After the tour, we had lunch at the Pine restaurant in Hanover which was very close to the campus itself. I sat with Lisa Romero and conversed about Dartmouth with a student named Eloise. Eloise told me about how she grew up in Hanover and decided to attend Dartmouth. Similarly to the dinner last night, I learned about her transition from high school to college and what changed about her life. She also shared with me how the curriculum and student opportunities benefitted her. I got to listen to her while I was eating some amazing food as well.
|Beef Sandwich with French Fries|
I never got to speak about the research that I did about Harvard, so here are some fun facts about Harvard, hope you enjoy.
Harvard Fun Facts
-Harvard is located in Cambridge and was established in 1636 and is the oldest educational institute for higher learning
-large financial endowment of over $30 billion
-possessed America's first printing press
-was originally created to train Puritan ministers
-became more liberal after the 18th century Enlightenment
-founder of the NAACP, W.E.B. Dubois was the first African-American students
-Harvard tries to identify and recruit talented students as opposed to wealthy and entitled students, contrary to popular belief
-The library is the 4th largest in the world and has more than 18 million volumes