People: Feb. 4, 1966

The Harvard Lampoon greeted the event by publishing a pink and perfumed parody issue of the Harvard Crimson. After a full-scale competition, the "Crime" had picked Radcliffe Junior Linda McVeigh, 19, to be the first girl managing editor in the student paper's 93-year history. "It's pretty hard for the boys to forget I'm a girl," the Cliffie admitted, "but you must be businesslike." Thoroughly upstaged, her boss, new Crimson President Robert Samuelson, said gracefully: "She has great wit; she is a good choice."

"It was bad enough when the kid became a Buddhist," said...

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