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Partying like it’s 1985

first_imgIt’s simple math, really. Since 1985, the combined efforts of the 145 employees honored at the 56th annual 25-Year Recognition Ceremony total “3,625 years of service,” said Vice President for Human Resources Marilyn Hausammann.“Thank you for bringing your excellence to work every day and serving the University so long and so well,” Hausammann told the proud crowd of staff, faculty, and friends and family Wednesday (Oct. 13) at Sanders Theatre.“I think staying at one place for 25 years is a very special kind of solidity and engagement in this world of changing and moving and transition,” said Harvard President Drew Faust, who dug into Harvard’s past 25 years to offer a history lesson of sorts.“Today I wanted to talk to you a little about your history, and what has happened at this institution since you arrived here in 1985,” she said.“You arrived here just as the personal computer was becoming a regular mode of doing work at this institution,” said Faust.“I sometimes look at my email and I look at the designation ‘CC,’ for copying people, and I wonder how many of our students and our younger colleagues have any idea what CC stands for,” said Faust, drawing laughs. “This is a vestigial remnant that we are among the few people remaining on earth to still understand. And I think we have to take this knowledge into the future and make sure that people understand that there was once carbon paper.”Other advances to revolutionize the workplace in 25 years include the Internet and mobile technology, but also “who we are, and who we work with at Harvard,” said Faust.“This is a much more diverse community than the one you entered 25 years ago. When I looked at the Crimson from 1985, it noted the first tenuring of an African-American professor at Harvard Business School. Similarly, Harvard Divinity School tenured its first woman during your first year at Harvard.”Faust noted that the University is not only more culturally diverse in its staff, faculty, and student bodies, but economically diverse, as well. Eighteen percent of this year’s freshman class, said Faust, “come from families with incomes $60,000 or below, which means that their families are paying no parental contribution.”The number of international students has doubled, Faust added.Honoree speaker Kathy A. Spiegelman, director of Harvard Capital Planning and Project Management, recalled the ways the campus has evolved over 25 years.“The changing of recognizable physical patterns of the spaces and buildings of Harvard shaped much of how I remember the last 25 years,” said Spiegelman, who, through the six different positions she’s held has helped to advance the look of the University through work with local government.“The next 25 years will look different from the last,” she said, “and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”Henry Ford II Professor of Human Evolution David R. Pilbeam recalled his highs at Harvard — meeting his wife being the greatest. His tenure at Harvard also involved multiple posts, even as one-time interim dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, where he approved the new General Education curriculum.Pilbeam also remembered bumping into a former student in Harvard Yard during a class reunion. The student told Pilbeam he remembered his human evolution class well.“He told me, ‘I remember how you walked like a chimpanzee,’” said Pilbeam.In the audience, Jaronica Fuller, a staff assistant in the Department of Government, was cheering on co-worker Sharon Jackson, a financial administrator. “This is the second ceremony I’ve been to,” said Fuller, who recognized that she would most likely be one of the future honorees.“I’ve been here seven years, I’m a lifer now.”For a list of honorees, visit HARVie. A Harvard ID is required.Nathaniel Desanges, age 10, photographs his father Jean Claude Desanges, an honoree at the 25-Year Recognition Ceremony at Sanders Theatre.last_img read more

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China virus death toll rises to 170

first_imgAsian stocksand currencies fell on Thursday as fatalities rose and more cases were reportedaround the world. China’sNational Health Commission said the total number of confirmed deaths from thecoronavirus in the country climbed to 170 as of late Wednesday and the numberof infected patients rose to 7,711. The virusemerged last month in a live wild animal market in the provincial capital Wuhan. Medical workers take the temperature of passengers after they got off the train in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China on Jan. 29. REUTERS/THOMAS PETERcenter_img Infections havebeen reported in at least 15 other nations, with 104 confirmed cases.(Reuters) SHANGHAI –Several countries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from theChinese city of Wuhan in an effort to stop the global spread of an epidemicwhich has killed 170 people.last_img read more

