John F. Kennedy '40 photographed as a senior at Harvard in 1940. The image ran on the front page of the November 22, 1963, extra edition of The Crimson
The news of the President’s death was a crushing blow to a campus that felt a unique kinship with the young leader.
On Harvard's physical campus and in institutional memory, President John F. Kennedy '40 looms large 50 years after his assassination. This online feature brings together news, reflections, and archival material from The Crimson's coverage then and now as Harvard remembers one of its own.
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy '40, Flyby presents a special collection of news stories from the archives. Click on the headlines below to see more of The Crimson's coverage of the assassination and its aftermath, in Dallas and D.C., and at Harvard.
With the Harvard-Yale game fast approaching, it’s a good time to reflect back on all that Harvard athletes have accomplished since the school’s first intercollegiate competition in 1852.
Prof. David Jones ‘93 talks about various unethical human experimentation studies in the 20th century and how those studies differed from each other with the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society.
Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
The era of Southern plantations and slave masters may seem removed from Harvard’s history, but the University features prominently in new research investigating slavery and its connection to America’s oldest colleges.
Daniel L. Smail, a professor in the History Department at Harvard, is talking about the importance of timekeeping systems and how our modern life is sructured around the clock. The event was followed up by an exhibition.
History professor Daniel L. Smail discussed his research on the measurement and importance of time throughout history in a lecture entitled “Time Reckonings” Thursday night at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
It cost $450 to rent the two person suite on Westmorely Hall’s first floor in 1900—three times Harvard’s $150 tuition cost. Franklin D. Roosevelt and his roommate Lathrop Brown, both in the Class of 1904, split the cost of their room right down the middle, paying $225.50 before utilities and maintenance for each year they roomed together.