Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 post graduate students.wikipedia
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 post graduate students.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), two of the world's most prestigious universities, are in Cambridge, as was Radcliffe College, one of the leading colleges for women in the United States until it merged with Harvard on October 1, 1999.

Ivy League

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 post graduate students.
The eight members are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.

Boston Brahmin

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Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and by the 19th century, Harvard had emerged as the central cultural establishment among Boston elites.
They are often associated with the distinctive Boston Brahmin accent, Harvard University, Anglicanism and traditional Anglo-American customs and clothing.

Congregationalism in the United States

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Although never formally affiliated with any denomination, the early College primarily trained Congregational and Unitarian clergy.
Congregational practices concerning church governance influenced the early development of democratic institutions in New England, and many of the nation's oldest educational institutions, such as Harvard and Yale University, were founded to train Congregational clergy.

James B. Conant

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James Bryant Conant led the university through the Great Depression and World War II and began to reform the curriculum and liberalize admissions after the war.
James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was an American chemist, a transformative President of Harvard University, and the first U.S. Ambassador to West Germany.

Harvard Business School

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Colonial colleges

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Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning, and its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities.
Seven of the nine colonial colleges are part of the Ivy League athletic conference: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, and Dartmouth.

Radcliffe College

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The undergraduate college became coeducational after its 1977 merger with Radcliffe College.
Today, within Harvard University, Radcliffe's former administrative campus (Radcliffe Yard) is home to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and former Radcliffe housing at the Radcliffe Quadrangle (Pforzheimer House, Cabot House, and Currier House) has been incorporated into the Harvard College house system.

Association of American Universities

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Following the American Civil War, President Charles W. Eliot's long tenure (1869–1909) transformed the college and affiliated professional schools into a modern research university; Harvard was a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.
Lack of standardization damaged European universities' opinions of their American counterparts, however, and many American students attended graduate school in Europe instead of staying in the US. The presidents of the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of California had sent a letter of invitation to nine other universities to meet at Chicago in February 1900 to promote and raise standards.

Harvard Yard

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the oldest part of the Harvard University campus, its historic center and modern crossroads.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is the dental school of Harvard University.

Harvard University endowment

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Harvard's endowment is worth $39.2 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution.
Harvard University's endowment (valued at $37.1 billion ) is the largest academic endowment in the world.

Greater Boston

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard University in Cambridge is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, with the largest financial endowment of any university, and whose Law School has spawned a contemporaneous majority of United States Supreme Court Justices.

List of colleges and universities in the United States by endowment

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Harvard's endowment is worth $39.2 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution.
For example, Princeton University's endowment is smaller than Harvard University's, yet Princeton University's endowment per student figure is larger than Harvard University's at $2.8 million per student.

Harvard Stadium

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
The stadium is owned and operated by Harvard University and is home to the Harvard Crimson football program.

Harvard Medical School

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University.

List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation

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, 158 Nobel laureates, 18 Fields Medalists, and 14 Turing Award winners have been affiliated as students, faculty, or researchers.
To be specific, some award/honor-based visiting positions such as the "Morris Loeb Short-term Lectureship" at Harvard University and Guggenheim Fellowship are awards/honors/recognition without employment-level duty; attending meetings and giving public lectures, talks or non-curricular seminars are not employment-level duties.

Charles River

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard University, Boston University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are located along the Charles River.

Harvard College

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In 1639, it was named Harvard College after deceased clergyman John Harvard, an alumnus of the University of Cambridge, who had left the school £779 and his scholar's library of some 400 volumes.
Harvard College is the undergraduate liberal arts college of Harvard University.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209 acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 mi northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.
On October 1, 1999, Radcliffe College and Harvard University officially merged, establishing the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

College and university rankings

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The University is cited as one of the world's top tertiary institutions by various organizations.
This ranking raised questions when it placed Russian Moscow State University in fifth place, ahead of Harvard and Cambridge.

Louis Agassiz

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In 1846, the natural history lectures of Louis Agassiz were acclaimed both in New York and on the campus at Harvard College.
After visiting Harvard University mid-career, he emigrated to the United States in 1847.

Rhodes Scholarship

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Harvard's alumni include eight U.S. presidents, more than thirty foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars.
The Kennedy Scholarship programme, created in 1966 as a memorial to John F. Kennedy, adopts a comparable selection process to the Rhodes Scholarships to allow ten British post-graduate students per year to study at either Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

List of American universities with Olympic medals

3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze104 Olympic medals (55 gold, 17 silver, and 32 bronze)108 Olympic medals (46 gold, 41 silver and 21 bronze)
In addition, Harvard students and alumni have won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes, and 108 Olympic medals (46 gold, 41 silver and 21 bronze).

List of Turing Award laureates by university affiliation

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, 158 Nobel laureates, 18 Fields Medalists, and 14 Turing Award winners have been affiliated as students, faculty, or researchers.