Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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  • May 5, 1969 – The Harvard Corporation approves the creation of a 15-member University Benefits Committee to oversee and develop faculty-staff benefit plans (for pensions, medical insurance, etc.) throughout the institution.
  • May 5-6, 1972 – Scholars of Puerto Rican studies and Chicano studies join students for a conference on the proposed establishment of a Harvard Boricua-Chicano studies program.
  • May 2, 1978 – The Faculty of Arts and Sciences approves the creation of the undergraduate Core Curriculum Program to replace the General Education Program launched in 1945. Development of the new program is expected to be completed by spring 1983.– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower