Harvard University is a private university and a member of the Ivy League schools. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with approximately 6,700 undergraduate students and 15,000 graduate students. Eight United States Presidents have graduated from Harvard and there are currently over 370,000 living alumni across the world.
Famous "Crimson" alumni include Mark Zuckerberg - founder of Facebook, Natalie Portman - actress, Matt Damon - actor, George W. Bush - former U.S. President, Colin Jost - comedian and writer (SNL), Catherine Oxenberg - actor, Nicholas D. Kristof - New York Times columnist, Lloyd Blankfein - CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, William Rehnquist - Former Chief Justice of the United States, Melissa Block - Host of NPR's All Things Considered, and Jeremy Lin - basketball player (Brooklyn Nets).
Zach is a Freshman from New Jersey. One quirky fact about Zach..."I walked on to the Heavyweight Crew team."
Fun fact about Harvard University: Our famous statue of John Harvard is not actually John Harvard.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: J.P. Licks.
Favorite Bakery & Sweet: L.A. Burdick, chocolates.
Where to Grab a Coffee: Peet's Coffee.
Burger Joint and Fries: Bartley's Burger Cafe.
Vegetarian Hot Spot: Clover.
Pizzeria: Pinnochio's Pizza & Subs (local institution).
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: El Jefe's, breakfast burrito with plantains.
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: Tatte.
Things to do:
Neighborhood Bookstore: The Coop.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: Cabot library.
Where do you want to go on spring break: Montreal.
Where to Stay: The Charles (fancy).
Anything we missed? Tell us more!: Don't take the classic tourist photo touching the golden foot of the John Harvard statue...there is a story behind the color.