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HKS students, Harvard football team host Special Olympics event

first_imgAs part of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Public Service Week (Oct. 12-17), HKS’ Student Public Service Collaborative (SPSC) and its Special Needs Caucus joined forces with the Harvard Football Team and Special Olympics Massachusetts to host a morning of Special Olympics events.After HKS Dean David T. Ellwood opened the ceremonies, more than 70 staff, volunteers, and students from HKS and across the University took to the Harvard soccer field on a chilly Sunday morning (Oct. 17) for games of flag football, cheerleading, and punt, pass, and kick events.“Public service is only partly about engaging in volunteerism; it is also about connecting with the people around us,” said Rachel O’Leary, M.P.P. ’11, one of the event organizers. “By connecting with our friends and family through service during our brief time at HKS, we can honor the sentiment behind President Kennedy’s inaugural speech to ask what we can do.”Public Service Week included public service-related events across the School, including a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, a meeting of HKS’ Sustainability Initiative, and a working group to examine trends in public service.last_img read more

AP-NORC poll: Most Republicans doubt Biden’s legitimacy

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — About two-thirds of Republicans say Joe Biden was not legitimately elected president. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted barely two weeks after Biden was inaugurated. Former President Donald Trump disputed the outcome of the election for months, arguing without evidence that it was stolen and that there was fraudulent voting in pivotal states. Courts dismissed those allegations. State and local election officials verified that voting was fair and secure. But the poll finds just 33% of Republicans saying Biden was legitimately elected to the White House, while 65% say he was not. Overall, roughly two-thirds of Americans say Biden was legitimately elected.last_img read more

The Observer wins Indiana Collegiate Press Association awards

first_imgThe Observer won 21 awards at the 2017 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) awards Saturday in Indianapolis, including third place in the Division I Newspaper of the Year category and first place in the Best Overall Website category.The News department won second and third places for Best Non-Deadline News Story for Managing Editor Katie Galioto’s coverage of the death of Notre Dame student Theresa Sagartz and News Editor Courtney Becker’s story about increased competition for internships in the Mendoza College of Business, respectively.Galioto also won second place for Best Feature Story for her feature remembering South Dining Hall monitor John Ritschard, and the department additionally won third place for its coverage of the 2016 Laetare Medal decision in the Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story category.The Sports department won three awards, including first place in Best Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the arrests of six Notre Dame football players in two separate incidents on one night.Editor-in-Chief Ben Padanilam won first place in the Best Sports Column category for his column arguing that head football coach Brian Kelly should be fired after poor leadership last season and sports writer Renee Griffin won second place in Best Sports Feature Story for her piece “Meet Notre Dame’s emerging star receiver” about sophomore wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown.The Scene department won four awards, including first place for former Scene Editor Erin McAuliffe’s piece “Frankie Cosmos moves on to ‘Next Thing’” in Best Review, and second place in the same category for former Online Editor Jimmy Kemper’s review of Usher’s “Hard II Love” album.McAuliffe and Kemper also won third place for Best Podcast along with former Associate Scene Editor Kelly McGarry and Scene Writer Adam Ramos for their “Nirvanacast.” Scene Writer Matthew Macke won third place for his piece “Bottled nostalgia and the cultural feedback loop” in the Best Entertainment Column category.The Photo department won first place for both Best Sports Photo and Best Feature Photo for Photo Editor Emmet Farnan’s photos of sophomore wide receiver C.J. Sanders and the men’s basketball team celebrating, respectively.The Graphics department teamed up with the Photo department to take home third place for Best Special Section Cover for former Graphic Editor Susan Zhu and former Photo Editor Caitlyn Jordan’s “Breakout” Irish Insider cover.The Viewpoint section won first place for Best Opinion Column for Jordan Ryan’s piece “Out of many, one.”The 2016-2017 Editorial Board won second place for Best Staff Editorial for its piece on sexual assault alerts, “It was timely.”The Observer also took home third place for Best Themed Issue for the 2016 Freshman Orientation Edition, second place for Best Overall Web Design and third place for Best Use of Twitter.Tags: Awards, ICPA, Indiana Collegiate Press Associationlast_img read more

Brother of ex-presidential hopeful Warren dies from coronavirus

first_img“He was charming and funny, a natural leader.”Worldwide, many relatives have been unable to be at the bedsides of dying coronavirus victims or to hold proper funerals due to the risk of infection.Warren, 70, from the left of the Democratic party, was once a frontrunner to win the nomination, but she dropped out last month after failing to secure significant support in the primaries.Last week, she endorsed her onetime rival Joe Biden, who is set to challenge President Donald Trump in the November election. Former US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said Thursday her oldest brother had died from the novel coronavirus, expressing her deep regret that no family members were allowed at his side and no funeral was held.Don Reed Herring, 86, who spent much of his career in the military, died in Oklahoma on Tuesday about three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, according to US media.”It’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say ‘I love you’ one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close,” Warren tweeted. Nearly 47,000 deaths have been recorded so far in the US from the COVID-19 outbreak, which has disrupted the run-up to the vote.Warren, who had not previously discussed her brother’s health, has been critical of Trump’s response to the crisis.center_img Topics :last_img read more