Class of 1961
Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
The Harvard Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Harvard Office of Public Affairs and Communications, has released iPad and iPhone applications to help College alumni navigate this week’s reunion events.
Tech Square completed, january 1971. Courtesy of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority collection, Cambridge Historical Commission
Now the executive director of the UNICEF, W. Anthony K. Lake has had a variety of diplomatic roles throughout his career.
Tech Square construction, August 1962. Courtesy of Fay Foto Service. Cambridge Historical Commission
Despite his wide-ranging influence, Harvard Economics Professor Martin S. Feldstein ’61 has perhaps had his greatest impact in the classroom.
Tech Square groundbreaking, October 9, 1961. Courtesy of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority collection, Cambridge Historical Commission
Currently the president of the United Nations Foundation and a former U.S. Senator, Timothy E. Wirth '61 has created a life-long career based on serving others.
Students flood into Lamont Library on the night of April 28, 1961 amidst protests of a change in the language of Harvard diplomas from Latin to English.
With lingering suppression of activism, the year 1961 signaled a relative lull in civil rights protest at Harvard, as black students felt integrated in the broader college community.
In the early 1960s, socioeconomic and geographic diversity became defining characteristics of the student body.
Despite the squad’s posting an 18-4-2 record, the Faculty Committee on Athletics banned the team from taking part in the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.
Professors who visited Russia and Harvard.
Jay Rockefeller, a U.S. Senator from West Virginia for the last 26 years, has his career serving in a variety of political roles in the state.
Peter B. Benchley '61 created 'Jaws' after hearing of a great white shark caught off of Long Island.