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first_img Meet Remy, Harvard’s rambling resident feline, and his family Related Study spaces call to students Harvard researchers recount working and living at one of the most remote places on Earth: The South Pole People from the Harvard community share their favorite spots on campus Whether seeking solitude or socializing, there’s a spot for you Not just a humanities cat Harvard community celebrates the season with games, firepits, and marshmallows Unwinding and connecting at WinterFest When the weather outside turns frightful a fire is so delightful. So with the start of winter just a couple of weeks away we’ve assembled a guide to campus hot spots where you can get out of the cold. While most of these fireplaces are gas or electric — the majority of Harvard’s public wood-burners were sealed long ago for safety reasons — they still do a pretty good job of warming the spirit.,Smith Campus CenterLocated in the heart of campus, the Smith Center features five gas hearths, said Julie Crites, the director of Common Spaces. Two, on the upper floor of the Harvard Commons, are open to the public. Each is sleek, modern, and surrounded by plenty of chairs and couches. Another can be found in the Collaborative Commons and two more are on the 10th floor’s Riverview Commons, but access to these require a Harvard ID. The fireplaces will be lit daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.,Gutman LibraryIf curling up with a book before a fire sounds inviting, head to the first floor of Gutman Library. There are three fireplaces nestled inside, which turn on automatically when the temperature outside dips below 48 degrees during open hours (typically 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.). “The fire is fueled by gas and arranged with synthetic logs to provide the aesthetic of a real wood-burning fire,” said Jason L. Carlson, chief of operations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Behind glass for safety reasons, two of the fireplaces sit right in the main lobby. The third sits in a nook behind the cafe.,Wasserstein HallHarvard Law School has three fireplaces, all of them in the Wasserstein Hall Caspersen Student Center. Two are on each end of the Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Lounge, and one is on the terrace level of Harkness Commons in what is fittingly referred to as the fireside lounge. The fires typically run during open hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in the fall and spring, and often attract visitors from across campus. For instance, when asked what brought him to Harkness from the School of Engineering, Ph.D. student Colby Banbury didn’t hesitate to say “the fireplace.”  “It’s a cozy environment to work in when it’s snowing,” he said, adding that coming by has become a habit that he’s likely to continue through the cold months.,Spangler Center Across the Charles River, Harvard Business School has four fireplaces in the first-floor lounge area of the Spangler Center. They are conveniently located near the building’s coffee bar, so visitors can grab a hot beverage and bring it over to sit and enjoy the fire. A fifth fireplace is in Spangler Grille’s lower level. They are typically on 2 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. In total, HBS has 38 fireplaces but only these five are active.Tosteson Medical Education CenterLike at HBS, there are a number of fireplaces across the Harvard Medical School campus but only one works, said Sean Allen, facilities operations manager at Harvard Medical School. That one is found across from the atrium in the Tosteson Medical Education Center. This electric hearth is surrounded by modern furniture in a living-room setting, along with study carrels, group study rooms, and windows overlooking the Seeley G. Mudd courtyard. The fire is “always on,” Allen said, “though [with] very low energy usage.”,Science Center PlazaWinterFest is coming. Harvard’s Common Spaces’ annual event gives visitors a reason to spend some time outside and get toasty next to a handful of blazing fire pits. WinterFest will run from Jan. 27 through March 13, and the fire pits will be lit on select days. If the fire isn’t enough to pull you in, hot chocolate and marshmallows are usually available, too.,The HousesAlmost all of the Houses and deans’ residences have fireplaces, but most are now just ornamental, like the ones in Quincy House or Eliot House. Fireplaces that do see some use are generally not in areas open to the general public but limited to College students, House staff, and their guests. These are mainly in deans’ residences, historic spaces like the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Suite in Adams House, or new gas units like the one in the Dunster dining hall. “Now that the weather has turned we have been lighting it for community night dinners on Thursdays and for various other special occasions as well,” said Sean D. Kelly, faculty dean of Dunster House and the Theresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy. The House, he said, also has outdoor firepits. “There’s nothing like a fire to bring people together.” Places we love Life on the ice The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

first_imgEAST MOLINE, Ill. (April 29) – The Hershel Roberts Memorial has known no other winner than Ray Guss Jr. Guss, from Milan, will try to win the Deery Brothers Summer Series event held to honor his late friend, car owner and fellow driver for the fourth straight time this Sunday, May 4 at Quad City Speedway.The IMCA Late Model tour feature pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Pit gates at East Moline will open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30. More information is available at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website or by calling 309-792-5030. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, street stocks and midget lites are also on the card.Tentative rain date is Sunday, May 11.A dozen series events had been held at East Moline with just a single repeat winner – Rob Toland of Colona in 1998 and 2004 – before Guss launched his streak of three straight Roberts Memorial victories in 2011. Only one driver in Deery Series history has won four consecutive events at the same track. Mark Burgtorf of Quincy accomplished the feat at Lee County Speedway over the course of the 1998-2000 seasons. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 140; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 139; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 132; 4. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, Iowa, 129; 5. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 127; 6. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa, 126; 7. Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, 125; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 120; 9. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 119; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 117; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove, Iowa, 101; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 100; 13. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, 98; 14. Rob Moss, Iowa City, Iowa, 92; 15. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 88; 16. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, Iowa, 86; 17. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, 85; 18. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 83; 19. Ron Klein, Sherrill, Iowa, 77; 20. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 75.last_img read more

