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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Arsenal squad have ‘serious reservations’ over Unai Emery’s conservative tactics

first_imgJose Mourinho is among the names linked with replacing Emery at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The lack of available high quality, proven replacements prepared to come into the club half-way through the season is also an issue.Jose Mourinho’s name has been linked with the role, with some reports even suggesting he dined with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi last week, though the club have refuted those suggestions.MORE: Arsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increasesMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal squad have ‘serious reservations’ over Unai Emery’s conservative tactics Fans have questioned Emery over his selections and substitutions (Picture: Getty)Now the Daily Mail report that Emery is increasingly facing a fight to keep his job with members of the squad harbouring ‘serious reservations’ about him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThere is a belief that Emery is too conservative in his approach to games, with a number of his in-game changes handing the initiative back to the opposition.Emery’s methods have also been questioned by the squad, prompting fears over whether the Spaniard is really the right man to take the club forward.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal face a testing away trip to third-placed Leicester City next weekend and another bad result could give Emery a nervy fortnight during the international break.At present, the Gunners’ hierarchy are expected to keep faith in Emery and will not be rushed into making a quick decision over his future. Comment The Spanish coach is under increasing pressure after several poor performances (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is at risk of losing the Arsenal dressing room with a number of players reportedly concerned by how conservative his tactical approach has become.The Gunners currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, though they have failed to win their last three league matches and have forfeited leads against both Crystal Palace and Wolves.Performances have been well below expectations, while there have also been big question marks over how Emery has handled Mesut Ozil and the fallout of Granit Xhaka’s bust-up with fans.center_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 11:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link524Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Value Investing Group holds national conference

first_imgThe USC Value Investing Group, an undergraduate business finance organization, hosted a two-day investment conference this weekend with students from across the country.The USC Stock Pitch Competition is the first of its kind to be hosted on the West Coast. The purpose of the competition is to offer a platform for students to showcase their talents in value investing and to network with like-minded individuals and industry professionals. Senior members from the Value Investing Group have participated in similar competitions before at universities like Harvard, University of Michigan and Georgetown but realized that no such competition existed on the West Coast, because the finance industry is centered in New York.Recently, West Coast universities have been sending more students to the finance industry, so the Value Investing Group organized this competition in order to give more West Coast students the chance to participate in this type of event and put USC on the map of finance recruiters.The conference was the final round of a stock pitch competition that began in early February. To participate, approximately 25 teams submitted two page investment theses summarizing a risk profile, industry analysis and a valuation of a company of their choosing with a market capitalization of at least 100 million dollars. The event sponsors then selected the top 13 investment ideas to continue on in the competition.The event kicked off on Friday night with a keynote address from Arthur Lev, the chairman of Morgan Stanley’s investment management division and a current senior advisor to the firm. Following the introductions, students had the opportunity to network with industry professionals from many companies including Morgan Stanley, Capello Global and Solstein Capital. In the first round on Saturday, 13 teams from New York University, USC, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego and Washington University in St. Louis presented to panels of judges, recent alumni of USC working in the finance industry. The top three teams were then chosen to present before the three final round judges — Lev, Alexander Capello, the CEO of Cappello Group Inc., and Felix Bernshteyn, a portfolio manager at Solstein Capital.“The main value of this competition is the access these students get to highly influential industry leaders and recent alumni,” Daniel Clancy, president of USC Value Investing Group, said. “The purpose of the club is to try educate younger students about industry analysis, picking stocks, corporate finance and company valuation. The Stock Pitch Competition gives students from across the country the chance to apply these skills.”The winning team was from UT Austin and was awarded $1,000 for their efforts. The members — Phoebe Lin, Vishal Bhat, Arjo Mozumder and Karna Venkatraj — chose Electronics for Imaging, a digital printing firm, as their company of choice.“The preparation process for the competition involved several all-nighters and a lot of work,” Bhat said. “It was worth it, though. I have participated in a national stock pitch competition before, but I really enjoyed the diversity and level of experience of everyone on the career panel here.”The professionals chosen to judge and mentor the students had similarly laudatory comments for the students.“All of the presentations were thoughtful and incredibly impressive,” Lev said. “I have listened to many pitches before, and these students were on par with professionals in the industry.”last_img read more

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Two River Towns See Spike In Burglaries

first_imgA RECENT SPATE of break-ins and burglaries has some residents wondering if such crimes are on the rise in the two rivers.One woman was recently arrested in connection with a string of car break-ins that occurred in three local towns. And ta Rumson man was charged with entering a home in Fair Haven in broad daylight, where he was discovered by the resident.And just about a year ago, the home of rocker Jon Bon Jovi was burglarized.Little Silver Police Chief Daniel Shaffery said his community had seen a total of three structure burglaries for all of 2011. So far this year, however, 2012 Little Silver has had six, with most of those occurring in March.“I know there’s been burglaries in other towns. They’re seeing what I’m seeing,” Shaffery said.That appears to be the case for neighboring Rumson.“It’s a very noticeable spike,” observed Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias.Rumson has experienced an increase in home burglaries. “We have been seeing a lot more. Even daytime burglaries,” he said. There has also been a rise in car break-ins and actual car thefts.In Shrewsbury, Fair Haven and Red Bank, home burglaries are no more frequent than in the past, officials say.But ten vehicles in Shrewsbury were broken into and contents stolen, according to Det. Sgt, Robert Turner.Red Bank Capt. Darren McConnell said the borough experiences about 40 burglaries a year and that number has remained pretty constant over the years.The bulk of the break-ins in Rumson, have been vehicles and stolen cars, with most of the vehicles left unlocked, said Mayor John Ekdahl.Usually the culprits are looking for whatever they can grab: GPS units, money or valuables, like computers and cell phones, Ekdahl said. Most such burglaries are done by locals, he said.As for vehicle thefts, a surprising number of them happened because the owners left the keys in the cars. The thieves seemed to be targeting high-end imports, particularly Range Rovers. The perpetrators are often professionals who operate statewide,Ekdahl said police have told him.“The thing about burglaries,” McConnell observed, “a lot of the times, when we do see a spike, it’s where we have one person committing serial burglary.”For these relatively small communities and rather small number of incidents, “a one-man crime wave” with break-ins, over a short period could skew the statistics, he said.According to Fair Haven’s Shaffery, residential burglars generally seem to be looking for jewelry.That was Rumson’s Tobias’ take on it as well, with Tobias adding the thieves steal prescription drugs if available.“The price of gold is at an all time high,” Shaffery said. “And those ‘we buy gold’ shops are popping up everywhere.”Why an increase in this type of crime? “It’s really hard to speculate why,” Shaffery answered.“Honestly, I think, and I hate saying this, but I just think it’s a sign of the times,” said Det. Sgt. Jessie Dykstra of the Fair Haven department. “People that normally wouldn’t be criminals and doing this stuff, it’s turning them to it.”“The economy has a lot to do with it,” Tobias said. “The other factor is drugs. A lot of it is feeding those types of habits.”Rumson police and officials have taken steps to educate the public and be proactive. Tobias said the town has suspended issuing home alarm summons, to encourage residents to keep them activated. Officials have issued reverse 9-1-1 messages and offered burglary prevention tips in the borough newsletter, Ekdahl said.“Call if you see anything suspicious, immediately,” Tobias recommended. “Don’t wait until the next day. Just call.”last_img read more

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