New Overseers, Alumni Association directors elected

first_imgFive alumni have been elected as new members of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers and six as directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).The new Overseers, whose terms will extend through Commencement 2026, are:Raphael William Bostic ’87, magna cum laudePh.D. ’95, Stanford UniversityPresident and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaDecatur, Ga.Margaret “Midge” Purce ’17Professional soccer player, Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Soccer TeamSilver Spring, Md.Thea Sebastian ’08, J.D. ’16M.Sc. ’11, University of OxfordEd.M. ’13, Hunter CollegePolicy counsel, Civil Rights CorpsWashington, D.C.Tracy K. Smith ’94, cum laudeM.F.A. ’97, Columbia UniversityRoger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; 22nd poet laureate of the United StatesPrinceton, N.J.Jayson Toweh, S.M. ’19B.S. ’17, cum laude, University of MichiganProgram analyst, Environmental Protection Agency AtlantaThere were 13 candidates in this year’s Overseers election. Eight were nominated by an alumni nominating committee whose 13 voting members are appointed by the Harvard Alumni Association executive committee. The other five qualified for the ballot by petition, having obtained the required number of signatures from eligible voters. Harvard degree holders cast a total of 43,531 ballots in the Overseers election.“All of us on the Board welcome this year’s new Overseers,” said R. Martin Chávez ’85, S.M. ’85, president of the Board of Overseers. “These are extraordinary times, posing extraordinary challenges, and the Board will do all we can to help Harvard navigate them as thoughtfully as possible, always with an overriding concern for the best interests of the University and how it can best serve the world.”The Board of Overseers is one of Harvard’s two governing boards, along with the President and Fellows, also known as the Corporation. As a central part of its work, the Board directs the visitation process, the primary means for periodic external assessment of Harvard’s Schools and departments. Through its array of standing committees, and the roughly 50 visiting committees that report to them, the Board probes the quality of Harvard’s programs and assures that the University remains true to its charter as a place of learning. More generally, drawing on its members’ diverse experience and expertise, the Board provides counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities, plans, and strategic initiatives. The Board also has the power of consent to certain actions, such as the election of Corporation members.The current membership of the Board of Overseers is listed here. Profiles of several current Overseers appear here.The newly elected HAA directors are:Santiago Creuheras, A.L.M. ’00, A.L.M. ’01B.S. ’97, summa cum laude, Universidad de las Américas-PueblaM.St. ’14, with distinction, University of CambridgeSenior consultant on sustainable infrastructure and energy, Inter-American Development BankMexico City, Mexico Kelsey Trey Leonard ’10M.Sc. ’11, University of OxfordJ.D. ’15, Duquesne UniversityPh.D. ’19, McMaster UniversityBanting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario, CanadaMichael D. Lewis ’93Strategic technology adviser, iCorps TechnologiesCambridge, Mass.Mallika J. Marshall ’92, cum laudeM.D. ’96, UCSF School of MedicineMedical reporter, CBS Boston; physician, Massachusetts General HospitalWeston, Mass.Benjamin D. Wei ’08CEO, Nova InviteNew York, N.Y.Joyce Y. Zhang ’09M.P.A. ’15, Princeton UniversityM.B.A. ’15, Stanford UniversityCEO, Alariss GlobalSan FranciscoThe new HAA directors were each elected for three-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of nine candidates, nominated by the same HAA committee that nominates candidates for Overseers. Harvard degree holders cast 45,299 ballots in the HAA directors’ election.The HAA Board of Directors is an advisory board that actively works to support Harvard alumni volunteers working on behalf of the HAA. The Board’s main work focuses on developing volunteer leadership and increasing and deepening alumni engagement through an array of programs that support alumni communities worldwide. In recent years, the board’s priorities have been strengthening outreach to recent graduates; connection to graduate school students and alumni; public and community service; and alumni access to intellectual content.“As Harvard’s global alumni community continues to evolve and seek out new ways to engage with each other and with the wider world, the HAA increasingly relies on the diligence, dedication, and creative insights of our elected directors,” said John West, M.B A. ’95, the association’s president. “Joining the HAA Board of Directors as a volunteer means working hard to ensure all our alumni have robust and meaningful opportunities to connect — and support — each other, to learn from one another across perspectives, and to make a difference in their communities and as ambassadors of Harvard wherever they do good in the world.”This year’s elections took place from July 1 through Aug. 18, following the governing boards’ decision to postpone the elections in light of uncertainty and disruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The elections ordinarily take place in the spring, with results announced on Commencement Day.last_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for The Library, Directed by Steven Soderbergh

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014 View Comments Ready to examine your relationship with the truth? Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Scott Z. Burns’ The Library. Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Chloe Grace Moretz, the off-Broadway show will play a limited engagement March 25 through April 27. Opening night is set for April 15 at the Public’s Newman Theater. After Caitlin Gabriel (Moretz) survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The play asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us. Acting in films since she was only five years old, Mortez’ credits include The Amityville Horror, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie and Kick-Ass 2. She will soon be seen in The Equalizer, Dark Places, Laggies and If I Stay. The Library Related Showslast_img read more

