Harvard University

Harvard University

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Harvard University

Harvard University

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Harvard University is an American private research university located in Cambridge, MA, USA. It was established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country. Given its history, influence, and wealth, Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard. Following the American Civil War, President Charles W. Eliot's forty year tenure (1869–1909) transformed the college and affiliated professional schools into a centralized research university, and Harvard became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900. Harvard has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world, standing at $32 billion as of 2011.

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Harvard Gazette

Harvard Gazette

Harvard’s Melissa McCormick takes “The Tale of the Genji,” one of the world’s first novels, from classroom to gallery.
18 hours ago
Harvard President Larry Bacow, on a 10-day trip to the Far East, tells audience at Peking University in China of commonalities, and expresses hope for continued collaboration.
18 hours ago
Novelist Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” features trees as key characters in an entwined tale of human life and our impact on the natural world. He will speak at the Arnold Arboretum and the Mahindra Humanities Center later this month.
20 hours ago
A new photo exhibit is on display at Currier House to highlight its namesake, Audrey Bruce Currier ‘56, other Radcliffe alumnae, and the House’s unique history.
2 days ago
New research from Massachusetts General Hospital traces a previously unknown pathway from poor sleep to an increase in the fatty plaques that line blood vessels in atherosclerosis, a key feature of cardiovascular disease.
2 days ago
Adam Serwer, a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Shorenstein fellow, discusses the lasting appeal of white supremacist ideology in light of an avowed white supremacist’s attack on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people and injured dozens more.
3 days ago
Disadvantaged students today are doing no better compared to their advantaged peers than they were in 1954, despite countless programs to bridge this gap. The blame, say researchers, lies in a decline in teacher quality.
3 days ago
The student-run Harvard Sports Analysis Collective is getting notice in the press and among fans for its empirical analyses of sports questions big and small.
3 days ago
A long-term study, led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that the more sugar-sweetened beverages people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death — particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer.
3 days ago
Harvard scholar Nara Dillon is seeking lessons on poverty reduction from China’s success, part of Harvard’s long-running, broad engagement with the world’s most populous nation that continues over spring break when President Larry Bacow visits.
6 days ago