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Friends of Henry Hubschman establish joint fellowship

first_imgFriends of Henry Hubschman, HLS 1972 M.P.P. 1973, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Law School (HLS). Established shortly after Hubschman’s death in February 2011, the fellowship has received more than $550,000 in contributions and is now permanently endowed. It will provide financial assistance to students beginning in the academic year 2012–13.HKS and HLS created the Joint Degree Program in Law and Government because many public problems have a legal component and many legal issues affect the policy arena. The program permits students to pursue a J.D. at HLS and either a master in public policy (MPP) or in public administration in international development (M.P.A./I.D.) at the Kennedy School in an integrated way in a reduced time period. The program has been a formal joint degree program since 2006.“Educating students about the issues at the intersection of law and public policy is key to the Kennedy School’s mission of training exceptional public leaders,” said David Ellwood, dean of HKS and Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy. “This gift will help us attract and engage the very best students to Harvard.”“The solutions to critical problems increasingly demand knowledge of institutions, law, policy, and politics, so it is terrific to see this wonderful gift offer talented students the chance to pursue learning across all these fields,” said Martha Minow, dean and Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor at Harvard Law School. “We are enormously grateful that this fellowship honors an individual whose own studies and career so effectively united law and policy.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

The literary landscape

first_imgThough it looked like a science fair on the outside, what with all the poster boards on display, Wednesday’s Literary Homecoming was a success, drawing delegates from the campus’s literary scene and students looking to find their lit niches, and get a foot in the door, too.Sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room, the Literary Homecoming gathered inside the Barker Center representatives from the English Department, the Harvard Review, the Harvard Advocate, Speak Out Loud, and Tuesday magazine, among others.English concentrator Amy Robinson ’15 was stationed at a table for Tuesday magazine. Robinson, who writes fiction and nonfiction, learned of the publication at last fall’s activities fair, and now she’s co-president. “Tuesday is such a great magazine, and it’s new and it’s small, so anyone getting involved can have a big influence,” she said.“Tuesday is such a great magazine, and it’s new and it’s small, so anyone getting involved can have a big influence,” said Amy Robinson ’15.Nearby, Bryan Erickson ’15 and Cassandra Euphrat Weston ’14 manned a spot for Speak Out Loud, Harvard’s spoken word poetry organization. “This group was created out of a need and a desire for a space for spoken word to exist, and for collaboration,” said Erickson. The group sponsors open mic nights in Ticknor Lounge and hosts workshops.“We’re not just creating a community of poetry, but poetry that’s often very personal. That kind of vulnerability is important on an analytical campus,” said Euphrat Weston.Freshmen roommates Yinka Ogunbiyi ’16 and Julia Haney ’16 mingled among the crowd. “I came to find out what’s available for people interested in writing and being exposed to what’s going on at Harvard in publishing and editing,” said Ogunbiyi, a London native who likes writing short stories and poems. “An internship at the Harvard Review sounds interesting.”“We’re just trying to understand what this place has to offer,” added Haney. “And it’s nice that it’s all consolidated.”Crouched in a corner, Harvard Law School student Joel Knopf picked through stacks of free literary magazines. Knopf said he is at work on the second draft of a young adult novel and came to the event to find opportunities to work creatively at Harvard.Harvard Law School student Joel Knopf stops by the Harvard Review table.Arts @ 29 Garden program manager Bess Paupeck spun records on a turntable. The records were pressed with mash-ups of student responses to Woodberry Poetry Room recordings, and were made during a Winter Session creative writing workshop. “This January, we’re doing an arts journalism and criticism workshop with the Nieman Fellows,” Paupeck said.Amy Hempel, the Briggs-Copeland lecturer in fiction, chatted with students and said that when it came to literature at Harvard “people are really open for business. No one is refusing possibilities.”Echoing that sentiment was Woodberry Poetry Room Director Christina Davis, who congratulated everyone in attendance for being a part of “the flourishing of the arts and a reinvention of pre-existing publications and presses and a start-up energy fueling new indie organizations.”“The reason the Department of English and everyone facilitated this event for the first time ever is because of how seriously Harvard takes creative writing, arguably as seriously as it takes the sciences,” said Bret Anthony Johnston, director of creative writing in the English Department. “It’s because of the work you’re doing, and the caliber of that work. … And it’s what you continue to do once you leave here and publish, and produce your plays, and your screenplays are made into movies. You’re giving Harvard the obligation to take writing seriously, and for that I thank you.”last_img read more

