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  Harvard College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, having been founded in 1636.
Harvard College is considered to be one of the top undergraduate colleges in the United States, and admission to it is highly desired.
The House system was instituted by Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell in the 1930s, although the number of Houses, their demographics, and the methods by which students are assigned to particular Houses have all changed drastically since the founding of the system.
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 Harvard University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harvard has a rivalry with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which dates back to 1900, when a merger of the two schools was frequently mooted and at one point officially agreed upon (ultimately canceled by Massachusetts courts).
Harvard is governed by two boards, the President and Fellows of Harvard College, also known as the Harvard Corporation and founded in 1650, and the Harvard Board of Overseers.
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 Harvard University | Admissions Facts and Statistics
Harvard, founded in 1636, is the oldest university in the United States (and the oldest corporation in the Americas).
Harvard was founded as a small institution with the mission of educating Protestant clergy.
Despite the university's size, the Harvard educational experience is usually an intense and companionable one, with students benefiting from low student-to-faculty ratios and opportunities to get involved with the local community.
www.admissionsconsultants.com /college/harvard.asp   (487 words)

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Harvard University, which celebrated its 350th anniversary in 1986, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
Harvard College was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown, a young minister who, upon his death in 1638, left his library and half his estate to the new institution.
As the College grew in the 18th and 19th centuries, the curriculum was broadened, particularly in the sciences, and the College produced or attracted a long list of famous scholars, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, William James, the elder Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Louis Agassiz.
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 3PT - Electoral College Primer
Makeup and operation of the electoral college itself are tightly defined by the Constitution, but the method of choosing electors is left to the states.
Many see the apportioning of the electoral college votes by states as a basic flaw, because it gives each of the smaller states at least three electoral votes, even though on a straight population basis some might be entitled to only one or two.
Another argument made by defenders of the electoral college is that the present method serves American democracy well by fostering a two-party system and thwarting the rise of splinter parties such as those that have plagued many European democracies.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /case/3pt/electoral.html   (2177 words)

 Harvard University - College Closeup
Harvard University includes Harvard College and the following graduate and professional schools: the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Business School, the Design School, the Divinity School, the School of Education, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Law School, and the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Public Health.
Harvard College is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city on the banks of the Charles River, across from Boston.
Harvard’s goal is to provide students with the freedom to design individual academic programs within the structure of a broadly based liberal arts curriculum.
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 Harvard College Financial Aid Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All of Harvard's financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need - there are no academic, athletic or merit-based awards.
Harvard meets the full need of every student, including international students, for all four years.
Reinforcing its commitment to opportunity and excellence across the economic spectrum, Harvard today (March 30) announced a significant expansion of its 2004 financial aid initiative for low- and middle-income families.
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 Today in History: September 14
Harvard based its original curriculum on the classics taught in European universities and on the Puritanism preached in the American colonies.
Under the leadership of president Charles W. Eliot, from 1869-1909, Harvard revitalized its law and medical schools and established schools of business, dental medicine, and arts and sciences, and transformed itself into a major modern university.
Also significant in Harvard's transformation was the 1879 opening of its "sister" school, Radcliffe College, which made Harvard's resources available to women.
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 The New Yorker: The Critics: A Critic At Large
College applicants in Ontario, in those days, were given a single sheet of paper which listed all the universities in the province.
Harvard wants good graduates, and part of their definition of a good graduate is someone who is a generous and loyal alumnus.
In the nineteen-eighties, when Harvard was accused of enforcing a secret quota on Asian admissions, its defense was that once you adjusted for the preferences given to the children of alumni and for the preferences given to athletes, Asians really weren’t being discriminated against.
www.newyorker.com /critics/atlarge/articles/051010crat_atlarge   (3852 words)

 Harvard Medical School: A History and Background
On September 19, 1782, the president and fellows of Harvard College adopted a report, presented by President Joseph Willard, embodying plans for a medical school.
With a handful of students and a faculty of three, classes at the Medical School began in Harvard Hall in the College yard, and later were transferred to Holden Hall, originally the College Chapel.
Harvard Medical School became a professional school of Harvard University, setting the United States standard for the organization of medical education with a university.
www.hms.harvard.edu /about/history.html   (723 words)

