Rihanna Is Harvard University's Humanitarian Of The Year
Rihanna did not win a Grammy Award this year, but she is definitely winning bigger and better with an Ivy League. Harvard University just named Rihanna the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. Rihanna will be at the campus in Boston on Tuesday to accept her award, which is called the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
Harvard recognizes leaders each year in honor of the late professor Peter J. Gomes. S.Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation's director, had this to say about the pop singer,
"Rihanna has charitably 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,"
He continued to say,
"She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries," he continued, "and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multi-year campaign that will provide 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."