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  • "This is a fantastic endorsement of how popular our libraries are in the borough and how much the John Harvard is a much loved and much-used facility," says Cllr Lewis Robinson, Southwark's executive member for culture, leisure and sport.

    London SE1 community website

  • While Spanish was spoken in what is now the United States well before John Harvard founded the College -- as I used to tell my Harvard undergraduates when I taught the first course on Latino Cultures in the history of the University, the fact remains that two thirds of the approximately 50 million Latinos in the U.S. today are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

    Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco : Memo to Bald Men

  • When checking out books at Widener Library, they would have passed underneath the 1636 charter for Harvard College, signed by Thomas Dudley, who insisted that the school not be named after him, but instead after his friend John Harvard, who had recently died and donated his library to the school.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • Named after first benefactor John Harvard, a minister and Cambridge alumnus who bequeathed his library and half his estate to Harvard.

    Cambridge ousts Harvard as world's best university

  • In 1638, John Harvard bequeathed his library and half his estate to Harvard College.

    Ron Mirenda: Change and Charity: How You Can Ensure They Both Survive

  • Why does John Harvard look so depressed and defeated?

    The College Catalogue Goes Bye-Bye: Harvard Catches Up With Zenith At Last

  • Harvard University is named for 30 year old clergyman John Harvard, who died in 1638 of tuberculosis.

    Please Don't Call it Trivia #1

  • One was Prince Charles, heir to the British throne; after all, it was from England that John Harvard had emigrated to Massachusetts, where eventually in 1636 he had bequeathed his personal collection of three hundred books to the small college that was later renamed in his honor.

    The Prize

  • When John Harvard bequeathed part of his fortune and 400 books to "the new college" in Cambridge, Mass., in 1638, the intention of American higher education was to prepare men for the clergy and the kingdom of heaven.

    Hitting the Books Without Having a Clue

  • The targets -- colleagues John Harvard, Diane Marleau, Stan Keyes, Nick Discepola, Joe Fontana, Rick Limoges, and Paul Bonwick -- showed class and maturity by refusing to descend to her gutter-sniping tactics.

    Archive 2004-11-01

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