 Harvard at Home: Program List
Harvard Medical School graduate students discuss the history, future, ethical issues, and health concerns surrounding the controversial, multi-billion-dollar science of genetically modifying food.
The Harvard Alumni Association in partnership with the Harvard Medical School presents this two-day Alumni College seminar highlighting the latest research on aging and issues regarding men’s and women’s health.
Harvard Medical School graduate students explore the fascinating facts, and the associated moral, ethical, and public policy issues, surrounding the often controversial topics of stem cells and cloning.
athome.harvard.edu /archive/archive.asp   (1774 words)

 The Harvard Guide: New Schools and New Houses
As the College grew in the 18th and 19th centuries, the curriculum was broadened, particularly in the sciences, and the College produced or attracted a long list of famous scholars, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, William James, the elder Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Agassiz, and Gertrude Stein.
And in 1894 the Annex was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Radcliffe College, with Elizabeth Cary Agassiz as its first president.
Under Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell (1909-33), the undergraduate course of study was redesigned to ensure students a liberal education through concentration in a single field with distribution of course requirements among other disciplines.
www.news.harvard.edu /guide/intro/hist2.html   (612 words)

 Harvard College Admissions Office: prospective students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A private college education is a significant endeavor for any family to undertake.
Financial Aid Office is committed to providing need-based aid and financing plans for families at all income levels.
The billed and unbilled expenses are outlined below, in addition to a chart depicting the income levels of families receiving financial aid.
www.admissions.college.harvard.edu /prospective/financial_aid/costs   (82 words)

 Harvard Green Campus Initiative @ greencampus.harvard.edu
Harvard University is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enhances human health and fosters a transition toward sustainability.
Harvard’s Campus Sustainability Principles are intended to guide campus practices toward sustainability through the management of building design, construction, renovation, procurement, landscape, energy, water, waste, emissions, transportation, human health and productivity.
Harvard affiliates are invited to join us in a vibrant, profound and important exploration of Harvard’s growing role as a global leader in campus environmental sustainability.
www.greencampus.harvard.edu   (544 words)

 Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
34 A patent for the Harvard oncomouse was issued by the United States Patent Office on April 12, 1988 and by the European Patent Office on May 13, 1992, despite the explicit power under the European Patent Convention to refuse a patent based on "morality" or "ordre public".
Harvard researchers made an "improvement" by genetic modification, but the remaining unmodified genes contribute to producing the mouse, and shaping its reaction to the laboratory experiments.
Harvard will contend that the whole of the laboratory value of the oncomouse is due to its genetic make-up.
www.lexum.umontreal.ca /csc-scc/en/pub/2002/vol4/html/2002scr4_0045.html   (16810 words)

 Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Harvard Theatre Collection: Theatre Collection holdings in VIA include the entire collection of original Russian art work, which comprises approximately 650 theatrical designs and portraits.
Harvard Theatre Collection: Each individual art work in VIA is cataloged as a separate work.
The President and Fellows of Harvard College make no representation that they are the owner of the copyright; any researcher wishing to make use of an image must therefore assume all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of Title 17 of the United States Code.
hul.harvard.edu /cmtes/ulc/aac/via/desc-Houghton.html   (895 words)

 Harvard Summer School: Secondary School Program: College Preparation
This important component of the Secondary School Program is designed to help students navigate the college application process, gain admission to the college of their choice, and enhance their performance once enrolled in college.
Most college preparatory workshops, courses, talks, and trips are scheduled on a flexible and recurring basis, providing SSP students several chances to avail themselves of the many opportunities the college preparatory component offers.
While attending the Secondary School Program is not a guarantee of admission to Harvard College, students can take advantage of being on campus by visiting the Harvard College Admissions Office and attending a talk given by a Harvard admissions officer while the Summer School is in session.
www.dce.harvard.edu /ssp/2005/college/default.jsp   (408 words)

