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"...a very idiosyncratic view of Harvard."

At the annual meeting of the Associated Harvard Clubs, Fred C. Weld '86, vice-president of the New England division, presents a "platform" he has developed: "No boy within the jurisdiction of the club shall go to any college except Harvard because he is ignorant of what Harvard has to offer, and no boy who wants to go to Harvard shall be prevented by lack of money."


Construction of a proposed University dining hall on Mt. Auburn Street is postponed when only 125 of the 500 students needed pledge interest. Most students, the Bulletin notes, prefer "eating around."


Class Day events move from the Yard to the quadrangle formed by newly built Kirkland, Eliot, and Winthrop because "the heart of the College is, as it should be, in the Houses."


The "Plympton Downs," Adams House students who roll beer cans down Plympton Street and bet on which can will reach Mt. Auburn Street first, are doused with water by fellow Adams residents whose studying is disturbed by the noise.


Undergraduate dinner conversation includes "the sugar rationing system, the bicycle shortage, and the cuffless-trousers-for-victory campaign."


Government 1 replaces Economics A as the course with the largest undergraduate enrollment.


The Faculty of Arts and Sciences endorses the creation of a visual arts center and of a theater, because of a "lively resurgence of undergraduate interest in the dramatic arts since World War II." John L. Loeb '24 contributes $1 million toward the theater a week later.


The "book of the moment," reports the "Undergraduate" columnist, is Love with a Harvard Accent, an alleged roman à clef by "Leonie St. John" about "three Radcliffe girls and the difficulties they run up against while seeking Love," mainly at Eliot House. The reviewer is left "with the disappointing feeling that there is still to be written a worthwhile novel about the way Harvard and Radcliffe students live."


Mexican-American and Puerto Rican students schedule a conference to explore problems in implementing a Chicano-Boricua studies program at Harvard.

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