Harvard College

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Harvard College

About Harvard College

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Harvard Yard

The campus of Harvard College comprises of the most eclectic and artful parts of the University. Some establishments, such as the Cambridge Queen’s Head, host performances by artists and musicians and serve refreshments, giving students a space to feel relaxed in a social environment.

The arts department at Harvard College continuously hosts artists and guest speakers such a trumpeter Eddie Henderson and artist Helen Otterson.

The ART theater is a well-known establishment that has recently featured Bryan Cranston, star of Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad, in a month-long production of an auto-biographical play about Linden B. Johnson.

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Areas of study

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Outside of the Harvard Lampoon

Harvard Colleges provides its students with a wide-ranging education. All students, regardless of their concentration, must take courses in Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding, Ethical Reasoning, Societies of the World, Science of the Physical Universe, Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning, Culture and Belief, Science of Living Systems, Societies of the World, and United States in the World.

Clubs and Activities

Harvard College continues its education with its extracurricular activities. Some interesting extracurriculars include the Women’s Center, the Harvard Rap Collective and Harvard Speak Out Loud, a new association dedicated to spoken word poetry.

A well-known Harvard publication is The Harvard Lampoon, a magazine which produces comedic cartoons, sketches, and articles.

Fun facts

A few of the many celebrities who attended Harvard College are Rashida Jones, start of the popular show Parks and Recreation, and Natalie Portman, star of Black Swan.

Jones studied religion and philosophy and was a member of the Radcliffe Institute’s drama club and graduated in 1997. Portman earned her degree in psychology from Harvard in 2003.