January 20th, 2012 | Culture

Lady Gaga partners with Harvard on Foundation

Lady Gaga, above, will partner with various Harvard organizations to launch the Born This Way Foundation.
Lady Gaga, above, will partner with various Harvard organizations to launch the Born This Way Foundation. Photo by Creative Commons.

We always knew Harvard attracted little monsters, but a recent announcement that Lady Gaga would be visiting the university in February further confirms that belief.

The international icon and sometime pop singer will be at the University’s Sanders Theatre on Feb. 29 to launch her Born This Way Foundation. The foundation will partner with The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Harvard Graduate School of Education to further the principles established in American society via Gaga’s hit single “Born This Way.”

The Foundation aims to help individuals realize their full potential as humans, without facing hate or bullying. It will focus on “promoting self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, career development and advocacy for young people,” according to the Crimson.

Fans of the Harvard Graduate School of Education can win tickets for the ceremony by “liking” the organization’s Facebook page. It already has nearly 10,000 likes, a number we expect will double by the launch party.