Harvard Challenges Students To Think Big

Friday, February 17, 2012

Harvard University’s president, Drew Faust, is posing a $100,000 challenge to students, asking them to find ways to solve big global problems.

Enterprising undergraduate and graduate Harvard students who are interested in social issues will be eligible for the President’s Challenge , a contest to create entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges, the university said yesterday.

“This is an opportunity for students to pursue ideas that seem to be way out there, ideas that some people might dismiss as wacky,’’ said Harvard’s provost, Alan M. Garber. “It’s a time to be creative and to make big bets and to see what they come up with.’’

Harvard joins other universities and colleges in Massachusetts, and across the country, that run competitions to promote entrepreneurial enterprise.

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