It has been a busy six months since Bill Lee became the senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, one of the University’s two governing boards. Busy and productive, Lee said last week, citing The Harvard Campaign chugging along toward its $6.5 billion goal, the University reporting essentially a break-even result in last year’s budget, President Drew Faust embarking on a campaign to make the “case for college,” and the opening of the dramatic new home for Harvard’s art museums. The Gazette sat down with Lee ’72, a former Harvard Overseer, to get his thoughts about his time as senior fellow, the University’s progress during that period, and the challenges and opportunities ahead for Harvard. GAZETTE: How has the University done in your first six months as senior fellow?LEE: Thanks to so many others, it’s been a terrific six months, with the University moving forward in important ways. The capital campaign is moving ahead robustly. As of the end of September, we’re at $4.8 billion.The Steve Ballmer gift to SEAS [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences] sends an important message: a 50 percent increase of the computer science faculty over time. The Chan family gift to the School of Public Health is a huge step forward. We think it puts the School in position to look forward as the leading public health school in the world. What it means for public health, pandemics, health care systems, health care generally, is really enormous.We’ve taken steps to affirm the importance of the humanities to a liberal arts education that brings together elements of the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.The art museums’ reopening was just wonderful. The fact that these marvelous museums with these marvelous collections are available again, in a building that recognizes the special nature of a university museum and also reaches out to the community, is critically important.The fact that we won the Harvard-Yale game for the eighth year in a row is important for those of us who were athletes when we were here.And then, Drew’s use of the Harvard president’s unique position to speak of broader issues, to emphasize — to use [Harvard College Dean] Rakesh Khurana’s term — the difference between transactional education and transformational education, has been a real positive step forward. She did it with high school students in Dallas, the right audience at the right time to get the right message.GAZETTE: How important is it that somebody prominent like Harvard’s president make the case for college these days? Why is that even needed?LEE: I think it’s critically important. Our own government has suggested evaluating education by the short-term economic returns of your first job. That’s not the way to judge the quality of a college education, and it’s certainly not the way to judge whether education has put you in a position to have an interesting, challenging, and engaging career, and a fulfilling life over a long period.Following the 2008 economic crisis, the value of a broad liberal arts education is a question on people’s minds more than it has been for some time. So affirming that such an education is important, no matter what your discipline, is especially critical now.GAZETTE: To go back to the campaign, what’s your sense of its progress?LEE: The success to date has been spectacular and, candidly, better than we could have hoped for. But it’s the breadth of interest in the campaign, the number of people who are giving to the campaign, our ability to raise contributions for Schools like the School of Public Health or the Ed School or the Divinity School — traditionally greater challenges because of the nature of their alumni body — that have been really encouraging.What it says, at least to me, is the great strength of Harvard is the breadth, depth, and unique combination of our Schools and the College. And to the extent that the campaign can ensure that all of them will be strong financially and intellectually, we’re going to achieve a lot.GAZETTE: Why are people motivated to give to Harvard?LEE: Some people recognize that there is an economic challenge in higher education today. We’re in a time when education funding is being challenged, and the financial model of higher education is being re-evaluated.Perhaps more important is that people who give gifts like the Chan gift recognize that they’re not just giving to Harvard, they’re giving so that Harvard’s faculty, its students, its staff make fundamental changes in the world, for the benefit of people around the world.I said at the launch of the [Chan] gift that it will affect hundreds of faculty, thousands of students, but, more importantly, millions of people. So in many ways, a gift like that is not a gift to Harvard, but a gift that enables a means to a broader end.The same is true of gifts to financial aid. You’re not giving to Harvard so that it can be wealthier; you’re enabling students to come here who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to have an education like the one we offer. And when those students leave, they do great things. I think that’s what people recognize.GAZETTE: The University posted a surplus in the past fiscal year, albeit only $2.7 million on a $4 billion budget. Does that mean troubled times are over?LEE: There are strong financial headwinds for any University today. Looking into the future, there will be some challenges we can anticipate — decreased federal funding — and some we can’t.That means responsible fiduciary stewardship is going to be more important than ever. Annual surpluses and deficits are actually not always the best indicators [of how we’re doing], because there will be deficits some years, surpluses others. The question is whether, over a longer period of time, we can provide the right broad financial foundation for Harvard.At the Corporation, we think about things this way: The University has four different types of capital. We have intellectual capital, we have reputational capital, we have physical capital, we have financial capital.You could