Harvard's class of '71 update

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
September 2, 2011

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Harvard’s class of 1971 has released its 40th Anniversary Report, and thanks to Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner (top left), it’s an entertaining read. The 1971 grad’s update for his peers includes funny comments about soccer fans (Werner and John Henry’s Fenway Sports Group acquired Liverpool Football Club last year), his hockey expertise, and the hamburger named after him at Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage. Werner writes of the burger, “. . . a couple of years ago, Bartley’s named a burger after me, and I joined a roster that included President [Drew Gilpin] Faust and President Obama. It is a surreal experience to have lunch there and hear the waiters shout to the cooks, ‘Three Tom Werners, medium rare.’’ The hamburger in my name is a simple one, with cheddar cheese and bacon. . . . It occurred to me last week that I must have replaced someone who earlier owned that popular combination. I discovered that indeed the bacon and cheese burger used to be a Joe Lieberman.’’ Lieberman (bottom left) went to Yale. The class of ’71 has its reunion party later this month.