I’m sorry to share heartbreaking news. Rob Lue died yesterday after a battle against a fast-moving cancer, with his husband Alain at his side. Rob was a beloved colleague in MCB and at Harvard, and I’m sure the news will come as a shock. He was a dedicated and passionate educator who leaves a legacy of major accomplishments: leader of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching Learning, founder of HarvardX, and the leader of the LabXchange project. He was also a friend, a warm and wonderful person, and this is a terrible loss for all of us. I’ll have more to say later as we make plans to celebrate Rob’s life and continue his work, but for now I wanted to let everyone in our community know. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Alain, and to all of you, as we mourn his loss together.
Sean Eddy, MCB Chair