The Harvard University Campus Services Center, located on the eighth floor of Holyoke Center, provides customer service for many campus services used by faculty, staff, and students, such as Harvard University Housing and ID Card Services. The Parking Office will move into the center on July 20. No parking services will be provided at the Blackstone building after this date. To access parking services online, or drop into the Campus Service Center.
The funeral Mass celebrating the life of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh on Wednesday afternoon commended him to heaven with the strength of more than 1,000 participants.Erin Rice | The Observer At the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, where he was first ordained in 1943, more than 100 of his brother priests from the Congregation of Holy Cross processed through the Basilica and gathered behind the altar. They were joined by six bishops as well as Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington D.C. and Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles.The top leaders of the Congregation of Holy Cross also led the celebration of his life. Fr. Richard V. Warner, superior general of the Congregation, came from Rome, and Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, provincial superior of the U.S. province of the Congregation, was the principal celebrant. University President Fr. John Jenkins delivered the homily.A congregation made up of family, friends, University administrators, trustees, faculty, staff and students prayed over Hesburgh’s casket during the ceremony, which lasted an hour and 40 minutes. The Gospel reading focused on social justice, a theme central to Hesburgh’s 97-year-long legacy.“At Notre Dame, I’m often faced with daunting tasks. None are more difficult than the one before me: finding words to do justice to the life of Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,” Jenkins said at the beginning of the homily. “We should begin with what was central to his life. … For all the momentous events in which he played a role, all the honors he received, Fr. Ted always said that the most important day of his life was when he was ordained a priest, here in this church on Notre Dame’s campus.”All Hesburgh wanted was a simple funeral in the Holy Cross tradition, Jenkins said, and after the ceremony he would be “laid to rest under a simple cross, undistinguishable from the graves of the Holy Cross brethren who lay with him.”Jenkins’ homily addressed the key milestones in Hesburgh’s life, from growing and expanding the University into what it is today to accepting the invitation to stand alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at a rally in Chicago to fighting for human rights in Cambodia.“How can we draw together the strands of a life that spans so many years, served in so many ways, touched so many lives? Fr. Ted gave us the answer,” Jenkins said. “He was first and foremost a priest. That vocation drove him to build a great Catholic university; it gave his work in the public life its moral focus; it shaped his generosity in all his personal interactions.”Hesburgh’s younger brother Jim spoke at the end of the ceremony, remarking that “good brothers and good friends are God’s special dividends in life. Ted was a wonderful brother, good friend, counselor and mentor.”“Today we celebrate his life, and all that we had for so long taken for granted with Ted suddenly comes into focus,” Jim Hesburgh said. “Today we think of the totality of Ted’s life here on earth.”He said his brother’s appointment as University president came during his own freshman year at Notre Dame, and “that gave me pause, I’ll tell you.”“He only wanted to serve, and serve he did, with all his energy and all his considerable talent, in every way he knew how,” Jim Hesburgh said. “Ted took his God-given gifts, his intelligence, good health, leadership ability and his pursuit of excellence and brought major change to Notre Dame, to this country and to the world.”But beyond the national and international impact Hesburgh had, Jenkins said the countless personal acts of kindness are an equally important part of his legacy. He reflected on the support Hesburgh offered him during the tumultuous time following the University’s invitation to President Obama to deliver the 2009 Commencement address.“When my invitation to President Obama to speak at our Commencement caused an uproar, a number of people approached my mother and criticized my decision,” Jenkins said.She was anxious, he said, but Fr. Ted “got wind of that” and took action.“Without mentioning anything to me, he called my mother to reassure her. … There were no more worries after that, and from that day forward she and Fr. Ted were fast friends. I can’t begin to tell you all the kindnesses he showed me personally.”At the end of his homily, Jenkins said Hesburgh’s last day on earth was the fulfillment of his lifelong prayer.“Fr. Ted prayed that on the last day of his life, he would be able to celebrate Mass. At 11 a.m. at Holy Cross House last Thursday, Fr. Ted joined the community and concelebrated Mass,” Jenkins said. “In the evening he was struggling to breathe. … He was surrounded by people who loved him. He passed away quietly, just before midnight.”“Today, we gather to celebrate the Mass Fr. Ted so loved and to commend him to God. … We cannot but believe that the Lord will respond with the words of today’s Gospel reading: ‘Come, you who were blessed by my Father.’ We love you Ted. …We will miss you.“We know you now rest in the arms of Notre Dame, our Lady. Throughout your life, you drew strength, sustenance and guidance [from her].”After Jim Hesburgh’s speech and the final prayers over the casket, the family processed out of the Basilica, where a crowd had gathered to line the path to Holy Cross cemetery.“For Ted, problems were challenges, and his forte was in finding solutions,” Jim Hesburgh said. “His friends were endless, of every religion, every nation, every class and every profession. His life was amazing.“His faith, his hope, his dedication and his achievements speak for themselves.”Tags: congregation of holy cross, Fr. Ted, Fr. Ted Hesburgh, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Funeral, Hesburgh, Mass, memorial
