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A year that changed students, and students changed the world

first_img The Harvard and Radcliffe Class of 1968 returns to campus PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle Fullscreen,Demand for change,Student protests erupt,The war and the draft,Tragedy strikes again,‘A major science program for Harvard’,Visual Studies launched,Early ‘personal computers’,‘A generation in search of a future’ “All of you know that in the last couple of years there has been student unrest, breaking at times into violence, in many parts of the world. … Unless we are to assume that students have gone crazy all over the world, or that they have just decided that it’s the thing to do, it must have some common meaning.” — George Wald In any other year, the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have stood out as the tragedy that defined the troubles of its time. But in 1968, it was only the first — followed quickly by the signing of the Civil Rights Act and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and played out as anger at America’s involvement in Vietnam mounted — to shake, challenge, and change the country.A new exhibit at the Pusey Library, “Harvard, 1968,” uses King’s death as a touchstone to explore what it meant to be a student experiencing, and helping shape, the political, cultural, and scientific revolutions that swept the world in that turbulent year. Relatedcenter_img These major historical markers live on in the photographs, letters, speeches, newspapers, posters, and a recording that document the upheaval on campus and put University events into a wider context. Also featured are views of others in the Harvard community, including some of the key faculty voices of the time.“Harvard, 1968,” curated by Juliana Kuipers, Emily Atkins, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, and Virginia Hunt of the Harvard University Archives, will be on view at the Pusey Library through June 14. It is free and open to the public weekdays 9 a.m.‒5 p.m.MLK’s ties to Harvard,Listen: MLK’s 1962 speech at Harvard Law School A revolution, 50 years in the makinglast_img read more

