160 stories tagged ‘Harvard History’
Harvard College will increase its financial aid budget for the 2013–14 academic year by $10 million, or 5.8 percent, bringing the total to a record $182 million. Since 2007, Harvard’s investment in financial aid for undergraduates at the College has increased by 88 percent.
As Harvard Community Gifts comes to a close on Jan. 15, Program Manager Mary Ann O’Brien hopes Harvard employees are inspired to start the New Year in the spirit of giving.
Harvard will create a varsity women's rugby team, to begin play in the 2013-14 season.
A Harvard professor emeritus, who still goes to the office every day, turns 100 years old.
A joyous peal of bells will ring throughout Cambridge today. In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country's oldest university — and of our earlier history when bells of varying tones summoned us from sleep to prayer, work or study — this ancient yet new sound will fill Harvard Square and the surrounding area with music when a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard's 361st Commencement Exercises, for the 24th consecutive year.
Something about Harvard, one of the world’s most rigorous universities also helps poets to blossom. It has a lyric legacy that spans hundreds of years and helped to shape the world’s literary canon.
Harvard researchers have been at the forefront of many battles against devastating diseases, leading pivotal breakthroughs against scourges from 1800 to the present.
Seven hundred and seventy-two students have been admitted to the Harvard College Class of 2016 through the Early Action program, which was reinstated this year after a four-year absence.
Lowell House is full of history, and at a recent High Table dinner, former residents of the House mingled with current residents for a night of eat, drink, and entertainment.
The top floor of Mass Hall, as it is commonly known, is still used as a dorm for a small group of students. The remainder of the building serves as office space for Harvard’s top administrators.
In celebration of the creation of Mather House some 40 years ago, Co-Masters Christie McDonald and Michael Rosengarten have organized a retrospective exhibit of the House’s design and construction in the Sandra Naddaff and Leigh Hafrey Three Columns Gallery.
Boxing has longstanding roots at the University. A required sport in the halcyon days of Theodore Roosevelt, today the Harvard Boxing Club is keeping tradition alive, but with a modern twist — its inclusion of women.
Named in honor of Charles William Eliot, president of Harvard from 1869 to 1909, Eliot House was opened in 1931. It was one of the original seven Houses at the College following the plan by Eliot’s successor, Abbot Lawrence Lowell, to “revitalize education and revive egalitarianism at Harvard College.”
An undergraduate on summer break is inspired to write a poem celebrating Harvard’s 375th anniversary.
A look at how Harvard has celebrated some previous anniversaries.
Entertainment, food, festivities highlight October gathering.
For 23 years, they have rung out across Cambridge in Harvard's honor, marking the conclusion of Morning Exercises.
As Elena Kagan becomes the 112th Supreme Court justice, she adds to an impressive list of now 23 justices who have one thing in common: Not only have they shaped the law in influential and historical ways — they all hail from Harvard.
Harvard’s foundation is built on years of traditions and Commencement offers a collection of the some of the most intriguing. Here’s the back story on today’s events.
Ed Kelley, who has worked at Harvard since 1959, is still going strong at age 78, opening the Malkin and Hemenway gyms most mornings, greeting all who arrive.
To celebrate Dunster’s 400th year, the Harvard University Archives, with generous support from the Sidney Verba Fund, has digitized the Dunster family papers and made them available on the Internet.
In October, Freshman Parents Weekend fills campus with mothers and fathers eager to and experience all aspects of Harvard life.
Harvard's Weld Boathouse has been enchanting rowers and residents for more than 100 years.
The nation’s oldest university, which has been handing out homework since 1636 and handing off footballs since 1874, will host its first homecoming this fall, a potential new tradition designed to attract alumni to campus in years that The Game is played at Yale.
Tea time at Harvard is a longstanding tradition. The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes remarks on drinking tea at Harvard in 1968 while drinking tea today.