Dutch pension funds have a limited stake in locally issued corporate green bonds, according to IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro.Drawing on statistics from regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), it found that pension funds had provided €800m of the total €20.7bn invested in green bonds issued by local banks, energy firms and Netherlands-based financial holdings of foreign energy companies.Dutch banks and insurers owned €600m of Dutch green bonds, and the remaining €19.4bn was purchased by foreign investors.DNB only included assets that were subject to the green bond principles set by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), a not-for-profit initiative from the financial sector. Currently, 35 bonds issued by 12 Dutch companies meet these criteria. The €414bn civil service scheme ABP said it had invested a total of €751m in 24 local green bonds, whereas it had invested in 102 green bonds in total with a combined value of almost €3.5bn.PGGM, the €215bn asset manager for the large healthcare scheme PFZW, said its combined holdings of green bonds were worth €1.6bn, of which just €42m was invested in Dutch green bonds.The asset manager – which has sold green bonds issued by ING, ABN Amro and energy firm Alliander – said there was no specific reason for its relatively small stake in local green corporate bonds.“We seek proper investments worldwide, which could also involve investments in the Netherlands,” a spokesman for PGGM said.Dutch pension funds are expected to increase their investments in local green bonds.Recently, Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra announced that the Dutch state would start issuing green bonds meeting the CBI principles, estimating the annual potential at between €3.5bn and €5bn.ABP, PGGM and MN – the €130bn asset manager for the large metal industry schemes PME and PMT – all backed a recent green bond issued by Schiphol Group, the owner of Amsterdam’s main airport. Schiphol raised €500m from the issuance and has said needed to raise €1.2bn to meet its sustainability plans by 2023.MN said that it would have liked to investment more than the €9m it had been granted as part of Schiphol Group’s issue. ABP and PGGM bought €15m and €10m, respectively, of Schiphol Group’s green bonds.
The 32-year-old resident Geofrey Marianowas caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 7 p.m. on Feb. 16, apolice report showed. The court recommended a P72,000 bail bondfor Mariano’s temporary liberty./PN The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the San Miguel police station. ILOILO City – Police nabbed a mancharged with domestic violence in Barangay Consolacion, San Miguel, Iloilo.
Joseph Weldishofer, of St. Leon, Indiana, passed Sunday, March 5, 2017.He leaves his wife of 43 years, Mary, his children: Ron (Jane) Weldishofer of Sunman, Terry (Tracey) Weldishofer of Bright, Greg Weldishofer of Frenchburg, KY, Lance Weldishofer of St. Leon, Mitch Weldishofer of St. Leon, Tyler Weldishofer of Cincinnati, Amber (Jim) Wilson of Aurora. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He has 3 brothers Paul (Carol)of St. Leon, Lawrence (Marylyn) of Brookville, IN, and Billy of Brookville and his sisters: Bertie (the late Leo)Jacobs of Sunman, Annie (Phil) Darling of Guilford, Bonnie (Chris) Mills of Sunman, Dorothy (Lou) Barth of West Harrison, IN , Wilma Burckey of Cedar Grove, sister-in-law Kate (the late Jim) Weldishofer of St. Leon.Joseph was preceded in death by his son Joe Weldishofer, his daughter Tammy Jo, his parents Florian John and Margaret Barbara Weldishofer, his siblings Wilber Weldishofer, Richard Weldishofer, Evelyn Weldishofer and Jim Weldishofer.His hobbies include playing horseshoes, fishing and gardening. He also prided himself on his cooking skills, making large meals every Sunday for family and friends. He loved spending time with his family which meant the world to him.Visitation is Thursday, March 9 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home beginning with rosary at 9:30 until 12:30. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, 1:00, St. Joseph Church, All Saints Parish, St. Leon, Indiana.
OSBORN, Mo. – U.S. 36 Raceway hosts the Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout on Friday, July 24, with $1,562 going to the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $35. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also on the program that evening. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, Missouri State and track points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow. The feature pays a minimum of $125 to start. Crist drove the number 62 Stock Car and $162 will go to the driver making the longest haul to Osborn and $62 paid to each heat winner and the hard charger in the feature. Another $62 goes to the driver drawing the 62 pill.
The 28-year-old, who has played 150 times for Arsenal in five seasons, has switched the Emirates Stadium for the Nou Camp after putting pen to paper on the contract that will see him join the Primera Division club. Barcelona said in a statement on their website: “Thomas Vermaelen is now officially an FC Barcelona player. Defender Thomas Vermaelen has completed his move to Barcelona after signing a five-year deal on Sunday. “A few minutes past 11:15am, the player signed a contract with the Catalan club. It is an agreement that binds him with the club for the next five seasons, until 2018/19.” Barcelona agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign the player on Saturday, with both clubs announcing the news. Arsenal confirmed Vermaelen passed his medical in Barcelona earlier that day. The fee is undisclosed for a player who had been club captain for the Barclays Premier League side for the past two seasons but was frequently on the bench last term, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny the first-choice pairing at centre-back. He made only 13 starts in all competitions and 21 appearances in total for Arsenal during the campaign, which concluded with him being an unused substitute in the Gunners’ FA Cup final victory over Hull as they collected their first trophy in nine years. Vermaelen was initially an integral part of the London club’s defence after signing from Ajax in 2009, but form and fitness have subsequently put his starting spot in jeopardy. Vermaelen had been linked with Manchester United, but it is understood that Arsenal proposed a swap deal which the Red Devils were not prepared to do. While indicating on Thursday that United were among the clubs to have made an offer for Vermaelen, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also said he would prefer any sale to be made to an overseas side. Press Association
Photo courtesy of Michelle ChristieHelping hand · Executive Director Michelle Christie and No Limits has helped students with hearing impairment attend college.In the summer of 1996, USC alumna Michelle Christie noticed that children who suffered from hearing loss had few avenues to improve their speaking abilities. To combat this issue, Christie founded No Limits for Deaf Children, a program that would help these kids develop their skills and be successful at school. Through this after-school theater program — the only one of its kind in the United States, according to Christie — the kids were able to develop their communication skills through role-playing and character development.Building on her work helping children with hearing loss, Christie was selected as a 2017 CNN Hero earlier this month. The award aims to recognize “everyday people changing the world,” according to the CNN website. “There are so many other people out there who are just as deserving, so it just feels very humbling,” Christie said. “I don’t know how to describe it — it’s an honor definitely. There are so many wonderful people in this world, and I think sometimes being a part of a nonprofit you can meet so many great people who are really giving back to the world.”Christie, currently the executive director of No Limits, graduated from the John Tracy Clinic Program and later earned her a doctorate in education from the University of California, Los Angeles. No Limits has produced over 100 shows and reached over 200,000 people total since its recent production, Silent NO MORE, which was performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.“It’s like this little dream has become bigger than I even imagined,” Christie said. “What’s wonderful is that other people are sharing it so it’s not my dream anymore. It’s a dream for all the families and all the people who are a part of it, from volunteers to our staff to our board members to our community, we are all part of the dream now.”Silent NO MORE aims for people to understand what children with hearing loss experience by telling individual monologues about their lives. Its creators want to hear what members of the Deaf community are thinking so they can have a discussion and help No Limits make a difference in their lives.“We have people who only believe in sign language, and some of the kids who are cast members on stage speak and sign,” Christie said. “Some might disagree with that, but we can discuss it and see what we can do to bridge the different philosophies and work together to help all children with hearing loss. It doesn’t matter if they speak or use signs or do both — we want to do whatever we can to help these children succeed in school and life.” While Christie was working in a classroom at the John Tracy Clinic in 1996, she wanted to build the confidence of the children who she was working with by helping them overcome their shyness and develop their communication skills. Christie started the first theater program during that summer in Los Angeles. The kids performed on stage for the first time, and according to Christie, it was amazing to watch their growth. Christie said that as a shy kid during her own childhood, she took to theater to build her confidence, literacy and public speaking skills. She said theater helped her mature and grow as a person.“I think my background in theater was something that I always thought would be helpful as a teacher,” Christie said. “So when I was working with John, my first student, I was able to, as a speech teacher, bring in props and costumes to act things out so he could understand it, and I could see the results instantaneously.” When Christie traveled across different cities to reach out to communities with hearing loss, she noticed that parents were struggling with the cost and of speech therapy and other after-school programs for their children. Christie wanted to help the children who came from low-income families and give them an opportunity to receive the services that they needed. To meet this need, she founded the No Limits Educational Center in Culver City in 2002, where children go three times a week and receive individual attention in speech therapy, literacy, academic tutoring and other services. Center members nurture the kids throughout their school year and also have weekly education classes where they invite deaf role models to speak about their experiences.“It’s just a wonderful opportunity for these families who really don’t have access to a lot of resources to be able to have their child develop skills that they need to succeed in school and in life,” Christie said. “I am very excited about what we have been able to accomplish in the sense of allowing these kids to know that they can go to college one day.” No Limits has two other educational centers — one that opened in Las Vegas in 2013 and the other more recently in Oxnard, Calif. The organization creates a college-going culture at its educational centers and also holds graduation ceremonies for the children while involving their parents and talking to them about college. Children from No Limits have been able to enroll in colleges and graduate — and Christie said seeing their growth has been rewarding.Different kids enroll every summer for the No Limits theater programs while the educational centers run throughout the school year. Every parent is involved in their child’s progress throughout their time at No Limits, and they also attend weekly parent classes every Saturday.“They don’t drop off their child and leave — they actually stay and are a part of all the lessons,” Christie said. “During the weekly parent classes, we educate them about their rights, teach them advocacy skills, have them meet with other deaf adults and role models. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to know what they could do at home to work with their child.”Clarification: A previous version referred to the Deaf community as the “deaf community.” The Deaf community signifies those who use sign language.
