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I am enormously pleased to become a part of the Harvard community once again. I look forward to working with the students and faculty members at the Law School and in the History Department, and to experiencing the rich interdisciplinary environment at the Radcliffe Institute.
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Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
The students I have come in contact with at Harvard are highly competent individuals who prefer to be challenged and respond well to encouragement.
Harvard freshmen are smart, interested, and excited, and it's fun hearing their different perspectives and stuff that they will share.
My undergraduate studies at Brown and graduate degrees from Harvard prepared me for a multifaceted career as an actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
I'm not the woman president of Harvard, I'm the president of Harvard.
Harvard is Classical Military Theory, Improv is Vietnam
Victorian literature was my subject at Harvard.
Not a Harvard-type education, ... Just a not-sticking-up-a-liquor-store-type education.
I've been awed by the incredible opportunities that automatically float to the Harvard undergrads I once taught - from building homes for the poor in Nicaragua to landing prime White House internships.
Someone thought that I dropped out of Harvard. I am a college dropout, but I dropped out of Temple University in Philadelphia.
I too turned to Webster's Dictionary and it defined Harvard University as a season for gathering crops.
In the spring of 1959, I received an offer of a professorship at Harvard, which I accepted with alacrity since I wanted to be near my family and since the chemistry department at Harvard was unsurpassed.
The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience, and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.
I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.
I applied to Yale, and I got in.
I left Princeton, but I graduated Harvard, in 1952.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and the rest of the Ivy League are worthy institutions, to be sure, but they're not known for educating large numbers of poor young people.
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Voters inclined to loathe and fear elite Ivy League schools rarely make fine distinctions between Yale and Harvard. All they know is that both are full of rich, fancy, stuck-up and possibly dangerous intellectuals who never sit down to supper in their undershirt no matter how hot the weather gets.
It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
From 1958 to 1966, I was in exile. I just wandered around teaching, waiting for an offer from Harvard.
I came home from school one day, and there was a phone call for me. And I picked up the phone. They said, 'This is the Harvard Admissions Department. We'd like to let you know that you're accepted in the freshman class.' And I said, 'Come on, who is this really?'
I never graduated high school; they had to change the Ivy League rules. During my tenure at Brown, I helped them become the number one Ivy League school.
First Day at Harvard [10w]
Smartest kid in the room
walks into room of competitors.
I played varsity soccer at Yale and continued playing at Cambridge.
The universe is a great university.
I went to Harvard High because it was a great school. That it happened to be a military school was just a part of it. I gained from the discipline there.
I've lectured at the Harvard Business School several times.
I'd say Harvard graduates leave here with a sense of the possible and the limit - and a sense that there are no limits to what humans can do and that you can always be pushing, whatever limit you think might be there.
I got accepted at Yale but never went.
At Harvard College, I discovered political philosophy as a way of life.
Harvard has been almost as important to the American Jewish community as the pork-sausage industry.
By the time I got to Harvard, I feel like I knew who I was, and my job there was to throw as much against the wall as possible, to see what would stick.
Universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard all began as Jesus-inspired efforts to love God with all ones' mind.
I hope that one day when I'll go back to Pakistan, I will build a university like Harvard.
just graduated from Tufts - Laine
Every Harvard class should have one Democrat to rescue it from oblivion.
I wonder more and more just where I may have come out if I had never seen Harvard Square.
When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
If you're last in your class at Harvard, it doesn't feel like you're a good student, even though you really are. It's not smart for everyone to want to go to a great school.
Sometimes I fear that, if Harvard does not give up trying to turn itself from an Institution of Learning into an Educational Institution, we may have a generation of professors whose duty it will be to disseminate information which they have not the time to acquire.
I've been waiting more than 30 years to say this: 'Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree.' I want to thank Harvard for this honor. I'll be changing my job next year and it will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume!
At Harvard I was in charge of the comparative anatomy labs.
They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor.
Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.
I was probably the first kid in my high school to go to Yale. I applied almost as a lark. Then, when I got there, I was the dumbest person in your class.
I want to make as much of a contribution as I can, to Harvard, to higher education and hopefully, to education around the world.
There is only one school: that of talent.
All of my education at Harvard, then Oxford, then Paris was in literature - even my thesis was on Shakespeare.
