More than a residence: Houses of Harvard


first_img 6Shaomin Chew ’13 leads a yoga class in the Lowell House Tower Room. Katie Sylvan ’13, Eli Martin ’13, Jerry Tullo ’12, and Johnny Motley ’12 hold a pose. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Members of an intramural House crew team lift their scull into the Charles River. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 18The Lowell House “Blue Man,” otherwise known as Steven A. Soto ’14, strikes a pose as he is carried through the crowd on Housing Day, an annual tradition where all the upperclassmen meet in the Yard to wake up the freshmen and tell them which House they will live in for the next three years. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Sol (from left), age 6, the son of resident dean Jill Constantino, relaxes under a tree while the children of Cabot House Masters Rakesh and Stephanie Khurana, Jai, age 9, and Nalini, age 12, have an impromptu running race on Radcliffe Quadrangle on move-in day at Harvard University. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Dan Bruder ’12 (from left) and Seth Pearce ’12 do ballet in the Yard on Housing Day, an annual tradition where all the upperclassmen meet in the Yard to wake up the freshmen and tell them which House they will live in the following three years. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 12George Kenty manages the Eliot House Woodshop, where students come to create anything from doorstops to Adirondack chairs. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Baristas Anna Menzel ’15 (from left), Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14, and Nicolas Jofre ’13 serve coffee at the Cabot Cafe in the basement of Cabot House. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Eliot House residents who participate in the Eliot Boat Club, the intramural crew program, arrive at the boat house launch along the Charles River. Members of a women’s team, including Caroline Cox ’14 (from left), Brianne Corcoran, Zuzanna Wojcieszak, and Elizabeth Fryman ’12, board the scull before heading out on the water. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Nicole Sliva ’12 (from left), Quincy House Co-Master Deborah Gehrke, and Amy Sun ’12 enjoy “Deb’s Paint Bar” inside the master’s residence in Quincy House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9High Table dinner at Lowell House.Twins Danielle ’14 (left) and Arielle Rabinowitz ’14 perform a piano duet before a black-tie High Table dinner at Lowell House. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Nicholas Galat ’13 works out in the fitness room inside Quincy House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Luchen Wang ’14 reads under the imagined shade of a tree that casts its branches along the mural decorating the walls of the Quincy House basement. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Michelle Haan ’12, who lives in Pforzheimer House, enjoys the sun and sounds from her iPod on the Radcliffe Quadrangle. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Quincy House students Catherine Shiels ’13 (bottom, from left), Scott Yim ’13, and Lydia Chung ’14 welcome new House residents during Housing Day inside Annenberg Hall. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Lowell House Masters Dorothy Austin (center) and Diana Eck (right) are joined by Ellie Brinkley ’13 as they display a House flag on Housing Day in Harvard Yard. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Cabot House students, along with their House Master Rakesh Khurana (wearing scarf), storm the Yard on Housing Day, an annual tradition where all the upperclassmen meet in the Yard to wake up the freshmen and tell them which House they will live in for the next three years. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 11Caroline Lowe ’12 works in the Quincy House pottery studio. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Through the ornately decorated gate, one catches a glimpse of the Eliot House courtyard. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Musician and former Lowell House artist-in-residence Livingston Taylor (right) plants a kiss on the cheek of Maurice Pechet, former researcher and professor at Harvard Medical School. Pechet, who passed away in March 2012 at the age of 95, spent 70 years at Harvard, and mentored generations of students and biochemists. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Eliot House graduate Oscar Zarate ’12 is congratulated by his family after he receives his degree on Commencement Day. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Silhouetted against the morning sun, a House crew hoists its boat high overhead at dockside, ready for a practice row on the Charles. Inside a master’s residence in Quincy House, amateur artists expand their creative horizons at a “paint bar,” working side-by-side with fellow students, offering encouragement and critique. High in the tower of Lowell House, a small group of yoga devotees stretches skyward in unison as a thin beam of late afternoon sun slices across the room, adding a mystical touch.These are but a few of the images depicting House life at Harvard, a system started by President Lowell in 1929. Whether the activity is throwing pots, or performing an opera, or gathering in a basement café for coffee and spirited conversation, the Houses provide a smaller-scale “home” environment that is intimate and personable. Here in the Houses students are encouraged to pursue new pathways, to stretch themselves in ways both physical and intellectual, and to bond with their Housemates as they develop skills and friendships that complement their academic education.— Jon Chaselast_img read more