After spending the offseason answering question after question into a microphone or tape recorder, the Trojans finally get to answer them on the only place it really matters: the field.The No. 14 Trojans begin the post-Pete Carroll and -sanctions era tonight in Honolulu, against Hawai’i. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.Last time the Trojans traveled to Hawaii, they stomped the Warriors 63-17 to begin their defense of the 2004 championship run on a team led by Reggie Bush.With the fallout from Bush’s actions reverberating through Heritage Hall, expect a very different Trojan team to take the field.The Lane Kiffin-led Trojans are entering a whole new gridiron landscape where most college football experts expect them to have a down year. Not only is depth an issue — the Trojans have only 74 scholarship players — but NCAA-imposed sanctions prohibit them from playing in a bowl game this season and next.However, Hawai’i coach Greg McMackin isn’t expecting anything less from USC.“They’re really focused for this year,” McMackin said in a conference call. “These distractions have really brought them together. We’re expecting their best shot.”Focused · Lane Kiffin opens his USC head coaching career tonight in Hawaii. Kiffin has previously been the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Volunteers. He has an all-time record of 12-21 and said he’s never been “more unsure of a team in my life” than this year. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanThe Trojans enter the game as a heavy favorite. Their offense, led by sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley, looks to be much improved from a year ago. Barkley has had a strong spring and fall camp and, after being recently voted a team captain, is at the helm of the offensive attack.Barkley started 12 of 13 games last season, leading the Trojans to a 9-3 record when he was behind center. As the season progressed so did his mistakes. He finished with 15 touchdowns to go with 14 interceptions.Redshirt junior running back Marc Tyler will make his first start for the Trojans. He beat out senior Allen Bradford for the spot after Bradford was slowed by a knee bruise. Bradford is almost fully recovered and will probably get carries as well.The starting offensive line, which has been hampered by injuries and depth issues, finally got the chance to practice together as a full unit for the first time Monday. The unit, anchored by senior center Kristofer O’Dowd, is a major concern heading into this season.“That’s going to be a big question mark,” Kiffin said.Despite the O-line issues, USC is expected to put up points on the Warriors. It is on the defensive side where things could get a little more uncertain.Hawai’i employs a run-and-shoot style of offense, which attempts to spread defenses out and relies on short passes to quick receivers. Its attack, led by junior quarterback Bryant Moniz, ranked third nationally in total passing last season and 14th in total offense.The task will fall on USC’s defense, which was inconsistent at best last season to slow the Hawai’i attack, a task the Warriors’ coach recognizes is a huge challenge.“A defense can never be right,” McMackin said. “Every route is adjustable. If the quarterback, receivers and running backs get on the same page, it’s tough.”USC has the right tools in the front seven to disrupt the Hawai’i attack. Junior defensive tackle Jurrell Casey — who is listed on several national watch lists for postseason awards — and defensive ends Wes Horton, a redshirt sophomore, and Armond Armstead, a junior, give the Trojans plenty of firepower up front as they will look to get to Hawai’i quarterback Bryant Minoz.Behind them, experience reigns as the unit of linebackers- Malcolm Smith, Michael Morgan and Devon Kennard- return from last year. If any of them get hurt, backup Chris Galippo will be more than ready to step into his place.However, it is behind those front seven where question marks lie. The Trojan secondary features four new starters, three of whom are of sophomore standing or younger.Adding to the defensive concern for the Trojans is that they have not had many full-contact practices. Kiffin decided a few weeks ago to prohibit tackling because the risk of injury was too great.“I have never been more unsure of a team in my life,” Kiffin said.As uncertain as Kiffin is, he’ll finally be getting some answers about his Trojan team tonight.