 Harvard University Art Museums - Current Exhibitions
That pivotal show of 12 paintings proved to be the only one-man museum exhibition the artist received during his lifetime, and it remains defining moment in the remarkable relationship that has existed ever since between the work of Degas and the Fogg, its staff, and students at the University.
Today, Harvard’s holdings of works by Degas, recognized as one of the largest and most important in the United States, play a key role in our teaching and research missions.
For the first time, Degas at Harvard unites works by the artist from across the University’s collections, including those at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC, and the Houghton Library, in order to examine and present this rich body of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs.
www.artmuseums.harvard.edu /exhibitions/sackler/degas_at_harvard.html   (372 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: Online Edition
The Harvard men's lacrosse team outscored Brown 5-1 in the second half en route to a 10-6 victory on the road.
By ROSA E. and MARK A. Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:40 PM Despite the fact Harvard’s nondiscrimination code omitted “gender identity and expression,” “Eric,” a transgendered man who asked not to be named for fear of being “outed,” came anyway.
Harvard thus seems to be the ivy-clad place where students are not simply educated, but are taught to view the ethical implications and obligations of their education.
www.thecrimson.com   (1206 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: College Dems Greet Kerry
Ten members of the Harvard College Democrats helped carry the Kerry campaign one piece of luggage at time, when they met the Democratic presidential nominee last Friday at Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford, Mass.
The College Dems who met Kerry were surprised by his tan skin and tall stature.
The 20 Harvard volunteers were chosen from a pool of about 60 students based on the time they had contributed to campaigning for Kerry and Edwards, said Andy J. Frank ’05, president of the College Dems.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=503497   (639 words)

 Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is an official student organization at Harvard College offering a sustained academic program and a forum of exchange to facilitate discussion of the most important issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
HPAIR is a registered student organization at Harvard College.
"Harvard," "Harvard College," the VERITAS shield, and other Harvard University trademarks remain the sole property of the Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College and are being used by permission of Harvard University.
hpair.student.harvard.edu   (97 words)

 CAS Abstract: Trends in College Binge Drinking During a Period of Increased Prevention Efforts: Findings From 4 Harvard ...
The 2001 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study surveyed students at 119 4-year colleges that participated in the 1993, 1997, and 1999 studies.
Responses in the four survey years were compared to determine trends in heavy alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, and encounters with college and community prevention efforts.
In 2001, approximately 2 in 5 (44.4%) college students reported binge drinking, a rate almost identical to rates in the previous 3 surveys.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /cas/Documents/trends   (240 words)

 History of the President's Office
Education: Harvard College (A.B. Professional background: Lawyer (with service in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate).
Education: Harvard College (A.B. 1814); University of Göttingen, Germany (Ph.D. Professional background: Clergyman, orator, government official (with service in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Massachusetts governorship).
Education: Harvard College (A.B. 1818), Harvard Divinity School (studies, 1818; HDS did not grant degrees at this time).
www.president.harvard.edu /history   (1442 words)

 Harvard College Financial Aid Office - Cost Of Attendance
We are committed to providing need-based aid and financing plans for families at all income levels.
In addition, health insurance coverage is required, at a cost of $1,200 for first year and returning students, unless the student is covered under the family's health plan.
All Harvard students receive a subsidy - even students who do not qualify for need-based aid receive a substantial subsidy, or implicit scholarship, from the university because the price charged covers only about two-thirds of the cost to Harvard for the education provided.
www.fao.fas.harvard.edu /cost.htm   (177 words)

 Harvard College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In accordance with the American norm, the college remains the emotional heart of the university, and people often conflate the two; therefore, see Harvard University for more information relevant to life, academics, etc. at Harvard College.
First-year students live in dormitories in or near Harvard Yard.
As of 2003, Harvard College offered 41 different concentrations:
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 College Alcohol Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The state sets the rate: The relationship of college binge drinking to state binge drinking rates and selected state alcohol control policies.
College student binge drinking and the "prevention paradox": Implications for prevention and harm reduction
Colleges Respond to Student Binge Drinking: Reducing Student Demand or Limiting Access
www.hsph.harvard.edu /cas   (358 words)

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