Harvard readies for 369th Commencement

first_imgFounded in 1636, Harvard did not hold its first Commencement until Sept. 23, 1642 — with just nine students graduating that year. War and plague halted a handful of Commencement Exercises, but fortunately, the tradition has held fast with a growing number of degree recipients. In 2019, Harvard awarded 6,665 degrees across the University.Degree candidates with their family and friends, faculty, administrators who supported them, and alumni from around the world are anticipated to participate in Harvard’s 369th Commencement Exercises on May 28.To accommodate the increasing number of people planning to attend, carefully review the additional guidelines governing ticketing, regalia, security precautions, and other important details, which are available online.On Commencement morning, the Harvard gates will open at 6:45. A ticket is required to gain entry into Tercentenary Theatre, the site of the Morning Exercises.Commencement Day overviewThe Morning Exercises begin when the academic procession is seated in Tercentenary Theatre. Three student orators deliver addresses, and the dean of each School introduces the candidates for their respective degrees, which the president then confers. Toward the conclusion of the ceremony the graduating seniors are asked to rise, and the president confers their degrees on them as a group. Honorary degrees are then conferred before the Exercises are adjourned.Diploma-granting ceremonies and luncheons: Graduates and their guests return to their respective undergraduate Houses or graduate and professional Schools. Harvard and Radcliffe College alumni/ae who have celebrated their 50th Reunion are invited to join the Tree Spread luncheon, while all other alumni may pre-purchase tickets for boxed lunches at the Alumni Spread in Harvard Yard.The Afternoon Program features an address by Harvard President Larry Bacow and principal speaker Martin “Marty” Baron. Officially called the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), this program includes the Overseer and HAA director election results, presentations of the Harvard Medal, and remarks by the HAA president.For general information about Commencement, including event schedules, maps, accommodations for guests with disabilities, and more, visit the Harvard University Commencement Office website.last_img read more

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Zidane set to offload four more Real Madrid stars

first_img Loading… Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is set to continue his policy of selling squad players ahead of the 2020-21 La Liga campaign. Brahim Diaz has already joined Serie A side AC Milan on a season long loan, with James Rodriguez set to join Everton in the coming days. However, as per the front page of Saturday’s edition of Diario AS, Zidane is aiming to raise up to €100m by offloading Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Mariano Diaz and Borja Mayoral. Reguilon has been linked with a move to Premier League side Manchester United, after returning from a season long loan spell at Sevilla in 2019-20. Diaz has been lined up to join Benfica on a 12 month loan, with Mayoral previously linked with Valencia, after spending the last two seasons on loan at Levante.Advertisement Read Also: Real Madrid deny splashing €160m to sign Hazard from Chelsea Bale’s future remains the most complex issue for Zidane to resolve in the coming weeks, with his agent Jonathan Barnett to discuss the Welshman’s future with Florentino Perez next week. The 31-year old still has two years to run on his current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, however, Los Blancos are rumoured to be edging closer to allowing him to leave on a free transfer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful MutationsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mesmerizing Facts About Hypnosis11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise Youlast_img read more

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House votes for Rep Theis plan setting requirements to protect children

first_img24May House votes for Rep. Theis plan setting requirements to protect children Categories: News,Theis News Michigan’s children will be protected under legislation approved today by the state House, state Rep. Lana Theis announced.“Although most doctors have the best of intentions in treating their patients, we must do our best to prevent what happened with Larry Nassar’s survivors,” said Theis, a member of the House Law and Justice Committee. “Parents and children should have as much information as possible when doctors are recommending invasive medical procedures for children. They must be able to understand the necessity of such a procedure.”Under the legislation, procedures involving pelvic area penetration of minors is prohibited without meeting certain conditions:The medical treatment is within the professional’s scope of practice;Another health care professional is in the room during the procedure; andWritten consent on a standardized form is obtained from a person authorized by law to provide consent, such as the child’s parent.The bill does allow for exceptions, such as a medical emergency or for services relating to the patient’s gynecological or reproductive health.The plan is part of a 28-bill bipartisan package approved by the House to increase protections to Michigan’s residents in the wake of the Nassar sex abuse scandal.“This plan will go after sexual predators, help survivors and protect Michigan’s residents,” said Theis, of Brighton. “We took part in nearly 20 hours of testimony in committee alone, engaging medical professionals, educators, subject experts and survivors of Nassar’s crimes. This plan is a solution to better protect our children, while strengthening punishments against anyone who engages in sexual misconduct.”House Bill 5793 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####last_img read more

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Telecom Italias wholesale TV deal with Sky is due

first_imgTelecom Italia’s wholesale TV deal with Sky is due to go live in April, allowing Telecom Italia customers to gain access the full Sky television offer through its high-speed broadband network.Speaking on Telecom Italia’s fourth quarter earnings call, company CEO Marco Patuano said that Sky will provide a set-top box for the internet TV offering and that the non-exclusive deal means “we will have the same content that Sky will have.”The deal, which was first announced in April 2014, will see the companies co-operate on a revenue sharing basis, with the agreement allowing Sky to reach potential pay TV subscribers who are unable to install a satellite dish.Speaking more broadly about the pay TV opportunity in Italy, Patuano said that this market was still “under-penetrated” with just 25% of homes subscribing to pay TV, compared to between 50% and 60% in the UK and France.He said there was opportunity to target broadband subscribers with “some form of premium content television or premium content entertainment.”However, Patuano added that “we have no space for making huge discounts, in order to move customers to convergence, even if the effect on the churn rate is positive.”last_img read more

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France Télévisions boss Delphine Ernotte plans to

first_imgFrance Télévisions boss Delphine Ernotte plans to cut 180 posts as part of a cost-saving drive in the face of the latest wave of cuts to the public broadcaster’s budget, according to a report in the Journal du Dimanche.Delphine ErnotteFaced with a rebellion by journalists at the end of last month over plans to reduce the frequency of two news magazine shows on flagship channel France 2, Envoyé Special and Complément d’Enquête, the pubcaster’s management have scaled back their plans for cuts in the news arena, according to the report. Thirty news posts are now expected to go, including four across the two news magazines, saving some €5 million in total.Overall, tasked with finding up to €75 million in additional cost savings imposed by the new French government, Ernotte has proposed cuts of 180 posts. Half of all staff retiring will not be replaced, a measure that should provide a further €20 million in savings.France Télévisions could also cut back on sport commitments, including deciding not to air the 2024 Olympic Games as well as, potentially, coverage of French football.The pubcaster may also look to cut production spend on live entertainment programming by 4% and increase the number of repeats on its different channels. Other measures include renegotiating contracts to lower transmission costs, dropping a contract with Médiametrie to measure the audience of overseas service France O, and selling off facilities in Paris and Boulogne-Billancourt.last_img read more

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PROMOTED POST Its back by popular demand Derry

first_img PROMOTED POST:It’s back by popular demand!Derry’s Waterfoot Hotel has brought back its 2 for £12 meals. That’s 2 course for just £12 – just choose from the mouth-watering menu.It’s available from 5.30pm Monday to Friday.Reservations are on 02871 345500.WATERFOOT HOTEL BRINGS BACK ITS 2 FOR £12 DINNER DEAL was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetcenter_img 2 for £12WATERFOOT HOTELlast_img

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