Cricket News Justin Langer terms India’s aggression ‘brilliant’, calls Virat Kohli-Tim Paine confrontation ‘hilarious’

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Perth Test witnessed a huge war of words between India cricket skipper Virat Kohli and Australia cricket captain Tim Paine. Both players went after each other on days three and four, with Kohli starting it all when he reminded of how one mistake from Australia could cost them the series. In response, Paine called Kohli ‘Big Head’ and in one interaction which was picked up by the stump microphone, Paine told Murali Vijay, “I know he is your captain but can you seriously like him as a bloke?” The confrontation between Kohli and Paine was only part of the larger circus as Australia won the match by 146 runs to level the four-match series 1-1 heading into the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne on December 26.However, Justin Langer, the coach of the Australian cricket team, has said the aggression shown by India was simply brilliant. “As the two captains and they’re trying to stamp their authority on the game and I don’t think at any point there was any abuse or any real aggression to it.In fact there was a bit of humour and there’s been a lot of talk about banter. There’s got to be some in a Test match. It’s a great part of the game, and there was actually a bit of humour, a bit of Aussie humour as well.  That’s what we pride ourselves on. We’ve got a bad reputation in a lot of ways, but when there’s a bit of humour in it I thought it was a good exchange,” Langer told Fox Cricket.Read More | Mitchell Johnson slams Virat Kohli, calls his behavior ‘disrespectful’During the face-off, there was also a time when Kohli and Paine got close to each other and nearly made physical contact. Langer said there was nothing malicious in that act. “I think the days of Dennis Lillee and Javed Miandad are gone. I think Andrew Symonds did it to a spectator one day, it was one of the best shirt-fronts you’ve ever seen in your life, but I can’t ever imagine that in the environment we’re now in with so many cameras. It’d be absolutely silly for that to happen. That’s not cricket. They (Paine and Kohli) got close, but in a lot of ways it’s not a contact sport. We get that, but it was all part of that theatre of Test cricket,” Langer added.Read More | Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis script unique history in draw against NZLanger added that Australia have copped a fair bit of flak ever since the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town and the team felt more relieved after securing their first Test win since that scandal. The left-hander said getting the wicket of Rishabh Pant made the team more relaxed.“That was the first time in about 16 hours that I relaxed. I just had this sneaking suspicion – he’s a very dangerous player, when he got out I thought ‘ok now we can maybe enjoy it. I remember my first Test hundred, if you go to my house there’s the bat I had, and it’s just a relief after all that time. It’s probably eight years, and that was the emotion. In a lot of ways, that’s the emotion now, relief to get the result. A lot of them (Australian cricketers) have been bashed for nine months. Now they can sit back and enjoy it,” Langer said. last_img read more

Peter Jackson casts Flanagan & Hartnett as lead roles for Paddy Power Betfair strategy & development

first_img Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Related Articles ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Aine FlanaganPeter Jackson the new Group CEO of Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB), continues the strategic realignment of the FTSE100 bookmaker’s executive leadership team.Jackson’s latest movements, see him promote Aine Flanagan to Group Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), having previously served as Managing Director of UK & Ireland for PPB.Flanagan is a seasoned eCommerce and digital operations strategist, who will take a lead role in the enlarged group’s continued post-merger integration projects, delivering combined growth and cost savings for PPB investors.Johnny HartnettFurther executive restructuring, sees Jackson promote former PPB International Managing Director Johnny Hartnett to Group Chief Development Officer.A twenty-year company veteran, Hartnett has previously been a key stakeholder in the development of Paddy Power international projects, acting as an executive for Australian betting subsidiary Sportsbet.com.au (2009-2016).Hartnett will work alongside PPB leadership team to identify and establish new commercial prospects and define long-term corporate growth strategies.Completing his first month as leader of PPB, Peter Jackson has made a number of critical new appointments, restructuring the firm’s executive team.As new CEO, Jackson will be supported by Dan Taylor who takes up the newly created role of Chief Executive for Paddy Power Europe.On Wednesday 7 March, Jackson will present his first trading statement as PPB CEO, with industry analysts and investors awaiting further updates with regards to the delivery of PPB’s new technology platform powered by Betfair development.last_img read more

George Floyd’s Grand Funeral Procession in Houston

first_imgHOUSTON — George Floyd’s golden casket is on its way to a Texas cemetery for burial. Many mourners lined the streets to pay tribute to the slain arrest suspect as the white horse drawn carriage carrying Floyd made its way through Houston.After emotional tributes from Floyd’s family, a song from Ne-Yo, a recorded message from Joe Biden and a eulogy from the Rev. Al Sharpton, Floyd’s casket was carried on the shoulders of pall bearers out of Fountain of Praise church in Houston.Many in the family section of the church held out their hands in the direction of the casket as it departed, as the hymn “I Shall Wear a Crown” rang through the church. Others held up their phones to film it.The more than 500 face-masked mourners in the congregation for the four-hour service included actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, and J.J. Watt of the NFL’s Houston Texans.The service and upcoming burial bring to a close nearly a week of memorials and remembrances of Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis inspired protests around the world.last_img read more