Singapore mosques, worshippers react to teen’s attack plans

first_imgSINGAPORE (AP) — Two Singapore mosques that authorities say were the targets of a planned terrorist attack by a 16-year-old student have remained open as police step up patrols in the area. Staff at the Assyafaah Mosque and Yusof Ishak Mosque in northern Singapore said already-frequent patrols had been tightened. Singapore authorities on Wednesday said they had detained without trial an ethnic Indian Christian teen who was preparing to launch “terrorist attacks” on the mosques with a machete. They said he was inspired by an Australian white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand in 2019.last_img read more

Student government brings farmer’s market to quad

first_imgNorth Quad will look like a farmer’s market Friday afternoon as part of a new student government initiative, Quad Markets, which brings locally grown produce, fresh pastries, handcrafted accessories and more to campus.“This is a great opportunity for Notre Dame as a whole to better connect with the South Bend community,” junior Lindsay Huth, Student Government communications director, said. “We’re hoping that through this, people will find interesting South Bend shops and restaurants that they’ll visit in the future and that they’ll discover all of the things the city has to offer.The markets will take place from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Quad Markets, sponsored by Student Government, is the realization of an idea student body president Lauren Vidal and vice president Matt Devine, both seniors, introduced in their election platform last spring. Sophomore and director of community relations Jamie Grzybowski has been responsible for planning and executing the event and has worked closely with student government.“Quad Markets will feature 18 different vendors from the local South Bend area, including a number of vendors from the South Bend farmers’ market,” Grzybowski said. “We also engaged in a partnership with Whole Foods Market, who recruited additional local vendors and who will have its own booth at the market.”Grzybowski said the variety of products on sale will include locally made jams, salsas, flavored honeys, gourmet popcorn, coffee, juices, produce and handmade goods such as scarves and jewelry that respect a student budget.“Students, undergrads specifically, are our primary target,” Huth said. “But it’s also a football weekend, and we’re hoping to promote it to all of the visitors on campus as well.”Grzybowski said shopping bags filled with information cards about the vendors will be available to the first 500 shoppers. Shoppers can take their purchases to-go or sit and enjoy them at an inside seating area within the market. She also said shoppers should bring cash, as a limited number of vendors accept debit or credit cards.“Students can stock up on dorm groceries, buy an afternoon snack or treat themselves to a handcrafted good all from one convenient location,” Grzybowski said.Huth said the event is about more than just food and is part of student government’s hope to integrate Notre Dame and the greater South Bend community.“South Bend isn’t just a place for students to perform service projects,” she said. “It’s a great community with awesome resources and culture. Our thought was that if we bring some of the city’s great shops to the students, they’ll realize how great they are and want to visit in the future or even explore other South Bend options.”Tags: farmers market, North Quad, quad markets, Student government, whole foods marketlast_img read more

Tix Now Available For On the Twentieth Century, Starring Kristin Chenoweth

first_img Directed by Scott Ellis, with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman, On the Twentieth Century follows a down-and-out Broadway producer named Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who struggles to convince his former muse and lover, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), now a successful film actress, to return to Broadway in a (non-existent) epic drama about Mary Magdalene. While dealing with Lily Garland’s jealous new lover and a religious fanatic aboard a luxury train, Oscar hopes he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career. View Comments The original Broadway production was directed by Hal Prince and opened in February 1978 at the St. James Theatre. The musical received five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Related Shows On The Twentieth Century Kristin Chenoweth Advance access for! Tickets are now available to see Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth return to Broadway in a forthcoming revival of On the Twentieth Century. The show will also star Tony nominee Peter Gallagher and play a limited engagement February 12, 2015 through July 5. Opening night is set for March 12 at the American Airlines Theatre. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015last_img read more

Trail Names: The Best of 2017

first_imgWhen you’re on the A.T. you’re bestowed a trail name—a nickname, of sorts, that becomes your primary identity. Here are some of our favorites trail names from this year’s class of thru-hikers.1. Mouse King“My first night on the trail, I got to the shelter, and I noticed everybody was in their tents. No one was in the shelter because there were so many mice. I was so tired, I didn’t care. I was the only one who slept in the shelter. There were mice everywhere. I would turn on my headlight and they’d go away. Then after awhile, they just stopped going away. So I set up my tent in the shelter and went to sleep. The next morning I went to the privy, and there was a mouse right behind me, just staring at me the whole time.”2. Cheese“I was at one of the shelters, and I picked up a block of cheese, and ate it down in under a minute, and it was good, so they called me cheese. I tell bad jokes, and I’m from Wisconsin, too, so I’ve got all three things going on.”3. ILL“My first night out here, I got sick, and I threw up a couple times.”4. Magnito“I make jewelry out of metal wire, things like that. I was crafting on the rail a little bit, and someone said, ‘Oh you’re Magnito.’ It’s a super-villain in X-Men who is able to manipulate metal magnetically. After the A.T., I hope to start making jewelry for a living.”5. Sliced Beets“It’s a game I play with my son online.”6. Santa Max“Some young kid was here, and he had Max first. That’s the one I wanted. And because of the beard, he stuck me with Santa Max so he could keep what he wanted.”7. Heat Wave“I got it on the Pacific Crest Trail. I had never backpacked before, and I had no idea what I was doing. I was probably carrying about 60 pounds. I kept pulling up and cinching my backpack, and when we stopped at the first break, I unclipped everything, and I think my squeezed-up insides just kind of loosened, and I threw up all over the trail. Some older gentlemen came by and checked that I was okay and walked on. About 10 days later, or so, I ran into one of them again. He walked right up to me and was like, “Hey, Heat Wave, how’s it going?” The name stuck.”8. Cindy Loo Hoo“My hair is crazy purple, and I put it in a really high top bun a lot of the times.”9. Red Fox“I move through the woods like a fox, and I’ve got red hair and a big red beard.”10. Banana Split“I split my pants on Day 3, and I wear yellow shorts. I guess I’m kinda stuck with that the rest of the way.”last_img read more

