Humorous illustration of Harvard Yard with Widener Library and University Hall; between the two buildings there is a swimming pool and people enjoying the pool.

Illustration by Mark Steele

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

1913

Capping a 9-0 football season—with Harvard scoring a total 215 points to their opponents’ 21—the Crimson squad achieves their first victory (15-5) over the Elis in the 10-year-old Harvard Stadium. Junior Charlie Brickley’s record five field goals play a major role (see this issue, page 36).

1923

Ninety-six women with School of Education degrees have been listed in the new Harvard Alumni Directory. “To publish their names,” the Bulletin notes, “is simply an unavoidable recognition of their standing…it does not invite them to attend meetings of the Associated Harvard Clubs nor necessitate a ladies’ dining room in the Harvard Club of New York or Boston…there is no reason to assume the admission of women to a professional school is the ‘entering wedge’ of coeducation throughout the institution.”

1928

Radcliffe College celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.

1938

To protest the treatment of Jews and Catholics under the Nazi regime, the College announced it would grant 20 scholarships to qualified refugee students from Germany. The editors report that the governing boards would raise half the required money and students and faculty would raise the other.

1948

In a University-wide straw poll conducted by the Crimson, challenger Thomas Dewey defeats President Harry Truman 1,897 to 833. The faculty picks Dewey five to one. Undeterred, the Crimson endorses Truman.

1958

Eighty-eight students take advantage of the practical pedagogy when courses in swimming pool management and table-waiting are offered with a provident eye toward summer employment.

1963

Dean of students Robert Watson criticizes lax undergraduate attitudes toward parietal rules, insisting that Harvard “must be concerned that its students do not set an example for the relaxation of morals among youth… fornication must also be understood as an offense punishable by the University on the same grounds as thievery, cheating, and lying.”

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