Three cheers for Harvard Heroes

first_img Related Faculty diversity continues to grow Harvard Heroes, including Faust, honored at Sanders Theatre University recognizes 61 extraordinary staff memberscenter_img Friends, family, and colleagues packed into Sanders Theatre on a rainy Thursday afternoon to celebrate 2019’s Harvard Heroes. The 61 honorees represented Schools and departments from across the University, from custodial services and catering to faculty affairs and fire safety.University President Larry Bacow led the ceremony, praising each honoree for their achievements. He also had groan-worthy puns to spare.“Your admirers say you deserve more than a little plaque for your good deeds,” Bacow said to Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s senior human resources coordinator Mary Anderson. “I guess a crown will do!”In short videos presented during the ceremony, this year’s heroes shared their best — and weirdest — Harvard moments, including a first-year student asking whether he could microwave his laundry to dry it and being invited to a meeting at “U-Hall” (a.k.a. University Hall) and subsequently wandering the Yard looking for a moving truck.A reception was held in Annenberg Hall, with drinks, charcuterie, and cake pops for all.Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs in the Center for Public Leadership Myrish Cadapan Antonio said she was “deeply humbled” by the award. “I am receiving this award for the collective, for the team,” she said. “So many people could have [earned] it. I feel blessed.”Antonio was lauded for teaching and mentoring Mason Fellows, as well as helping to develop University training for cultural competency as a Harvard Administrative Fellow. She said she learned about her award when she was called into a team meeting with her manager.“I thought I had done something wrong,” she recalled. “I was shocked!”Campus Services fire safety supervisor Peter Underhill was also surprised by his colleagues.,“My director pulled all the managers in the room for a training, but there were cupcakes,” he said. “There’s never cupcakes at trainings.”He began as a technician for Fire Safety Services six years ago, and has been a supervisor for a year. During his first year as supervisor, he has worked to streamline the testing and inspection process for fire alarms, suppression systems, and emergency generators across campus.Underhill is also studying business management with a minor in organizational behavior at Harvard Extension School, hoping to finish his bachelor’s degree next year.“I’m going to class and then into the office and it applies immediately,” he said.Surrounded by his family and friends, Brandon Tilghman, the academic appointments manager in the Office for Faculty Affairs at SEAS, said becoming a Harvard Hero was “overwhelming.” His team surprised him with balloons, treats, and even a video to catch his reaction.During the 15 months he has worked at Harvard Tilghman said he’s gotten to know a lot of people across campus. He was commended for creating “innovative, inclusive ways for underrepresented members of the community to meet and network.”“It surprised me that there’s a mission to diversify Harvard from the outside in,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting that to be embraced. Through the support of affinity groups and employee resource groups, [there is] encouragement of underrepresented minorities to unite.”Bacow was beaming as he presented the awards.“I think it was wonderful,” he said. “The best thing about Harvard is the people, and we were honoring all our people. What could be better?” Percentages of women and minorities who are tenured and tenure-track reach record highs last_img read more

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Committee seeks feedback on changes to Child Support Guidelines

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is seeking comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines, which are used to make decisions about child support in dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, paternity cases, Title IV-D proceedings, and all other actions for child support.The proposed changes address:A parent’s legal duty to support a prior-born child when no court order existsConsideration of whether a child support amount prohibits a parent’s ability to support himself or herselfIn-kind benefits and payments from structured settlements as incomeSituations in which a parent is incarceratedClarification of children’s health insurance costsFeedback will be accepted until noon EDT, Friday, May 17, 2019. Comments may be submitted online or sent by mail to the Indiana Office of Court Services, c/o Domestic Relations Committee, 251 North Illinois Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.The Domestic Relations Committee is composed of judicial officers from across Indiana and receives staff support from the Indiana Office of Court Services. The Committee will review public comments to assist in recommending amendments of the Child Support Guidelines to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Court has the final authority over the Guidelines.last_img read more

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Chelsea complete Eto’o swoop

first_img The former Barcelona striker did not travel to Prague for Friday night’s European Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich – neither did Willian, whose move from Anzhi was confirmed on Wednesday – but is eager to get into the action. “I am very happy to be here but also anxious because I want to get playing as soon as possible,” Eto’o said on chelseafc.com. “It wasn’t a hard decision. I saw the qualities Chelsea have, and I was very happy with Jose Mourinho before, so when the opportunity came, I was very happy to take it. “I have had a career where I have been lucky enough to win a lot of trophies in different countries, but one of my last dreams as a professional is to come and play in England and see if I can have the same success as in my previous clubs. “I don’t see it as a final challenge, but to have a good time, enjoy my football, and have success with this team.” Eto’o, who will have to wait until after the international break to make his debut, with Everton away on September 14 the first opportunity, revealed he might have been a Chelsea player sooner. But he opted to stay at Barcelona before moving to Inter as part of the deal which saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic move in the opposite direction. “I’ve had a couple of opportunities to come to England before, including the first time Jose was here, but it didn’t work out for one reason or another,” Eto’o added. Samuel Eto’o hopes to replicate his prior successes after signing for Chelsea in a transfer which appears to mark the end of Jose Mourinho’s pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The Cameroon striker has left Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala to sign a one-year deal and be reunited with Mourinho, who was his boss at Inter Milan. Eto’o is apparently ‘plan B’ after United rejected two Chelsea bids for Rooney, with Mourinho opting against lodging a third, having said he had back-up options. The move might never have happened if Mourinho had received the indication from Rooney that he wanted to join Chelsea. Speaking prior to confirmation of Eto’o’s arrival, Mourinho appeared to have conceded defeat in the bid to capture England striker Rooney, who played for United against Chelsea on Monday and afterwards praised the “fantastic” reception he received at Old Trafford. Mourinho said: “I told you what I have to say. I think I (made it) very, very clear that we didn’t start the process (a third bid). We have nothing more to say. He’s a Man United player and no more than that.” Capturing Eto’o, who commanded wages reported to be in the region of £300,000 a week in Russia, is at odds with Chelsea’s recent transfer policy of signing younger players. It also leaves a question mark over the futures of Demba Ba and Fernando Torres as Mourinho has made it clear four strikers is too many and that Romelu Lukaku is key for Chelsea’s future. Ba’s place in the squad seems most at risk, but Torres has still to repay the £50million fee paid to Liverpool, as Mourinho admitted earlier this week. Eto’o became Chelsea’s fifth signing of the summer transfer window, following Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel, Mark Schwarzer and Willian, who can be expected to provide the ammunition for the striker to score. “I think Willian he is one of the best players in modern football,” Eto’o said. The 32-year-old Eto’o began his career with Real Madrid before, following a spell with Real Mallorca, surging to prominence with Barcelona, scoring 152 goals in 232 appearances for the Catalan club. He has a controversial history with Chelsea. Following a bad-tempered Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge, the striker criticised Mourinho, referee Pierluigi Collina and made a claim in the Spanish media that he was called a monkey by a Chelsea security guard. The allegations were swiftly denied by Chelsea. It can be assumed Eto’o’s relationship with Mourinho did not suffer as at Inter the pair combined to devastating effect and together won the 2010 Champions League title in a treble-winning campaign. Eto’o, who also played at Stamford Bridge with Inter, added: “They were always games between two big clubs. They didn’t always finish well, but the most important thing is they were spectacular games every time.” The striker netted 53 goals in 102 appearances for Inter before joining Anzhi in August 2011. Press Associationlast_img read more

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