Out of many, one — band, that is

first_imgDing, from Boxford, started with the flute in elementary school but switched to the oboe in seventh grade. She plays in her middle school band, in the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra, and with the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, where she will be the principal oboe player for the 2019 Northeastern Senior Festival.Harvard College junior Melissa Drake, a flutist from Rhode Island, began her career by tanking a sixth-grade recital and climbed to the top by becoming the first-ranked young flutist in the Rhode Island All-State Band her senior year of high school. This is Drake’s first year in the summer group.Julia Cohen, a senior in the Tufts University Wind Ensemble, has been part of the band for two seasons. Cohen, from Montreal, appreciates the group’s open-mindedness when it comes to instruments. Hers, the euphonium, is a lesser-known member of the brass family.“People who aren’t musicians usually don’t know what the hell it is,” she said of the valved horn that resembles a tuba that shrank in the wash.Like many, she joined the summer band to stay in shape musically, but she stayed because of the joy she gets making music with others.“When you’re playing in a big ensemble you just feel a sort of connection with people,” Cohen said. “You’re all following the conductor. You’re all playing the same piece. You can feel the sound you are making just fitting with the sound everyone else is making. It’s just a really great feeling.”The summer band’s annual Harvard Yard concert will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Tercentenary Theatre. The Hatch Shell concert on the Charles River Esplanade will be 3 p.m. on Sunday. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Harvard University Band at 617.496.2263 or email Mark Olson (meolson@fas.harvard.edu). Enduring cymbal Related For 22 years, Latonya Wright has rumbled and rolled at Commencement David Schwartz and Andrew Yatsuhashi have more than 50 years of trombone experience separating them, yet the two play in the same section of the Harvard Summer Pops Band and will share the stage as equals at both its summer concertsIt is, in fact, that diversity, that mix of ages, skill levels, and experience, which makes the group such a draw for the area’s brass, woodwind, and percussion players — and for its audience. Performers play side by side, whether they’ve been at it for 66 years, like Schwartz, a retired investment banker, or more like 10 in the case of Yatsuhashi, a sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.That and a shared authentic passion for music. This year, like the past 47, all of that is the same.“The people are from all different walks of life,” said flutist Helen Bryant. “On one side is someone who’s played for 25 years and on the other is one of the [Harvard] Summer School students. … You look around and the age span is from little kids all the way up to much older people, but everyone is really committed to it. … You just don’t get to meet that diversity of people on a regular basis when you go off to work every day and just do your job.”For the Cambridge-resident —who joined the 150-musician band with her son, Lewis — it’s all about rediscovering a beloved hobby. Bryant is coming off a 17-year hiatus that started when Lewis was born. Prior to that, she had been playing for almost 35 years. “I’ve always had music in my life,” she said. “It was a rite of passage [in my family].”Lewis, a trombone player with the band the past few summers, gave his mother the push she needed to take up the woodwind instrument again. Now, despite being “beyond a little rusty,” Bryant, an associate justice for the Suffolk County Juvenile Court, has found her place among the motley crew.Jill Smith is another longtime Cambridge resident in the group. She’s also one of the steadiest members in the French horn section.,In the last 13 years, she’s missed only two summers. Smith likes the options the band gives her in terms of coming and going from year to year, and that there are only five rehearsals before the concerts, one at Harvard Yard and the other at the Memorial Hatch Shell.“It is low-commitment,” Smith said. “You can practice at home as little or as much as you want, or not at all. [And] the rehearsals are at night, so I could study or work during the day and still be able to rehearse.”That was important as she earned her Ph.D. at Brandeis University, said Smith, a faculty assistant in Harvard’s Economics Department. She’s played the French horn since high school.Ryan Burkley, who joined the summer band three years ago, loves the music-making process. The 28-year-old is a seasoned performer and one of the group’s professional musicians. Not bad for someone who started playing the electric bass in high school as part of a garage band before moving into his current instrument, the upright bass.“It’s relatively late for a lot of people,” said the Framingham resident. “But I really liked it, and I played a lot and practiced a lot. I eventually played in my school’s jazz band and my school’s orchestra, and [then] got into the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.”,Other groups he’s played with include the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra and the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Since 2016, Burkley’s played in 27 musicals and is set to start on his 28th in the fall. His most recent gig is with the Harvard Musical Association Reading Orchestra. For Burkley, constantly playing in any group has become an obsession. “I need orchestra at all times,” he said.Along with community members, the band has its fair share of students. Some go to Harvard. Others, like Yatsuhashi, go elsewhere. Some are even in high school. Harvard Summer School roommates Annika Gagnon and Erika Ding, both 16, share the same birthday, and even play similar instruments. And though they are young, they are both already accomplished.Gagnon has played flute since middle school and in 2017, as part of the Alaska state marching band, she was part of the 100 or so members who performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. “Across the Yard” as performed by the Harvard Summer Pops Band on July 29, 2018, at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle Fullscreen There are tubas, and then there’s this The journey into the history of the mammoth Harvard instrument is nearly as epic as it islast_img read more

