HARVARD UNIVERSITY BY BOUBAKAR DIALLO
The Early History of Harvard University Harvard university was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was named after 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. Harvard's first scholarship fund was created in 1643 with a gift from Ann Radcliffe, Lady Mowlson.
The Early History of Harvard University part2 During its early years, the College offered a classic academic course based on the English university model but consistent with the prevailing Puritan philosophy of the first colonists. Although many of its early graduates became ministers in Puritan congregations throughout New England, the College was never formally affiliated with a specific religious denomination. An early brochure, published in 1643, justified the College's existence: "To advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches."
HARVARD UNIVERSITYPRESENT DAY Harvard University, which celebrated its 350th anniversary in 1986, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Founded 16 years after the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, the University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 18,000 degree candidates, including undergraduates and students in 10 principal academic units. An additional 13,000 students are enrolled in one or more courses in the Harvard Extension School. Over 14,000 people work at Harvard, including more than 2,000 faculty. There are also 7,000 faculty appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals.
FAMOUS U.S.A PRESIDENTSFROM HARVARD Seven presidents of the United States graduated from Harvard – John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George W. Bush – were graduates of Harvard. The one most important president that I like who graduated from Harvard University is President Barack Obama.
Harvard's Endowment Funds Harvard University's endowment, valued at $25.9 billion at the end of FY 2005, is a collection of more than 10,800 separate funds established over the years to provide scholarships; to maintain libraries, museums, and other collections; to support teaching and research activities; and to provide ongoing support for a wide variety of other activities. The great majority of these funds carry some type of restriction. Although their specific use varies greatly, all of Harvard's endowment funds have a common objective: to support activities not just for one year, or even one generation, but for perpetuity. By their very nature, endowment funds require the balancing of current and future needs.
Students at Harvard university Visitors often ask: Who is the typical Harvard student? The answer is that there is no such person. Each student is a unique individual, and the student body is incredibly diverse. Harvard men and women represent an array of ethnic groups, religious traditions, and political persuasions. They come from every region of the United States and more than 100 other countries. They include undergraduates and graduate, continuing education, and Summer School students. They range from pre-teens to octogenarians; in 1997, Mary Fasano became the oldest person ever to earn a Harvard degree when she graduated from the Extension School at the age of 89. Harvard College students have a remarkable range of backgrounds and academic and extracurricular interests. Two-thirds come from public schools, and about two-thirds receive some form of financial aid.
HARVARD SPORTS Harvard has a variety of different sports for students to play on campus. MEN SPORTS WOMEN SPORTS • MEN SPORTS INCLUDE • BASEBALL • BASKETBALL • CREW(HEAVYWEIGH) • CREW(LIGHTWEIGH) • CROSS COUNTRY • FENCING • FOOTBALL • GOLF • ICE HOCKEY • LACROSSE • SAILING • WOMEN SPORTS INCLUDE • BASKETBALL • CREW SAME AS BOYS • CROSS COUNTRY • FENCING • GOLF • FIELD HOCKEY • ICE HOCKEY • LACROSSE • SAILING • SOCCER • SOFTBALL • SKIING • SOCCER • SQUASH • SWIMMING • TENNIS • TRACK (INDOOR) • TRACK (OUTDOOR) • VOLLEYVALL • WATERPOLO • AND WRESTLING • SQUASH • SWIMMING • TENNIS • VOLLEYBALL • WATER POLO • AND TRACK • INDOORS • AND OUTDOORS
SAFETY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY AT HARVARD SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS IS ALWAYS FIRST. HARVARD IS ONE OF THE ONLY UNIVERSITIES WITH ITS OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT. The mission of the Harvard University Police Department is to maintain community peace, safety, and quality of life. The HUPD pursues this mission within the University context of free expression, rigorous inquiry, vast diversity, and pursuit of distinction. The HUPD honors these traditions and seeks success by means that are moral, constitutional, and respectful of individual rights and community interests. HUPD officers personally and professionally commit themselves to the values of the Department. They seek the same distinction in policing that the University pursues in research and teaching, and in so doing, contribute to the excellence of Harvard University.
Compensation @ Harvard Harvard offers salaries that are competitive with Boston-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and time paid off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.In addition to being externally competitive, Harvard ensures that salaries are internally calibrated through its grading system.The salary ranges in the table below reflect base salaries paid for all positions at a given grade across the University. Typically a new hire can expect a starting salary somewhere in the lower part of the range. This amount will vary based on the position and the relevant experience of the candidate. Working at Harvard you can start at $25,000 and it grows every year until in about 12 years you can be making $200.000 a year
MAJORS popular majors For Bachelor's Degrees Social Sciences: 41% Biology: 13% History: 8% Psychology: 7% English: 5% Foreign Languages and Literature: 5% Mathematics: 5% Physical Sciences: 5% For master’s degree Business: 42% History: 18% Psychology: 5% English: 10% Drama: 5% Theology: 5% Geology: 5% Social science:10%
HARVARD OFFICE OF NEWSAND PUBLIC AFAIRS Harvard’s Office of News and Public Affairs is the liaison between the University and the news media and the general public. The office also manages the University’s Web site, www.harvard.edu; the production of the Harvard University Gazette and a wide range of specialty publications; the operation of the Harvard Events & Information Center; and other media relations services.
THE STUDENT BODY AT HARVARD TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 25,017 FULL TIME ENROLLMENT: 19,263 FULL TIME STUDENTS: 1,684 PART TIME STUDENTS: NONE % INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 9% TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 2,251 % OF MINORITY STUDENTS: 75% TOTAL MINORITY STUDENTS: 18,883 WHITE NON-HISPANIC: 6,134 BLACK NON-HISPANIC: 704 HISPANIC: 6,134 ASIAN: 1,614 AMERICAN INDIAN: 56 UNKNOWN: 1,908
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