Harvard University

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Harvard University

American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1836.

Countries: United States (71%), (7%), United Kingdom (4%)

Main connections: Yale University, Massachusetts, Princeton University

Linked to: Radcliffe College, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

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1839

Elihu B. Washburne - In March 1839, Washburne had saved enough money and entered Harvard Law School


1846

In 1846, the natural history lectures of Louis Agassiz were acclaimed both in New York and on the campus at Harvard College add something


1850

By 1850 Harvard was the "Unitarian Vatican" add something


1856

Robert Gould Shaw - From 1856 until 1859, Shaw attended Harvard University, where he was a member of the Porcellian Club, but he withdrew before graduating


1860

Robert Todd Lincoln - Lincoln graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1860, studied at Harvard University from 1861 to 1864, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon


1861

Francis C. Barlow - He studied law at Harvard University, graduated first in his class, and was practicing law on the staff of the New York Tribune newspaper when the Civil War broke out in 1861


1868

Robert Herrick (novelist) - Herrick was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 21, 1868, and attended Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1890


1874

Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. - He attended the Emerson Institute, prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from Harvard University in 1874


1879

Radcliffe College, established in 1879 as sister school of Harvard College, became one of the most prominent schools for women in the United States add something


1883

Herbert Putnam - After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1883, Putnam spent the following year at Columbia University Law School

 

Bernard Berenson - He attended the Boston University College of Liberal Arts as a freshman during 1883-84, but, unable to obtain instruction in Sanskrit from that institution, transferred to Harvard University for his sophomore year


1892

Franz Boas - Boas had a chance to apply his approach to exhibits when he was hired to assist Frederic Ward Putnam, director and curator of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, who had been appointed as head of the Department of Ethnology and Archeology for the Chicago Fair in 1892.


1896

Booker T. Washington - For his contributions to American society, Washington was granted an honorary master's degree from Harvard University in 1896 and an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College in 1901


1900

Harvard became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900 add something


1902

Cy Young - In February 1902, before the start of the baseball season, Young served as a pitching coach at Harvard University


1903

In 1903, Harvard Stadium introduced a new era into football with the first-ever permanent reinforced concrete stadium of its kind in the country add something


1906

Camp would instead support revolutionary new rules for the 1906 season add something


1907

Earl Derr Biggers - The son of Robert J. and Emma E. Biggers, Earl Derr Biggers was born in Warren, Ohio, and graduated from Harvard University in 1907


1909

William James Sidis - Although the University had previously refused to let his father enroll him at age nine because he was still a child, Sidis set a record in 1909 by becoming the youngest person to enroll at Harvard University

 

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. - Unlike his little brother Quentin, who, like his father, was naturally gifted intellectually and sailed through Harvard, studies did not come easy for Ted. He persisted however and graduated from Harvard University in 1909 after attending Groton School where he became, like his father, a member of the Porcellian Club


1910

James Norman Hall - Hall graduated from Grinnell College in 1910 and became a social worker in Boston, Massachusetts, while trying to establish himself as a writer and studying for a Master's degree from Harvard University


1916

James Gould Cozzens - An Episcopalian, Cozzens attended the Episcopal Kent School in Connecticut from 1916 to 1922, and after graduation went to Harvard University for two years, where he published his first novel, "Confusion", in 1924

 

Haskell Curry - He entered Harvard University in 1916 to study medicine but switched to mathematics before graduating in 1920


1919

Albert Hamilton Gordon - Past 100 years old he continued to serve as the chairman of the Trollope Society and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Roxbury Latin School, having graduated from there in 1919 and served as a Trustee since 1940; among his philanthropic activities were generous donations both to the School and to Harvard University


1925

Roy J. Glauber - Glauber was born in 1925 in New York City , a member of the 1941 graduating class of the Bronx High School of Science, and went on to do his undergraduate work at Harvard University


1926

Arthur Herbert Copeland - He graduated from Harvard University in 1926 and taught at Rice University and the University of Michigan

 

Wallace Carothers - In 1926 Carothers moved to Harvard University

 

Stanley Kunitz - Kunitz graduated "summa cum laude" in 1926 from Harvard College with an English major and a philosophy minor, and earned a master's degree in English from Harvard the following year


1928

John Redcliffe-Maud, Baron Redcliffe-Maud - In 1928, he gained a one-year scholarship to Harvard University


1931

C. Douglas Dillon - He continued at the Groton School in Massachusetts, at Harvard University, A.B. magna cum laude 1931 in American history and literature


1932

Gustav Holst - A late flowering of academic life came when Harvard University offered him a lectureship for the first six months of 1932.


