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  • Harnessing the strength of the alumni community

    first_imgBienvenue. Willkommen. Fáilte.In any language, Paul L. Choi ’86, J.D. ’89 has enjoyed a warm Harvard welcome wherever he has met fellow alumni during his tenure as president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). As he closes out his term, Choi says the best part of the job has been the opportunity to meet and interact with so many alumni — around campus and across the globe.“It’s been an incredible privilege — and loads of fun,” he said. “I love that there is so much enthusiasm, even thousands of miles away from Cambridge. We have this shared bond as people who are truly appreciative of the education we got and who want to support the University and meet one another.Harnessing the strength of the alumni community across the Schools and across geography and generations has been a point of emphasis, as well as a point of pride, for the HAA Board of Directors under Choi’s leadership. Incoming president Martin J. “Marty” Grasso Jr. ’78 hopes to build on that momentum during his year in office, pledging to “always be alert to new ideas that meaningfully promote engagement throughout the alumni community.”“Paul and the immediate past HAA presidents have been excellent mentors for me through their exemplary service and candid advice,” said Grasso, who has served on the HAA Board’s Executive Committee since 2013, including the past year as first vice president. “I am certain that my tenure as president of the HAA will always be at the top of my list of unique and fulfilling lifetime experiences.”Grasso plans to expand the HAA’s conversations around engagement, exploring the idea that alumni engagement is not only good for Harvard but can also improve the quality of life of alumni.“This premise is especially important at this time when advances in technology and life sciences have the potential to significantly lengthen the long end of the actuarial curve,” said Grasso, noting ongoing studies of health and happiness by Harvard researchers who are examining how positive social experiences, such as close personal relationships and a sense of connection to community, may enhance one’s emotional and physical well-being. “I plan to engage the HAA Board and the greater alumni community in a yearlong discussion about these issues through programs that feature faculty and students focusing on these disciplines at Harvard.”As Choi prepares to hand over the reins to Grasso, he offered the same advice that he received from his predecessors: “The year goes by very quickly. Enjoy it. Make the most of a very short 12 months.”last_img read more

  • West Islip Man Accused of Fatal Road Rage

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A West Islip man has been indicted on charges he crashed his vehicle into a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle, killing him, following a road-rage incident last year.Dennis Grabhorn, Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving, criminal possession of a controlled substance and traffic violations.Prosecutors said the 34-year-old was cutting off another vehicle near on the Sunrise Highway service in West Islip when he struck Thomas Labetti, who was riding his bike on the southbound side of Udall Road on Sept.11.The victim died 17 days later. The driver Grabhorn had cut off allegedly had cut him off at a red light before the crash.Grabhorn’s bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.last_img read more

  • Pro-Cannabis Campaign Should Stop Implying That Voters Are Racists

    first_imgMedia Release SayNopeToDope NZ 5 September 2020The Say Nope To Dope campaign is calling on the Make It Legal campaign to stop insulting the New Zealand public with suggestions that they’re basically racist if they don’t vote yes to legalisation.“Ironically, the insulting comments come in the same week that Auckland University Maori and Pacific Advisor Dr Hirini Kaa warned that for those living in poverty or dealing with systemic racism, cannabis is a lot more damaging and dangerous, and that legalisation ‘won’t fix racism in the justice system, we shouldn’t pretend it will. Our history of social policy in this country really worries me. It’s going to send a signal cannabis is accessible and okay to use.’” says spokesperson Aaron Ironside.“For the yes campaign to imply that you’re a racist if you vote no in the upcoming referendum is both false, but also condescending and insulting to the vast majority of New Zealanders who are thinking deeply about this important social issue. The pro-cannabis campaign needs to stop trying to falsely “guilt trip” kiwi voters into voting for legalising cannabis.”The evidence overseas shows that marijuana legalisation poses a significant threat to low-income and minority communities. Though industry proponents suggest that marijuana legalisation will alleviate injustices against socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, disparities in use and criminal offence rates have persisted in U.S. states that legalised marijuana.While it is important to evaluate the impact of incarceration within certain communities, it is also important to understand the impact of marijuana legalisation on those same communities. It is inappropriate to suggest that only through marijuana legalisation will social justice be achieved or criminal justice inequity remedied. In fact, no such effect has been demonstrated in the states where marijuana was made “legal.”“Instead of fixing social justice disparities, legalisation merely changes the nature of the arrest in lower income and minority communities due to the new ‘regulations’. What’s more, the cannabis industry has recognised an important new consumer base – just as they did with pokie machines and alcohol outlets which are concentrated in these same areas,” says Mr Ironside.In a recent interview hosted by SAM-NZ, Will Jones III – a social justice advocate from Washington DC – said that the idea that legalising cannabis is going to deal with systemic injustices and inequalities is naive at best if not outright appropriating issues of systemic injustice for personal gain and personal profit.ENDSlast_img read more

  • Hazel L. Busch, 89, Conway Springs: Dec. 19, 1923 – Nov. 11, 2013

    first_imgHazel L. Busch, age 89, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Spring View Manor in Conway Springs, KS.   Hazel L. (McAfee) Busch was born on December 19, 1923 in Arkansas City, KS to Charles McAfee and Margaret (Summerfield) McAfee.She was united in marriage to William Henry “Bill” Busch on April 15, 1947 in Wichita, KS.  He preceded her in death on August 9, 2012.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; one granddaughter, Elizabeth; three brothers, Charles Albert, Dale and Eugene and one sister, Dorothy Straight.Survivors include two sons, Jim Busch and his wife Ruth, of Milan, KS, and Bill Busch of Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Judi Shirley and her husband Tom of Alva, OK, and Linda Erb and her husband Bill of Valley Center, KS; five grandchildren, Zak, Chris, Thresia, Mark, and Emily and one great grandson, William.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mayfield Federated Church in Mayfield, KS.  Reverend Susan Stover will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M.  The family will be present to greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Mayfield Federated Church.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guestbook, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

  • Wellington school board to hold special meeting Thursday, April 24

    first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Wellington school board will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, April 24, at the USD 353 Central Office at 7 p.m. to discuss the safe and secure schools bond project. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more