Tools to get the job done

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Anthony DemangoneJohn Spence has a great talk that he does on accountability.There are five parts to accountability.First, you have to communicate the mission and responsibility.You have to have buy-in from the other person.You have to give that person the authority and tools needed to get the job done.You have to track progress.And then you have to address where the person is against their goal.John notes that everybody focuses on numbers 4 and 5, but far fewer focus on 1, 2 and 3.I couldn’t agree more.  continue reading »last_img read more

Dutch mandate roundup: Syntrus Achmea, AZL, NN IP, Cardano, TKP

first_imgIn other news, the €1.2bn pension fund for news daily De Telegraaf has appointed NN Investment Partners as fiduciary asset manager, responsible for strategic investment advice and manager selection, via its Altis subsidiary.Until now, the pension fund has carried out its investment policy in-house, with more than 40% of assets – including listed property and credit – placed in external funds.It said it would also outsource liability-driven investment, adding that it aimed to have all of its assets managed externally. Meanwhile, the €1.1bn Pensioenfonds Arcadis has announced that it will outsource the management of its fixed income portfolio, as well as its interest and currency swaps, to Cardano.Until now, its bonds holdings have been managed by Delta Lloyd Asset Management, while the scheme carried out its interest and currency hedge in-house.The pension fund said it was concerned that the management of its derivatives, including central clearing, would become overly complicated following the introduction of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).Lastly, the €4.8bn Dutch pension fund for IT company IBM has said it will place its defined benefit plan with provider TKP, as it no longer wishes to use two different providers.TKP is already the administrator for IBM’s defined contribution arrangements, while its DB plan – covering 11,000 participants – remained with Blue Sky Group.Wouter van Eechoud, the scheme’s director, said the pension fund was hoping to simplify processes and believed that a single provider would improve efficiency and quality.He took pains to emphasise that his scheme had not been dissatisfied with Blue Sky’s service. Levensmiddelen, the €4.8bn pension for the Dutch grocery sector, is planning to drop its administration provider Syntrus Achmea in preference for rival provider AZL.It said Levensmiddelen and AZL would sign a declaration of intent in the near future, preceding “exclusive” negotiations, with the view to securing a final agreement by the first quarter of 2017.The pension fund said it also wanted to outsource board support, as well as advice on actuarial matters and communications, to AZL.Levensmiddelen was one of several Dutch pension funds forced to find a new provider after Syntrus Achmea announced in November that it would stop offering its services to industry-wide schemes.last_img read more

