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Harvard A to Z

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Open this book and step into the storied corridors of the nation's oldest university; encounter the historic landmarks and curiosities; and among them, meet the famous dropouts and former students, the world-class scholars, eccentrics, and prodigies who have given the institution its incomparable character.

An alphabetical compendium of short but substantial essays about Harvard University--its undergraduate college and nine professional schools--this volume traverses the gamut ...

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Overview

Open this book and step into the storied corridors of the nation's oldest university; encounter the historic landmarks and curiosities; and among them, meet the famous dropouts and former students, the world-class scholars, eccentrics, and prodigies who have given the institution its incomparable character.

An alphabetical compendium of short but substantial essays about Harvard University--its undergraduate college and nine professional schools--this volume traverses the gamut of Harvardiana from Aab and Admissions to X Cage and Z Closet. In between are some two hundred entries written by three Harvard veterans who bring to the task over 125 years of experience within the university. The entries range from essential facts to no less interesting ephemera, from the Arnold Arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to the peculiar medical specimens of the Warren Museum; from Arts and Athletics to Towers and Tuition: from the very real environs (Cambridge, Charles River, and Quincy Street) to the Harvard of Hollywood and fiction.

Harvard A to Z is a browser's delight, offering readers the chance to dip into the history and lore, the character and culture of America's foremost institution of higher learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674012882
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2004
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 815,086
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

John T. Bethell is the Senior Editor of The American Scholar and a contributing editor at Harvard Magazine, where he was editor from 1966 to 1995.

Richard M. Hunt is a former Harvard University Marshal and Senior Lecturer in Social Studies.

Robert Shenton, now deceased, is the former Secretary of Harvard's Governing Boards.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Map of Harvard

Aab

Admissions

Adolphus Busch Hall

Affirmative Action

Alpha-Iota of Massachusetts

Allston

Alumni

American Repertory Theatre

Architecture

Archives

Arms

Arnold Arboretum

Art Museums

Arts

Athletics

Bells

Brattle Theatre

Business School

Cambridge/Boston

Cantab

Carpenter Center

Characters

Charles River

Clocks

College Pump

Commencement

Consulting

Continuing Education

The Core

Crimson

Crimson Key

Dance

Deans

Degrees

Dental School

Dining Services

Diplomas

Discipline

Divinity School

Diversity

Dropouts

Dumbarton Oaks

Ed School

Elmwood

Endowment

ETOB

Extinct Harvard

Faculty Club

"Fair Harvard"

Fashion

Fictional Harvard

Film Archive

Final Clubs

Fire

First Year

Firsts (Men)

Firsts (Women)

Fountains

Fundraising

Gates

Gay and Lesbian

Gazette

Gilbert & Sullivan

Glass Flowers

God's Acre 00
"Godless Harvard"

Gold Coast

Governance

Grade Inflation

GSAS

GSD

Great Salt and Other Relics

Guardhouse

Harvard Advocate

Harvard College

Harvard Crimson

Harvard Elsewhere

Harvard Forest

Harvard Foundation

Harvard Hall

Harvard Heroes

Harvard Hill

Harvard Magazine

Harvard Neighbors

Harvard Student Agencies

Harvard Union

Harvard University Press

Hasty Pudding Show

Hillel

Holden Chapel

Hollywood's Harvard

Honorary Degrees

Houghton Library

Houses

Information Technology

International Outreach

Ivy League

Jazz

John Harvard—and His Statue

Kennedy School of Government

Lamont Library

Lampoon

Law School

Lectures

Libraries

Life Raft

Maps

Medical School

Memorial Church

Memorial Hall

Music

Native American Program

Nieman Fellows

Nobel Laureates

Observatory

Ombuds

Outings and Innings

Phillips Brooks House

Portrait Collection

Presidents

Prodigies

School of Public Health

Public Service

Quincy Street

Radcliffe

Rebellions and Riots

Regalia

Research Centers and Institutes

Reunions

Rhodes Scholars

ROTC

Sanders Theatre

Sardis

Science Museums

Scientific Instruments

Signet Society

Society of Fellows

Soldiers Field

Songs and Marches

Statues and Monuments

Theatre Collection

Towers

Trademark Licensing and Protection

Tuition

Underground

UHS

University Professors

Vanserg Hall

Villa I Tatti

Virtual Harvard

Wadsworth House

Warren Museum

WHRB

Widener Library

Wireless Club

X Cage

The Yard

Z Closet

Zeph Greek

Appendix: Harvard Lingo

Acknowledgments

Index

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