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After consulting with Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell, Greenough convened a group of administrators to gather evidence.

The expelled students, including the son of former U.S. Rep. Ernest William Roberts, were told to leave the Harvard campus _ and Cambridge _ immediately.

One student, Eugene Cummings, 23, committed suicide at Harvard’s infirmary after he was questioned by the tribunal.

A student movement called “Their Day in the Yard” was founded in 2010 to urge the university to grant the honorary degrees to the students expelled in 1920.