Suspect in Delphi double murder may be ‘hiding in plain sight,’ police say

first_imgLindsey Jacobson/ABC News(DELPHI, Ind.) — The unknown suspect in the mysterious murder of two Delphi eighth-graders may live in the small Indiana town, police said Monday, as new information about the killer was released.The male suspect is believed to currently or previously live in Delphi, work in town or visit on a regular basis, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter said at a news conference.He’s believed to be between 18 and 40 years old, Carter said, but may appear younger than his age.Carter said the person seen in this image could be the girls’ killer.‘We believe you are hiding in plain sight,” Carter said at the news conference, and even “may be in this room.”“We likely have interviewed you or someone close to you,” he said.Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, were enjoying a day off from school on Feb. 13, 2017, when they vanished on a hiking trail near their small town of Delphi.Their bodies were found the next day near the trail. Police have not released details of how the girls died.Over two years after the double murder shocked the small community, Indiana State Police on Monday released that new sketch of the suspect, as well as new audio and video evidence.The never-before-seen video recovered from Libby’s phone shows the suspect walking on the bridge near where the girls were last seen.“When you see the video, watch the person’s mannerisms as they walk,” Carter said Monday. “Do you recognize the mannerisms as being someone you might know?”Authorities in 2017 released a grainy image of someone seen on the trail the day the girls went missing along with a chilling recording found on Libby’s phone with just three words heard: “Down the hill.”On Monday, police released additional portions of the audio recording from Libby’s phone.While it is hard to decipher what is said in the clip, Carter said, “The person talking … is the person on the bridge with the girls… please listen to it very, very carefully.”Carter vowed to find the killer.“You brutally murdered two little girls, two children. Only a coward would do such a thing,” he said.“We will not stop,” he said.Anyone with information is asked to contact [email protected] © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Political Science, Assistant Professor, Political Theory, Tenure Track

first_imgCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Working ConditionsNone Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statementoutlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement onteaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forwardadditional materials related to teaching excellence and samples ofscholarly publications to:Robert Mayer, Ph.D., Search Committee ChairDepartment of Political ScienceLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website Open Until FilledYes Position Number Position TitlePolitical Science, Assistant Professor, Political Theory,Tenure Track The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of Political Theory isdesirable. The candidate should be willing to support the missionof LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Posting Details Job TypeFull-Time Organizational LocationPROVOST Special Instructions to Applicants Position End Date The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts andSciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applicationsfor a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of AssistantProfessor, for academic year 2021-22. We are searching for diverseand qualified applicants whose research contributes to thedevelopment of Democratic Theory or explores normative andhistorical questions regarding Political Justice. Of particularinterest is work in areas including, but not limited to, politicaleconomy, health or the environment, inequality and distribution,punishment and violence, or identity politics. Innovative researchin comparative political theory or the history of political thoughtwill also be prioritized. The successful candidate will be joininga department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 600majors and 100 minors, and four graduate programs (BA/MA, MA/JD,MA, and PhD). For more information about the department, pleasevisit its website at search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.The successful applicant can expect to teach an introductory courseon Political Theory on a regular basis; upper-level undergraduatecourses on topics such as Democratic Theory, Contemporary PoliticalThought, and Political Justice on a rotating basis; and theoccasional graduate seminar. Successful candidates may also developspecial topics courses in conversation with the Department Chairand according to departmental needs. Additionally, they will beexpected to support the department’s student-related programmingand academic advising according to the practices of the departmentand to serve on departmental and university committees asdesignated by the Department Chair. The successful candidate isexpected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuitof external grants. Qualifications Department NamePOLITICAL SCIENCE Physical DemandsNone Quick Link for Posting Close Date The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of Political Theory isdesirable. The candidate should be willing to support the missionof LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Position Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Job TitlePolitical Science, Assistant Professor, Political Theory,Tenure Track Number of Vacancies1 Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Job Number85TBD Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Location CodePOLITICAL SCIENCE (02118A) Duties and Responsibilities Open Date11/24/2020 FLSA StatusExempt Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator

