A Letter From the Publisher: Sep. 8, 1986

When Yale Graduates Henry Luce and Briton Hadden (class of 1920) launched TIME in 1923, they recruited more than a few fellow alumni to staff their fledgling magazine. Over the years the Yale ranks were easily surpassed in number by new arrivals from other colleges around the country, including a hefty contingent from archrival Harvard. So it is no surprise that the team that worked on this week's cover stories on Harvard's 350th anniversary includes staffers with ties to the venerable Massachusetts school.

Senior Writer Ezra Bowen, who wrote the main story, had two uncles among the Harvard graduate faculty while...

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