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4 Years of Harvard: 1971-1975

OCTOBER 1972

Lawrence P. Largley, a 17-year-old Cambridge resident, dies of unknown causes in a jail cell just hours after he is arrested and allegedly beaten by police. Three days of rioting in the Roosevelt district of Cambridge follow.

NOVEMBER 1972

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Associate Professor of Government Samuel J. Popkin is subpoenaed to testify before a Boston grand jury in the Ellsberg case. Popkin refuses to answer questions, claiming that to do so would compromise his sources and his future in academia. He is jailed, prompting Professor of Law Alan M. Dershowitz to lead a petition effort on Popkins' behalf. Popkin is eventually released Nov. 29.

DECEMBER 1972

17 - Nixon orders stepped-up bombings of North Vietnam despite assertions that the United States and North Vietnam are near a cease-fire.

JANUARY 1973

11 - John T. Dunlop resigns as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and joins the Nixon administration as.
20 - The Crimson celebrates its 100th anniversary.
26 - The military draft officially ends.

FEBRUARY 1973

Franklin L. Ford is appointed acting dean of FAS, and the search for a permanent dean begins. Henry Rosovsky is eventually named to the position.

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