Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
March 22, 1924: John Harvard Statue To Move to New Position Before University Hall
Action has been taken by the Corporation of the College to have the statue of John Harvard removed from its present site on the Delta, west of Memorial Hall, to a position on the west side of University Hall, where the bronze, map of the Yard at present stands. No definite time has been set for moving the statue, but it is expected that the work will be completed by the middle of May.
March 21, 1929: Tenements Fall To Make Room for House Units
Work on the razing of two wooden tenement houses in the block between De Wolfe and Plympton Streets is now under way, it was announced yesterday by A. L. Endicott '94, comptroller of the University. One of these houses is already nearly demolished and the wrecking crew yesterday began work on the other.
These buildings, with others abutting on Plympton Street below Mt. Auburn Street, have been owned by the University for a number of years. Before Soldier's Field was used to such an extent as today and before the Freshman dormitories were built, this region was one of the most unattractive in Cambridge. The destruction of these houses, both of cheap construction, marks one more step in the University's attempt in recent years to clean up the district, since the expansion of the College in that direction.
March 21, 1946: Buckeyes Whip Crimson Quintet in NCAA Tournament Game
NEW YORK—At 9:27 o'clock tonight any hopes for bringing a national championship to Cambridge faded into history, as Floyd Stahl's Varsity quintet finished on the short end of a 46-38 score in the N.C.A.A. Eastern semi-final contest with Ohio State before some 18,000 cynical fans in Madison Square Garden.
March 23, 1976: Hum 103 and Ec 10 Lead List of Popular Courses
The University's introductory economics course is no longer the most heavily subscribed course, according to spring-term figures released yesterday by the Office of the Registrar.
Humanities 103, "The Great Age of Athens," heads the list with 799 students enrolled, and Economics 10, "Principles of Economics," is second with 782 students.
March 23, 1979: Students Tackle Cheesecake Challenge
For the last two years David Rowinsky, the owner of Rowinsky's cake shop on Mt. Auburn St., has bet $25 that no one can have one of his five-pound cheesecakes and eat it in one hour, too.
So far, over 100 people have tried it but only four have proved him wrong.
—Compiled by Nicholas P. Fandos, Nikita Kansra, and Julie M. Zauzmer