Yes, the Independent is almost 50 years old. We can’t believe it either!


In the debut issue on October 9, 1969, the founders of the Independent said they hoped to provide “in-depth coverage and analysis of important campus and community questions,” foster “a greater exchange of differing opinions,” and “promote dialogue and controversy.” They couldn’t have imagined that 50 years later, the newspaper would still be here, still providing an alternative home for student journalists, and still stirring up controversy. Now—as the university prepares to evict all student groups from their on-campus offices—is the time for the Indy’s alumni to come together to celebrate the paper’s past and make sure it has a secure home for the future.



Read about plans for our 50th Anniversary Reunion Weekend in Cambridge, October 4-6, 2019.



As the university moves to evict all student organizations from their private offices, the Independent is about to lose its home. So it’s time for a barn-raising! Help us grow the Indy’s endowment so we can afford to rent an off-campus space.