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Health

Holes in Harvard Sugar Study Expose Dangers of Industry Funding

The revelation that industry-funded research at Harvard in the 1960s downplayed the deleterious effects of sugar has put Harvard in a bitter position in the news.

From the Archives: Harvard Students Protest the Vietnam War
UHS

From the Archives: Mumps

“In the wake of the present Mumps epidemic, a disease prevalent among children, of 21 cases, 17 Yardlings have been confined to bed, it was learned from Dr. Arlie V. Bock Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene, yesterday.” ...wait, was this written in 2016 or 1937?

Harvard College Observatory
Libraries

Flood Nearly Destroys Harvard's Record of the Stars

Muddy water from a burst pipe rushed through the Harvard College Observatory, placing a collection of more than half a million photographic plates at risk, some which are more than 120 years old.

From the Archives: Harvard Students Protest the Vietnam War
College

Photos of the day 03.23.16

Radcliffe Yard
Radcliffe Institute

Sister Act

Seventh Sister magazine set out to accomplish three main goals: to discuss events and issues of interest to women; to provide space for open and wide participation among the different student groups on campus; and to create a collaborative environment where women could learn the inner workings of running a newspaper.

Revisiting Rhodes
Student Life

Revisiting Rhodes

From the Archives: In this article from a February 1966 paper, graduate student Musa Shamuyarira wrote about the economic and social inequality between white settlers and native Africans in Rhodesia, a former British Colony founded by controversial British businessman Cecil Rhodes. Student activists at Oxford University, where a statue of Rhodes stands, have challenged his memorialization, arguing against the celebration of racist figures on campus. Efforts to remove his statue run concurrently with other national movements, including at Harvard, where students argue the Law School seal should be changed so that it does not endorse the slave trading Royall family, which endowed the school with its first professorship.

Berning Questions
College

Photos of the Day (01/31/16)

Flown the Coop
Student Life

Flown the Coop

Crimson archival photograph published on Feb. 1, 1989.

From The Archives: Job Hunting
Student Life

From The Archives: Job Hunting

In the January 21, 1966 paper of The Harvard Crimson, General Electric ran an advertisement encouraging “the wide-awake type” to apply for a variety of positions in the energy company. General Electric recently announced that it would be moving its headquarters to Boston, leaving its current place in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past
Research

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past

Semetic Museum Talk on Anti-Semetism and German Archaeology
Research

German Egyptologist Discusses Nefertiti and Anti-Semitism

German Egyptologist Thomas L. Gertzen read correspondence exchanged by prominent German archaeologists and French and Egyptian directors of antiquities.

Peninsula
Student Groups

Peninsula

'Pink Triangles Show Solidarity'
House Life

'Pink Triangles Show Solidarity'

In solidarity with the BGLT students, many students hung pink triangles outside of their windows following the Mather incident.

Montgomery Police 1965
Race

Archive: Civil Rights March

Protesters 1965
Race

Protesters 1965

Above, James Bevel (left, in skullcap) and James Forman (center) attempted to calm people sitting in a street in Montgomery, AL. Motorcycle policemen listen in background. At left, sheriff’s possemen use horses to interfere in a picket of the Capitol building.