first_img Twitter Save CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator Maryland, United States If applicable,prepare to support clinic activities from home in case of JHUclosure (install virtual desktop and keep electronic referencelists as needed, and make sure you have cell or home phone numbersfor physicians, supervisors, and clinicmanager). Coordination of OR Cases (Ifappropriate)Work with surgicalscheduling coordinator to post all ORcases.Verify that theposting sheet is completed and signed by the surgeon and scannedwithin EPIC.Send out surgicalpacket to patient with pre-opinstructions.Verify alldocuments are received and scanned appropriately into EPIC prior todate of surgery. You need to sign in or create an account to save Provide administrative support for medicalmatters on behalf of physicians.Answer in-comingcall from patients and provide information to patients, asappropriateRoutinely checkvoice mail and return calls to patients within 24hours.Coordinate withpatient and/or referring physician to obtain outside medicalrecords. Ensure that all relevant outside medical records arereceived and scanned into Epic in advance of clinic. Ensure thatphysician gets medical records in advance per protocol asappropriate.Refer patient toappropriate resources/clinicalareas.Send out lettersand post op information to referring physicians, ifneeded.Send outconfirmation letters to patients when appointment is scheduled inless than 2 week timeframe asneeded.Receive fromphysician completed and signed forms requested by the patient suchas: Disability, Family Medical Leave, Workers Compensation, MedicalAssistance Application, MVA, etc. All completed forms should bescanned into EPIC and send original to the patients for theirrecords. Academic/General Administrative Support – AsnecessaryProvide general administrative support to one ormore physiciansAnswer office phone, schedulemeetings/maintains calendar for physicians, make travelarrangements, maintains filing system (copy or scan asindicated).Assist withpreparation of correspondence, reports, posters, and relateddocumentsCompilesinformation for reports, grant applications, manuscripts,etc.Orders stock andmaintains office suppliesMay coordinatelarge meetings and/or seminars (e.g., arrange logistics forspeakers, meeting space, refreshments,invitations)May assist withpreparation of sponsored projectmaterialProcessreimbursements per department protocol asapplicable. Serve as a resource for other Medical OfficeCoordinators and other administrative support staff. Train newstaff, and may serve as a super user for newsystems.Talk to prospectivepatients and/or family members to determine appropriate health careprovider for patient(s). Advanced discussion includes: if provideris appropriate specialist, or if someone else may be moreappropriate based on area of specialization, timeframe to get anappointment, insurance coverage, and geographic location. Offereffective alternatives to patient whenappropriate.Routinely addressescomplex situations based on past experiences, and knowledge andunderstanding of healthcare resources and how they should be used.Examples may include working with VIP patients, work withinternational patients, and unique schedulingsituations.Coordinate allpieces of complex patient visits pre and post op. This includesscheduling all preliminary exams, imaging studies, and other testsin a timely fashion, and then gathering results for physicianreview.And/orCoordinate patient visits within specialtyprogram that requires more complex coordination of care acrossdepartments and/or multiple locations, departments, institutionsand/or entity lines of service, and multiplesystems.PatientScheduling:If approved to schedule in EPIC, scheduleappointments in EPIC.Schedule new andfollow-up clinic appointments, and assist in canceling andrescheduling of clinics for providers who have a non-schegistrar astheir MOC.Collect insuranceinformation, and complete registration inEPIC.Answer more complexquestions from patients about billing and refer to JHU PhysicianBilling Services and/or JHH Patient FinancialServices.Support thephysician with insurance preauthorization and single case agreementprocesses by submitting necessary clinical information asinstructed by the physician.Coordinatefollow-up office visits by providing information about treatment,and testing locations. Schedule lab tests and other procedures,and/or coordinates with other areas to complete schedulingprocess.When physician’sclinic is cancelled, call patient to re-schedule physician and/ortesting appointments pertaining to thatvisit.If requested byphysician, complete courtesy calls to patients to remind them ofappointment arrival times and answer questions about location,parking, what to bring, etc.All informationentered into EPIC will be subject to evaluation, quality controlsand performance managementstandards. Similar jobs CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator Minimum Qualifications(Required)High School Diploma/GED.Three (3) years progressively responsible medicaloffice experience.Medical terminologyrequired.Intermediate computer and proofreading skillsrequired.Experience in the Johns Hopkins system stronglypreferred.Additional education may be substituted for up to oneyear of experience.*JHU EquivalencyFormula:30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute forone year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, upto two years of non-related college course work may be appliedtowards the total minimum education/experience required for therespective job. *PreferredQualificationsTwo years collegepreferred.Experience in Johns Hopkins Health System stronglypreferred. Experience with EPIC, ORMIS, Microsoft Word, MicrosoftOutlook preferred.Minimum of one year medical office and/or surgeryscheduling experience preferred.Courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy, andPhysiology, or demonstrated appropriate knowledge. Ability tomultitask and work in a high volume setting Excellent analyticaland communication skills coupled with patience andfortitudeSpecial Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesHas demonstrated customer service, communicationskills, ability to diffuse difficult situations in a complexenvironment.Has good understanding of third party reimbursementpolicies and protocols.Has good understanding of the registration andscheduling systems.Classified Title: Sr.Medical Office CoordinatorWorking Title: CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OEStarting Hourly Start Rate Range:$17.42 -$23.95/hr; Commensurate with experienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:00a to 4:30 pm / 40hrs per weekExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:04-MD:School of Medicine CampusDepartment name: 10003042-SOM Oto The Listening CenterPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information More searches like this You need to sign in or create an account to save Enter patient phone messages and route tophysician.Print and sendpatient letters as necessaryDocumentinbound/outbound phone messages topatientsPend RX refillsrequested and route to physicianPend orders basedon defined “Practice Preferences.”In-basket – Checkmessages daily and respond as directed by departmentpolicy. LinkedIn Johns Hopkins Universitycenter_img Review clinicschedules, and make adjustment asappropriateOther activityprocessed in EPIC Share PrescriptionrefillsGather information to pend RX request and routeto physician.Assist as neededwith insurance authorizations for non-formularymedications. GeneralSummary/PurposeCoordinate the day-to-day activities of amulti-faceted complex medical and/or surgical practice within theDepartment of Otolaryngology. The Sr. Coordinator will ensure asmoothly functioning office and good patient relations. Serve asresource in team environment. May serve in lead capacity to orient,train, and direct new medical office coordinators or other officestaff. Address patient problems, third party issues andpatient-related situations based on past experiences, and resolveissues independently. As appropriate, refer patients to otherresources. Adapt to changes in technology and software to ensureefficient office practice. Provide administrative support formedical matters on behalf of physicians, as well as generalacademic/general administrative support.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesMedical Administrative Support. Professionally andefficiently handle incoming requests from patients and ensure thatissues are resolved both promptly and thoroughly. Gather patientinformation, fulfill patient needs, educate patients, whereapplicable, to prevent the need for future contacts and documentinteractions in applicable systems. Provide quality service andsupport in a variety of areas which may include, but not limited toscheduling, registration and carecoordination. Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore OR -If not approved to schedule patients in EPIC,refer patients to Access Services to schedule appointments andprocedures. Participate in multi-party conversations to ensureappropriate timing of services and medical records as required byphysician. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Provide information topatientsReinforceinformation for office visits (e.g. scheduled dates of service,information to bring to the visit, driving instructions, where topark, etc.Act as a liaisonfor patient, coordinating future consultations, diagnostics tests,or procedures.Able to answer morecomplex questions with accuracy and provide up to date insuranceinformation found on Johns Hopkins Managed Carewebsite.Facilitatescheduling of lab tests and other procedures. Determine appropriateschedule for clinical appointments based on physician schedule, anddoes three way call to hand off patient to callcenter. Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Facebook Save CO Sr. Medical Office Coordinator Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Business & Administrative Support Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Region Copes With The First Blizzard of Winter

