By adamg on Sun, 07/12/2020 - 8:08pm
The Harvard Crimson reports students and professors at the Harvard medical and dental schools are petitioning to change the name of one of the five "academic societies" incoming students are assigned to because it honors Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
As dean of the medical school in 1850, the Crimson reports, Holmes rescinded the acceptance of what would have been the school's first three Black students because the "intermixing of the white and black races in their lecture rooms is distasteful to a large portion of the class and injurious to the interests of the school. He also pushed the racist pseudo-science of eugenics.
Holmes was also the first to refer to Boston as "the Hub."