Preserved For Conserve

first_imgThe year 2000 Conservation Use (current use) valuation tables for land have been developed by the Georgia Department of Revenue. The benefit of conservation use valuation to the Georgia public is land preserved in farms and forests.That’s good news for Georgians craving more open, green areas.Bob Izlar, director of the W.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources’ Center for Forest Business, says the advantage to qualified landowners entering the program is land value more reflective of farm and forest uses. Lower Property Tax BillCurrent use valuation also may result in a lower county ad valorem property tax bill. In return for a covenant with the county, landowners agree to maintain the land for agricultural or forest use for 10 years.Covenants are between qualified landowners and county governments. The covenants have qualifying agricultural and forest lands in Georgia valued for county ad valorem taxes based on current use (conservation use). The are usually assessed at fair market value.Maps AvailableTwo Georgia maps with an accompanying table for each that give the Conservation Use land values are available from the school at http://www.forestry.uga.edu Look under “Public Service” then “Extension Forest Resources” then “Economics and Taxes” to find the Year 2000 Conservation Use Tables of Values in Forest Resource Notes No. 79, along with other property tax-related publications.Maps and tables are also available in your county tax assessor office, along with program details and sign-up procedures. These tables show dollars per acre for class 1-9 land (1 is most- and 9 is least-productive land).One map shows the nine Conservation Use Valuation Areas (CUVA’s) by county, with a table containing values to be used for the more than 50,000 1993-style covenants entered after 1992 under rules prescribed by Georgia House Bill (H.B.) 66. Qualified landowners with these Conservation Use covenants earn more than $33 million annually in ad valorem property tax savings.The other map shows the 28 CUVA’s by county, with a table containing values to be used for the 10,000-plus 1992-style covenants entered during 1992 under rules prescribed by H.B. 283.Yearly ValuationEach year the Department of Revenue revises its tables of values for qualifying conservation use property following guidelines detailed by H.B. 283 (1992-Style) and H.B. 66 (1993-Style).Details of the programs can be found Georgia Extension Service Bulletin 1089, Tax Incentives for the Georgia Landowner. The bulletin is available though your county Extension Service agent or on the Web at www.ces.uga.edu under publications.Bulletin 1089 discusses the ’91 timber tax law that appeared to offer tax breaks to large timber companies and commercial farmers. The bulletin covers the ad valorem tax issues of the new conservation use valuation program for agricultural, forest and environmentally sensitive land. Included is the one-time county ad valorem tax on timber at harvest or sale for harvest. Also covered are the issues of fair market value for property and the Agricultural Preferential Assessment program for agricultural and forest land. Qualified landowners in Georgia are entered in more than 24,000 Agricultural Preferential Covenants. They save more than $6 million in property taxes each year.Find more useful ad valorem property tax information on the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Property Tax Division Web page at http://www2.state.ga.us/Departments/DOR/ptd/ Sign-up for the program is through the County Tax Assessor Office prior to the property tax return filing deadline, March 1 or April 1 depending on the county.See your local County Extension agent for further information.last_img read more

Vermont ACLU sues inn over discrimination against gay couple

first_imgMore information on this case, including a video of the plaintiffs. Source: ACLU of Vermont. July 19, 2011 The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Vermont has sued a Vermont resort that refused to host a lesbian couple’s wedding reception due to the owners’ personal bias against lesbian and gay people. Vermont law prohibits denying access to public accommodations based on sexual orientation. According to a statement from the ACLU, Kate Baker and Ming Linsley of New York wished to hold their wedding ceremony at a Buddhist retreat in Vermont and have their reception at a nearby inn. Linsley’s mother, Channie Peters, contacted the Vermont Convention Bureau to locate a facility and received information on the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville. The 24-room inn described itself as an award-winning resort and an ideal destination-wedding location. Baker and Linsley were excited about holding the reception there, but when the events manager learned that the reception was for a lesbian couple, Peters was told that due to the innkeepers’ ‘personal feelings,’ the inn does not host ‘gay receptions.’‘I had been so excited to help plan my only daughter’s wedding reception, so when the Wildflower Inn told me that my daughter wasn’t welcome there, it was like being kicked in the stomach,’ said Peters. ‘Someone who didn’t even know us was telling me that my daughter wasn’t good enough to have her reception at their facility while everyone else who sees the resort’s web site is welcome.’The Vermont Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act explicitly prohibits any public accommodations from denying goods and services based on customers’ sexual orientation. The law applies to inns, restaurants, schools, stores, and any other business that serves the general public. The act contains exceptions for religious organizations and small inns with five or fewer rooms; the Wildflower Inn fits neither category. The inn is a multimillion-dollar public business whose slogan is ‘Four Seasons for Everyone!’Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Megan Smith issued the following statement regarding the ACLU’s action: ‘I don’t know the details of this case, but I do know that Vermont businesses in the tourism industry welcome LGBT travelers with open arms. Vermont was the first state to establish civil unions and the first to legalize same-sex marriage without a court order, and we are deeply proud of these historic milestones.”As a Justice of the Peace, I have conducted many same-sex weddings since the law took effect in Vermont. LGBT tourism is an important part of Vermont’s economy, and we are working more than ever to promote our state to LGBT travelers.”Within weeks of Governor Shumlin taking office in January, he made marketing to LGBT travelers a priority for his administration. Last April, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing sponsored and attended a reception at the GLBT Travel Expo in New York with our local marketing partners.”In addition, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing will sponsor in September the first Northern Decadence diversity and culinary festival in Burlington in partnership with the Vermont Gay Tourism Association. We are looking forward to attracting new visitors to Vermont through this new event and through other LGBT initiatives in the future.’Peters was able to find an alternate location for her daughter’s reception.‘I was completely surprised when I was told that the resort had a ‘no gay reception’ policy,’ said Baker. ‘We wanted to celebrate our marriage with our loved ones in a beautiful country setting, and it never crossed my mind that a resort that is open to the public would discriminate against us based on the owners’ personal feelings about LGBT people.’‘The discrimination from the Wildflower Inn cast a shadow on what should have been a purely joyous occasion,’ said Linsley. ‘We didn’t want to stay quiet and allow this business to continue to discriminate against other couples.’‘The law is clear that any business that provides a service to the public can’t pick and choose who they want to serve based on the customer’s race, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity,’ said Joshua Block, staff attorney for the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project. ‘If we allow one group of people to be singled out and denied basic rights and service, we are violating the basic American values of justice and fairness for everyone.’last_img read more

