Crowdfunder & London Sport initiative to boost grassroot sports

first_img Tagged with: competition crowdfunding sport AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Crowdfunder and London Sport have partnered in a pilot initiative to give grassroots sport in the capital greater resources.The two are looking to bring over £40,000 into grassroots physical activity and sport projects aimed at getting more Londoners to be physically active, with the Most Active City pilot supporting nine grassroots sport projects across London that are looking to raise funds ranging from £500 to £11,000. The projects selected by London Sport to be involved in the pilot will also receive tailored mentoring and guidance to help with their fundraising campaigns.The projects have a one-month fundraising window, until 17th November, in which to reach their project targets, with London Sport and Crowdfunder both providing on-going support throughout the pilot.As well as the money raised through direct crowdfunding, the projects will be vying for two additional awards of £2,500 from London Sport, one for the project which raises the most funds and the other for the project which demonstrates the most creative approach to attracting supporters.Caroline Brooks, funding and facilities manager, London Sport said:“Securing resources is one of the biggest challenges faced by grassroots sport, and this pilot will go a long way to demonstrating the new ways that creative approaches can help to improve the reach and scope of sport initiatives that can make a real difference to communities throughout London.”The nine projects involved in the pilot are:  KTroo Children’s Boots, Exedia | connecting social media with exercise, Westminster Boating Base sail and kayak boat fund,  Finsbury Park Community Sports Hub Refurbishment, 1Life Community Fit Bus,  Lloyd Park Under 5s Nature Explorers,  Aim High Breaks World Record!, New Equipment for Calypso Gymnastics Club, London School Basketball Leagues & Competitions. Advertisement Crowdfunder & London Sport initiative to boost grassroot sports  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img  163 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 4 November 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Casey Kasem kept his feet on the ground

first_imgCasey Kasem on the front banner in 1991 Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East protest in Los Angeles.Entertainer and political activist Casey Kasem, 82, died on June 15 after a long illness.Kasem was “more likely to be listening to a speech by Malcolm X on his cassette player than music by Miami Sound Machine,” according to a 1989 profile in the Los Angeles Times.Born Kemal Amen Kasem in Detroit, of Lebanese Druze parents, he is best known for originating and hosting the radio program “American Top 40” for nearly four decades. He was also an actor, most famous for doing the voice of the character Shaggy on the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon show.Kasem opposed the 1982 U.S.-backed Israeli invasion of his homeland of Lebanon, a brutal attack which cost the lives of many thousands of Lebanese and Palestinian people, including many children. He became a strong anti-war activist opposing the U.S. military in the Middle East as well as a staunch defender of the rights of Arab people in the U.S.In December 1990, Kasem authored a study called: “Arab Defamation in the Media: Its Consequences and Solutions.” It detailed media and Hollywood stereotyping of Arab people dating back to the 1920s, described contributions of Arab people throughout history and outlined measures that could be taken to oppose this racist bigotry.In the 1980s, Kasem also became an anti-nuclear arms activist.  He was arrested in 1988 along with Daniel Ellsberg and actor Teri Garr at a nuclear test site in Nevada.Kasem also advocated on behalf of homeless people and for affordable housing, once sleeping overnight on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk to draw attention to this struggle. He was an active supporter of the historic Jesse Jackson presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988.International Action Center supporterThe Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East organized a demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 1991, against the first war in Iraq. Kasem endorsed the demonstration and organized a fundraiser for it.Many of the same organizers of that coalition, along with Ramsey Clark, established the International Action Center in 1992. Kasem was a friend and supporter of the IAC for many years.In November 1997, Kasem spoke at a rally of 10,000 people in Sacramento, Calif., for affirmative action and against Proposition 209, a measure which was designed to dismantle it.Kasem spoke at a news conference in Los Angeles in September 1999 in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.In August 2000, Kasem spoke at a rally outside of the Democratic National Convention to protest the U.S.-imposed sanctions against Iraq, which killed thousands of Iraqis, including many children.Kasem endorsed the Million Worker March in Washington in June 2004.Casey Kasem ended each of his radio broadcasts with the same optimistic message, urging his listeners to “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”  That call echoes in the struggle for peace and social justice to which he was so dedicated.Casey Kasem, ¡Presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Celebrating the Women Leaders in Housing and Mortgage

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 11, 2017 2,131 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Top 5 Hottest SFR Markets Next: Underwater Borrowers Gain More Options Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Celebrating the Women Leaders in Housing and Mortgage About Author: Aly J. Yale Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Nominations are now open for MReport’s Women of Impact list, which features influential female leaders in the housing and mortgage industry. The honorees will be recognized in the magazine’s special Women in Housing issue in September. MReport is the sister publication of DS News magazine.The Women of Impact list will be broken down into three categories: Power Players, which honors five executive-level and C-suite women; Leading Ladies, which recognizes top female executives and managers; and Notable Names, which profiles up-and-coming talents who are 35 years of age or younger as of September 1, 2017.MReport’s Women in Housing issue is a special issue published annually in conjunction with the Five Star Institute’s Women in Housing Leadership Forum, the concluding event at the Five Star Conference and Expo. Happening September 18-20, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas, the forum will be the fifth of its kind.According to Rachel Williams, Editor-in-Chief of MReport, the forum—and the magazine’s corresponding special issue—are much-needed initiatives in today’s market.“Gender equality in the workplace is an important issue in our country and, as a woman, I’m proud the housing industry is doing so much to make it a priority,” Williams said. “Our special issue and the Five Star forum are just one small way we recognize these efforts, as well as all the women who lead the housing and mortgage sectors each and every day.”The forum will include keynote presentations from industry leaders, as well as panels on diversity and inclusion.To learn more, see last year’s Women in Housing issue or visit FiveStarConference.com. To nominate yourself or a colleague for MReport’s Women of Impact list, click here. Tagged with: Five Star Conference Women in Housing Women in Housing Leadership Forum Women of Impact Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Five Star Conference Women in Housing Women in Housing Leadership Forum Women of Impact 2017-07-11 Joey Pizzolato Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Celebrating the Women Leaders in Housing and Mortgage in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News, REO, Secondary Market, Technologylast_img read more

Bathing ban lifted at Lady’s Bay in Buncrana

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook WhatsApp A no bathing’ notice issued for Lady’s Bay in Buncrana has been lifted.The beach, adjacent to the Shore Greens on the town’s waterfront, is a popular spot with locals and day-trippers alike.The temporary ban was imposed on Friday as a result of “suspected contamination from extreme weather/flooding”, leading to high levels of bacteria.Cllr Rena Donaghey says there was comprehensive monitoring over the weekend. Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – August 11, 2019 center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Bathing ban lifted at Lady’s Bay in Buncrana Previous articleFunding announced for LYIT’s Killybegs campusNext articleTyrone beaten in All-Ireland Semi-Final by Kerry News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Further LEADER Funding of €850,000 announced for Donegal

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGardai advising of oil spill following crash at PortnablaghNext articleMPs back Brexit Withdrawal Bill News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Further LEADER Funding of €850,000 announced for Donegalcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Over €1 million in funding has been approved by the Donegal Local Community Development Committee for 17 projects across the county under the LEADER Programme.The projects range from self-catering accommodation, supporting small SME’s, village development initiatives, water quality improvements, supporting family resource services and the development of new tourism facilities.Chair of the Donegal LCDC is Cllr Martin McDermott:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/martinleader.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – December 20, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+last_img read more

