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

In the 135th playing of The Game, the Harvard football team (6-4, 4-3 Ivy) bested the Yale Bulldogs (5-5, 3-4 Ivy) in a commanding 45-27 victory at the historic Fenway Park today. Harvard's victory in the colosseum of champions snaps Yale's two-game winning streak in The Game.
17 hours ago
Based on close examination of thousands of fossilized fish teeth, a Harvard researcher found that, while the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs did lead to the extinction of some fish species, it also set the stage for two periods of rapid evolution among marine life.
2 days ago
Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees’ behavior, Harvard researchers showed that, following exposure to a commonly used class of pesticides, bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social than other bees.
2 days ago
A high-level intelligence group gathered at Harvard Kennedy School to analyze current relations between the U.S. and Russia, and gauge future goals of each.
3 days ago
Nutrition researchers with widely varying views on dietary guidelines for fats and carbohydrates offered a model for transcending the diet wars, with both sides agreeing on overall diet quality.
3 days ago
An art installation at Harvard’s Science Center Plaza aims to spread information about global warming, and prompt discussions of how to combat it.
3 days ago
Denis Mukwege and activist Nadia Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to combat sexual violence. Harvard Health Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen applauded the news.
3 days ago
In advance of The Game with Yale Saturday, here’s a look at Harvard’s long history at Fenway Park (beyond football).
3 days ago
Composer David Rothenberg ’84 will bring the sounds of outdoors inside for a demonstration and discussion that features his unique ability to perform with nature.
4 days ago
Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor comes to Harvard Law School to talk to students, suggests that judges cooperate more.
4 days ago