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For decades, Senator Edward Kennedy was a friend and unwavering supporter of the Kennedy School. From the earliest discussions about creating a new school of government, he championed the idea of a living memorial to his brother President John F. Kennedy.

“He was a steadfast stalwart of the school,” says former HKS Dean Graham Allison. “He challenged those of us at the helm of the enterprise to stretch to the highest aspirations for excellence in government. His own commitment and example will remain an inspiration to us all, but we miss him greatly.”