Posted on Nov 22, 2010

In time for Friday’s release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” sixth-graders from Yates Magnet Elementary School in Schenectady got to see the actual wand used by actor Daniel Radcliffe in the latest blockbuster.

The wand was lent to the College by Alan Horn, a member of Union’s Class of 1964 and the president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros., producers of the Potter series. Horn is featured in the current Union Notables exhibit, a rotating exhibit that features three outstanding alumni and others connected to the College.

Students at Yates also learned about their school’s namesake, Joseph Yates, a founding trustee of the College who is also featured in the current “Notables” exhibit and Theodore Berger '72, the David Packard Professor of Engineering, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology and director of the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Southern California.

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