first_imgThe Ocean City Boardwalk is barely visible as billzzard conditions persist By Tim KellyAs it turns out, last week’s snowfall in the region was just the “warm-up” for Thursday’s main event. Ocean City, Sea Isle and Somers Point braced for and dealt with what could only be described as a blizzard on Thursday.The National Weather Service was officially calling for 4-6 inches in the area. However, wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour were causing drifts including on roadways and stranded vehicles were common. The wind was also making it difficult to accurately measure accumulation. The snowfall began at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, as predicted, and was still coming down at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Most local schools were closed Wednesday in anticipation of the storm, and on Thursday Governor Christie called a state of emergency in four coastal counties including Atlantic and Cape May. “Please stay off the roads and stay sheltered and warm,” Christie said.The Governor also ordered all state offices closed Thursday. But in the wake of such steps, plows and salt trucks fanned out in an effort to keep up with the accumulating snow. The situation was further complicated by four previous days of frigid temperatures dipping in the teens and single digits. Forecasts called for continued cold weather, which hampered snow removal efforts and fears the bulk of the snowfall would freeze over.In Sea Isle City, a Philadelphia TV news van showed pictures of near “white-out” conditions along Landis Ave. with visibility of just a few feet. The Route 9 business corridor in Somers Point was nearly deserted at a time it would normally bustle with activity and traffic. In Ocean City, cars were spotted abandoned in drifts on 3rd Street. And as always with a storm categorized as a Nor’easter, there were worries of flooded streets and beach erosion. However, as of noon, things seemed to be mostly stable under the circumstances. Ocean City Councilman Peter Madden urged residents to use common sense and stay out of harm’s way.“Check on your neighbors, and keep your pets indoors,” Madden urged. He also advised owners of second homes to set their heat at 55 degrees or warmer to avoid frozen pipes, to charge phones and laptops and make sure flashlights and radios were equipped with fresh batteries. On the ground, people seemed to be heeding the warnings. “I’m headed home and then I’m going to enjoy some hot chocolate,” said a man on Corinthian Ave. in Ocean City, who declined to give his name. “It’s really beautiful…when I’m looking out of the window in my kitchen.”last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Is Releasing A Full Studio Album Of Mashup Tracks

