Harvard University

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                                 Harvard University

 

  Harvard University - one of the most famous universities in the US and around the world, is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Harvard - the oldest university in the United States, was founded September 8, 1636. Named after the English missionary and philanthropist John Harvard . 
 
  85 hectare main campus of Harvard concentrated in Harvard yard in Cambridge, which is 5.5 miles northwest of downtown Boston and extends to the surrounding neighborhood and Harvard Square. At Harvard Park is the central administrative buildings, the main university library, academic buildings, most dorms for freshmen, as well as housing and Siver University and the Memorial Church. Nine of the twelve residential "homes" for students, starting from the second year, located south of Harvard yard and near the Charles River. The other three are located in a residential neighborhood half a mile northwest of the park in the so-called quadrilateral (hence the name of these three houses - Kouadio House (Quad House)). The metro station called "Harvard Square" provides students of public transport. 
Harvard leadership engaged two administrative organization: President and Fellows of the University (also known as "the Harvard Corporation") and the Harvard Board of Supervisors (controllers). President of the University - the most responsible person having control over the educational process. In 2007, when the 28th presidents of Harvard became the first woman - Drew Gilpin Faust, the university has collected the largest endowment in the world, amounting to 27.5 billion. Dollars - by the end of 2010.

 

   In the Service of the University of about 2,100 professors, lecturers and instructors, teaching 6517 students and 12,424 graduate student. Harvard is the symbol of the purple color, the same color as the Harvard sports teams and university newspaper. The color was chosen by voting and received 1800 votes students, although the association of the University with different shades of red can be traced back before 1858, when a young graduate student, Charles William Elliot, and later president of the university, bought red bandanas for his team, so that participants could distinguish them during annual regatta  

 

 


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Harvard University - one of the most famous universities in the US and around the world, is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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