Rihanna named Harvard University’s humanitarian of the year

Guess who is coming to Harvard U on February 28th?  No, not for a concert.  Beloved Barbadian singer Rihanna is being honored by the prestigious and historic university with the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.

Local college paper, The Harvard Gazette mentioned that she has well earned this sentiment with her incredibly charitable giving.  She has “built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados”. She also “founded the nonprofit the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program…for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries” They go on to mention that she “supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, which provides children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls, and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today. ”

Goodness! Who knew RiRi was so extremely philanthropic.  Tickets to this event are *free* but only available for Harvard students and there is a strict limit on how many can be picked up (and only available day of).  Surely these students lucky enough to see her presented with such a magnanimous award will not mind the restrictions set into place. It is, after all, a solemn affair.

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