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

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.