JANUARY 25, 1999 A Crimson survey found that 24 percent of Harvard undergraduates have used drugs while at Harvard, with 23 percent saying they have used marijuana. Forty-one percent of humanities concentrators said they have used drugs at the College, compared to 18 percent of natural-science concentrators and 24 percent of social science concentrators.
FEBRUARY 16, 1999 The Crimson reported the impending resignations of three assistant professors in the English Department--Ann Pellegrini '86, Joshua "Jed" D. Esty and Jonah Siegel--continuing the University's high annual losses of junior Faculty members who were not offered tenure. "We'll be losing seasoned, valuable junior Faculty and that impacts the whole life of the department," said Lawrence Buell, English department chair.
FEBRUARY 17, 1999 The Crimson reported the University would spend $4 million on a new tower to be placed atop Memorial Hall. Some student leaders--engaged in the perennial search for scarce office space--criticized the University's priorities. Undergraduate Council Vice President Kamil E. Redmond '00 said it was "absurd that Harvard draws on donors...to fund a project which has no immediate benefit for students."
MARCH 9, 1999 With the largest group of students in recent memory rallying outside of University Hall, the Faculty voted to dismiss D. Drew Douglas '00, who pled guilty to the charge of indecent assault and in Fall 1998. The students called for "justice"--a cry that united activists from the Progressive Student Labor Movement, the Coalition against Sexual Violence and the Living Wage Campaign. Earlier that week, the University publicly endorsed "full disclosure" of the factory locations where Harvard apparel is made.
MARCH 27, 1999 The Harvard women's hockey team defeated UNH 6-5 in overtime in the AWCHA national championship game. Co-captain A.J. Mleczko '99 assisted Jennifer L. Botterill '02 with the game-winner at 8:01 of the sudden-death period.
APRIL 20, 1999 Harvard and Radcliffe announced that Radcliffe would be absorbed under the University's umbrella as the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 120 years after it first brought women a Harvard education. Officials said the Institute would "sustain a commitment to the study of women, gender and society." Under the proposed agreement, Radcliffe would be placed on an equal administrative footing with the University's nine faculties. Linda S. Wilson, Radcliffe's seventh and final president, announced that she would step down from her post in June. The fate of Radcliffe's undergraduate programs is yet to be determined.
Radcliffe Should Cut BureaucracyT he recently released Reports of Financial Operations for Radcliffe exhibit disturbing financial trends at the College, once again raising
Harvard Comparatively Weak On Women in SciencesTo the editors: Re "Women in Science" (Science and Technology, Feb. 10): You did a good job of presenting a
A Year Flying By: The Moments that Made Us PauseSeptember 1998: Busy Harvard students began to take advantage of a new "Fly-By" lunch program in Loker Commons. Students are
MERGER TIMELINESummer 1997 Sheerr, Wilson and Rudenstine meet for the first time to discuss the future of the relationship. Informal chats
Ike Captures Nat Sci Votes In Straw PollTabulations of the University election poll revealed yesterday that College students in the Natural Sciences voted heavily for President Eisenhower
Largest Field in College Is Gov'tGovernment continues to rank as the most popular field of concentration, it was learned from figures released yesterday by the