Liberty Science Center presents Langer with Genius Award


first_imgIn celebration of science and creativity, Liberty Science Center’s Genius Gala 5.0 honored four with its Genius Award on May 20. The recipients were Harvard Professor Ellen Langer, who is known for her pioneering work in the effects of mindful behavior; renowned architect Frank Gehry; California Institute of Technology Professor Kip Thorne, and Jack Horner, considered the world’s most famous paleontologist.“Our four 2016 Genius Award winners are singularly brilliant men and women,” said Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman. “These out-of-the-box geniuses deserved to be honored in an out-of-the-box way.”All the honorees and performers generously volunteered their time and talents in support of the not-for-profit Science Center’s mission to expose learners of all ages to the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Nassau Exec Ed Mangano Blames Hacker For Sexting Scandal


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Timothy Bolger and Christopher TwarowskiNassau County Executive Ed Mangano said investigators are looking for a hacker that he said created sexually explicit text messages sent from his cell phone to several women.WCBS-TV New York reported Saturday night that they obtained copies of the sexts, but Mangano later said a hacker had used his cell phone number to fake the messages. Hours after the report aired, police issued a news release early Sunday morning saying Mangano requested a probe into what authorities described as a “spoofing attack” 10 days ago.“I am outraged at this smear attempt and will take legal action against the sick individual who has sought to assassinate my character and hurt my family,” the married Bethpage Republican said in a statement. “While elected officials are used to being confronted with falsehoods, whoever fabricated this outrageous social media attack committed a crime.”The New York Daily News posed the question: “Is he the suburban Carlos Danger?” That was the pseudonym used by disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens), who resigned in 2011 after being caught sexting women and claiming he was a hacking victim before later coming clean.CBS didn’t name any of the women who received the messages, but police identified one of them as Karin Caro, founder of Blue Chip Marketing, a local public relations consulting firm. Police said that Mangano first learned of the situation from Caro, who investigators also described as a victim, after one of the messages was publicly shared on her Twitter page.“Caro has stated that she never had such communication with the County Executive nor does she have his cell phone number,” police said in the news release. “Both parties have no record of such text or tweet.”CBS reported that some of the sexts were too explicit to report. But they did broadcast some of the messages, including one in which the county exec appears to tell a woman: “I miss being alone with you.”In another, the woman wrote: “I want you to (blank) my brains out even if it’s in my car again,” according to CBS, which said Mangano’s apparent reply was: “Sorry left early. Something came up.”“This is totally fabricated,” Mangano tells the Press on Valentine’s Day. “It’s a lie. I’ve made a complaint with the police department.“This is absolutely outrageous,” he continues. “It’s ridiculous. It’s so hurtful.”Intelligence Unit and Electronics Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

ESM volleyball has 1-2 stretch, beats Utica Proctor


first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAESMvolleyball In the last days before the school holiday break, girls volleyball teams from East Syracuse Minoa and Christian Brothers Academy earned victories.The Spartans took on Utica Proctor last Thursday and endured a couple of tough sets, but still swept the Raiders 25-22, 25-16, 25-23 to reach the .500 mark at 3-3.Alana Day led the way as she put together nine assists, four kills and four digs. Olivia Fortuno had eight kills, three blocks and three digs. Skyler Mahoney also got four kills and Morgan Ransom earned six assists, with Helena Scolaro earning four aces and Jazmin Tyo getting four assists.Then ESM visited New Hartford last Monday, and in this Spartan clash the hosts got the best of it in four sets.After dropping the first set 25-18, ESM won the second set 25-20 to pull even. Yet New Hartford absorbed this and controlled the rest of the match, winning the third set 25-10 and the fourth set 25-16.As for CBA, it played last Friday at Cato-Meridian, taking only three sets to put away the Blue Devils 25-9, 25-16, 24. The Brothers improved to 4-1 overall and, after a tournament this Friday at Onondaga, will resume its league slate Jan. 6 at Faith Heritage.Back on Dec. 16, ESM faced Cortland and lost in four sets to the Purple Tigers.Cortland had roared out to a 5-0 start, highlighted by rallying from two sets down to knock off reigning sectional Class B champion Chittenango in five on Dec. 10. Not stopping there, the Purple Tigers swept CBA a day later and then, on Dec. 13, survived a comeback bid from Onondaga to claim another five-set decision.So the ESM match was Cortland’s fourth in seven days, but it jumped all over the Spartans in 25-14 and 25-13 sets.Recovering well from this, ESM did win the third set 25-13 to prolong the match, but with all of its starters back, the Purple Tigers closed it out 25-11 in the fourth.Fortuno produced six kills for the Spartans, adding five assists and five digs. Day had seven assists and 10 digs, with Ransom getting 11 digs and Scolaro and Tyo getting seven digs apiece.To lead Cortland, Grace Call produced 16 assists, her passes often going to Kayci Olson, who had nine kills. Lexi Zacek paced the Purple Tigers’ defense, earning nine digs.ESM plays in  the Watertown Pink-Out Clash this weekend, and goes to another tournament at Mount Markham on Jan. 4 a day after a match against Camden.last_img read more