say that the two most important are the intellectual capital and reputational capital. But a key part of the Corporation’s responsibility is to ensure that the physical capital — like House renewal — and the financial capital are strong, dynamic, and robust so that you can have the intellectual and reputational capital that really define the University.GAZETTE: What other challenges do you see in the future?LEE: As you look out 50 years, what does the rise of the digital domain mean for education on campus? What does it mean for education off campus? Who are the students we’re educating? Only those admitted to Harvard or the broader world? That is a big challenge.A related challenge is: What are we going to do over the next 25 years to make being educated as a member of the Harvard community in Cambridge or Boston so unique and so important that it is worth the time and money to come here to experience it?A third challenge is: What does it mean to be a university in a global context? Are we an American university with global aspirations? Are we a global university that happens to be situated in America? Those are important questions as well.GAZETTE: How have the recent governance reforms, which expanded the size of the Corporation and instituted a new committee structure, changed your job, your workflow?LEE: I think the reforms have been a real success, though I have to tell you I was an advocate for them, so I have a bias.They’ve been a success for this reason: If you look at the breadth of expertise on the [expanded] Corporation today, it’s really quite impressive. We have accomplished academics, accomplished university presidents, people who know and care about the sciences and the humanities. We have CEOs of corporations, nonprofit leaders, people who’ve served in government, people who know finance and technology and law. There’s a breadth and depth of experience that allows us to really help the president as she thinks through the thorny issues that Harvard confronts and the opportunities in front of us.The committee structure is one of the real strengths of the governance reform, in part because it has allowed us to bring non-Corporation members into our deliberations and benefit from their thinking.To give you an idea, the Corporation begins meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Mondays and goes straight until 6. The entire morning is committee meetings. So there’s a huge amount of work that’s getting done in the committees. And we’ve been working hard to ensure we have the right things on our agenda and the right information for us to play our role as well as we can.
Key Benefits A design for growth and consolidation – EMC’s enterprise and cloud customers can deploy the MDS-9718 to grow, consolidate, converge and simplify operations. The high performing, multi-protocol MDS-9718 supports Fibre Channel and 40 GigE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) today.Investment protection –The MDS-9718 was designed as a platform for the “next decade” as it addresses the rigorous requirements of today and tomorrow’s large virtualized data centers for cloud or flash environments. In addition, the MDS-9718 has been built so customers will be able to flexibly move to line rate 32Gb Fibre Channel in the future, in the same MDS-9718 chassis installed today.Programmable director – The new NXAPI provides programmatic access to MDS over HTTP(s). This allows users to control the director using a web browser thus enabling simplified provisioning and script-based manageability. NXAPI can be leveraged to automate network functions and troubleshooting.Ease of management – The MDS-9718 is managed by the Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). DCNM, a unified management tool, manages Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Local Area Networks (LAN) providing management across the NX-OS family of devices. The new MDS-9718 also supports Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP) to automate software image upgrades and configuration. For additional reliability, POAP also provides intelligent diagnostics, network analysis tools and protocol decoding.Since 2003, EMC has been reselling and servicing Cisco MDS Fibre Channel products under the EMC Connectrix brand in the world’s most mission critical storage networking environments. The release of the Connectrix MDS 9718 demonstrates EMC’s commitment to providing our mutual customers an enhanced storage networking portfolio to grow, consolidate, converge and simplify operations with the industry’s highest port density SAN director. Through its Connectrix brand, EMC delivers connectivity for the modern data center that enables a broad range of customer storage applications, from application environments like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft to backup, archiving, and disaster protection over distance. As customers move to all flash storage systems, it’s important to ensure that the storage network is updated to keep pace. Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Connectrix MDS-9718, designed for the hyper consolidation requirements of the modern data center, which supports sixteen switching modules and 768 line rate 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports. As the industry’s highest port density, “devops friendly” programmable director, it delivers both value and performance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The influential anti-Donald Trump group Lincoln Project is denouncing one of its co-founders after multiple reports that over several years he sexually harassed young men looking to break into politics. The Lincoln Project in a statement on Sunday called co-founder John Weaver, 61, “a predator, a liar, and an abuser” following reports that he repeatedly sent unsolicited and sexually charged messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics. The group throughout the 2020 election cycle produced some of the most eviscerating broadsides against Trump, questioning the president and his aides’ morality and leadership.
