July 26, 2007 |
Sean T. Buffington, associate provost for arts and culture at Harvard University, has been named president of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Buffington, 38, succeeds Miguel Angel Corzo, who led the arts college for seven years before accepting a post as president of the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
June 2, 1995 |
Ronald and Nancy Reagan have been awarded a prize by Harvard University for their openness about the former President's fight against Alzheimer's disease, the school said. The Reagans are the first recipients of the David Mahoney Prize, awarded by the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute. Nancy Reagan will accept the award at a dinner in New York City on June 5.
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October 6, 2011 |
Caltech celebrated the announcement Wednesday that it has been ranked the world's best research university by a British higher education magazine, beating Harvard University in the listing for the first time. The Pasadena institution, which specializes in science and engineering, was first in the World University Rankings by the Times Higher Education magazine in London. Harvard had topped the list since the ranking began in 2004 but slipped to second this year, tied with Stanford University.
May 21, 1999 |
As a truck loaded with the bones of their ancestors made its way from Massachusetts to New Mexico, more than 200 Pueblo Indians were walking 80 miles to be at the Pecos National Historic Park, near Santa Fe, when it arrives. The Indians were using the route their ancestors took 160 years ago. Harvard University handed over the remains this week.
May 11, 1994 |
Harvard University is launching what is believed to be the biggest single fund-raising campaign in American history with a quest to raise $2.1 billion over the next five years. The school has a $500-million head start due to early pledges and donations. Nearly half the goal will go toward the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard's undergraduate college, which hopes to hire about 40 more faculty.
February 5, 1990 |
Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani, visiting Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., to watch his son play squash, was met by demonstrators who shouted "death squad president" and "murderer." Secret Service agents and police escorted Cristiani through 75 chanting, sign-carrying protesters in a snowstorm outside the gym where the match between Harvard and Princeton was played. Cristiani's son, Alejendro, is a student at Princeton. Police removed about 15 demonstrators