Snow Forecast for Long Island Tuesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Snow is forecast to start falling on Long Island as early as before dawn Tuesday morning into the afternoon with accumulations possibly reaching up to three inches—making the rainy Monday commute look easy.The likelihood of the white stuff coating the region increases between 3 a.m. and 4 p.m., although temperatures will hover just above freezing, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.Wednesday is expected to be sunny, but has a chance of flurries after sundown into Thursday before clearing up again Friday.A 50 percent chance of snow and rain is in the Saturday forecast ahead of a sunny Sunday.last_img read more

Not In Our Town Photo Contest Winners Announced

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Student photographers in northwestern Nassau County took aim at bullying — with their cameras.The Town of North Hempstead and Long Island Press co-sponsored an anti-hate photo contest in which elementary, middle or high school students captured images that address bullying. The theme, Not In Our Town, required entries that illustrate how participants stand up to hate in their community or school.Pictured here are the 12 winning photos of the anti-hate initiative thathas the goal of building safe, inclusive communities for all.GRADES K-6First Place: Submitted by: Brayden Barthelemy (photographer – prek) / Ms. Wolfe’s Class, Meadow Drive School, Albertson.Second Place:Submitted by: Eli Sevanayev (photographer – 1st grade) / Mrs. Pearsall’s Class, Meadow Drive School, Albertson.Third Place:Submitted by: Matthew Durham, Erin Gayson, William Raia, Estefany Aguilar, Hampton Street School, Mineola.Honorable Mention:Submitted by: Leah Heimowitz, Saddle Rock School, Great Neck.GRADES 7-9First Place:Submitted by: Eliana Wong, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck.Second Place:Submitted by: Ryan Kim, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck.Third Place:Submitted by: Christopher Gee, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck.Honorable Mention:Submitted by: Sheryl Huang, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck.GRADES 10-12First Place:Submitted by: Jenna Franklin and Shelley Philipson, Schreiber High School, Port Washington.Second Place:Submitted by: Hannah Pei, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck.Third Place:Submitted by: Daniella Erfanian, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck.Honorable Mention:Submitted By: Ryan Chen, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck.last_img read more

