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1819: Outside the Gates Mrs. Emerson: Oh son, I’ve missed you so! Have you decided? Law or Pre-Med? Ralph Waldo: Mother, I’ve decided to be a poet! Mrs. Emerson faints. Mr. Emerson glares at Ralph before carrying her back to their carriage.
Billionaire Hong Kong investor and Harvard School of Public Health alumnus, Gerald L. Chan, has made news in recent months with his purchases of Harvard Square real estate totalling over $100 million.
Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin ’89 has donated $150 million to Harvard and has directed at least $125 million of the gift to support financial aid at the College. The gift, announced by the University on Wednesday afternoon, is the largest in the history of Harvard College.
Those who knew Rose describe him as a caring friend with a sunny personality and a deep interest in philosophical issues and say that they hope his death will spark a discussion about mental health.
Harvard raised more than $792 million during fiscal year 2013, a 21 percent increase from its 2012 charitable contributions of $650 million and more than any other American university but Stanford, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education.
Less than a week after the release of his debut book, “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories,” Harvard College alumnus and actor B. J. Novak ’01 read excerpts from his compilation of 63 fictional narratives to a sold-out Brattle Theatre audience on Monday evening.
The incident is “not considered to be foul play or a suspicious death,” according to MaryBeth Long, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. She clarified that the case is no longer a criminal matter in a phone interview.
A social club for Harvard alumni, the Harvard Club of Boston is the only Platinum alumni club in Massachusetts.
Special events for Harvard alumni are hosted at the Harvard Club of Boston at 374 Commonwealth Avenue.
Before Facebook swept the globe and attracted more than one billion users, it got its start in a Kirkland House dorm room on Feb. 4, 2004 as an internal directory for Harvard undergraduates, running on a single server at a cost of $85 per month.
Ten years after Facebook's founding, The Crimson checks up on the former Harvard undergraduates who created the world's largest social network.
During World War II, several Harvard affiliates served as Monuments Men: art professionals who fought against the Nazis’ attempts at destroying works of art, and strove to prevent cultural casualties from piling up alongside human ones. Who were these men? Why did they put their lives on the line? And how does their battle continue today?
The Graduate School of Design announced last Wednesday that John K. F. Irving ’83 and his sister Anne Irving Oxley have donated $10 million to the school in honor of their father John E. (Jack) Irving.