Harvard University is one of the oldest and well known institutions in the United States. It has nearly 18,000 students currently enrolled and 14,000 faculty.

History of HarvardEdit

Harvard was founded in 1636 by the great and general court of Massachusetts Bay colony and was named after John Harvard. A minister who donated his library and half of his land to the university. It began with only nine students and a teacher and has grown into the world wide institution that it is today. Since its establishment 374 years ago it has produced 7 U.S. Presidents and 40 Nobel laureates.

Famous Harvard GraduatesEdit

Some famous graduates include Leonard Bernstein, Benazir Bhutto, Ben Bradlee, George W. Bush, Stockard Channing, Robert Coles, Archibald Cox, Michael Crichton, Elizabeth Dole, W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, Ellen Holtz Goodman, Al Gore, Fred Gwynne, Lisa Henson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry James, Tommy Lee Jones, Jack Lemon, Yo-yo ma, Norman Mailer, Montana Miller, Ralph Nader, William Rehnquist, David Rockefeller, Elisabeth Shue, Mira Sorvino, John Updike, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy.



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