first_imgUmphreaks, get ready to phreak out.On Friday, November 11th, Umphrey’s McGee will release ZONKEY, an eleven track album of entirely mashups, with the band combining the catalogs of various artists to create unique mix-up compositions.While these mashups have been featured in the live setting on special occasions, never before has the band taken the concept into the studio. “ZONKEY clearly pays homage to some of our favorite artists and songs,” said keyboardist Joel Cummins in a statement. “While we’ve tried to reproduce the spirit of the original compositions and recordings, we’ve also tried to have some fun with the structure as we’ve often combined seemingly dissimilar musical elements to create a new vibe altogether.”With this in mind, it makes a lot of sense that the band brought out “Electric Avenue to Hell” at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago last weekend. The song – a mashup of “Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) + “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee) – is one of the eleven tracks on the new release.For pre-orders and more information, you can head here. Be sure to check out the full track listing, posted below.ZONKEY Track Listing“National Loser Anthem”“National Anthem” (Radiohead) + “Loser” (Beck) + “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins)“Life During Exodus”“Life During Wartime” (Talking Heads) + “Exodus” (Bob Marley) + “City of Tiny Lites” (Frank Zappa) + “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago)“Can’t Rock My Dream Face”“Rock With You” (Michael Jackson) + “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) + “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac)“Sad Clint Eastwood”“Sad But True” (Metallica) + “Clint Eastwood” (Gorillaz)“Electric Avenue To Hell”“Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) + “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee)“Ace Of Long Nights”“Ace of Spades” (Motörhead) + “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night” (Ween)“Sweet Sunglasses”“Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics) + “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart) + “Electric Feel” (MGMT)“Strangletage”“Stranglehold” (Ted Nugent) + “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)“Come As Your Kids”“Kids” (MGMT) + “Come As You Are” (Nirvana) + “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive)“Frankie Zombie”“Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie) + “Relax” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) + “Have a Cigar” (Pink Floyd)“Bulls On The Bus”“Bulls On Parade” (Rage Against the Machine) + “Mark On the Bus” (Beastie Boys)“Bittersweet Haj”“Hajimemashite” (Umphrey’s McGee) + “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (The Verve)last_img read more