1934

Heinrich Bruning - Having been tipped off that he was about to be arrested, Brüning fled Germany in 1934 via the Netherlands and settled first in the United Kingdom, and in 1935 in the USA. In 1939 he became a professor of political science at Harvard University


1935

Leonard Bernstein - After graduation from Boston Latin School in 1935, Bernstein attended Harvard University, where he studied music with, amongst others, Edward Burlingame Hill and Walter Piston, the author of many harmony and counterpoint textbooks


1936

Harvard's 1936 tercentenary celebration treated September 18 as the founding date, though 1836 bicentennial was celebrated on September 8, 1836 add something

 

It Held Letters Written at Bicentenary": "September 8th, 1936: As the first formal function in the celebration of Harvard's tercentenary, the Harvard Alumni Association witnessed the opening by President Conant of the 'mysterious' package sealed by President Josiah Quincy at the Harvard bicentennial in 1836 add something

 

George Wells Beadle - In 1936 Beadle left the California Institute of Technology to become Assistant Professor of Genetics at Harvard University

 

Happy Chandler - In 1936, Chandler was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the &University_of_Kentucky; the following year, Harvard University awarded him the same degree


1939

Norman Mailer - Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Boys' High School and entered Harvard University in 1939, where he studied aeronautical engineering.


1941

Roberts Blossom - He attended Hawken School and graduated from Asheville School in 1941 and attended Harvard University for a year until he joined the Army and served in World War II in Europe


1943

In 1943, he asked the faculty make a definitive statement about what general education ought to be, at the secondary as well as the college level add something


1945

The resulting "Report", published in 1945, was one of the most influential manifestos in the history of American education in the 20th century add something


1946

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek - He obtained an M.D. from Harvard University in 1946 and performed postdoctoral research at Columbia University, the California Institute of Technology, and Harvard


1948

Warren G. Harding - In a 1948 poll conducted by Harvard University historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., the first notable survey of scholars' opinions of the presidents, Harding ranked last among the 29 presidents considered

 

Frank Knox - It seems probable that his Canadian roots led his widow, Annie Reid Knox in 1948 to endow several fellowships in his name - the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships - which allow scholars from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to pursue graduate study at Harvard University or allow recent graduates of Harvard University to travel and research in ex-commonwealth countries


1950

Robert Neelly Bellah - Born in Altus, Oklahoma, Bellah received a B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1950, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1955

 

Jean Arp - In 1950, he was invited to execute a relief for the Harvard University Graduate Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts would be commissioned to do a mural at the UNESCO building in Paris .


1951

Hubert Dreyfus - Born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Stanley S. and Irene Lederer Dreyfus, Dreyfus was educated at Harvard University, earning three degrees there, with a BA in 1951, an MA in 1952, and a PhD in 1964, under the supervision of Dagfinn Føllesdal


1952

Harold Brodkey - After graduating from Harvard University in 1952, Brodkey began his writing career by contributing short stories to "The New Yorker" and other magazines


1953

Jacques Chirac - In 1953, after graduating from "Sciences Po" (more formally known as the Paris Institute of Political Studies), he attended Harvard University's summer school, before entering the ENA, the Grande ecole National School of Administration, which trains France's top civil servants, in 1957.

 

Ernst Mayr - Mayr joined the faculty of Harvard University in 1953, where he served as director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1961 to 1970.


1956

James D. Watson - At Harvard University, starting in 1956, Watson achieved a series of academic promotions from Assistant Professor, to Associate Professor to full Professor of Biology.


