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University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
Central Administration

Faculty Unanimously Passes Motion Asking Corp. To Reverse Health Benefits Changes

A tense back and forth between administrators defending the policy changes and FAS professors, who loudly applauded each other after each statement condemning the policy, followed the introduction of the motion.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Books

Lepore Unmasks Wonder Woman’s Feminist Origins

Wonder Woman soared as a feminist icon in the early twentieth century, argued American History professor Jill M. Lepore on Thursday.

Food and Drink

The Other John

John the Orange Man began selling fruit in Harvard Square in 1858, about a decade after he immigrated to Cambridge to escape the Irish potato famine. He worked in the Square until his death following an operation in 1906, and during that period, saw the erection of 26 university buildings, and made the acquaintance of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1891, the Boston Daily Globe dubbed him “the most popular man at Harvard.”

History

Brevities

A MEETING of the Harvard Nine was held on Friday, January 16, to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of their Captain, Mr. White, for Europe. The meeting resulted in the choice of Mr. C. T. Tyler, '74, as Captain, and of Mr. A. G. Hodges, '74, as Secretary.

History Is Everything
History

History Is Everything

Professor Maya Jasanoff introduces the event "History is Everything, Everything is History" that featured six other speakers in Emerson hall on Wednesday.

Civil War Exhibition
History

Civil War Exhibition

Visitors amble around historic artifacts of the Civil War era showcased on Wednesday in the Knafel Center. The opening of the 'What They Wrote, What They Saved: Personal Civil War' exhibition showed history enthusiasts rare diaries and letters written by ordinary people in the 1850's.

The Grand Unveiling
History

The Grand Unveiling

Speakers introduced the new exhibition to be showcased in Knafel Center on Wednesday. The opening of the 'What They Wrote, What They Saved: Personal Civil War' exhibition showed history enthusiasts rare diaries and letters written by ordinary people in the 19th century.

History Is Everything
On Campus

Today in Photos (10/16/2014)

Civil War Exhibition
Radcliffe Institute

Civil War Exhibit Opens at Schlesinger Library

University President Drew G. Faust, Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen, and the curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library addressed more than 100 attendees at the opening of the exhibit.

History Is Everything
College

Professors Discuss Diversity, Relevance of History

Six professors shared the everyday implications of history during the third annual “History is Everything, Everything is History” talk Wednesday afternoon.

Revolutionary Women
Af Am Department

Revolutionary Women

Vanderbilt professor Hortense Spillers speaks in the Barker Center on Tuesday afternoon about revolutionary women in history as part of the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

Libraries

Robinson Library Restricts Entrance to Grad Students

The library of the History Department’s Robinson Hall was recently closed off to undergraduate students, when a sign reading “this lounge is reserved for graduate students only” was placed in the library entrance Tuesday.

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Adams

anthorphouse

Adams House Masters John G. "Sean" Palfrey '67 and Judith "Judy" Palfrey '67 introduces Apthorp House, the Adams House Master's Residence in Randolph Courtyard, to the Harvard Crimson. Athorp House was built in 1760 and stands as one of the oldest houses in Cambridge, MA.

anthorphouse
Adams

anthorphouse

Adams House Masters John G. "Sean" Palfrey '67 and Judith "Judy" Palfrey '67 introduces Apthorp House, the Adams House Master's Residence in Randolph Courtyard, to the Harvard Crimson. Athorp House was built in 1760 and stands as one of the oldest houses in Cambridge, MA.

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Adams

anthorphouse-crib

Adams House Masters John G. "Sean" Palfrey '67 and Judith "Judy" Palfrey '67 introduces Apthorp House, the Adams House Master's Residence in Randolph Courtyard, to the Harvard Crimson. Athorp House was built in 1760 and stands as one of the oldest houses in Cambridge, MA.

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads