The Widener Memorial Room

first_imgThe Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room houses about 3,300 volumes from the book collection of its namesake, a 1907 Harvard graduate who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic a century ago.His books include first editions by Charles Dickens, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Charlotte Bronte. There are also original illustrations from novels he loved and costume books that inspired some of his era’s Hasty Pudding Club theatricals. Creating the Memorial Room was a condition of building the library, along with the requirements that Harry’s collection not be moved or mixed into the general collection.In 1916, Eleanor Elkins Widener — by then Eleanor Elkins Rice — wrote to Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell, requesting that fresh-cut flowers be kept near the portrait of “my dear son Harry” in the Memorial Room.Despite a complete written record relating to the Widener gift, two mythical Widener requirements are still in general circulation: that ice cream (Harry’s favorite dessert) be served in every dining hall, and that all incoming students pass a swim test. Neither is true.— Corydon Irelandlast_img read more

‘Malcolm & Marie’ director reveals origins of buzzy film

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The global pandemic was not about to stop filmmaker Sam Levinson without a fight, literally. The creator of HBO’s “Euphoria” found his hit series shuttered so he pivoted to writing and directing “Malcolm & Marie,” a film about an epic lovers’ quarrel starring John David Washington and Zendaya. Set in a luxury California beach house, Washington’s Malcolm, an up-and-coming director, and Zendaya’s Marie, an out-of-work actress, have returned after a party where his film has premiered to rapturous applause. But he forgot to thank Marie and that leads to an outpouring of simmering grievances. “Malcolm & Marie” debuts on Netflix on Friday.last_img

Statoil Becomes Equinor

first_imgStatoil has officially changed its name to Equinor as part of a commitment to developing as a broad energy company. At the annual general meeting held on 15 May, the company’s shareholders approved the proposal for the name-change presented by the board of directors in March.The company has been registered under the new name in the Norwegian register of business enterprises (Foretaksregisteret) and the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs) has also updated its information accordingly, with the shares quoted under the new name and the ticker now reading EQNR.At the meeting, a shareholder also suggested that the board should present a strategy for business transformation from producing energy from fossil sources to renewable energy to ensure the company’s long-term sustainability and shareholder value, however, the proposal was declined.Even though now former Statoil retains oil & gas as the backbone of its business, the company’s new name is said to reflect the fact that it is involved in a broader energy market, especially involving renewable energy.The company is very active in the offshore wind sector, with shares in the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany, as well as Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Dogger Bank in the UK, and is the majority owner and operator of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.The Norwegian company has also signed an agreement with Polenergia to acquire a 50% interest in the Bałtyk Środkowy III (BSIII) and Bałtyk Środkowy II (BSII) projects in Poland, and is expected to finalize a power purchase agreement with a US utility by the end of the year for an offshore wind farm in the states.last_img read more

Monday August 3rd Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Don Bosco ended Newman’s three year run as state champion on Saturday. Charlie Hogan’s RBI double down the third base line capped a two-run bottom of the sixth as the seventh-ranked Dons rallied for a 3-2 win over the sixth-ranked Knights in the 1A championship game, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and Freshman Doug Taylor had a two-run single for Newman and pitched five-and-two-thirds innings before being lifted by the pitch count. While disappointed with the loss, Taylor was thankful they had the chance to play the season.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 1Newman scored both runs in the fifth but coach Alex Bohl felt the Knights let a chance to build a bigger lead slip away.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 2Bohl says it was a rewarding season that began with a lot of questions.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 3Newman finishes the season with a record of 19-6. — other state baseball championship game scores2A — Van Meter 6, Des Moines Christian 03A — Norwalk 8, Gilbert 64A — Johnston 11, Ankeny 8 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before Sunday’s game at Minnesota. The Indians say he has a minor gastrointestinal condition that’s not related to COVID-19. The 61-year-old Francona returned to the team hotel. First base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. took over managing duty for the four-game series finale against the Twins. Francona sat out one game last season because of surgery for a tear in one of his retinas. Three years ago, he missed a week for a procedure to address an irregular heartbeat. IOWA CITY — Iowa All-American Luka Garza has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season. Garza averaged nearly 24 points and 10 rebounds last season in being named the Big Ten Player of the Year.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 1With Garza back the Hawkeyes will be one of the favorites in the Big Ten.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 2Garza says the chance to play with a special Iowa team was a big factor in his decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 3Garza says concern over how next season will be affected by the pandemic was not a factor in his decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 4Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says Garza informed his teammates Sunday morning.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 5McCaffery says Garza did his homework and made an informed decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 6The Hawkeyes posted a record of 20-11 last season but lost out on the postseason at the start of the COVID-19 pandemiccenter_img MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Twins took the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled and scored in each of his first two at-bats against Indians starter Aaron Civale. The defending American League Central champion Twins have outscored their opponents 28-8 over the first three innings this year. The Twins allowed only four runs over these four games, winning three of them to raise their record to 7-2.=== The Twins wrap up their homestand with a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game starts at 7:10 with a 6:30 pre-game show on KGLO. Tuesday’s game starts at 1:10, with the pre-game at 12:30 on KGLO. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their qualifying series. Kevin Fiala also scored — one of Minnesota’s two power-play goals. Eric Staal had two assists and Spurgeon sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute. Jacob Markstrom, making his first career postseason start, also finished with 28 saves for Vancouver. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Tuesday.last_img read more