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Reds’ Demise

first_imgWhen I wrote this article, the Reds were in an extended losing streak.  Who is responsible?  The first person who usually gets blamed is the manager, which in the Reds case is Bryan Price.  Although Price has proven not to be a winner in his stay with the Reds, he certainly is not the whole cause of the problem.  When the Reds management (from the Castellini’s on down) decided they weren’t going to spend any more money on keeping proven athletes after the huge contract to Homer Bailey, they started the avalanche.The minor league system has some good athletes and their myriad of trades brought them many more.  They are just prospects.  The Reds team on the field this year is basically a AAA ball team.  Don’t look for any improvement this year.  This is normally a 3-year project for a small-market team like Cincinnati.last_img read more

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Syracuse battles Missouri to scoreless tie in season opener

first_imgThe Syracuse women’s soccer team opened its season Friday afternoon with a 0-0 tie against Missouri in the first game of the Penn State Invitational. Neither SU (0-0-1) nor Mizzou (0-0-1) was able to register a goal for the entirety of the double overtime match at Jeffrey Field in State College, Pa.The Orange attempted 15 shots in the game, while the Tigers recorded 19. Sophomore Stephanie Skilton led the Orange with two shots on goal.Missouri controlled the pace of the game early, shooting on goal three times within the first 11 minutes. The Orange defense did not give in, holding firm behind the goalkeeping of sophomore MacKenzie Moranz.Syracuse tallied three total shots across the two overtime periods, struggling to create offense when it was needed late. To complement the stingy defense of both sides, the goalkeepers were outstanding. Moranz totaled five saves, while Missouri’s McKenzie Sauerwein also made five. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game marked Moranz’s first start in goal for the Orange, as she attempts to fill the void left by Brittany Anghel, who was a four-year starter and is a school leader in both wins (28) and shutouts (21). Moranz recorded the only save of overtime for either team to preserve the tie.Syracuse accumulated seven offsides penalties throughout the game.SU wraps up its action in the Penn State Invitational against Penn State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.compiled by Liam Sullivan, staff writer, [email protected]  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pmlast_img read more

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How Kawhi Leonard is now trolling Warriors in Oakland

first_img Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Leonard’s shoe company, New Balance, had the massive billboard go on display in the middle of Warriors territory the morning after Toronto ripped the Warriors 118-109 in the NBA Finals opener in Canada. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Drake apparently just added a henchman to boost his troll game against the Warriors.While Golden State fans were still absorbing Thursday’s Game 1 loss to the Raptors, any of them passing through Oakland on Friday morning were greeted by a full-scale taunting in the form of a Kawhi Leonard billboard. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Golden State is also listed with the unspoken belief that in time the Warriors, too, will be eliminated.Of course, the two-time defending champion Warriors will have something to say about that, beginning with Game 2 in Toronto on Sunday. The series will then shift to Oakland for Game 3 on Wednesday.Maybe by then, as the prophecy tells us, we’ll see an appearance from “The King of the South”? Anyone driving down Highway 880 near the Hegenberger Rd. exit can’t help but notice the ominous message.The billboard showing the reticent Leonard in typical low-key fashion carries a warning for the Warriors and their fans that “The King of the North is coming.” Included on the billboard are Leonard and the Raptors’ victims on the way to the finals — Orlando, Philadelphia and Milwaukee — each with a red ‘X’ drawn through them.Related Articleslast_img read more

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Knicks executives explain decision to trade Kristaps Porzingis

first_img Social media reacts to Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks Knicks executives believe the team is heading in the right direction.New York traded star forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks on Thursday in exchange for a package around Dennis Smith Jr. as well as the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews. Mills said the team felt Porzingis was a great player. But, he told reporters the 23-year-old “made it clear” during a meeting earlier in the day he didn’t want to be part of the organization moving forward.”We feel like we did the right thing,” Mills said. “When you are thinking in the long-term, you don’t want to commit a max contract to a player that doesn’t want to be here.”I’m relieved that we know. We want to know if you’re in with us, or not in with us. When he says he doesn’t want to be part of this, then we know.” NBA free agency rumors: Rockets interested in Wesley Matthews if he receives buyout from Knickscenter_img Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry discussed the deal with reporters after the move became official.Full press release: https://t.co/l7C9fYzlCq pic.twitter.com/ulbfRI5WHY— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 31, 2019″I’m very pleased with what we are getting back in this deal,” Perry said, via ESPN. “We are extremely confident in the direction we are headed.” Related News Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in February 2018 and has not played this season. He has averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds over 186 career games.The Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season and will enter their matchup against the Celtics on Friday with a 10-40 record.last_img read more

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