Great Harvard Panty Raid of 1965

The proud past of a progressive institution.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 29, 2017
     Category: Antisocial Activities | Destruction | Education | Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia | Underwear | 1960s | Men | Women

I remember a couple of panty raids during my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin (1966-1967). They consisted of standing outside the women's high rise dorms and screaming for panties, which obliging coeds then threw out of their windows. Years earlier, in 1952, according to this link, as many as 5,000 male students participated, urged on by bugles. google books
Posted by Fritz G on 04/29/17 at 07:21 AM
After clicking on the above link, scroll down to and click the link to page 187 to read the story.
Posted by Fritz G on 04/29/17 at 07:24 AM
Fritz--sorry the link did not work for you. When I click on it, it brings me direct to the panty raid article on page 22.
Posted by Paul on 04/29/17 at 09:41 AM
Paul -- I think Fritz was referring to the link in his first comment -- and if you didn't see it that's my fault. Fritz pasted the entire URL into his comment, but the length of the URL was breaking the formatting of the page, so I stealth edited it, making it a short (but unfortunately easy to overlook) clickable link.
Posted by Alex on 04/29/17 at 11:57 AM
Thanks, Alex! Panty raids were a fun distraction from classes back then. Of course, none of us knew what to do with the mostly soiled panties once we were showered with them, so they were discarded.
Posted by Fritz G on 04/29/17 at 12:35 PM
Since I went to a basically all-male school, we had no panties. Well...none that I can tell you about, anyway.
Posted by Virtual on 04/29/17 at 01:21 PM
Progressive? Since when is The Harvard School of Law, Politics, and Class Protectionism anything but conservative? It's the US equivalent of Eton College!
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/01/17 at 11:42 AM
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