How to push through Brisbane’s goat’s cheese curtain

first_img MORE: Fashion family lists $20m Byron icon More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 62 Park Road, Wooloowin, is on the market priced at offers over $699,000.The existence of the ‘goat’s cheese curtain’ – the cultural divide that separates inner-city hipster suburbs from suburbia – may come down to money, but research shows it is possible for buyers to live in Brisbane’s sweet spot without breaking the bank. 4/31 Hamley Street, Wooloowin, is on the market priced at offers over $645,000.Ms Browne said that with house prices of more than $1 million and Queensland’s median annual income at $82,264 a year, the goat’s cheese circle was tough to break into, but there were still opportunities for people to live within the 6km radius.REA Group statistics show more than 50 Brisbane suburbs are situated within the curtain, yet only about 13 of them have a median house price of more than $1 million.The median sales price in the inner city at $691,236 is only $120,639 more than outside the curtain ($570,597), although this figure includes apartments, which are relatively cheaper than houses and generally more prolific in the inner suburbs. When it comes to renting, the median rent within the curtain is $487, according to Finder, compared with $449 outside. “Wooloowin and Gordon Park are two of the more affordable suburbs in Brisbane to rent in. Check out these areas if you’re on a budget but like the idea of being within the realm of the goat’s cheese curtain,” Ms Browne said.“Choosing a not so popular suburb a few over from a popular one is a good strategy as often those areas are the ones most likely to become more desirable over the years, but are more affordable at the moment.” Suburbs within the goat’s cheese curtain 62 Park Road, Wooloowin, is a three bed, one bathroom, one car park property within the goat’s cheese curtain.The term goat’s cheese curtain was coined by demographer Bernard Salt to describe the expensive suburbs that lie within a 6km radius of a city’s CBD. Among those in Brisbane are Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Newstead, Paddington, Dutton Park, Hamilton, Ascot, Clayfield and Teneriffe, Queensland’s most expensive suburb.Kate Browne, a spokeswoman for Finder, a comparison website, said stereotypes by suburb would always exist. “What type of restaurants, range of food stocked at your local supermarket and the average residents’ age can influence one’s perception of a suburb,” she said. “This divide might also be a flow on from the typical rivalries that form between schools in different areas. Nothing like a little bit of harmless sporting competition to build walls between suburbs.” Bargain suburbs where homes sell under $500k Within 1km of the GPO Brisbane City, Spring Hill, Kangaroo Point, Fortitude Valley 2km South Brisbane, New Farm, Bowen Hills, East Brisbane, Milton, Teneriffe, Kelvin Grove 3km Herston, Newstead, Highgate Hill, Woolloongabba, Red Hill, West End, Paddington, Auchenflower, Dutton Park, Norman Park, Hawthorne, Bulimba4km Balmoral, Windsor, Wilston, Stones Corner, Newmarket, St Lucia, Toowong, Albion, Coorparoo, Morningside5km Ashgrove, Greenslopes, Annerley, Grange, Bardon, Hamilton, Taringa, Lutwyche, Camp Hill, Alderley6km Ascot, Wooloowin, Yeronga, Gordon Park, Clayfield, Enoggera, Cannon Hill, Indooroopilly, Stafford, Holland Park West. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Brisbane home prices climb to record highlast_img read more

Cannabis referendum: This is about recreational use, not medicinal treatment

first_imgStuff 24 August 2020Family First Comment: Ouch! The smokescreen of the Drug Foundation and Chloe are destroyed by this good doctor…. So many good statements that it’s hard to know which bit to highlight!“Suggesting that voting yes for recreational cannabis will mean better access for medicinal treatment is misleading at worst and disingenuous at best…. As a GP I feel a duty to help ensure the public is properly informed when they cast their vote, they should know about the existing availability of medicinal cannabis and the potential risks of self-prescribing cannabis for health reasons. I’m concerned that many voters have been led to believe a cannabis referendum ‘Yes vote’ equals a ‘Yes’ for medicinal cannabis. This is not the case; patients already have access to medicinal cannabis. It’s legal under the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and currently available via prescription from doctors who can identify any potential drug interactions and adverse effects that may affect a patient.”“Admissions to psychiatric hospitals for marijuana induced psychosis will go through the roof. Over the last few years we’ve put millions of dollars into the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Speak to any health professional that works in this field and they’ll tell you the impact that marijuana has on psychosis. Increasing access will undoubtedly result in a surge in mental health admissions. Smoking cannabis comes with the same risk of lung damage as smoking cigarettes and let’s remember New Zealand has made a commitment to be smokefree by 2025.”#VoteNopeToDopeOPINION: Suggesting that voting yes for recreational cannabis will mean better access for medicinal treatment is misleading at worst and disingenuous at best.With the cannabis referendum fast approaching, arguments for and against the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use are being put forward by numerous interested parties.As a GP I feel a duty to help ensure the public is properly informed when they cast their vote, they should know about the existing availability of medicinal cannabis and the potential risks of self-prescribing cannabis for health reasons.I’m concerned that many voters have been led to believe a cannabis referendum ‘Yes vote’ equals a ‘Yes’ for medicinal cannabis. This is not the case; patients already have access to medicinal cannabis. It’s legal under the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and currently available via prescription from doctors who can identify any potential drug interactions and adverse effects that may affect a patient.Should recreational cannabis be legalised it may become more commercially viable for local companies to also enter the medicinal cannabis market, however this is not a given. The Ministry of Health has set stringent requirements for the approval of new medicinal cannabis products and no new applications have been made to date.However, the public should be aware that legalising cannabis for recreational use isn’t a guarantee of better access to safe, tested and approved cannabis products for medicinal treatment.Dr Mark Hotu is a GP and medicinal cannabis specialist at the Green Doctors clinic.READ MORE: read more