45 tonnes of waste removed from scenic site in West Donegal

first_img Previous articleStrabane excluded from WHT consultation – Mc ElduffNext article20 people awaiting in-patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland After the removal of soil and stone, in excess of 45 tonnes of waste was removed from this site and this was then taken to an authorised waste facility. The site has now been landscaped and boulders have been placed along it to stop flytipping in the future. Michael McGarvey, Director of Service with Donegal County Council acknowledged the great work done by Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola and the Council’s litter management team along with the contractor and the Waste Collector and he believes that Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola and other local community groups play a vital role in maintaining their local areas. Over 45 tonnes of waste was removed from a scenic site at Brinaleck, Meenaclady in Gaoth Dobhair last week following an intensive clean-up operation by Donegal County Council and local development group Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola.This clean-up operation was undertaken as part of the national Anti-Dumping Initiative following an €11,000 allocation to the Glenties Municipal District.Donegal County Council Director of Services Michael McGarvey acknowledged the work done by Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola, as well as the Council’s litter management team along with the contractor and the Waste Collector.He says it’s important to acknowledge that community groups play a vital role in maintaining their local areas…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/michaelmcg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Over 45 tonnes of waste was removed from a scenic site at Brinaleck, Meenaclady in Gaoth Dobhair last week following an intensive clean-up operation by Donegal County Council and local development group Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola.  Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook “This is such a beautiful location and many visitors who come to experience the Wild Atlantic Way are shocked by this type of dumping.  We are keen to develop walking and hiking opportunities in this area and now that this site has been cleaned up we can continue to implement our own development plans and develop a beautiful walking route through this site.” Facebook 45 tonnes of waste removed from scenic site in West Donegal Treasa Ní Ghallachoir from Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola was delighted to see this clean up taking place and this group has plans to promote the area as an ideal location for walking enthusiasts. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp You can report illegal dumping by contacting the Council on 074 91 53900 or report it online via www.donegalcoco.ie. Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Council statement in full -45 tonnes of waste removed from illegal dump at Brinaleck Donegal County Council would like to remind members of the public that it is an offence to dump rubbish in this way and anyone who is caught littering or dumping rubbish could receive an on the spot fine of €150 or could be fined up to a maximum of €3,000 if convicted in the District Court. Pinterest Google+ “Anti-dumping signage has been erected and CCTV signage will be erected in the coming days. This site will be monitored on an ongoing basis and anyone caught dumping rubbish here will be pursued by the Council” says Mr McGarvey. This clean-up operation has been undertaken as part of the national Anti-Dumping Initiative and earlier this year the Glenties Municipal District was awarded €11,000 under this initiative. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – September 6, 2017 Google+ “This type of dumping is a serious blight on our landscape and the work done by local communities and Council staff to clean up these sites is tremendous.  It is still hard to understand how anyone can dump rubbish in such a beautiful place.  The Council is fully committed to pursuing any individual who is caught dumping litter or rubbish in this way.” Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

How climate change is affecting sea levels

first_imgSea level rise increases the frequency and severity of storm surges and coastal flooding, causing serious damage to critical infrastructure and leading to the displacement of coastal communities around the world. Globally, more than 600 million people live in low‐lying coastal areas at less than 10m elevation, and the population of these regions is expected to exceed 1 billion by 2050 (Neumann et al., 2015). In the United Kingdom, current annual damages from coastal flooding are estimated at over £500 million per year (Edwards, 2017), and costs of damage are likely to increase under projections of future sea level rise.last_img read more

USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

first_img US Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrived to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Saturday.The vessel is in the Shipyard for planned maintenance work and several system upgrades.Annapolis, the tenth “improved” Los Angeles-class submarine, is homeported in Groton, CT.  She is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Annapolis, Maryland, site of the United States Naval Academy.Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the Navy’s center of excellence for attack submarine overhaul, repair and modernization.[mappress mapid=”15794″]Naval Today Staff, Image: US Navy View post tag: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: USS Annapolis View post tag: Navalcenter_img USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard April 27, 2015 View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant Professor– Physics

first_imgTeaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Assistant Professor– PhysicsJob Description SummaryThe Department of Natural Sciences at the Florida PolytechnicUniversity seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor with broadteaching capacity that supports an undergraduate degree inEngineering Physics and has a research specialization aligned withTheoretical Physics. The appointment will be made at the AssistantProfessor level and will begin on August 15, 2021.The Department of Natural Sciences at Florida PolytechnicUniversity has embarked on a new initiative in Engineering Physicssince August 2019. The new undergraduate program has been formallyapproved and the courses to support the degree delivery are beingdeployed as required in the coming six semesters when the degreedelivery should become more routine.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately three faculty to the current seven fulltime faculty members within the department. As a part of thisfaculty expansion, the department will be emphasizing and improvingits current teaching mission and also putting in place a researchpresence for the department. Relatively near-term plans include aMaster’s degree program for the department.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, participate in extramuralfunding efforts, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, superviseundergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to assist in the broader education missionof the department.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. Ph.D. in Physics, or closely related field. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community.center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic CareersWebsite: Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.last_img read more