first_imgThe seconds crept by. Syracuse led by two. Clemson’s Marcquise Reed navigated inside the SU zone but there was nowhere to run. The Carrier Dome was awash with noise. Reed had a game-high 21 points to keep Clemson within reach.With the perimeter largely covered, he took it to the rack. Oshae Brissett swatted his shot. The ball trickled out of bounds, the clock trickling down with it. A “Let’s Go Orange” chant echoed in the building, and the 28,670 fans who had assembled on Saturday afternoon could finally exhale. Finally, they got the reprieve an SU team has offered every season since 1980-81: a win over a ranked team.In front of the largest on-campus crowd this season Saturday, it was supposed to be another home loss. It was supposed to be a seventh loss to a ranked opponent this season. Another anemic first half in which SU scored just 22 points made it apparent the Orange had regressed to its typical offensive efficiency. What it wasn’t supposed to be was a 55-52 Syracuse (19-12, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) victory over No. 18 Clemson (22-8, 11-7) to finish out the regular season with a much-needed signature win to add to its teetering NCAA Tournament resume.The upset would not have come if not for an 11-0 run that afforded the Orange the ability to go the final 8:45 without a field goal and still win. The run also helped the Orange avoid dropping its sixth home game this season. Syracuse finished the regular season having lost four of its last six, and SU will begin postseason play in the Barclays Center on Tuesday for the ACC Tournament. The Orange is 0-3 in ACC Tournament games since joining the conference, meaning Syracuse will need to flip the script and make a deep run to ensure it plays in the Big Dance.“We just have to play and see what happens,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “It’s up to the Committee. It’s a tough call … we’ve got some good quadrant one and two wins, and we have no bad losses, and we won on the road, in tough places, at Louisville and Miami. We’ll see what happens.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFollowing Syracuse’s biggest victory of the year, Boeheim looked back on a season of twists and turns. He looked back to how Syracuse lost Taurean Thompson before the season. He looked back to the losses of guards Geno Thorpe, who left the program, and Howard Washington, who is out for the season due to injury. He reflected on Bourama Sidibe’s play, which has been mostly diminished due to ongoing tendinitis in his knee.“This team’s been playing with six guys,” Boeheim said.Before Boeheim pitched his case for Syracuse’s spot in the Tournament, before he reflected on what was originally supposed to be his final season at Syracuse, the Orange began its win over Clemson by regressing to the play that has proved costly of late. Twenty-seven seconds after tip-off, Boeheim got up off his seat, walked about 10 feet onto the court and gestured for a timeout. The Carrier Dome had gone silent following an SU turnover and Gabe DeVoe dunk. Yet despite almost no contribution from sophomore guard Tyus Battle, Syracuse entered the break down only 25-22. Two of the best defenses in the country played even through most of the first half and into the second, when Battle got going to spurt an 11-0 Syracuse run that allowed the Orange to not score a single field goal over the final 8:45 and still win. He drilled two 3-pointers and hit a floater, giving him eight points in three minutes. His floater tied the game at 30, giving him his 999th and 1,000th career points. Battle’s outburst coincided with Brissett’s, part of the run that put Syracuse up six. “We wanted to get the ball in his hands,” said Brissett, who had 17 points, six rebounds, three blocks and hit 8-of-9 free throws, many of them down the stretch. “We knew it was only a matter of time before he would go on that run. That’s what we want, get him in the flow of the offense. It made it easier for the rest of us.” Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerBattle entered the season well aware his role was to be the alpha male of Syracuse, the identity of a team with only one returning starter: himself. It became clear that he would have to do more than score. For SU to win, he would have to command the ball. Make steals. Compensate for an offense plagued by lack of depth with so-called hustle plays, steals and rebounds. And he knew he would have to generate motion, any sort of energy, for an otherwise flat offense.For most of the final minutes, the two teams jockeyed back and forth, with SU’s lead not exceeding seven and Clemson’s five. After Brissett made two free throws to push SU’s lead to two, junior center Paschal Chukwu made both of his free throws, sending the Dome into joviality. The Orange didn’t score from the field for nearly the final one-fourth of the game, but it didn’t matter, because SU’s run had already afforded it enough cushion. “I will not think that they should have done something more,” Boeheim said of Syracuse. “If anything, I would say they could have done something less than what they did. We’ll get ready. We’ll go to New York and try to play as well as we can.” Comments Published on March 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgCoach Massimiliano Allegri, after having extended his contract with Juventus, demands management to bring him Pjanić into the team.Italian media reported that Juventus is ready to pay for Pjanic an unbelievable amount of 38 million euros. Other teams that are interested for the midfield player of Rome are Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germaine.Pjanić is a member of Roma since 2011, and previously played for Lyon and Metz.(Source: FENA)last_img read more