A party starts 375th celebrations

first_imgExpect the unexpected as Harvard kicks off its 375th anniversary next month with a celebration in Tercentenary Theatre that promises to be anything but predictable.“No sea of chairs, no orations, no meandering processions,” said University Marshal Jackie O’Neill, whose office is organizing the Oct. 14 event. Instead, the Harvard family will be treated to an evening of mouthwatering desserts, lively performances, and general merriment — including a few surprises.“People are used to gathering in Tercentenary for Commencement, a wonderful, annual occasion full of ceremony and ritual,” O’Neill said. “We hope to offer something memorable, but in a different, more interactive form: a festival-type experience.”Preparations are already under way for the event, which will officially begin at 7 p.m.  For many attendees, the festivities will start earlier, when the undergraduate Houses, as well as the professional Schools, alumni association, faculty, and central administration gather for dinners and receptions across campus. At the undergraduate Houses, Annenberg Hall, the Dudley Café, and Cronkhite Dining Room, dinners will feature recipes and favorite foods from across Harvard’s 375 years.“It’s been great fun to look at Harvard’s extraordinary history for inspiration on these menus,” said Director for Culinary Operations Martin Breslin, who noted that students might see classics such as hasty pudding and sherry trifle that evening.After the dinners and receptions, groups of students, faculty, staff, and alumni will parade into Harvard Yard with music, costumes, and props, cheered on by the rest of the crowd. Student performers will entertain, while desserts and drinks featuring a variety of local businesses, many with Harvard ties, will keep the crowd satiated.The event will feature a blend of old and new. Richardson’s Ice Cream, long a Massachusetts favorite, will scoop up traditional treats, while students from the “Science and Cooking” class will demonstrate making ice cream the new-age way, using liquid nitrogen. Local favorite Taza Chocolate will run a station along with Harvard chefs, complete with demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and several thousand truffles.“We’re very conscious of the fact that this event reflects Harvard’s remarkable history and transformation,” Director for Catering Madeline Meehan said. “We want to honor the past with authentic foods and recipes, while reflecting the present with cutting-edge methods of cooking.”As part of the University’s overall sustainability efforts, the celebration will be zero-waste, with all food served from recyclable or reusable containers, and all service ware compostable or recyclable. Waste stations throughout the Yard will be monitored to help attendees determine what goes into recycling versus compost bins, and all leftovers will be donated or composted.“It’s a huge undertaking to make such a large event zero-waste,” Meehan said. “But with everyone’s conscious participation, we can.”Nobel laureate Eric Chivian, founder and director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, will be on hand with an assortment of heirloom apples he grows on his 42-acre orchard in Petersham, Mass. Along with Newtown Pipins (George Washington’s favorite apple) and Esopus Spitzenburgs (a favorite of Thomas Jefferson), Chivian will showcase the Roxbury Russet, a variety that traces its roots back to a tree that grew in what is now the Roxbury part of Boston during the 1630s. The variety was likely cultivated by John Harvard, the first benefactor of the College, and grown in Harvard Yard, Chivian said.“Everyone had apple trees back then,” he said. “And if you had apples, you probably had Roxbury Russets. They were America’s 17th-century apple.”Harpoon Brewery will have a presence, serving up its 1636 ale, a Munich dark-style beer that the brewery, founded by Harvard alums Dan Kenary (’82) and Rich Doyle (’82, M.B.A. ’86), makes exclusively for the Queenshead Pub and the Faculty Club.“The 1636 is one of our favorite beers,” Kenary said. “Its roasted malt flavors are perfect for an October night.”In addition to desserts, revelers will be treated to performances by the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and the Holden Choirs, cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76, and a dance number choreographed by newly appointed dance director Jill Johnson. A huge red velvet cake, baked by Flour Bakery + Café founder Joanne Chang (’91), is expected to feed 4,000, and a live band will encourage dancing until midnight.“This event is designed to have people mix, to get them together and talking,” O’Neill said. “So often, we’re all busy working in our Schools and departments, and we don’t have the opportunity to interact and experience the energy, talent, and diversity that is Harvard today. It’s time to come together, have a little fun, and celebrate all that defines us.”last_img read more

No more handshake agreements with credit union vendors

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Directors play a key in role in ensuring the viability of third-party relationships.As credit unions become more sophisticated, their third-party vendor management programs must follow suit. The days of handshake agreements are over.Credit union boards play an essential role in this evolution.NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expect credit unions to have an effective process for managing third-party relationship risks.This involves some duties that apply to the credit union as a whole, and others specific to directors.The CU’s responsibilitiesConsider three key vendor management responsibilities for credit unions:1. Determine which services to outsource. Every credit union’s capabilities for handling certain operations in-house differ.Regardless of which operations and products other credit unions delegate to third parties, examine and discuss how outsourcing would create value for your members and strengthen your credit union’s position. continue reading »last_img read more

NAFCU monitors PHH case arguments, NCUA Board meeting

first_imgNAFCU staff this week will be monitoring oral arguments in the PHH Corp. lawsuit against the CFPB and the NCUA Board meeting, which will include a corporate stabilization fund update and three proposed rules.Oral arguments in the PHH case will take place on Wednesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In February, the court granted the bureau’s petition for a full court rehearing of the case, after the court’s initial ruling in October 2016 found the bureau’s single-director structure unconstitutional.On Thursday, the NCUA Board will hear an update on the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund and consider proposals dealing with voluntary federal credit union mergers, agency appeals procedures and the Supervisory Review Committee during its open meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern.NAFCU staff will issue analysis of the three proposals when more details are available. Last week, NAFCU’s Regulatory Compliance team added updated information to its frequently asked questions document on the TCCUSF. The association has urged the NCUA to explore all options to issue TCCUSF rebates as soon as possible. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

