Founded on September 8, 1636 with the name of New College, it was renamed Harvard College on March 13, 1639, in memory of its benefactor John Harvard, a young cleric who donated his library to the institution (which was half of his assets). For 40 years he radically transformed the university model in Harvard, making it a modern research center. These reforms included elective courses, small classes, and the appearance of examinations. This model has influenced the education of the United States, both in college and in high school. Currently, it has become synonymous of the universal aspirations of American higher education.
The university has several schools through which it offers the following study programs: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Design, School of Theology, Faculty of Education, JFK School of Government, School of Law, Faculty of Medicine and School of Public Health.
Through its classrooms very important characters in the history of humanity have passed, including more than 40 Nobel laureates and 32 presidents of state. In the list of alumni names like Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ban Ki-moon and T. S. Elliot can be found.
By Daniel Henriquez Montesdeoca
Student at CET Services