In a Saturday email to students, Dean of Students Andrew Polaniecki announced Holy Cross will begin the move out process May 6.“Beginning on Wednesday, May 6, Holy Cross is able to provide Indiana residents access to residential halls for the retrieval of belongings from dorm rooms,” Polaniecki said in the email. “Then, beginning on Saturday, May 9 all students will have access to dorm rooms.”Using a link for their residence building, students were given the option to select a day and time to retrieve their belongings.According to the email, students must inform a hall staff member of their arrival and undergo a temperature check. Students are allowed to bring one guest to the residence halls to assist with the retrieval process; any other guests must remain in their vehicle. All visitors must follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks.In an effort to minimize contact, students are required to bring their own cleaning supplies, gloves and packing supplies.“When finished, students will complete a check-out sheet, leave keys and submit a picture of the clean/empty room,” Polaniecki said. “Rooms will be inspected by Holy Cross staff each evening to ensure proper move-out and check-out policies and procedures were followed.”The College asks students who are ill or who have ill family members to stay home.“Before traveling to campus, we ask everyone to be familiar with the appropriate local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing, essential travel, public gatherings and other activities so you can make your best decision given your specific situation and location,” Polaniecki said.Tags: COVID-19, Holy Cross College, move-out, residence halls
Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel Arteta Comment Advertisement ‘He has been at Arsenal before, he’s been in the Premier League and he has been working with Pep Guardiola.‘I do believe this is a good decision and I would also like it to be a good decision.’Emery, meanwhile, was recently linked with the vacant role at Everton which appears set to be filled by Carlo Ancelotti following his departure from Napoli.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe 48-year-old thanked Everton for their interest but insists he requires a period of reflection before he returns to the game.He added: ‘Now is the time to go home. To be with my people, to analyse a lot. I’ll spend the next few days close to my family, with my coaches. And I’ve started doing a lot of soul searching.‘We all spoke to each other and questioned what we got wrong. There’s been interest from teams but I want to just spend some quiet time and choose the right project.‘Different teams have expressed interest. To be honest I want to thank them [Everton and others] for wanting me and I told them that I wanted to be quiet, that I need to take a little bit of air. And to choose well the next project after many years of not stopping.’MORE: Mikel Arteta outlines vision for Arsenal after being unveiled as new head coachMORE: Freddie Ljungberg in talks with Malmo ahead of Mikel Arteta’s return to Arsenal Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal last month (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists Arsenal have made an excellent decision in appointing Mikel Arteta as his permanent successor.The former PSG and Sevilla manager was fired last month following a calamitous run of results which culminated in a shock home defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.Arsenal confirmed on Friday that former captain Arteta would be returning to the club following a three-and-a-half year spell as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.Despite his status as a managerial novice, Emery believes his compatriot has all the qualities required to turn the fortunes of the north London club around.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told the BBC: ‘He really is prepared to make that next jump.Welcome back, Mikel! 👋Head coach of The Arsenal 👔 pic.twitter.com/lhsAfQ7cfq— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 20, 2019 Advertisement
Inside 35 Tullylease Place, Chermside West.Spanning 360 sqm, the modern home is spread over two levels and offers the potential for dual living.It is perched on an elevated block on Milne Hill overlooking Chermside Hills Reserve, with two decks for taking in the views.“The views are amazing,” Mrs Hicks said. “It’s a beautiful home.”Mrs Hicks said Chermside West was a popular market because of its accessibility to the airport and leafy neighbourhood. Chermside is 9km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $565,000, according to property research firm CoreLogic. The home at 35 Tullylease Place, Chermside West.AN EXECUTIVE home in one of the northside’s most elite hidden pockets has sold for $1.1 million.The property at 3/35 Tullylease Place, Chermside West, was taken to market via tender and sold in under 2½ weeks.Selling agent Madeleine Hicks, of Madeleine Hicks Real Estate, said the tender process was an effective method, even though it wasn’t used as often for residential transactions.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house attracted three tenders and the winning buyer was an older couple relocating to Brisbane from the Sunshine Coast to be closer to family.