I coughed at the grocery store

first_imgI have been feeling divinely uninspired lately.Now the smart part of me knows that this is because my rear has been at home for weeks upon end.The “der-de-der” part of me just thinks my brain is on holiday.So then that gets me thinking about where my brain would even go on holiday …… AND, that’s the rabbit hole that my mind has been going down lately.It’s alarming where your thoughts go when they are all you have to keep you company most days.By the way, the answer is Disney World.Always Disney World.Back to the subject at hand.Inspiration.It turns out that I am inspired by the people around me.Most of those that know me are not shocked by this revelation.So, to come up with something without having much human interaction is tough.However, I had to run to the grocery store a few days ago.Mask on face and gloves on hands, I walked into that store like I was going to proclaim myself some sort of sanitizer superhero.I wiped down my cart and began the journey to the necessities. Following the new arrows on the grocery store floor I found myself having to navigate longer ways in order to follow the rules.My activity watch loved this.Just kidding, I don’t have an activity watch.It would have surely laughed itself off my wrist by now.ANYWAY …As I was searching for the almighty and illusive Clorox wipes, I had a tingle in my throat.The tingle turned into an annoying tickle.The annoying tickle turned into a flat-out war in my body.The war in my body could not hold out any longer and all of the sudden it happened.I coughed.Behind my mask came a cough that surely rattled the very souls of nearby shoppers.A woman that was cautiously more than 6 feet away from me whipped her neck around towards me as if I had offended every single one of her ancestors.I didn’t know what to say.It happened.It happened at a time that nobody wants it to happen.These days we feel about coughs the way we have usually all felt about public gas.I held in my hand the last canister of Clorox wipes as she continued to stare into the very depths of my soul.She made a wide turn around me without ever breaking her stare down.There I stood, in aisle 7, with my Clorox wipes, mask, gloves and shame.I had become “THAT” shopper.The one who coughs during a pandemic.Never mind the Claritin that was already in my cart.I had offended everyone from A to Z.From there on out, I felt nonexistent stares as I roamed quickly down the aisles that I needed.Once at the checkout, the employee asked from behind her mask if I had found everything alright.I felt the need to verbally spew that I had allergies.Her eyes peered at me from above her mask and I could tell that she was smiling.“Hard to have allergies in times like now. People think you have the Rona.”I felt a surge of relief as I smiled from behind my mask.I went from feeling like some sort of germ-infested monster to a human once again.It made me start to think, when this is “over” and whatever that truly means, will we remember the good things that have come during this time?The random acts of kindness.The drive-by parades for birthdays.The neighbors working out together from across the street from one another.The bags of food, wipes, and toilet paper left on a doorstep, “just in case”.I hope that when the world “opens back up” that we do not lose that.Neighbors that have never spoken, are speaking.Good deeds that have not been seen, are all the sudden visible and amazing.The newspaper is filled with articles of hope and people using their time and talent to make masks for our frontline heroes and sheroes.Of course I want the Rona to end and I want to be able to have a valid allergy-induced cough without being sworn to a life of isolation and loneliness.However, from every bad there is a lesson of good sprinkled within.Sometimes you have to squint, but it’s there.Let’s keep the random acts of kindness.Let’s keep the new connections that were socially distanced made.Let’s still hang out in parking lots with our windows down sharing coffee with a stranger.Let’s not forget how to have these moments as life starts to reactivate in whatever normal looks like now.Yeah, I coughed in a grocery store and who knew a cough could inspire.#BeKind 99SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Addressing racism in a global pandemic environment

first_imgThese are, without a doubt, unsettling times. As the weeks have unfolded, conversations around diversity and equality have come to our nation’s forefront in a way unseen since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.As a leader, there are two main questions I’ve been considering. First, what can one employer do to confront systemic racism during a global pandemic? And second, how can we help promote racial equality while supporting employees through the COVID-19 crisis? As it turns out, we can do quite a bit. In many ways, PSCU is uniquely positioned to make a difference as a leader in an industry that embraces the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” As the protests against racial injustice play out across the country, I know that we can do better – as individuals, as a cooperative, as an industry, and as a society.For our leadership team at PSCU, the first step was to recognize and understand that we don’t have all the answers for this emotional and deeply-rooted topic. What we do have is a team that recognizes that systemic racism exists and is fully committed to being part of the solution. Silence was not an option. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more