April 06, 2000Police Log
Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the weeks ending March 25 and April 1. The official log is located at Police Department Headquarters, 29 Garden St. Boating Blooms
This past Monday was opening day for intramural spring rowing, which includes the house crew program. Close to 400 students in men's, women's, and co-ed boats from all 13 Harvard houses participate, making this one of the largest intramural programs in the entire country. Evening with Champions Presents $116,000 To Jimmy Fund
On Thursday, March 16, the organizers of An Evening with Champions presented $116,000 to the Jimmy Fund from the thirtieth anniversary performance of the student-run ice skating exhibition. Michele Widmer of the Jimmy Fund accepted the check from An Evening with Champions co-chairs Winnie Li '00 and Gisela Mohring '00. Cheer Up
Ebullient and energetic Pforzheimer House students Peter Moores '00 (left) and John Nevin '01 demonstrate their house spirit at a recent welcoming rally for freshmen outside the Science Center. The assignment of freshmen to Houses is a revered spring tradition. Photo by Rose Lincoln Appleton Named Director of Center for Imaging and Mesoscale Structures
Bill R. Appleton, former deputy director for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been named director of Harvards Center for Imaging and Mesoscale Structures. He will take up his position on April 10. Climbing the Ivy
The road to a fourth consecutive Ivy League baseball championship began this past weekend at the end of Harvard's longest road trip of the season. After going 5-7 on the annual week-long, spring-break trip to South Florida, the Crimson swept Cornell (2-1, 9-6) and split with Princeton (6-3 win in 9 innings, 12-3 loss) to bring its record to 8-11 overall and 3-1 in Ivy play. Diallo Family, Sharpton, Breyer Will Speak at Black Law Students' Spring Conference
The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Anita Hill, and family members of Amadou Diallo are among the guests scheduled to speak at the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) spring conference, April 7-9. The conference, titled "The Search for Excellence: Defining New Paths," will be held in several classrooms at the Harvard Law School. Elaine Scarry and Philip Fisher Share Capote Literary Award
Literary critics Elaine Scarry and Philip Fisher will share the 2000 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin, the largest annual cash prize for literary criticism in the English language, administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa (UI) Writers' Workshop. Scarry is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value; Fisher is the Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English and American Literature. Man of the People and the Pulpit
At the invitation of Speaker of the House Thomas M. Finneran, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church Reverend Peter J. Gomes recently addressed the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The speech was part of Finnerans Lyceum series, which brings special guests before the House to present their thoughts on a wide range of topics. Gomes spoke eloquently and humorously about "The Common-Wealth and the Civic Imagination: Cherishing the Public Mind," which was very well received by all assembled. Class of 2004 Chosen from A Record Pool of 18,691
Letters of acceptance to the Class of 2004 were mailed at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 2,035 of a record 18,691 applicants. For the ninth time in the past decade, applications for admission to Harvard have risen. Last year, 18,161 students applied for the 1,650 places in the entering class. Time On Their Hands
Following a four-month cleaning and renovation, the historic tower clock atop Busch Hall was carefully reassembled and put back into commission on March 23. Clock repair specialists Rick and Linda Balzer and their crew spent the day delicately piecing together the dozens of shafts and rods and gears that comprise the stately timepiece. The task was completed with the reinstallation of the eight shiny gold-leafed hands that adorn the four sides of the 1917 building, which houses the Center for European Studies (CES). Harvard Is Again New England's Top Daffodil Days Fundraiser
Just weeks after the American Cancer Society honored Harvard for raising the most money in New England during last years Daffodil Days fundraiser, Harvard has done it again, breaking last years record to boot. Drew Gilpin Faust Named Dean of Radcliffe Institute For Advanced Study at Harvard University
President Neil L. Rudenstine announced on Monday that noted historian Drew Gilpin Faust has been named the first dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The Institute was created upon the merger of Radcliffe with Harvard on October 1, 1999. Faust will succeed Mary Maples Dunn, former president of Smith College and director of the Schlesinger Library, who has served as acting dean since the merger. Faust will also hold a tenured appointment as professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Navigating the Net -- Kennedy School's Jane Fountain helps chart future course for Internet
The Harvard Alumni Association has chosen three alumni to receive the 2000 Harvard Medal: Charlotte P. Armstrong 49, L.L.B. 53; John G. Caulfield 50; and Louis I. Kane 53. First given in 1981, the Harvard Medal recognizes extraordinary service to the University. President Neil L. Rudenstine will present the Medals on Commencement afternoon, June 8, at the annual meeting of the Alumni Association. Harvard Foundation To Host Nichols Lecture
The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations will host a lecture by Edwin J. Nichols, internationally recognized clinical/organizational psychologist, on Monday, April 10. Nichols, who is a specialist on diversity issues, will speak on "Racial and Ethnic Dimensions of Psychology" in Bertram Hall of Cabot House at 5:30 p.m. Cabot House is located in the Radcliffe Quadrangle in Cambridge. Bertram Hall is located on Shepard Street, between Garden and Walker Streets. The event is open to the Harvard community. Law School Makes $100,000 In Enhancements To Hemenway Gymnasium
Harvard Law School has added $100,000 worth of fitness equipment to Hemenway Gymnasium and has renovated two rooms to create a new weight room and an improved aerobics area. Hemenway, which is owned and operated by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is located adjacent to the Law School campus and is used frequently by Law School students. Lawsuit Settlements Protect Harvard's Trademark, Copyright
A collector of Web domain names and operators of a health-related World Wide Web page both settled lawsuits filed against them by Harvard University recently, admitting they infringed on Harvards trademarks and copyrights and agreeing not to do it again. Harvard Launches New Program on Business, Government and Education
Will the expanding role of business in American education improve the nation's schools? Where can the private sector's strong suits cost-consciousness, flexibility, and a focus on results be enlisted to boost the performance of the education system? And when is business involvement with schools risky or incompatible with the goal of quality education for all? Law School Auction to Raise Funds for Students Public Interest Work
Lunch with the Rev. Al Sharpton and former New York mayor Ed Koch. A trip to Mexico. A cruise in San Francisco Bay. These are just a few of the more than 300 items up for bid at the Seventh Annual Public Interest Auction at Harvard Law School on Thursday, April 6. Law School Will Honor George Mitchell at Symposium
The Harvard Negotiation Law Review and the Harvard Program on Negotiation will honor former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell with the first "Great Negotiator Award" on Friday, April 7, as part of a two-day symposium on problem solving at Harvard Law School. The symposium, "The Lawyer as Problem Solver: A Symposium on Dispute Resolution and Deal Making" will be held Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, in Pound Hall. Marine Science Review Established at Harvard
Harvard students have established the Harvard Marine Science Review, a new peer association of scientists, educators, researchers, and students dedicated to the advancement of the fields of ichthyology and marine sciences. Myles Mace, Expert on Entrepreneurship, Dies at 88
Former Harvard Business School Professor Myles L. Mace, a pioneer in the study of entrepreneurship and corporate governance, and a member of numerous corporate boards, died on Friday, March 24, in Natick, Mass. He was 88 and a long-time resident of Dover, Mass. Newsmakers
Harvard Planning and Real Estate Announces Affiliated Housing Rent Rates for 2000-01
Harvard Planning and Real Estate (HPRE) has announced approval of the new rent schedule for approximately 2,300 Harvard-owned apartments rented by graduate students and other University affiliates. The new rents will take effect July 1, when the 2000-01 rental season begins. Adam Ulam, Authority on Russia, Dies at 77
Adam Ulam, the Gurney Professor of History and Political Science Emeritus, died on March 28 after a lengthy illness. He was 77. Harvard Tops Several Graduate School Rankings
Harvard University is scoring high in U.S. News and World Reports latest rankings of the nations top graduate schools. The rankings were released this week, and are contained in the magazines April 10 issue. Kennedy Honored as 'Champion of Science'
Senator Edward M. Kennedy gave the keynote speech at an April 3 luncheon of the Leading Industries Executive Forum hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Kennedy devoted most of his speech to the importance of the partnership between the federal government, universities, and private industry in research and development to the regional economy.
Faculty Council Notice
Statement of President Neil L. Rudenstine On Contingent Workforce Issues
Amy Jordan, a first-year student at Harvard Medical School, hadnt completely resolved the feelings of loss she felt about the death of her mother following a long struggle with cancer. So when she heard about an elective course at the School, called Living with Life-Threatening Illness, she eagerly signed up.
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