A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 06, 2007
Harvard on the Highway (San Jacinto College nickname)

"Harvard on the Highway” is an unflattering and unofficial nickname for several community colleges. In the 1980s, when basketball players such as Walter Berry enrolled there, it was a nickname for San Jacinto College.


San Jacinto College
Now in its 45th session, San Jacinto College is, a public community college in Harris County, Texas, serving a district defined by the combined areas of these independent school districts: Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena and Sheldon.

Baylor Lariat
April 9, 1998
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If that meant going to Harvard on the Highway (a community college that was considered easy), then it looked better and better. 

Shorthorn (University of Texas at Arlington)
OPINION | August 2, 2005
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When my grandfather laughingly referred to UTA as “Harvard on the Highway,” I’d cringe and grit my teeth.

17 February 1985, Syracuse (NY) Herald American, pg. D3:
Greg “Boo” Harvey, the 6-foot point guard from Queens’ Andrew Jackson High School, appears headed for Harvard on the Highway. The highway is in Texas, and the Harvard tag is really San Jacinto Junior College, where forward Walter Berry matriculated on the way to St. John’s.

16 November 1994, Syracuse (NY) Herald-Journal, pg.D1:
...guard Michael Lloyd is no Diaper Dandy, but the JC transfer from Harvard on the Highway (San Jacinto, Texas) has been drawing raves…

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From: (Patrick L Humphrey)
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1992 12:34:18 GMT
Local: Wed, Apr 22 1992 7:34 am
Subject: Re: Texas, Our Texas

You didn’t go to San Jac Central (a/k/a Harvard on the Highway)? 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, March 06, 2007 • Permalink