Undergraduates Celebrate Second Consecutive Virtual Housing Day
Dean of Students Office Discusses Housing Day, Anti-Racism Goals
Renowned Cardiologist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Bernard Lown Dies at 99
Native American Nonprofit Accuses Harvard of Violating Federal Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
U.S. Reps Assess Biden’s Progress on Immigration at HKS Event
The Harvard football team picked a leader on the other side of the line yesterday, electing defensive tackle Chuck Burst as its 107th captain.
The Eliot House junior from Adrian, Mich., who tallied 58 tackles (51 unassisted this year--third highest on the team--succeeds offensive guard Mike Brown as the leader of the Crimson squad.
Still glowing with the jubilation of this weekend's 22-7 upset win over Yale, Durst said, "This is an honor for me, and it also marks the start of next season. We've got something to prove to people. We're going to shoot for 10-0 and show people that we can play like we did on Saturday."
Coming off a two-game winning streak at the close of three consecutive losing seasons, Durst and his teammates will face an expanded schedule next year as Harvard and the Ivies adopt a ten-game season for the first time.
At last night's annual football banquet at the Harvard Club of Boston, five other players joined Durst in the limelight.
Blow Your Horner
Senior split end Richie Horner, closing out a spectacular career that leaves him third on the all-time Harvard receiving list, was voted the Frederick Greeley Crocker Award as the team's Most Valuable Player for 1979.
The Envelope, Please
Other award winners included: middle guard George Jackson (William Paine LaCroix Trophy for enthusiasm, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit), linebacker Matt Sabetti (Robert F. Kennedy Award for desire, determination and willingness to work), and quarterback George Hodakowski and center Dave Scheper (Henry N. Lamar Award for dedication and concern for one's teammates).
Durst also received the Joseph E. Wolf Award as the team's outstanding interior lineman as selected by the coaching staff.
Harvard will add some new opponents to its schedule next year, dropping UMass and Boston University from the line-up while picking up three non-league contests, against Holy Cross and William & Mary at home, and against Army at West Point.
Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.