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