UWV – Toine van der Stee is the new chairman of the board of the €7.9bn pension fund for Dutch employment and benefits agency UWV, succeeding Frank van Galen , who has retired. Van der Stee has been the chief executive of fiduciary manager Blue Sky Group since 2005. Smart Pension – Ruston Smith has been appointed chair of the board of directors of the UK defined contribution master trust provider Smart Pension, replacing former Virgin CEO Stephen Murphy , who has stepped down. Smith is also chair of the firm’s international advisory board and has been a non-executive director at the provider since September 2018. He is the former chairman of the UK’s pension fund trade body and former Tesco group pensions director. Smart Pension said Smith’s appointment came as the company “extends its reach in the UK as a broader DC pension provider and moves into new global territories with its platform technology arm”.Smith said: “This is an exciting time to be leading the Smart Board with the two strategic directions the company is moving in”. NIO Fondsmæglerselskab – Bjarne Graven Larsen , former CIO of both Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Danish pension fund ATP, has taken on a new role at the alternatives-focused Danish investment fund company NIO Fondsmæglerselskab. He has become deputy chair of the firm’s board of directors and chair of its investment committee. Last year, Graven Larsen launched his new firm Qblue Capital , which is to offer a multi-strategy risk premia investment fund.Bank J. Safra Sarasin – Sasja Beslik has left Nordea Asset Management to take up the position of head of sustainable finance development at the Swiss private bank. He had been at Nordea since 2009, and had been head of group sustainable finance since 2017.Bank J. Safra Sarasin described him as an “internationally renowed ESG financial expert”, highlighting accolades such as his 2013 award from the king of Sweden for outstanding contributions to Swedish environmental and sustainability theory.B&CE – Jane Dunlop has joined the provider of multi-employer defined contribution scheme The People’s Pension as general counsel, and a member of the executive team. Previous roles include director of legal (life) for Aviva UK Insurance and head of legal for Friends Life UK.Clara Pensions – Ashley Smith has been appointed general counsel at the defined benefit pension scheme consolidator. He joins from law firm CMS , having previously worked at Addleshaw Goddard and Clifford Chance. Clara Pensions said his addition to the team “reflects a growing pipeline of potential transactions as Clara works toward approval”.Swedish ministry of health and social affairs – Annika Strandhäll , the Swedish minister for social security since October 2014, has resigned her post following a period of absence in the wake of the sudden death of her partner.In a post of Facebook, Strandhäll said: “The background is that right now I need to focus on creating peace and security in everyday life for my children and for the whole family.” However, she said she would not leave politics, which was “part of what makes me who I am”.On Tuesday Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven announced she was being replaced by Ardalan Shekarabi , who is moving into the role from his previous job as minister for public administration. In turn, Lena Micko has been appointed as the new minister for public administration.Janus Henderson Investors – The €287bn global active aset manager has hired Norbert Fullerton from MJ Hudson Allenbridge as head of institutional client strategy for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Janus Henderson said Fullerton would be fulfilling a new role, “enhancing the way we engage with our institutional clients in EMA by leading our thought leadership, investment solutions and strategic initiatives for our institutional clients”.At MJ Allenbridge Fullerton was a senior adviser. Previous roles include partner at Mercer, director of pension solutions at Russell Investments, and senior investment strategist and scheme actuary at then Towers Watson.Invesco – Stephanie Butcher , European equity fund manager, has been named as the successor to Nick Mustoe , who has decided to step down after 10 years as chief investment officer, the €777bn asset manager announced this week.Butcher is to work alongside Mustoe for a three-month transition period and assume the role of CIO from 1 January 2020.Doug Sharp, senior managing director and head of EMEA, said: “I am delighted to announce Stephanie’s appointment to CIO. She is an investor of the highest calibre, combining strong leadership and investment skills, with an exceptional understanding of our clients’ needs, built up over her 17 years with Invesco.” BNP Paribas Asset Management – David Vaillant is switching roles within the BNP Paribas group, taking on the role of global head of finance, strategy and participations at the asset manager after having been head of banking for EMEA in the investment bank’s financial institutions coverage division.At the asset manager he succeeds Pascal Biville , head of strategy and finance and head of affiliate network, who the company said had left to pursue other opportunities.UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UK SIF) – Michael Meehan , the former CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative , has been appointed the new chair of the