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first_img 2Geraldine Acuna-Sunshine ’92, M.P.P. ’96 (from left), moderates a discussion between Harvard Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases Tobias Walther and Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies Sunil Amrith during the Your Harvard Singapore program. 13Drew Faust delivers a public address at Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) in Ho Chi Minh City. 6Orchids flourish at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore. 4Drew Faust (from left) greets Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton and Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health Dean Michelle Williams following the Your Harvard Singapore program. 7Drew Faust meets with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his office. Loong completed a master’s degree at Harvard Kennedy School in 1980. 5Visitors stroll along walkways that showcase plants and diverse vegetation from tropical highlands in the Cloud Forest of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. 18In the Hanoi studio of veteran and artist Pham Luc in Hanoi, Dao Thi Lien (pictured) arranges his works for display during Drew Faust’s visit. 22Visitors travel from around the world to visit the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. 17During a meeting of the Fulbright University Vietnam community in Ho Chi Minh City, Drew Faust (from left) speaks to President of FUV Dam Bich Thuy, Ambassador Ted Osius ’84, Consul General Mary Tarnowka, and Harvard Ash Center Senior Adviser for Mainland Southeast Asia Tommy Vallely. 14Audience members listen to Drew Faust, a historian of the American Civil War, speak at Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, offering her audience an at-times personal view of the Vietnam War and how it affected her and others of her generation. 16Reporters ask questions following Drew Faust’s university speech where she closed her remarks by emphasizing the important role that historians can play in helping individuals and society negotiate a war’s aftermath. 12Students wear their new Harvard hats, a gift from Drew Faust. Faust and teacher Vo Thi Mong Trinh (left) stand in the background. 3A crowd of approximately 400 alumni attend the Your Harvard Singapore event. 1Harvard President Drew Faust meets with Asia Club leaders at a reception before the Your Harvard Singapore program. Harvard President Drew Faust traveled to Southeast Asia in March, stopping in Singapore and Vietnam to meet with national education leaders, with Harvard alumni, and with schoolchildren, to whom she spoke about the opportunities an education can bring. Faust also spoke about the aftermath of war in a speech at the University of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. 15Ben Wilkinson ’98 (from left), Drew Faust, and Professor Vo Van Sen, the rector at Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, take questions at a press conference. 10Students at the Ap Bac Secondary School, Tan An Hamlet in Cai Lay, line up to meet Drew Faust. 11Drew Faust (from left) asks Trần Thị Ngọc Hân a question while teacher Vo Thi Mong Trinh looks on. Ben Wilkinson ’98 helps translate. 21Writer Bao Ninh meets with Drew Faust near the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. 19Drew Faust visits the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi. 20Drew Faust (left) visits Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi where they discuss Harvard’s role in the development of the Fulbright University of Vietnam. 9The Harvard delegation meets with Vietnam veterans including Le Cong Huan who accompanied the group on a tour of a museum in Ap Bac. 8At the Ap Bac battlefield in Cai Lay, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam, Drew Faust (left) and Ben Wilkinson ’98 lay a wreath at the public commemoration site.last_img read more


Update on the latest sports

first_imgWilliams’ stoppage time goal lifts Courage over Thorns 2-1HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup tournament. The NWSL is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had opened preseason training camps when the league shut down on March 12.Players from both teams collectively took a knee during the national anthem and wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in pre-game warmups to protest racial inequity Players for both teams took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. NHL-DRAFT LOTTERY HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINEBelmont Park barn under precautionary quarantineNEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1.New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on Saturday and is being treated by a private veterinarian. The colt named Freudnme last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019.EHV-1 can cause upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. He was the head coach at Fresno State and Utah State and an assistant at Illinois. Krueger was an assistant coach with the expansion Buccaneers in 1976 and later became their general manager.His family says Krueger died Monday at his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was 90. MLB-TOLES ARRESTEDDodgers’ Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass chargeKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday, charged with trespassing. Ecclestone made his assertion when he was asked his opinion on Hamilton setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.OLYMPIC PROTESTS-CARLOS LETTERCarlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest ruleDENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations against racial injustice, the IOC has recently expressed willingness to rethink them. NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader SundayLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday.Rain has washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Truck Series was scheduled for Saturday and the second-tier Xfinity Series was scheduled for Sunday. The rainout forced the Truck Series to run at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by 225 miles of Xfinity racing and a 350-mile Cup race.NASCAR says it’s the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament’s second 60 of the week but missed a 10-foot putt to the left on the 18th hole. He finished with a 54-hole score of 192 after shooting 66-65 the first two rounds. Johnson, who is looking for his 21st win on tour, also has improved each day, opening with a 69-64. Both golfers shot bogey-free rounds, with Todd making five birdies on the front nine and Johnson five on the back. Kevin Streelman fired a 63 after two straight rounds of 66 and was just three shots back. Mackenzie Hughes, who led after a 60 on Thursday, shot his second straight 68 for sole possession of fourth place. Phil Mickelson, who celebrated his 50th birthday last week, began the day with a one-stroke lead, but struggled to a 71, finishing tied for seventh in a group six shots back. WOMEN’S SOCCER-THORNS COURAGE Play-in round team wins draft lottery, shot at LafreniereUNDATED (AP) — Presumptive top selection Alexis Lafreniere will have to wait a little bit longer to find out his NHL destination. Chaos reigned at the NHL draft lottery, with the No. 1 pick still up for grabs in a second lottery drawing. The eight teams that lose in the qualifying round of the playoffs have an equal chance of drafting first. The Kings got the second pick, the Senators the third thanks to 2018 trade with San Jose and the league-worst Red Wings dropped to fourth. Ottawa has the third and fifth picks and is the first team since 2000 with two selections in the top five.As part of the NHL’s 24-team playoff format if it resumes, 16 teams will play each other in best-of-five series to move on — and the losers of those matchups now have a major consolation prize looming: equal 12.5% odds of landing Lafreniere.NASCAR-TRIPLEHEADER Associated Press Referring to the actions of Carlos and Smith, the letter says “It is time for the Olympic and Paralympic movement to honor their bravery rather than denounce their actions.”Carlos joined the leadership of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s athlete advisory council in sending the open letter to the International Olympic and Paralympic committees on Saturday. The letter said the AAC had discussed the issue with the IOC’s athlete commission. NFL-OBIT-KRUEGERFormer NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs’ 1st GMPEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL and college coach Phil Krueger has died. Krueger helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. center_img F1-HAMILTON-ECCLESTONEHamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone’s racism commentsPARIS (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized what he called “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.Hamilton, a six-time world champion and the only Black driver in F1, was dismayed by Ecclestone’s claim during an interview with broadcaster CNN on Friday that “in lots of cases, Black people are more racist” than white people.On Instagram, Hamilton called the comments “sad and disappointing” and said they “show us how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen.” Update on the latest sports Sunday’s Cup race comes with a twist. The field will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE ADSpeedway loses partnerships after ‘Bubba rope’ postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale. The online ad was posted days after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.The racetrack owner’s post on Facebook Marketplace sparked a backlash on social media and condemnation from the North Carolina governor’s office. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a concrete company and a driver series have ended their partnerships with the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County. June 27, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPTodd matches Johnson’s 61 to take the lead; Mickelson drops to 7thCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. The Miami Herald reported he was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move.Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016. He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The team said Toles never reported to spring training camp in 2019 because of a personal matter. He did not play that year.Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him. NYRA says all 37 horses stabled in Barn 37 will be monitored daily for fever and other signs of illness. They won’t be allowed to enter races or train among the general horse population. The length of the quarantine will depend on the results of tests.Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes at the track a week ago.last_img read more