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The Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson, of Harvard University, is the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper. It was founded in 1873 and then incorporated in 1967. The Crimson traces its origin to the first issue of "The Magenta," published January 24, 1873. The newspaper changed its name to "The Crimson" to reflect the new color of the college on May 21, 1875.

The Crimson has a rich past as a testing ground for those who later became America's greatest journalists. There have been many Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimson editors. Past editors include John F. Kennedy of the Class of 1940. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Class of 1904, was president of the newspaper.

Over the years the Harvard Crimson grew from being a bi-monthly to a daily. It continues to operate thanks to the work of a large group of undergraduate volunteers.

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