Education: Oh, Rinehart!

For more than 50 years, usually on a warm spring night, Harvard Yard has echoed with the familiar cry. "Oh, Rinehart!" It is the summons which brings students tumbling out of their rooms, whips them up to water fights, raids, and occasionally riots. It is Harvard's great rebel yell, but just how it first got started, few Harvardmen ever knew.

Then, in 1936, a quiet, 61-year-old alumnus turned up at the university's tercentenary celebration to set the record straight. His name: John Bryce Gordon Rinehart. His story:

"It was in the spring of 1900. Examinations were over, and the atmosphere was tense ....

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