All that can be required of a trustee is, that he shall conduct himself faithfully and exercise a sound discretion. He is to observe how men of prudence, discretion and intelligence manage their own affairs, not in regard to speculation, but in regard to the permanent disposition of their funds, considering the probable income as well as the probable safety of the capital to be invested… Do what you will, the capital is at hazard.
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In the 19th century, Enlightenment ideas of reason and free will were widespread among Congregational ministers, putting those ministers and their congregations in tension with more traditionalist, Calvinist parties.:1–4 When Hollis Professor of Divinity David Tappan died in 1803 and President Joseph Willard died a year later, a struggle broke out over their replacements. Henry Ware was elected to the Hollis chair in 1805, and the liberal Samuel Webber was appointed to the presidency two years later, signaling the shift from the dominance of traditional ideas at Harvard to the dominance of liberal, Arminian ideas.:4–5:24
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Listen to poems, lectures, and readings from Ezra Pound, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, E.E. Cummings, Jacques Derrida, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, Audre Lorde, Anne Carson, Jorge Luis Borges, Anais Nin, Ralph Ellison, Wallace Stevens, Claudia Rankine, Adrienne Rich, T.S. Eliot, and many others.
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Alaskan poet and Radcliffe fellow Joan Naviyuk Kane shares her dedication to sustaining King Island Inupiaq, her Native Alaskan language, through poetry.
With over 5,000 recordings on a range of media that span the 20th and 21st centuries, including phonodiscs, magnetic tape (reel to reel and cassette), CDs, DATs, and born digital, the collection is one of the largest and earliest poetry-specific sound archives in the United States.
The Woodberry Poetry Room inaugurates their 90th Anniversary celebrations with a reading by poet, activist, and icon Sonia Sanchez and poet, movement worker, and the newly-appointed laureate of San Francisco Tongo Eisen-Martin.
Our educational programs advance Harvard Medical School's core mission to alleviate human suffering by nurturing a diverse group of leaders and future leaders in both clinical care and biomedical inquiry. These individuals are on the front lines of medicine and science serving individuals and populations locally, nationally, and globally.
Harvard's athletic rivalry with Yale is intense in every sport in which they meet, coming to a climax each fall in the annual football meeting, which dates back to 1875.
The Poetry Room, a curatorial division of Houghton Library, features a circulating collection of 20th and 21st century poetry, over 150 literary magazines, and a landmark audio-visual collection featuring recordings from 1933 to the present day.
Trainees and program leaders describe their experiences with diversity, Harvard-affiliated training programs and life in Boston.
In the 20th century, Harvard's reputation grew as a burgeoning endowment and prominent professors expanded the university's scope. Rapid enrollment growth continued as new graduate schools were begun and the undergraduate college expanded. Radcliffe College, established in 1879 as the female counterpart of Harvard College, became one of the most prominent schools for women in the United States. Harvard became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.
The Woodberry Poetry Room’s Vocarium Reading series presents poets M. NourbeSe Philip (author of “Zong!”) and Cecilia Vicuña (author of “Spit Temple: The Selected Performances” of Cecilia Vicuña). This reading is a part of the Poetry Room’s fall 2020 celebration of pioneering women poets from around the world, in commemoration of the centennial of US women’s suffrage.
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