I didn't go to Ivy League schools. I dropped out of college to go into movies.
I know how it works, Esther. I graduated from Harvard." "Book-smart, but life-stupid," said Esther.
Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist.
I graduated from the University of Whatever.
The takeover of Harvard in 1805 by the Unitarians is probably the most important intellectual event in American history - at least from the standpoint of education
This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in three years, editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
It's a matter of the heart ... I take teaching at Harvard very seriously and supervision of my students very seriously. Harvard should have a bona fide commitment to me.
Smart enough to get into Yale. Economists studied students who had been admitted to two schools of higher and lower prestige but decided to attend the school with lower prestige. Estimated sacrifice in lifetime earnings from attending the less prestigious school: none.
When I arrived at Harvard, I wanted to design a course in political theory that would have interested me, back when I was started out, in a way that the standard things didn't.
I'm a Stanford kid through and through.
The benefit of rich families putting their child through Harvard is always going to exist. But it's quite evident that there are 700 million peasants in China who are never going to go to Harvard.
S. J. Keyser is a shrewd and insightful observer of academe. His experiences in three universities, Brandeis, UMass, and MIT, enrich his perspectives about the way universities work, and his exploration of the culture of MIT is brilliant.
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
I'm a graduate of Princeton, and I just want to say you don't have to go to an Ivy League school to be on the Supreme Court.
I blew the college boards, and to ease the snub from Harvard made a tour of Europe.
I'm sleeping with a Harvard grad," I said.
"The Emory of the North," Becker said.
Sometimes i feel that i am unlucky due to couldn't enroll in the Harvard Business School but at least by this encouragement that i enrolled in MBA in Human resource management program whereas i grown as a leader and build the team in the field of HRM through motivation.
Following graduation from Amherst, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship enabled me to test the depth of my interest in literary scholarship by beginning graduate studies at Harvard University.
I'm going to do some consulting for nonprofits and arts agencies. These are areas I'm interested in that didn't come directly out of Harvard, but certainly I started looking at things in a different manner.
the undergraduates of Yale and Princeton are cleaner, healthier, better-looking, better dressed, wealthier and more attractive than any undergraduate body in the country.
The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
McMaster University, Courtesy of Kevin Mitchell,
I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy.
Yale Law School was the kind of place you went if you felt you needed to go to law school, maybe, for your resume, but you really didn't want to practice law. You wanted to do public policy, or maybe go into politics.
When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted for Harvard when my father was offered the position of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office on the west coast, and we moved to San Francisco.
I feel like my 50 years at Harvard were an interlude. I'm really a New Yorker.
One of the major jobs of the Harvard president is to choose the deans. I've had the opportunity to choose a considerable number of deans already, so I've learned a lot in the process in doing it.
When hiring, mix Harvard Nerds with Chicago Improvisers and stir.
Yale's greatness carries an urgent need to guard against the fall of excellence into exclusivity, of refinement into preciousness, of elegance into class and convention.
I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition ... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.
I went to Princeton, I minored in women's studies.
Because Harvard is such a fine sound forty acres is no high price for a fine sound. A fine dead sound we will swap Benjy's pasture for a fine dead sound. It will last him a long time because he cannot hear it unless he can smell it
One fall day in Boston, a tall mechanical engineering student named Joe entered the student union at Harvard University. He was all ambition and acne
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
A deep river of must-have school mania runs through the chattering classes. There is, of course, the parental adrenaline rush at suburban cocktail parties that comes from announcing one's son or daughter as an Ivy Leaguer.
I arrived from Harvard, where I had studied philosophy and the history of ideas, with a bias toward literature and formal thought.
At Harvard I learned most uncomfortably that facts are facts. In Italy I learned that facts are the way you look at them.
At Harvard, I got to meet and have dinner with Jamaica Kincaid. Just to have conversations with professors was absolutely amazing.
Harvard just took that option out of our hands. He is truly on his own now.
Davos is my university.
I was educated at King's College, Taunton and went to the University of Cambridge in 1942.
The motto of Harvard isn't 'nice,' it's truth. The motto of Yale isn't
'light and nice,' it's light and truth.
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale.
In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.
There were so many great music and political scenes going on in the late '60s in Cambridge. The ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one, so all of those things were playing in my mind.
I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy.