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Weiss and Katis to Speak on Panel at FAS Captial Campaign Launch

Chuck Katis joins Jay Weiss in representing Harvard Athletics at the FAS Capital Campaign Launch this weekend (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jay Weiss, The David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling, and junior Chuck Katis, a member of the men's swimming and diving team, have been invited to speak on a panel as part of this weekend's FAS Capital Campaign Launch.

Weiss and Katis will be featured on the panel entitled Excellence and Opportunity: Financial Aid at Harvard. It is one of eight panels which will make up the symposium scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Other panels include; Big Data: Surprising Solutions to Big Questions; The Creative Spark: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Society; Reaching Beyond the Laboratory: The Broad Impact of Basic Research; Animals to Humans: Understanding Influences on Our Behavior; Discovering Solutions: Fundamental to Applied Science; Leading in Learning: Teaching the 21st-Century Student; Community and Values: Residential Education in an Online World.

Weiss is entering his 21st season as head coach of the Crimson. The two-time EIWA Coach of the Year has mentored two national champions, 16 EIWA champions and 19 All-American's. His teams have also performed exceptionally well in the classroom, earning NWCA All-Academic honors in 14 of the last 15 years and recording the highest GPA among Div. I wrestling teams three out of the last four years.

Katis has earned nine All-Ivy honors in just two years in Cambridge and was a member of Harvard's 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams in 2012 that garnered All-America honorable mention status. The Falls Church, Va., native owns program records in both the 100 and 200 breast, and is also a member of the school-record holding 200 and 400 medley relay teams.