In 1969, Students Occupied Harvard Hall, 'Ejecting' Deans
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April 13, 1946: 8 O'Clock Curfew For Lady Guests Asked by Council
Extension of visiting hours for woman guests in all Houses until 8 o'clock was recommended as a change in the Parietal Regulations by the Student Council in their Thursday meeting. In addition, the Council proposed that on nights of open House dances late privileges be extended to members of other Houses planning to attend the dance.
Such a change, if accepted, would be the first enacted since June of 1941 when the present "Oxford card system" was introduced in the Houses. This system provided that each member of the House be permitted to sign his own guests in and out although the hour of departure remained 7 o'clock as previously. It was no longer necessary to have the presence of a third person, but as at present the system affected only those living in the Houses.
April 10, 1953: Radcliffe Employment Office Seks Perfume Sellers and Dog Walkers
For obtaining a dog-walker, a perfume smeller, or even a baby-sitter, the hope of Boston employers is the Radcliffe Employment Bureau. In the past three years, the Bureau, headed by Mrs. Mary Shaw, has been filling such requests from her file-jammed office on the second floor of Fay House, in the Radcliffe Quad.
The "perfume smeller" was requested by a manufacturer who wanted a girl to dispense perfume samples and describe the customers' reactions. For every vial of perfume given away, the girl received twenty-five cents. She was then asked to describe her preference among the varieties she had distributed.
Another employer asked for a Radcliffe girl to make purchases in a department store (money supplied by the store) and write about the transaction--quality of service, appearance of the display, and the purchase itself.
April 11, 1962: Nobel Winner Selected As University Professor
Nobel Prize-winner John F. Enders, pioneering research on viruses and vaccines against polio and measles been named Higgins University professor, effective July 1....
Enders shared the Nobel Prize for and Physiology in 1954 with his Dr. Frederick C. Robbins and Dr. Thomas H. Weller. Their success in poliomyelitis virus in cultures of from human embryos made possible the development of vaccines to combat the disease.
Shortly after noon today, more than 100 demonstrators occupied University Hall. As of 6 p.m., the demonstrators numbering 200—down from 350 at 4 p.m.—were still holding the building.
The demonstrators ejected all Administration officials and staff members from the hall, early in the afternoon, some by force.
Before leaving peacefully at 12:50, Dean Glimp several times told the demonstrators that their continued presence in the hall would subject them to disciplinary action. "You are obstructing the movement of individuals in this building. This alone merits disciplinary action. Furthermore, I am now instructing you to get out of here," Glimp said.
April 12, 1985: 'The Sport of Kings' Returns to Harvard
While the mention of the sport "polo" may connote English country houses, aristocratic pleasantries and Ralph Lauren, a group of diehard polo enthusiasts is seeking to alter that image at Harvard.
So, after a lapse of five years, the Harvard Polo Club will return to campus, doing its best to convince undergraduates that polo is the sport of the people. "I fear very much that the elitist image will cause anger at Harvard," said Amir Farman-Farma '86, one of the cofounders of the new club. "But, we are attracted to the sport and its competitive spirit and discipline, divorced from any social connotations."
—Compiled by Connie Yan