A $30M gift to University

first_imgHarvard University announced today that the Hutchins Family Foundation (HFF), which was endowed by Glenn Hutchins ’77, J.D. ’83, M.B.A. ’83, has given the University $30 million.The gift will support academic initiatives in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and also launch the Hutchins Family Challenge Fund for House Renewal. The challenge fund will award matching gifts to alumni and friends interested in supporting the revitalization of Harvard’s undergraduate House system through naming opportunities.For Hutchins — a longtime University supporter and co-founder of Silver Lake, one of the world’s largest firms investing in technology companies — this gift illustrates his belief in the fundamental role of House life in Harvard’s undergraduate experience. Hutchins serves as an FAS campaign co-chair.“When Harvard alumni are introduced for the first time, the first question they ask is not ‘Which year?’ but, rather, ‘Which House?’ ” Hutchins said. “Graduates of the College all know the vital role the Houses played in their lives as students.“But this donation is not about our fondly remembered undergraduate days or even historic preservation — it is about the future. The renovation of these magnificent buildings will enable Harvard to do for future generations what it did for us. Perhaps most important, it underscores Harvard’s commitment to offer an undergraduate experience which is the best among its peers.”Drew Faust, Harvard’s president and Lincoln Professor of History, praised Hutchins for his philanthropy and commitment over the years. “This extraordinarily generous gift exemplifies Glenn’s leadership and dedication to Harvard,” Faust said. “Glenn is a University citizen, but he possesses a great passion for the College and is committed to providing an unparalleled undergraduate education. Because of his efforts to create this challenge fund, we are another step closer to strengthening one of our most cherished traditions. I join the entire Harvard community in extending my gratitude to Glenn and his family.”FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, saluted Hutchins for embracing Harvard’s vision for House renewal. “The House system is the cornerstone of the undergraduate experience at Harvard,” he said. “It’s the place where Harvard College students, graduate students, and faculty live, work, and learn together, delivering a University experience on a human scale. As a former resident of Winthrop House, Glenn understands the transformative power of the House system and the powerful role it can play for 21st-century teaching and learning models.”In the 1920s, Harvard College created a unique system of residential education for undergraduates centered on 12 Houses, home today to 98 percent of the College’s student population. Each House is presided over by a Harvard faculty member and by a staff of scholars and graduate students, all of whom live and work alongside the undergraduates. The House system is designed to represent the larger University in a more manageable, personal size, where College services are readily accessible to students. It also creates smaller, inclusive communities where peers of different backgrounds can interact and where informal interaction among undergraduates, faculty, and other scholars and professionals is encouraged. The system provides an enriching residential community — culturally, intellectually, and socially.Nearly a century later, Harvard’s undergraduate Houses are beginning a process of renewal, both physically and programmatically. The FAS and the College unveiled plans to revitalize the Houses this past July. Moving forward, the buildings will feature new physical structures — from “smart” classrooms and study nooks to new social spaces and music/art practice rooms — that support and further Harvard’s extraordinary residential programming. While meeting the needs of today’s students, the project will also preserve each House’s historic character.In addition to creating New York–based Silver Lake, Hutchins is chairman of the board of SunGard Corp. and is a director of the NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. and Mercury Payment Systems.He served former President Bill Clinton as a member of his presidential transition team and in the White House as a special adviser on economic and health care policy. He is a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vice chairman of the board of the Brookings Institution, and a trustee of New York–Presbyterian Hospital. He is also an owner and member of the executive committee of the Boston Celtics.Hutchins is a director of Harvard Management Company and chairman of the National Advisory Board of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard. His gift will support Harvard’s long-term mission as planning continues for an eventual University-wide capital campaign. Harvard expects a late 2013 launch, though the timing is not finalized.last_img read more

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Court rejects judicial review request on COVID-19 Perppu

first_imgArticle 27 of the law contains provisions that protect officials who make fiscal and monetary decisions from any legal charges, as long as they act “in good faith and according to the law”.The plaintiffs — comprising five groups of anti-corruption activists, including the Indonesian Anticorruption Community (MAKI) – said they had filed another judicial review against the 2020 law.MAKI coordinator Boyamin Saiman said the plaintiffs had requested the law be revoked, especially the provisions stipulated in Article 27.They filed the second petition on May 20, arguing that Article 27 violated the Constitution and several prevailing laws, including the 2003 State Finances Law and the 2006 Supreme Audit Agency Law.“We expected this to happen after the House passed it into law, so we’ve submitted a new petition to the Court.”Topics : The Constitutional Court has rejected a petition for a judicial review of regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) No. 1/2020 on the COVID-19 pandemic response, stating that the Perppu has already been passed into law.The decision to reject the petition was made at the justices’ consultation meeting attended by the nine court justices on June 6. “The petition has lost its objective […] and therefore cannot be accepted,” Chief Justice Anwar Usman said during a hearing on Tuesday.The House of Representatives gave its approval to pass the Perppu into law during a plenary session on May 12 – two months after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed the regulation in late-March. The government later passed the House’s approval into Law No. 2/2020.Read also: House passes virus response Perppu amid graft concernsThe law allows the government to extend the state budget deficit beyond the normal 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) limit and allocate the spending to programs related to COVID-19 relief.last_img read more

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Brian William Stemann

first_imgBrian W. Stemann 68, of Dillsboro passed away Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Christ Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio.  Brian was born Monday September 13, 1948 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Donald and Colleen (Smith) Stemann. He married Cindy (Hankins) Stemann December 7, 1968 and she survives. Brian was a Navy and Army veteran.  He worked for the public telephone, Osgood and Versailles police station, and he retired from Crum trucking after 18 years.  He enjoyed photography, amateur radios and spending time with his family.His survivors include wife: Cindy Stemann of Dillsboro; son: Jeff Stemann of Dillsboro; daughters: Julie (Eric) Mullins of Osgood; Crystal (E.J.) Davidson of Milan; mother: Colleen Stemann of Port Orange, FL; sisters: Denise (Rick) Hollins and Angela (Rob) Hatton of Cincinnati, brother-in-law: Jim (Bev) Hankins of Dillsboro, Randy Hankins of Holton; sister-in-law: Karen (Rod) Elswick of Madison.  5 Grandchildren: Johnathon Stemann, Desirae and Dustin Mullins, Emily and Stacy Davidson. He was preceded in death by his father: Donald Stemann.Funeral services will be 7PM Friday June 9, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Milan American Legion Post #235 after the service. Visitation will be 5-7PM Friday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s’ Children Hospital, Shriner’s Burn Institution or Wounded Warrior Project. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street Box 243 Milan, In 47031 (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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CCR Cup winner called up from U20s to Munster senior squad

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