Harvard Reacts to Pearl Harbor, Women Guests, and More

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1946 Crimson

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

December 8, 1941: Japanese Students Give Impressions of Startling Action of Fatherland

The two Japanese citizens studying at Harvard who could be reached last night, differed greatly in their reactions to the news. One had expected a war, the other found it "a complete shock."

Mr. Nisiboro, a 23-year-old graduate student attached to the Japanese embassy in Washington, declared last night that "we were not expecting this war," and expressed belief that special envoy Kurusn was just as surprised as anyone in this country about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

December 2, 1952: Faculty Considers Parietal Changes at Meeting Today

The last vestige of College puritanism--House regulations for women guests--comes up for review by the Faculty today.

The Faculty will consider and probably vote on the Administrative Board's proposal to change the rules. The changes: From 1-7 p.m. to 4-7 p.m. on weekdays; from 1-8 p.m. to 4-11 p.m. on Saturdays and nights before holidays.

December 4, 1952: Union Council Decides on Makeshift Billet for Freshman Study

While 500 freshman petitioners waited for news on their proposal to keep Lament Library open on Sundays, and later on week nights, the Union Committee voted last night to obtain a temporary study hall for '56 use.

The Union Library Committee suggested the use of either the basement of Memorial Church or the Union, stocking the study hall with reference material.

The student Council has announced its support to obtain the extension of Lamont hours.

December 7, 1985: Lampy Claims, Then Denies Blame For Princeton Wheel of Fortune Hoax

The Harvard Lampoon, the nation's oldest humor magazine, might have the world believe that it successfully humiliated hundreds of Princeton students by falsely telling them they would be on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune, and that they would meet celebrated hostess/cult figure Vanna White.

But the Daily Princetonian says the Lampoon had nothing to do with the hoax, which was a huge failure. Meanwhile, a University of Pennsylvania debating society has also claimed responsibility for the prank.

Now the Lampoon can't decide whether it actually pulled off the prank, whether it didn't play the trick but is accepting responsibility for it, or whether it actually had nothing to do with the whole incident at all.

—Compiled by Nikita Kansra