Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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Nov. 18, 1986 – The Faculty of Arts and Sciences votes to establish an honors concentration in Women’s Studies by fall 1987.

Nov. 19, 1986 – The city of Cambridge, local educators, and business leaders announce the formation of the Cambridge Partnership for Education, Inc., which seeks to foster better public education for nearly 8,000 local schoolchildren. The Partnership grew out of a May 1985 conference convened by late Cambridge Mayor Leonard Russell and Harvard’s Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Dec. 20, 1672 – Leonard Hoar, Class of 1650, AM 1653, is formally installed as Harvard’s third President and the first to have graduated from the College.

Dec. 6-7, 1941 – Harvard faculty, government officials, and labor delegates convene at the Business School for a conference on “Labor and National Defense.” It is believed to be the first meeting of its kind in the nation.

From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower