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The center in the crossroads

first_imgReimagined, redesigned, and replete with new restaurants and study spaces, the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center officially opened Thursday with a dedication ceremony attended by Harvard President Larry Bacow, President Emerita Drew Faust, and members of the Harvard and Cambridge communities.The center is an anchor for Harvard’s campus, and now a crossroads for the entire community. The first and second floors include the Moise Y. Safra Welcome Pavilion and Plaza along Massachusetts Avenue, where people can mingle, join tours of Harvard, and take in views of the square and the city beyond. Outside, new plazas open to Mass. Ave. and Mount Auburn Street; while indoors people lounge in large interior spaces with soaring ceilings, and a new roof deck along Dunster Street.With its open-air vitrine garden, glass facades, and green walls irrigated with UV-filtered rainwater harvested from the center’s rooftop, the renovations increase access to daylight and nature.Hungry passersby can grab a bite at Pavement Coffeehouse, Swissbäkers, Bon Me,  Blackbird Doughnuts, and Oggi Gourmet, which will be joined in the coming weeks by Whole Heart Provisions and James Beard winner Jody Adams’ Saloniki.  The center also offers spaces for meeting and performances, or a game of chess at any of 14 new tables.The Campus Center first opened in 1966, designed by renowned architect Josep Lluís Sert, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969. The renovations were designed by Hopkins Architects of London, with the Cambridge-based firms Bruner/Cott as executive architect and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates  as landscape architect.,Learn more about the Smith Campus Center, as well as Harvard’s Common Spaces program, which oversees events, activities, and reservations in the new spaces by visiting commonspaces.harvard.edu.last_img read more

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men Starts Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Straight White Men is Lee’s traditionally structured take on the classic American father-son drama. When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man? Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 View Comments Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men begins previews off-Broadway on November 7. The New York premiere, directed by the author, will play at the Public’s Martinson Theater through December 7 and officially opens on November 17. The cast includes Austin Pendelton, Pete Simpson, James Stanley and Gary Wilmes. Straight White Menlast_img read more

Ronaldo reacts to Sarri’s sack by Juventus

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has stressed on the importance of “critical thinking” in the wake of Juventus’ Champions League exit and the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. Ronaldo netted a brace on Friday night to give Juve a 2-1 win over Lyon in Turin, but it was not enough to prevent them crashing out in the last-16 stage on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw.Advertisement Sarri guided Juve to a ninth Serie A title in a row, but defeat to Napoli in the Coppa Italia final and a failure to instill his playing style on the squad led to doubts about his suitability for the job.Interestngly, Andrea Pirlo, who was only appointed coach of the Juventus under-23 team last month, has since been appointed to take charge at the Allianz Stadium.Ronaldo urged everyone at Juve to use the short off-season for “critical thinking” so that they can return to satisfy fans’ expectations.Although he did not mention Sarri or Pirlo specifically, the Portugese star hammered on the now need to get things right at Juventus.“The 2019-20 season is over for us, much later than usual but yet sooner than we expected,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.“Now it’s time for reflection, time to analyse the ups and downs because critical thinking is the only way to improve.“A huge club such as Juventus must always think like the best in the world, work like the best in the world, so that we can call ourselves one of the best and biggest clubs in the world.“Winning the Serie A once again in such a difficult year is something that we are very proud of. Personally, scoring 37 goals for Juventus and 11 for the Portuguese national team is something that makes me face the future with renewed ambition and desire to keep doing better and better each year. On Saturday, the Bianconeri sent head coach Sarri packing barely a year after he was appointed after his exit from Chelsea. Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Bettercenter_img Loading… Read Also: Lampard: Chelsea still a work in progress, but we’ll be back“But the fans demand more from us. They expect more from us. And we have to deliver, we must live up to the highest expectations.“May this short vacation break allow us all to make the best decisions for the future and come back stronger and more committed than ever. See you soon!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Local, state prosecutors say there’s not enough evidence to support criminal charges in Mason City schools special investigation

first_imgMASON CITY — Local and state prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed over the case of improper disbursements to current and former staff of the Mason City Community School District.A special investigative report by the State Auditor’s Office showed over $2.2 million was not properly disbursed to 66 school district employees during an eight-year period between July 2009 and August 2017. Then-State Auditor Mary Mosiman said at the time of the report’s release last December that former superintendent Anita Micich approved the improper disbursements without school board approval.Cerro Gordo County Attorney Carlyle Dalen in a written statement released on Wednesday says his office with the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted a criminal review with the goal of assessing whether criminal charges would be appropriate in the case. Dalen says due to the sensitive nature of the case, his office also requested a second review by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Area Prosecution Division independently reviewed the case and determined that there was insufficient evidence to support any criminal charges concerning the matter.Dalen says the decision not to prosecute is purely a review for criminal violations and has no impact on civil remedies that may be available to the school district.last_img read more

COVID-19 Hits Home with Two Presumptive Cases in South Florida

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health says there are now six cases of the new coronavirus in the state, including two in Broward county and two deaths statewide.Three new presumptive positive cases were announced Friday night, according to FDH. There are two people in Broward County isolated at this time.According to the FDH, there are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida and there are five other repatriated cases of Florida residents outside the state who have tested positive for COVID-19.One of the cases in the state is a non-Florida resident. There are 88 pending test results.Two deaths have been reported, one in Santa Rosa County and the other in Lee County.For more information, click here.last_img read more

Meghan scores fourth USA win

first_img England’s Meghan MacLaren has kept her winning form going by capturing her fourth title on the US women’s college circuit. Meghan (image © Leaderboard Photography) won the British women’s stroke play championship in her final event on this side of the Atlantic, before she returned to Florida International University. Now, she’s won her first event of the new academic year taking the individual honours in the Mary Fossum Invitational, hosted by Michigan State. Meghan was in third place at the start of the final round and shot a third round score of 74. It gave her a tournament score of five-over par and a one stroke victory. She commented afterwards on Twitter: “Another stressful day but happy to have won my first college tournament back in America! Ready for a good year.”  Her previous US successes were in 2013 and 2012. Meghan, an England international from Wellinborough, stormed through the field to win her British title, sealing her triumph the day before she returned to the USA. She played the final two rounds in nine-under par and won by a stroke at Ashburnham in Wales. 15 Sep 2014 Meghan scores fourth USA win last_img read more