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Harvard University

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Last updated: May 21, 2019
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What city is Harvard located in?
Cambridge
What other elite university can be found in the same city?
MIT
And what metro area is that city a part of?
Boston
What type of people were not admitted as Harvard undergraduates until the 1970s?
Women
What sports league is Harvard a part of?
Ivy League
Who became one of the richest people of all-time after he dropped out of
Harvard in the 1970s?
Bill Gates
What polymath was the first person to receive an honorary degree from Harvard - in 1753?
Benjamin Franklin
What well-known company was started in a Harvard dorm room in 2004?
Facebook
What school is considered to be Harvard's greatest rival?
Yale
What language were classes originally taught in?
Latin
Who was the first U.S. President to have a Harvard degree?
John Adams
What is the name of Harvard's sports teams?
Harvard Crimson
What type of people composed over 25% of Harvard freshman in 1925 before
a de-facto quota was imposed to reduce their numbers?
Jews
What is the name of Harvard's humor magazine that has produced many famous
comedy writers such as Conan O'Brien?
Harvard Lampoon
Along what river's banks would you find Harvard's campus?
Charles River
Who became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990?
Barack Obama
Harvard's motto is "Veritas". What does that mean in English?
Truth
What was the family name of early Harvard theologians Increase and Cotton?
Mather
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level 75
May 20, 2019
the admissions quota lasted until the 1960s before being removed, just in case anyone was wondering
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level 58
May 21, 2019
They have an admissions quota now, though not on Jews.
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level 61
May 21, 2019
Is it on Visigoths? They've had a bad reputation since the fall of Rome. You sack and pillage one city pivotal to the development of Western Civilization...
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level 68
May 21, 2019
At least they don't get stuck with the rap the Vandals got.
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level ∞
May 21, 2019
Many people believe that elite universities unfairly discriminate against Asians. In my opinion it is remarkably similar to the anti-Jewish discrimination of the 1900s.
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level 70
May 31, 2019
Please. Everybody knows all the Visigoths go to BU.
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level 71
May 21, 2019
Typo in the river question - Havard
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level ∞
May 21, 2019
Fixed
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level 78
Jun 13, 2019
Typos everywhere--should be "Hahvahd," not "Harvard" ;)