Social selling faux pas to avoid

first_imgRules are set for almost every endeavor, whether fashion, “don’t wear white before Easter,” hygiene “brush twice a day,” or driving, “stay within the speed limit.” Perimeters like these are generally set as guideposts to create overall successful.Social selling has rules, too, but there’s a problem. Because it’s almost brand new, many sales professionals don’t understand how to act and what actions are acceptable. While companies can bring about powerful results by engaging in social selling, key points must be followed for maximum benefit. Here are seven faux pas to avoid with social selling.#1: Coming in too hot. Busting up on LinkedIn and other social sites with the “buy from me” mentality of old will have you unfriended, unfollowed, and unsuccessful, in short order. Social selling is more about engaging your prospect, letting them see who are are, and offering them value.#2: Failing to do your research. Social networks are gold mines of information on potential customers. Take time to dive into a prospect’s profile, identify points of interest, and take note of similarities you both share.#3: Missing the chance to engage. Instead of hard selling tactics, use social media to engage with your target audience. That way, they get exposure to your branding message and begin to connect with you.#4: Lacking a strategic focus. Make sure every post and response sets you up as an industry expert. Everyone, given a choice, would do business with a thought leader. Keep this in mind in all your social selling actions. continue reading » 83SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tips for creating the perfect job posting

first_imgWhen you’re on the lookout for the best candidate for your open position, it’s essential your posting stand out from the rest. Prospective hires are sifting through countless job opportunities, so consider the tips below for grabbing their attention and getting them in the door.Remember the title countsSeeking out new employment can be stressful for job hunters, so make sure your job posting’s title is direct and concise. There was a time when creative and quirky titles were the thing (“copywriter extraordinaire”), but prospective hires are busy and don’t have time for the fluff. Keep it simple, but make sure the title correctly describes what you’re looking for.Make it fun to readIt’s important to include all the necessary components of the listing, but remember you can still make your point without being stuffy and formal. You don’t need to be overly creative, as job hunters want the facts, but compose the posting in a way that’s warm and welcoming. You want them to want to work with you, so remember that your posting is a reflection of your workplace.Tell them what they’ll gainSure, it’s a good idea to brag on your company a bit by highlighting your successes and accomplishments, but be sure to also include what they will personally gain from working with you. Any job perks you can include are appealing and help your company to stand out from the rest. Include compensation, vacation time, flexibility, training, and incentives.Check out CUInsight jobs page for exciting opportunities in the credit union industry! 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Bellmore Man Killed in ATV Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old Bellmore man died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle during a family outing in upstate New York over Memorial Day weekend.New York State police said Keith J. Stratton was riding the vehicle in the Town of Tompkins in Delaware County when the ATV overturned into a creek while he was making a right turn at 9:34 p.m. Sunday.Stratton, who was not wearing a helmet, was killed on impact and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.Wake services for Stratton are scheduled for 2-4 and 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Clair S. Bartholomew & Son Funeral Home, 302 Bedford Ave., Bellmore. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday next door at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church. He will be buried at Pinelawn National Cemetery.last_img read more

ICTSI’s Net Income Edges Up

first_imgPhilippine terminal operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) saw a 5 percent rise in net income reported for the first nine months of the year.Net income attributable to equity holders stood at USD 149.3 million, against USD 141.9 million earned in the same period last year.The increase was ascribed to the continuing ramp-up at the new terminal in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), along with strong operating income contribution from the terminals in Iraq, Mexico, Honduras, Brazil and Madagascar, and the one-time gain on the termination of the sub-concession agreement in Lagos, Nigeria.Excluding the one-time gain, consolidated net income attributable to equity holders would have been flat in the first nine months of 2017.The increase in net income was tapered by higher interest and financing charges, higher depreciation and amortization, start-up costs at the company’s terminal in Melbourne Australia and increase in the company’s share in the net loss at Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A.Start-up costs of the company’s joint venture container terminal project with PSA International Pte in Buenaventura, Colombia, which increased from USD 4.7 million in the first three quarters of 2016 to USD 25.6 million for the same period in 2017 as the company started full commercial operations at the beginning of the year hampered further net income growth as well.Revenue from port operations came at USD 918.3 million, an increase of 10 percent over the USD 835 million reported for the first nine months of 2016.ICTSI handled a consolidated volume of 6,836,611 TEU in the first nine months of 2017, six percent more than in the same period in 2016. The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities, particularly in the emerging markets.last_img read more