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1946 Crimson

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

September 1, 1935: First Class of Harvard's Fourth Century Will Have 1050 Members

More than one-third of the members of the new freshman class have signified their intention of returning to the Tercentenary Celebration on September 16, 17, and 18. Special plans for the Class of 1940 are being made and complete living accommodations will be supplied in the Harvard Yard.

September 1, 1939: Would Change "Harvard" To "George Washington Square"

Harvard Square, the traditional name for the district around the University, may be "George Washington" Square if a plan of Cambridge Councilman Michael A. (Mickey the Dude) Sullivan goes through.

Sullivan, a local character who represents the Harvard Square region in the City Council, patriotically resents his ward's being named after John Harvard, who, he says, never set foot in this city.

August 29, 1944: PBH Sponsors Hospital Lectures and Readings

Convalescing tubercular patients at the Cambridge Tubercular Hospital are receiving lectures and participating in discussion groups sponsored by Phillips Brooks House.

September 1, 1972: 200 Freshmen Women To Reside in Yard

The Class of '76 may not know it, but the Harvard Yard they will be living in has undergone some substantial changes this year.

Most noticeable, of course, is the introduction of women. Some 200 freshman women—out of a total Yard population of 1200—will be living in five Yard dorms.

But freshmen expecting to live in a coed entry or floor will be disappointed. Many women who had lived in Harvard Houses where they were greatly outnumbered by men objected to having the freshmen women scattered in small numbers throughout all the entries. They argued that a "critical mass" of women was needed to avoid their feeling overwhelmed. Therefore, women will be isolated in their own entries or floors.

Compiled by Julie M. Zauzmer