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. 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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