1957

James H. Billington - Following service with the U.S. Army and in the Office of National Estimates, he taught history at Harvard University from 1957 to 1962 and subsequently at Princeton University, where he was a professor of history from 1964 to 1974

 

Robert Morris (cryptographer) - He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1957 and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard in 1958


1960

Shelley Long - The film about social unrest at Harvard University during the 1960s was a critical success

 

Elizabeth Dole - While teaching, she pursued her master's degree in education from Harvard University, which she earned in 1960, followed by a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965


1961

Barrie Unsworth - In 1961, Unsworth became an organiser of the Electrical Trades Union, and continued to build his career in the labour movement and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1966 to attend Harvard University, Trade Union Program


1962

John Berryman - Berryman taught or lectured at a number of universities including University of Iowa , Harvard University, &Princeton_University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Minnesota, where he spent the majority of his career, except for his sabbatical year in 1962-3, when he taught at Brown University

 

Robert J. Gordon - Gordon graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Harvard University in 1962

 

Walter Annenberg - Roger committed suicide in 1962; to commemorate his death, Harvard University, where Roger was a student at the time, now has a Roger Annenberg Hall named in his honor


1963

Daniel Dennett - Dennett attended Phillips Exeter Academy and spent one year at Wesleyan University before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Harvard University in 1963, where he was a student of W. V. Quine

 

Maynard Ferguson - After leaving his long-time recording contract and the end of his main club gig, Ferguson moved his family to the Hitchcock estate in Millbrook, New York in November 1963 to live with Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and their community from Harvard University.


1964

Charles Sanders Peirce - Harvard University obtained from Peirce's widow soon after his death the papers found in his study, but did not microfilm them until 1964


1965

Bruce Alberts - After graduating from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, Alberts attended and graduated from Harvard College, with a degree in biochemical sciences, and earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1965


1967

Jeremy Kagan - Born in Mount Vernon, New York, New York, Kagan received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1967 and went on to attend the newly formed New York University Graduate Institute of Film & Television was in the first class at the American Film Institute


1968

Paul Newman - In 1968, Newman was named "Man of the Year" by Harvard University's performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

 

Carl Sagan - Sagan lectured and did research at Harvard University until 1968, when he moved to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, New York after being denied tenure at Harvard


1970

James H. Burnley IV - He graduated "magna cum laude" from Yale University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts and got his Juris Doctor from Harvard University in 1973

 

Cornel West - In 1970, after graduating from John F. Kennedy High School, he enrolled at Harvard University and took classes from philosophers Robert Nozick and Stanley Cavell

 

Albert Coons - In 1970, he was given a named Harvard University Chair in the Department of Bacteriology & Immunology, and, later, in the Department of Pathology as well


1972

Andrew Yao - He completed his undergraduate education in physics at the National Taiwan University, before completing a Doctor of Philosophy in physics at Harvard University in 1972, and a second PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975


1973

Werner Heisenberg - In 1973, Heisenberg gave a lecture at Harvard University on the historical development of the concepts of quantum theory.


1975

Sander M. Levin - He was a Fellow of the Kennedy School of Politics at Harvard University in 1975.


1976

James Gleick - Born in New York City , Gleick attended Harvard University, graduating in 1976 with his bachelor's degree in English and linguistics


1977

Following the merger of Harvard and Radcliffe admissions in 1977, the proportion of female undergraduates steadily increased, mirroring a trend throughout higher education in the United States add something

 

The undergraduate college became coeducational after its 1977 merger with Radcliffe College add something


1978

Between 1978 and 2008, entering students were required to complete a core curriculum of seven classes outside of their concentration add something

 

Peter Bearman - He received his B.A. in sociology from Brown University in 1978 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University


1979

Sajeev John - He received his bachelors degree in physics in 1979 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in physics at Harvard University in 1984

 

John Barrow (U.S. politician) - In 1979, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University.

