Women hard at Work at Weld

By Abigail Jade Koerner   Every October, the Boston area becomes a haven for rowers from around the world, of all ages, to gather, race, and celebrate rowing. Today, rowing is available to both men and women. However, on Harvard’s campus, rowing was not always as inclusive. Rowing was the first popular intercollegiate sport. In the 1840s, Harvard men’s rowing was established and in 1852, the first Harvard-Yale Regatta, and first intercollegiate competition ever, was held. Centuries later, in 1972, Radcliffe rowing was established as the first women’s rowing program in the Ivy League. As the institution of Radcliffe rowing …

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