Harvard’s secret court 100 years later

first_img Related A season of surprises The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. For Shanna Peeples, the GSE meant unexpectedly new relationships to words, work, and her own identity LGBTQ language and institutional responsibility are where it begins “That really startled me as I began learning more about it,” said Eck, “the extent to which the University had not only gone to punish these boys by expelling them, but by including in their transcript something that alleged this nefarious behavior and that basically said to any would-be employer or subsequent college that they would not recommend them under any circumstances. That’s just shameful.”Eck said she and her wife, Dorothy Austin, made it their mission to discuss the court during their time as faculty deans in the House that bears Lowell’s name. “It really became part of the lore of the House that we were willing to talk about, given the fact that our appointment as faculty deans would have been absolutely resisted by Abbott Lawrence Lowell.”Harvard Professor Michael Bronski suggested steps to move forward, such as incorporating LGBTQ studies more fully into Harvard’s curriculum.Michael Bronski, professor of the practice in media and activism in studies of women, gender, and sexuality, said during the event that while things have improved dramatically for the LBGTQ community since 1920, much work remains. “We have gotten so, so much better on this, but it still happens. I still have students who are afraid to come to me because of their roommates; students who are trans … who are profoundly disrespected by other students.”One way forward, Bronksi suggested, is to incorporate LGBTQ studies more fully into Harvard’s curriculum.Giving voice to those whose stories too often go untold requires “looking deeper and looking more broadly,” said Bronksi. “It’s all a very delicate process,” he added, “in which you need to just need to keep on thinking deeper.”center_img How to navigate the gender landscape at work Stonewall then and now Harvard scholars reflect on the history and legacy of the milestone gay-rights demonstrations triggered by a police raid at a dive bar in Manhattan Sophomore Amit Paley was researching a story for the Harvard Crimson in 2002 when an unrelated note in the University Archives database caught his eye. The entry was titled “Secret Court Files, 1920,” and it described a mysterious committee that had persecuted Harvard students for homosexual activity.“It was so strange and so different from any other entry that I had seen in my time looking at the archives that I thought it would make an incredibly important story,” said Paley ’04, now CEO of The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention services to young members of the LBGTQ community.,Paley had stumbled onto the existence of a hidden tribunal consisting of five Harvard administrators, overseen by University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell. Paley detailed his find in a virtual talk late last month as part of “Secret Court 100: Harvard’s Queer Century,” a series of events created to “commemorate and mark and interrogate one of Harvard’s more difficult moments in history,” said Tim McCarthy, a lecturer in public policy and core faculty at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. McCarthy led the discussion with Paley and four Harvard scholars.Paley said that over the course of several weeks in May and June of 1920, the ad hoc “court” investigated approximately 30 students. Based on its findings, eight were expelled; a recent graduate was banned from campus; and an assistant professor was required to step down.Discovering this star chamber was newsworthy, but reporting its whole story took some detective work. Paley felt the histories of the accused men were key to the narrative, but University officials had redacted names from the records, he said, concerned that family members might prefer the information remain confidential. For months Paley and his Crimson colleagues pored over other records, gradually uncovering the men’s names and their stories. “It’s an attack on their dignity; it’s an attack on their memory, their lives, to not have the truth of who they were be told,” Paley said.Timothy Patrick McCarthy ’93 moderated “Secret Court 100: Harvard’s Queer Century,” a virtual discussion.The “Secret Court” series is in keeping with Harvard’s effort in recent years to come to terms with the more troubling aspects of its past. During her presidency Drew Faust supported efforts to examine the University’s ties to slavery. President Larry Bacow recently announced a new University-wide initiative to explore further Harvard’s ties to slavery and named Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to lead the committee that will oversee the project. In 2002, when the Crimson story about the court first broke, then-president Lawrence Summers issued a statement to the student-run paper calling the episode “abhorrent and an affront to the values of our university.”“We are a better and more just community today because those attitudes have changed as much as they have,” Summers said.One member of the event panel, Evelynn Hammonds, who became a Harvard professor in 2002 and was College dean from 2008 to 2013, said she wasn’t surprised to learn about the court.,“My response to the story was it was a dark moment, and it needed to be revealed in the light. As a historian, our history is our history, not to be run away from. It is to be understood; it is to be made public,” said Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and professor of African and African American studies, who spearheaded the creation of Harvard College’s Office of LBGTQ student life during her time as dean.Another speaker, Diana Eck, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, visited the archives to see the court’s records herself. She was moved by the letters from mothers who pleaded with Harvard administrators to give their sons “another, more sympathetic look,” she said, and shocked by the scope of the court’s sanctions. “My response to the story was it was a dark moment, and it needed to be revealed in the light.” — Evelynn Hammondslast_img read more