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Rihanna Was Named Harvard's Humanitarian Of The Year

Rihanna is getting recognized for doing good.

Rihanna is a bad girl gone good. The superstar has been recognized by Harvard University as its Humanitarian of the Year. According to Rolling Stone, Rihanna is getting props for her work in improving cancer treatment in her native Barbados and for setting up a college scholarship to bring students from the Caribbean to pursue degrees in the United States. 

"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," shared Harvard Foundation head Dr. S. Allen Counter, per Rolling Stone. "She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear 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."

Rihanna joins other famous Harvard awardees like Lionel Richie, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and actor James Earl Jones. The singer will be on the Ivy League campus on February 28 to accept her award.

In case you have a Harvard ID, you can attend the big event.

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