The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Summers, Menino Celebrate Completion of Allston-Brighton Oral History Project
Outgoing University President Lawrence H. Summers received a warm send-off from the City of Boston last night at an event held at the Harvard Business School�s Spangler Center to celebrate the completion of the Allston-Brighton Oral History Project.
The ceremony packed one of the Business School's opulent conference centers with local Allston-Brighton residents invited to view the premiere of a documentary on the area's history produced by John D. Perry '03 and sponsored by the University and Boston.
The University's effort to warm the local community to its ever-deepening presence was not lost on attendees, who were treated to a sumptuous buffet of duck canapés, marinated artichokes, and chocolate éclairs.
"I think it's important for them to make the gesture," said Elizabeth Cusack, whose son, John Cusack, serves on the Harvard-Allston Task Force appointed by Menino. "And I think it will help in the future."