 

Benoit Mandelbrot - While on secondment as Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 1979, Mandelbrot began to study fractals called Julia sets that were invariant under certain transformations of the complex plane


1981

Jim McGreevey - He earned a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1981 and a master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1982

 

Terry Sanford - In recognition of his efforts in education and in countless other areas, a 1981 Harvard University survey named him one of the 10 best governors of the 20th century


1983

Mary Pinchot Meyer - In 1983, former Harvard University psychology lecturer Timothy Leary claimed that in the spring of 1962, Pinchot Meyer, who, according to her biographer Nina Burleigh "wore manners and charm like a second skin", told Leary she was taking part in a plan to avert worldwide nuclear war by convincing powerful male members of the Washington establishment to take mind-altering drugs, which would presumably lead them to conclude that the Cold War was meaningless


1984

Frank Stella - Among the many honors he has received was an invitation from Harvard University to give the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures in 1984.

 

Hill Harper - Harper graduated from Bella Vista High School in 1984, graduated "magna cum laude" from Brown University and graduated with a J.D., "cum laude", from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


1987

Amy Brenneman - She graduated from Harvard University, where she majored in comparative religion, in 1987


1988

Benzino - Along with his long time friend, David Mays, Benzino is known for being a principle of the hip hop magazine The Source, which was launched in 1988 as a single sheet newsletter out of Mays's Harvard University dorm room; and of Hip Hop Weekly.

 

Jim Himes - Himes attended Harvard University where he was the captain of the Lightweight crew and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988.

 

Cynthia Tucker - Tucker was a Nieman Fellow by Harvard University in 1988


1989

Harvard's men's ice hockey team won the school's first NCAA Championship in any team sport in 1989 add something


1990

Harvard was the first Ivy League institution to win a NCAA championship title in a women's sport when its women's lacrosse team won the NCAA Championship in 1990 add something


1991

Ben Mezrich - He graduated magna-cum-laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard University in 1991


1995

Ruud Lubbers - From 1995 to 2000, he taught Globalization Studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the United States


1996

Brian Higgins - Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1996.

 

The Harvard Crimson, January 24, 1996 add something


1997

Gaston Caperton - After completing his second term, the former governor taught at Harvard University in the spring of 1997 as a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics

 

David Gross - He was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University and a Professor at Princeton University until 1997


1998

Kevin Gilbride - Kelly is a 1998 graduate of Harvard University, Kristen graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and Kevin graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2003 and is currently the Giants' wide receiver coach


1999

In 1999, Radcliffe College, founded in 1879 as the "Harvard Annex for Women", merged formally with Harvard University, becoming the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study add something


2000

Conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr. quipped that he would rather be governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty, President Richard Nixon famously referred to Harvard as the "Kremlin on the Charles" around 1970, and Vice President George H.W. Bush disparaged what he saw to be Harvard's liberalism during the 1988 presidential election add something

 

John Ashbery - Ashbery's Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University were published as "Other Traditions" in 2000

 

Gwen Moore - In 2000, she received a Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University.


2002

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj - Then Elbegdorj studied with a full scholarship to Harvard University and graduated from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government with a Master of Public Administration in 2002

 

The institute has topped the table of the "Academic Ranking of World Universities" , a position held since the first ARWU rankings were released in 2003 add something

 

Tupac Shakur - On April 17, 2003, Harvard University co-sponsored an academic symposium entitled "All Eyez on Me: Tupac Shakur and the Search for the Modern Folk Hero


2004

When the "QS World University Rankings" and "Times Higher Education World University Rankings" were published in partnership as the "Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings", Harvard was continuously regarded as the best tertiary institute between 2004 and 2009 add something


2005

The 2005 motion was precipitated by comments about the causes of gender demographics in academia made at a closed academic conference and leaked to the press add something

 

"Harvard Undergraduate Television" has footage from historical games and athletic events including the 2005 pep-rally before the Harvard-Yale Game add something

 

Bill Gates - Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2005; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in April 2007; Harvard University in June 2007; the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, in January 2008, and Cambridge University in June 2009

 

The Boston Globe, January 17, 2005 add something


2006

As of 2006, there were 41 Division I intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men at Harvard, more than at any other NCAA Division I college in the country add something

