In the spirit of the law

first_imgOn their campus of old, Harvard Law School (HLS) students scrounged for meeting space, searching for quiet corners or tucked away nooks, occasionally sacrificing their bodies for the few coveted spaces available for group discussions.“People would throw themselves across the couches in Pound Hall to reserve them,” recalled third-year law student Ellen Wheeler. “Before, if you could find space, it was like the Holy Grail.”Some determined students braved the din of Harkness Commons and its busy lunchtime crowd, but the bustling dining hall didn’t lend itself to discussions about complicated cases or legal statutes. Others students settled for seats on the floor of a building’s hallway; some simply met off campus.Now, they don’t have to.Last fall the School opened its newest building, 250,000 square feet aimed at bringing faculty and students closer. Its design, developed in close collaboration with HLS community residents and neighbors and realized by the architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects, grew out of a strategic plan crafted in 2000, with the primary goal of improving the overall student experience.“There was a real sense that the student environment could be improved,” said Story Professor of Law Daniel Meltzer, faculty chair of the 2000 planning committee. In the past, he said, some student-run journals were housed in converted basement closets, and the School’s student organizations and its clinical programs were scattered among HLS buildings. The campus was also missing an expansive space in which students could “hang out.”“The campus lacked a physical nucleus,” said Meltzer, “where students would run into each other, study together, and have fun together.”The new Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, and Clinical Wing building includes new classrooms and learning spaces of varying sizes equipped with the latest technology, meeting spaces, a sizable lounge, and offices for the School’s student-led organizations, journals, and clinical programs. There’s even a pub. The project had a sustainable mandate, and the complex recently received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.“The way the building is designed has made running into friends and bumping into people in organizations that you might want to collaborate with much more frequent,” said Abram Orlansky, a third-year student and a member of several student organizations.The effect of the new setup was evident on a warm spring afternoon that drew crowds of students to a courtyard on the building’s second floor, where tables were filled with study groups reviewing cases, or students were grabbing an outdoor lunch.The garden space is part of the building’s Milstein Conference Center, funded by HLS alumni Howard P. Milstein and his wife Abby, which includes an expansive, adjacent conference room.“The new center will facilitate gatherings and become a true focal point for the Harvard Law School community and the broader Harvard community, bringing together students, faculty and guests in an inspiring and beautiful space,” said Milstein.Downstairs, others relaxed in the student center’s vaulted Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Lounge, complete with comfortable chairs, couches, and two fireplaces, or next door in the building’s pub painted from floor to ceiling in a deep red hue and covered with pictures of famous HLS alumni.The complex’s student center unites the School’s 84 student-run organizations and 16 of its 17 student-operated law journals under one roof, affording them airy, open offices and the chance to interact in common spaces.“As opposed to just trying to send emails” to connect with people, said Wheeler, co-editor in chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, “if I come here during the week, I know everyone will be here.”The same is true for the Clinical Wing, which houses most of the School’s extensive clinical programs.“It integrates the clinics more into the daily operation of the School,” HLS Dean of Students Ellen Cosgrove said of the new wing. “Having them in the same building as many of the classrooms allows for interaction between the clinical and the teaching faculty, as well as interaction between students.”“The place is just hopping,” said Meltzer. “I have had any number of students say to me, ‘Where was everybody before this?’”The new complex also addresses a change in curriculum. In the same 2000 strategic plan, administrators agreed to reduce the first-year sections of 140 students each to 80 students. A curricular reform in 2005, led by Professor Martha Minow, now HLS dean, introduced a number of courses, electives, and workshops designed for smaller classes.The Wasserstein Hall classrooms resemble those of Harvard Business School, with a horseshoe shape with the teacher at the front, but some have an added feature. Two classrooms are equipped with swiveling chairs that allow students to face each other for breakout discussions in class.The move toward more interaction was done as with an eye to promoting team learning, something that will better prepare graduates for the changing nature of the profession, where team players rank high on the wish list of hiring firms. Practicing lawyers regularly complain that the notion of working in teams isn’t emphasized enough in current legal pedagogy, said Meltzer.“They want employees who can come to them knowing how to work with someone else to improve upon each other’s ideas, how to disagree, and how to generate a group product that is better than anything that could be produced individually, and we think the new complex will encourage that.”A crowd gathered in the complex’s Milstein Conference Center for an official dedication ceremony April 20. Speakers included Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, Harvard President Drew Faust, and former HLS dean and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan.last_img read more

