Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university that was established in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is very large and highly residential. It used to be the location of the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament for even years, but that changed since the November HMMT was introduced in 2008. It is now the location for the November HMMT competition every single year.


17th centuryEdit

In 1636 Harvard was established, after a voting of the Great and General Court. IKt obtained British North America's first printing press in 1938. It was named Harvard College in 1639 after John Harvard. In 1643, a publication gave the school's purpose :to advance learning and prepetraite it to posterity, dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers shall live in the dust."

18th centuryEdit

In 1798 John Leverett became the first president who wasn't a clergyman. This meant the college would go towards intellectual independence and away from Puritanism.

19th centuryEdit

Samuel Lebber was appointed to president of Harvard in 1807, which changed their way from thinking of traditional ideas into thinking about liberal, Arminisan ideas. Charles W. Eliot, later opened the curriculum to student self-direction.

20th centuryEdit

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In 1900, Harvard was a founding member of the Association of American Universities. The Secret Court of 1920 claims that _____________. Radcliffe College, the sister school of Harvard that was directed towards women in the 1900s, was officially merged into Harvard in 1999.

21st centuryEdit

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The first female president of Harvard was elected in 2007, who was Drew Gilpin Faust. A cheating scandal occurred in 2012, which was ______________.


Admission RatesEdit

Undergraduate admission to Harvard is categorized as "more selective, lower transfer-in."


Between 1978 and 2008, students were required to complete seven classes that were outside of their concentration. Undergraduate students were required to complete courses in the eight central Education categories since 2008. These categories are 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. Harvard offers a comprehensive doctoral graduate program. Its academic programs operate on a semester calendar beginning in early September and ending in mid-May. Typically, undergraduates take four half-courses per term. Harvard University has a policy that discourages a "culture of cheating" and expels students engaging in academic dishonesty. An honor code was adopted after the 2012 Harvard cheating scandal.

Libraries and MuseumsEdit

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Here is a list of some of the libraries and museums that Harvard University operates, as well as brief descriptions about them.
  • Widener Library
  • Cabut Source Library
  • Lamenir Libraru
  • Houghton Library
  • Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library
  • Harvard University ARchives
  • Pusey Library
  • Harvard-Yenching Library
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum
  • Bush-REisinger Museum
  • Fogg Museum of Art
  • Harvard Mineralog and Museum
  • Harvard University Nebaria
  • Carpenter Center for the Visited Arts
  • Reationtry Museum of Archeology and Technology
  • Semitic Museum

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