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June 19,2003

Dear Billy,

It was great running into you the other night outside Wigglesworth. It's always nice to see a familiar face. It's hard to believe how things come full circle--you've followed me from Mather in my undergrad career to Weidner in my current Proctor role. I have to say, though, that I am so sorry to hear that Harvard is thinking of replacing your staff of officers with another group of people. I hope that you can pass along my support for your team.

Having been an undergrad at Harvard, I want you to know how much it meant to have you welcome me and my class to Mather House. As Harvard tries to promote building unity across the university, you were a driving force in helping all of the Mather community come together.

Also, it's kind of strange to me that, in this time where many people don't feel safe in their surroundings, the university is thinking of changing the face of security on campus. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to let people know how nice it is to have you and your team at Harvard. You've been such a consistently active supporter of students on campus-Harvard wouldn't be the same without you.

In any case, best of luck with the upcoming issues you'll face. Please stress to whoever is making the ultimate decision that the security on campus is very much a part of student life in the Houses and in the Yard. Your team has gone to great lengths to make us all feel safe and unified, I hope we'll all be able to have you and your team continue to do so next year.

Good luck!

Take care,
Mark P.

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Last updated 10/01/2003.  Published by the Harvard University Security, Parking and Museum Guards Union.