John Harvard's Journal
Headlines from Harvard’s history
Thirteen women, students at the School of Education, apply for tickets to the Yale Game. The Bulletin reports that three ticket clerks “whose temperaments are especially nervous have followed the advice of their physicians by resigning.”
Historian Samuel Eliot Morison reports that the package sealed by President Josiah Quincy in 1836 and opened by President Conant during the Tercentenary hoopla contains 440 manuscripts, mostly replies from graduates invited to the bicentennial dinner (at $1.50 a head).
Two freshmen enliven hour-exam period with a Crimson classified: “Wanted—Information where one may obtain a human corpse in reasonable condition.” The 42 phone calls in response range from students wishing to be embalmed after hourlies to funeral directors, the police department, and the morgue. The Yardlings plead simple curiosity as their impetus.
A faculty committee explores what action, if any, the University should take (in light of local, state, and federal policies) to deal with possible danger from fire or fallout in the event of a nuclear attack.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences votes to establish an honors concentration in the field of women’s studies. The lone dissenter, professor of government Harvey Mansfield, calls the new program a “foolish and almost pitiful surrender to feminism.”
Over 15 percent of the 1,608 seniors intend to pursue careers in teaching, research, or administration at the college or university level.
The Crimson’s digital archive goes live online and gives readers access to articles as far back as the 1950s.