Per the tour guide, with its $27B endowment Harvard is second to the Roaman Catholic Church. Amazing!
We took a campus tour and learnt about the non business school side of Harvard. They have a unique selection process which ends up taking in about 9% of applicants. The school was founded in 1636 and has been home to many famous figures. Two things that I found very odd:
- This school used to be segregated and it was only in the 1990s that women got Harvard University diplomas. They used to get Radcliff diplomas till then.
- Tommy Lee Jones and ex. Vice President Al Gore were roommates at Harvard. Wonder if it was here that Al ‘invented’ the internet. And did Tommy help him? 🙂
Beautiful campus with a lot of history. Hopefully Niki got inspiration from this place.
Here is a picture of Nidhi in front of the Baker library. It was a beautiful day.
Update on October 6 2009:
Here is an article Michael gave me today – so Harvard’s endowment was ~$37B before the current economic crisis! Amazing.