President of Harvard University
Friday, October 5, 2018
Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

2:00 P.M. Academic Procession

Led by Harvard ROTC and the Harvard University Band

2:30 P.M. Installation


Inauguration Theme and Fanfare
Composed by Jerold Kayden AB ’75, JD ’79, MCRP ’79
Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
Federico Cortese, Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Senior Lecturer on Music

Call to Order
John P. Reardon Jr. AB ’60
Senior Advisor, Alumni Affairs and Development

Opening Anthem

“America the Beautiful” 
Text by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)
Composed by Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903)
Inauguration Choir
Andrew G. Clark, Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer on Music

Invocation
Jonathan L. Walton
Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School

Greetings
L. Rafael Reif
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robin E. Kelsey PhD ’00
Dean of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography
Chair, Presidential Search Faculty Advisory Committee

Catherine L. Zhang ’19
President, Undergraduate Council

Original Poem
"Making Mountains As We Run"
Amanda S.C. Gorman ’20
Inaugural United States Youth Poet Laureate

Greetings
Margaret M. Wang AB ’09
President, Harvard Alumni Association 2018-2019

Calixto Sáenz
Director, Microfluidics Microfabrication Core Facility, Harvard Medical School

Charles D. Baker AB ’79
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Choral Interlude
What Is Good, Op. 1308 (world premiere performance)
Text from the Bible: Micah 6:8
Composed by Carson Cooman AB ’04
Research Associate in Music and Composer in Residence, Harvard Memorial Church
Inauguration Choir

Charge and Presentation
Susan L. Carney AB ’73, JD ’77
President, Harvard Board of Overseers

Derek Bok JD ’54, LLD ’92 (hon.)
President Emeritus; Three Hundredth Anniversary University Research Professor

Neil L. Rudenstine PhD ’64, LLD ’02 (hon.)
President Emeritus; Professor of English and American Literature and Language Emeritus

Lawrence H. Summers PhD ’82, LLD ’07 (hon.)
President Emeritus; Charles W. Eliot University Professor

Drew Gilpin Faust
President Emerita; Lincoln Professor of History

William F. Lee AB ’72
Senior Fellow, Harvard Corporation

Address
Lawrence S. Bacow JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78
President, Harvard University

Conclusion
John P. Reardon Jr. AB ’60

Benediction
Wesley Gardenswartz AB ’83, JD ’86
Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanuel; Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Choral Benediction
“Hineh mah tov” from Chichester Psalms
Psalm 133:1, sung in Hebrew
Composed by Leonard Bernstein AB ’39, MusD ’67 (hon.) (1918-1990)
Inauguration Choir

Fair Harvard
Samuel Gilman, Class of 1811 (1791-1858)
New last line by Janet Pascal, AB ’84
The Harvard University Band and the assembled community

Recessional
The Harvard University Band

Bacow Block Party
Old Yard, Harvard Yard