This month in Harvard history

first_imgJune 1913 — Having proved itself during a five-year experimental period, the Business School emerges from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to become an independent graduate school.June 21, 1927 — The Fogg Museum formally opens its new quarters on Quincy St. A large-scale special-loan exhibition features the College’s early silver collection, Maya art from the Peabody Museum, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, tapestries, furniture, ivories, enamels, and other objects.June 1940 — The Radcliffe Board of Trustees authorizes the use of Radcliffe dormitories for temporarily housing European refugee children.June 12, 1953 — The Business School dedicates two halls: Aldrich (13 classrooms) and Kresge (dining facilities, student center, meeting rooms).June 2, 1954 — Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie visits Harvard. Selassie signs the University guest book, visits Houghton Library to inspect rare books and manuscripts with Ethiopian connections, and takes a short tour around the University.June 15, 1954 — The Gordon McKay Laboratory of Applied Science is dedicated.June 22, 1957 — After a six-year break, Harvard-Yale and Oxford-Cambridge teams hold their 17th track meet at Harvard Stadium. The transatlantic track rivalry dates from 1899.Ca. June 1961 — Harvard announces that its new office building and health center on Mount Auburn St. will bear the name Holyoke Center, in honor of Edward Holyoke, Harvard’s ninth President.last_img read more

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Elliott ends Busch’s win streak, collects $100,000 bounty

first_img Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch’s seven-race Truck Series winning streak and collected a $100,000 bounty for beating NASCAR’s most successful truck driver Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Kevin Harvick announced before the race he would donate $50,000 to Covid-19 relief for any full-time Cup driver who finished ahead of Busch. Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Gander RV & Outdoors, which sponsors the Truck Series, agreed to match Harvick’s pledge, bringing the total to $100,000 for pandemic relief.Elliott rubbed a little salt in the wound after the race, borrowing Busch’s celebratory bow after the race.“Hopefully nobody gets their feelings hurt over it,” Elliott said.The win comes six days after Busch wrecked Elliott in a Cup Series race at Darlington and two days after Elliott’s costly decision to pit late in the Coca-Cola 600, opening the door for Brad Keselowski to win.“It doesn’t make up for Sunday but it was still a really good night, and to do some good for the relief efforts for this virus,” Elliott said.Busch appeared upset after the race and his interview was not aired on television.“I did an interview,” Busch posted on Twitter. “It wasn’t aired. That is all.”It was the first Truck Series race since Feb. 21 when Busch won at Las Vegas.Elliott, John Hunter Nemechek and Brennan Poole were the three full-time Cup drivers eligible to collect the $100,000 bounty.Zane Smith finished third and Brett Moffitt was fourth.It marked the first time a Trucks Series was run on a Tuesday night.Busch had won 57 Truck Series races entering the night, the most of any driver in history, and appeared to be the favorite.But he could never chase down Elliott on a long green flag stretch to close the race.Busch started 16th and quickly made a move to sixth place before splitter issues forced him to pit and dropped him back to 33rd place. But the winner of 210 races across NASCAR’s three top series quickly moved back into contention with a strong second stage and took the lead on lap 69.But when Busch pitted with 34 laps to go it dropped him back to 23rd and he could never regain the lead.This was Busch’s third race in three nights. He followed up a fourth-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday by winning the Xfinity Series race on Monday in overtime after passing Austin Cindric on the final lap. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 27th May, 2020 08:36 IST Elliott Ends Busch’s Win Streak, Collects $100,000 Bounty Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch’s seven-race Truck Series winning streak and collected a $100,000 bounty for beating NASCAR’s most successful truck driver Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway First Published: 27th May, 2020 08:36 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By LIVE TV Associated Press Television News last_img read more