sustainable finance membership organisation. He replaces Lesley Alexander , who steps down after five years as chair of UKSIF.According to UK SIF, Meehan has been a chief executive and board member in sustainability for almost 20 years and has worked with organisations and governments around the world including the World Economic Forum, California State Senate, the White House, and the United Nations. He sits on the boards of impact organisations such as London-based Natural Capital Coalition and TCR Innovations. Swedbank Robur — Catrin Jansson has been appointed as portfolio manager equity at Swedbank Robur, and began work in the new role at the Swedish bank’s mutual funds subsidiary on 1 October. Jansson previously worked at Swedish fund management firm Enter Fonder, where she was also equity portfolio manager. At Swedbank Robur, she is taking over management responsibility from Carl-Fredrik Lorenius , who remains at the firm as portfolio manager.Mediolanum International Funds – The Irish asset management division of Italian banking group Mediolanum has hired Damian Barry as head of multi-asset multi-management, a newly created role. He joins from Seven Investment Management, and has also worked at Threadneedle and Russell Investments. Smart Pension, UWV, AAE, NIO Fondsmæglerselskab, Bank J. Safra Sarasin, B&CE, Clara Pensions, Swedish social security minister, Janus Henderson Investors, Invesco, BNP Paribas Asset Management, UK SIF, Swedbank Robur, Mediolanum International Funds Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) – Cecilia Thorn has replaced Ad Kok as chief executive of the European actuarial association. According to an announcement from the AAE, she has 16 years of experience in international and EU public affairs/policy, with her last position being head of international relations for the UK’s Financial Reporting Council .Kok was chief executive of the association for five years until his retirement at the beginning of August. The AAE said it was grateful to him “for the way he fulfilled this position and thereby contributed to the further professionalisation of the association”.Esko Kivisaari, chairperson of the AAE, said: “I am delighted that Cecilia has accepted the position of chief executive of the AAE. I look forward to continuing to build a strong and effective partnership between the executive and the AAE leadership that Cecilia draws on her experience to help deliver our strategy.”
Beverly “Bev” A. Young, 62 of Dillsboro passed away Thursday February 15, 2018 at her home. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 1, 1955 the daughter of George and Ruth (Ross) Zieverink. She married George Young September 27, 1975 and he survives. Bev is a Navy Veteran. She was a licensed agent for Safe CO. in Ohio, and later went for her schooling at IVY Tech, and started working at the school. Bev was a member of the NMLRA.Bev is survived by her husband: George Young of Dillsboro; sons: Chris Young of Dillsboro; brother: George (Cindy) Zieverink; sister: Diane (Mike) Yost; Lorraine (Jim) Harper; Shorty (Ken) Kramer; Marleen (Dan) Cassedy. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons: Scott Young and Nick YoungFuneral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday February 19, 2018 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home with Paul Knepfle officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Visitation will be Monday 9-11 a.m. also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Donor’s Choice. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480. Go to filterdevriesmoore to leave a online condolence for the family.
By Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (June 27) – Three IMCA drivers won their first local features of the season Friday at Davenport Speedway.Rob Henry captured his first Milan Heating & Air IMCA Modified feature. The 20-lap race was a classic high side-low side battle. The first half of the race it was Henry on the bottom and Mike Fluegel on the high side. The two drivers exchanged the lead four times in the first eight laps. After a lap nine restart, Fluegel got shuffled back and Joe Beal became the high-side hustler. Beal was able to get past Henry once, but the pass was erased by a caution flag. Henry was first to the checkers, with Beal second and Kelly Meyer third. Chris Zogg finished fourth and Brandon Durbin fifth.Thirty IMCA Modifieds were on hand. Mike Murphy Jr. made his first 2014 appearance in victory lane after an exciting Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Gary Webb led the first 10 laps of the race before yielding to Marty Diercks. Murphy took over on lap 12 and quickly built up a straightaway lead on the rest of the field. Justin Kay started mid-pack and picked his way to the front. On the final lap, Kay was on Murphy’s rear bumper going into turn one but could get no closer. As the leaders came past the checkered flag, the red flag came out for Webb’s car which was flipped over in turn one. Webb was able to walk away from the incident. Dan Mohr made a rare visit to the Davenport Speedway pay off with a win in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod main. Mohr passed Bryce Garnhart for the lead coming out of turn four on the final lap, to secure the victory. Garnhart finished a close second with early race leader Dustin Crear third. Henry Carson and Joe Grant were fourth and fifth, respectively.