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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. Established originally by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for clergyman John Harvard ...

www.summer.harvard.edu/inside-summer/history-harvard-symbols

Guest post by Christina Hodge, senior curatorial assistant at the Peabody Museum and Summer School instructor of Icons: A Material History of Harvard. History is often brought to life through icons. And Harvard has amassed plenty in its 375-year history. Symbols connect present and past and shape our sense of Harvard ...

www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-glance/history

The history of Harvard University, including the history of the Veritas shield, crimson, and U.S. Presidents who have received honorary degrees.

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/05/seal-of-approval

May 14, 2015 ... The Harvard “arms” — a shield, three books, and the word Veritas — are the decorative version of the University seal, which remains a legal device for authenticating documents. Some variant of the arms can be seen anywhere at Harvard: above gates and doorways, carved into wood, sculpted in stone, ...

www.hcs.harvard.edu/~gsascf/shield-and-veritas-history

Shield and “Veritas” History. Harvard University was founded in 1636 with the intention of establishing a school to train Christian ministers. In accordance with that vision, Harvard's “Rules and Precepts,” adopted in 1646, stated (original spelling and Scriptural references retained):. “2. Let every Student be plainly instructed, ...

www.quora.com/What-is-the-meaning-of-the-symbols-on-each-of-the-Harvard-college-shields

This is a picture of Tercentenary Theater (the grassy open space near Harvard Yard between Widener Library, Memorial Church, University Hall, and Sever Hall ) in set up for the commencement ceremonies for the class of 2013! These are the shields r...

www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/harvard-no-symbology-here

Sep 15, 2009 ... ... inspiration for Dan Brown's super-sleuth Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard, explained yesterday on Slate that all the real-life academics who pursue lines of study similar to the fictional Langdon's— interpreting religious iconography, deciphering codes made of symbols—already have ...

www.thedailybeast.com/was-harvard-law-schools-shield-racist-enough-to-change

Mar 16, 2016 ... Harvard Law School has retired its official symbol, because of its ties to a slave- owning benefactor.

www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/05/harvard-law-school-drops-official-shield-over-slavery-links

Mar 4, 2016 ... University committee rules shield donated by family that built wealth through slavery does not reflect institution's values.