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Libraries struggle to meet demand

first_imgAfter missing two chances in the past year to gain state funding, libraries in Los Angeles County and throughout the state are struggling to meet a massive demand for new facilities that falls far short of available funds. State and local officials have estimated a demand of $8 billion for new library facilities across the state, including $1billion in Los Angeles County alone. But one year ago this month, state voters rejected a $600 million bond measure to build new libraries. Then earlier this month, the state Legislature held in committee a proposal for a $4 billion library bond measure on next year’s ballot, dashing the hopes of library supporters who say local resources are not enough to meet the demand. `There are some that have been able to find \, but it’s a real tough go,” said Margaret Todd, the Los Angeles County head librarian, and president of the California Library Association. Todd said the county library system has been fortunate in getting support from the Board of Supervisors for at least five projects that are currently moving forward at a budgeted cost of more than $60 million. The county is planning to build more libraries in Topanga Canyon, La Crescenta, Acton/Agua Dulce, Lawndale and an unincorporated area near Whittier. The Topanga project, located on the edge of a coastal zone, was approved by the California Coastal Commission on Thursday and is moving toward a construction start date of February 2008. The La Crescenta project is scheduled to open in fall 2009. Board of Supervisors Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky said even while the county faces other pressing problems such as health care and prisons, the county recognizes the importance for finding money for libraries and other cultural resources. “Libraries are the intellectual commons for our constituency,” Yaroslavsky said. “You can go and access any information on any computer, any encyclopedia, any reference material we have at no cost. “It’s the one place where no matter how wealthy or poor you are, you have the same access to information as the next guy, and with that information you can act. In a community like Los Angeles County you can do a lot with information to improve your quality of life.” Construction on the Topanga library is supposed to start in February 2008, and the facility is supposed to open by December 2009. It will be about 11,000 square feet, and hold about 50,000 items. The $14.2 million cost is coming from the county general fund and road fund. Wendy Romano, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County library system, said the Topanga community has no library service nearby, other than a small bookmobile that visits the area twice a week. “It’s a great community of readers,” she said, referring to a community study the library system performed in 2004. “They’re in an isolated area, and they have to leave to go out for library building service. They very much wanted spaces for children and teen activities and community meeting space.” The new La Crescenta Library, to be located at 2809 Foothill Blvd., will house about 81,000 items in 15,000 square feet. The project is budgeted at $14.6 million. But other cities are struggling to meet their needs in the absence of state funding. The city of Burbank has been hoping for years to build a new Central Library across from its current location and expand the Northwest branch on Victory Boulevard, but has been unable to obtain the funding either from the state or the city’s own funds. Jody Hidey, senior administrative analyst with the Burbank Public Library, said the Central Library project would cost at least $40 million. The city had hoped to get funding from an earlier state library bond for $350 million approved by voters in 2000, but didn’t make the cut for approved projects. Then voters rejected last year’s measure. After that, the city was hoping this year’s proposed $4 billion measure, Senate Bill 156, by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, would move forward. Instead it was held in committee without action, though as a two-year bill it is expected to return for debate next January. “As a city we just don’t have the finances to go ahead and build it on our own,” Hidey said. The city of Los Angeles is perhaps an exception to the rule. This year the city is completing a massive 15-year library building program at a cost of $317 million from a combination of bonds and city funds, according to library officials. In the San Fernando Valley alone, the city rebuilt 15 branches and created three new branches. “We’re really proud of the fact that this is the largest library construction program in the nation,” said Los Angeles Public Library spokesman Peter Persic. “Not only did we deliver every library that was promised to the voters, but we actually came in on time and under budget, which allowed us to add projects.” Even with that massive project completed, the city still has additional needs for more libraries. A recent survey catalogued the need for renovations or construction of 19 additional facilities throughout the city, at an estimated cost of $456 million. [email protected] (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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‘The best right-back in the world!’ – Twitter lauds Arsenal defender’s performance

first_img Hector Bellerin played a key part in Arsenal’s second goal Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil may have scored the goals in Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich, but Hector Bellerin stole the show on Twitter. The young Spanish defender is said to be quicker than team-mate Theo Walcott and he showed what he is all about when he made a rapid sprint down the right-hand side to assist Ozil for the Gunners’ second goal. He also showed his defensive capabilities against Bayern’s constantly-rotating attack, including Douglas Costa and Thomas Muller. As usual, Twitter reacted and Crystal Palace attacker Yannick Bolasie lead the way in showing admiration for 20-year-old Bellerin… 1last_img

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