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Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

September-October 2012

1922

Professional waiters will be employed this year in the dining-room of the Harvard Union. For the past three years that work has been done by students, but the management believes the change will be economical. Breakfasts will cost 30 to 65 cents, luncheon, 65 cents, and dinner, 90 cents.

 

1932

Although the “business depression” prompts Harvard to allocate $40,000 for part-time jobs for 200 to 300 students, Herbert Hoover carries the College (1,211 votes) in the Crimson’s early presidential poll. The Alumni Bulletin attributes Norman Thomas’s strong showing (484 to FDR’s 620) to “an extraordinary increase of independent thinking among the students.”

 

1937

Harvard receives a $764,114 bequest from Mrs. Lucius W. Nieman, widow of the publisher of the Milwaukee Journal, “to promote and elevate standards of journalism in the United States.”

 

1942

The Fogg Museum sponsors a course in industrial and civilian camouflage…The Law School’s enrollment drops from 1,500 to 165.

 

1952

Harvard begins the largest financial-aid program in its history, allocating almost $1 million in scholarships, loans, and jobs for more than one-third of the undergraduate body.

 

1972

The Courses of Instruction includes for the first time a course in Vietnamese.

 

1982

Allston Burr Hall is demolished to make room for an addition to the Fogg Art Museum amid a flurry of other construction activity, including the remodeling of Lowell and Winthrop Houses and the extension of the Red Line subway tunnel northward. “Everywhere one walked, progress was afoot,” report the editors. “This was the summer of our discombobulation.”

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Students at the Graduate School of Design created the lion’s share of posters used by student activists in 1969.

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(Click arrow to see full image) The Game, 1911, ending in a less glamorous tie score than in the 1968 version

Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Joshuah Brian Campbell ’16 serenades a boogieing President Drew Faust at her pre-retirement party in Sanders Theatre.

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