The Stuff That Elections Are Made Of

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HLS students fill envelopes for Thomas J. O’Connor Jr., a Democratic candidate for U.S. senator from Massachusetts in 1960. Though O’Connor lost, student Democrats got to cheer some winners that year–including Senator John F. Kennedy, who spoke via telephone to an overflow crowd in Sanders Theatre during his campaign for president, according to the HLS yearbook.

Pension Plans

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Years before Enron’s collapse spotlighted the vulnerability of employee retirement savings, Karen Ferguson ’65 was immersed in what she half-jokingly refers to as the “arcane” area of pension law.

At Your Service

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Nicole De Sario ’03 clears tables after lunch at the CASPAR Emergency Center for the homeless in Cambridge, as part of Harvard Law School’s inaugural Springfest Volunteer Service Day on April 20. About 300 students took part in the event, which also included work at the Charles River Earth Day Cleanup, Habitat for Humanity, and the Greater Boston Food Bank.