 

President Lawrence Summers resigned his presidency in 2006 add something

 

Emily Dickinson - Dickinson's herbarium, which is now held in the Houghton Library at Harvard University, was published in 2006 as "Emily Dickinson's Herbarium" by Harvard University Press

 

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - In July 2006, Agus graduated from the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore with a masters degree in strategic studies, and is currently studying at Harvard University


2007

Harvard College ended its early admissions program in 2007 as the program was believed to disadvantage low-income and under-represented minority applicants applying to selective universities add something

 

Drew Gilpin Faust was elected the 28th president in 2007 and is the first woman to lead the university add something

 

Drew Gilpin Faust, the Dean at Radcliffe, became the first woman president of Harvard in 2007 add something

 

Bill Russell - On May 20, 2007, Russell was awarded an honorary doctorate by Suffolk University, where he served as its commencement speaker, and Russell received an honorary degree from Harvard University on June 7, 2007


2008

Since 2008, undergraduate students have been required to complete courses in eight General Education categories: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding, Culture and Belief, Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning, Ethical Reasoning, Science of Living Systems, Science of the Physical Universe, Societies of the World, and United States in the World add something

 

The number of acceptances has gone down since the university announced a large increase in financial aid in 2008 add something

 

Helmut Lachenmann - In spring 2008 he was appointed Fromm Visiting Professor at the Music department at Harvard University

 

J. K. Rowling - Rowling has received honorary degrees from St Andrews University, the University of Edinburgh , Napier University, the University of Exeter, the University of Aberdeen and Harvard University, for whom she spoke at the 2008 commencement ceremony.

 

Richard Serra - Serra was awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Fine Arts by Williams College in 2008; the California College of Arts and Crafts, the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Yale University, and Universidad Pública de Navarra; and by Harvard University in 2010.

 

Tavis Smiley - On December 12, 2008, Smiley received the Du Bois Medal from Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research


2009

In the 2009 "QS Global 200 Business Schools Report", Harvard was ranked first in North America add something

 

Joan Didion - In 2009, Didion was *awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Harvard University

 

Joss Whedon - In April 2009, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University presented Whedon with the 2009 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement *award in Cultural Humanism


 

Harvard was one of 27 schools to receive a grade of "A-" from the Sustainable Endowments Institute on its College Sustainability Report Card 2010, the highest grade awarded add something

 

Meryl Streep - In 2010, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was *awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Harvard University


2011

Stephen Fry - In February 2011, Fry was *awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement *award in Cultural Humanism by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, the Harvard Secular Society and the American Humanist Association

 

Stephen Fry - On 22 February 2011, Fry was presented with the Lifetime Achievement *award in Cultural Humanism by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, joining a list of previous honorees including novelist Salman Rushdie, screenwriter Joss Whedon, and Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

 

As of September 2011, it had nearly regained the loss suffered during the 2008 recession add something


2012

In 2012, Harvard ranked first in a University Ranking by Academic Performance add something

 

Internationally, Harvard ranks third in both the "QS World University Rankings" and the annual World's Best Universities by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2012 add something

 

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj - President Elbegdorj visited the United States in September of 2012 where he spoke at his Alma Mater, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the UN General Assembly in New York, New York


2013

As of 2013, there were 42 Division I intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men at Harvard, more than at any other NCAA Division I college in the country add something


2014

On October 17, 2014, Harvard suspended university-sponsored nonessential travel to Ebola-affected countries for its students, staff, and faculty add something


2016

On May 7, 2016, over 225 years after the first club was founded, Harvard University announced that these clubs must significantly change their character by allowing women to be admitted under a process of general admission add something


2018

In February 2018, Lawrence Seldon Bacow was designated to take office as its 29th president on July 1, 2018 add something

 

As of October 2018, 158 Nobel laureates, 18 Fields Medalists, and 14 Turing award winners have been affiliated as students, faculty, or researchers add something


2019

In 2019, it ranked 1st among the universities around the world by "SCImago Institutions Rankings" add something