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David W. Kaufman

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Shadows of Black Monday Felt on Campus

Smith and his friends were huddled silently around a transistor radio in Dunster House, listening to news that the Dow Jones Industrial Average had recorded its largest single-day percentage loss.

Frosh of Class of 1963, Guinea-Pigs For The First Freshmen Seminars

Incoming students in the fall of 1959—the Class of 1963—could apply to be placed in one of about 20 seminars offered that year, when the “Freshman Seminar Program” was first coined. These small-sized classes initially drew criticism from faculty and students but drove an innovative change in the focus and direction of the traditional Harvard education that has since remained a staple of the Harvard undergraduate experience.

IOP Panelists Stress Importance of Presidential Debates

Panelists at the Institute of Politics said that debates are playing a stronger role in the presidential elections, because of an increase in political advertising.

Group Calls for Greener Fund

This fall student activists launched the Harvard chapter of Divest for Our Future, a campaign intended to pressure Harvard Management Company, the body that oversees Harvard’s endowment, to divest from any companies involved in the fossil fuel industry and to move its investments into socially and environmentally responsible funds.

Frank and Samberg Crack Jokes and Give Life Advice to Seniors

Ruminating on the origins of the Senior Class Day exercises, Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg said, “Class day is a terrible name for a day where you don’t have to go to class, ever again. It’s like calling New Years Eve sobriety night.”