Don’t be the weird guy in your office

first_imgI suppose we’re all weird in our own way. But, then there’s those people who take weird to the next level. There’s a great askreddit thread that asks, “What does the weird guy in your office do that creeps you out?” This is the guy you don’t want to be. Here are some of my favorites. (I’ve edited some of the harsher language…)“I put my meatball sandwich in the office refrigerator someone ate the meatballs out of the sandwich but not the sandwich. thats pretty creepy to me.” – SwanchSwabzMaybe he’s on a low carb diet.“Close talker. Really close. You back up and he follows you.” – LittleLarryThis is a highly aggressive close talker.“In my old job a guy came in ~5.30 in the morning and would beat the sh*t out of the vending machine to try to get free food.” – ZeruviIt’s always feels good to be the first one in the office, but not for this reason.“I work tech support help desk, the weird guy in our office is outwardly social and goes to the gym 3 times a week. F*ing monster.” – beefstendersI guess being the normal guy in an office full of nerds makes you the weirdo.“I am probably the weird guy in the office, to be honest. I have no idea what people might think I do that’s creepy though, but it might be the farting.” – warpusYeah that’ll do it.“Use to sit next to this guy who would eat full packets of mayonnaise at 8am. He would then turn to tell me something while his mouth of full of mayonnaise.” – AnElectricForkNo.“He will not touch food. He eats his sandwich with the baggie still wrapped around as much of it as possible. He eats bags of popcorn or chips with a spoon. He eats his bagel with a fork stabbed through it. Very strange, but also highly entertaining.” – undercanopy813Haha. At least this guy provides entertainment.“Not me, but my wife sits next to a guy who opens up oatmeal packets and throws in it his mouth along with water, making oatmeal in his mouth. He says he doesn’t have time to eat. Does the same thing with protein powder and milk.” – goode3790Who wants to wash a bowl every day?Hope you enjoyed these. For more, check out the feed. 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Man City reignited interest in Sergi Roberto

first_imgManchester City have reignited their interest in Sergi Roberto, according to reports, but they may lose Eric Garcia as part of a deal with Barcelona. City have been interested in Barcelona versatility man Roberto for some time. Pep Guardiola gave him his senior debut at Barca a decade ago, and could be eyeing a reunion. Originally a midfielder, Roberto has become a right-back in recent years. It’s a position City could be looking to strengthen, after Joao Cancelo didn’t quite live up to expectations in his first season. According to Diario Sport, City are willing to pay a “high price” for Roberto, whom they prefer to Nelson Semedo, the other right-back Barcelona have spoken to them about. It may not be so straightforward, though. Barcelona also prefers Roberto to Semedo, with both players’ contracts expiring in two years. La Masia graduate Roberto wants to stay at Camp Nou, but if City make an offer, he may have no option. Barcelona need to raise funds and will probably sacrifice one of the right-back duo.Advertisement Barca are keen to renew Roberto’s contract, but Sport claim that City are prepared to offer him higher wages in an effort to convince him to move. To sweeten the deal, City could send Eric Garcia in the opposite direction. Guardiola has shown faith in the young centre-back recently, but with less than a year left on his contract, Garcia is hoping for a return to Catalonia. The 19-year-old spent nine years in Barca’s academy before joining City in 2017. Garcia would like to return to his hometown club, even though City remain hopeful that he will sign an extension. Garcia has made 19 appearances for City this season. Eight of those came after the re-start in June. read also:Man City vs Real Madrid: Europe’s best attack tackle best defence Sport say further talks between Barcelona and City will take place after the conclusion of the Champions League in August. Both clubs are still in the competition and want to avoid any distractions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersWorld’s Most Delicious Foods9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Showslast_img read more

April 4 2007 from upper left Lisa Willet is

first_imgApril 4, 2007 [from upper left] Lisa Willet is the current manager of agriculture at Arcosanti. The crew of three, and a few part-time volunteers from other departments, are in the process of pruning trees in the peach orchard. Anthropologist Sarah Pulici volunteered and was a great help in agriculture for the last 5 month. [Photos: Lisa Willet & text: sa] The experimental greenhouse provides a sheltered environment during the cold season for a variety of lettuce, spinach and herbs. Lettuce are picked daily to be available at the salad bar at the Arcosanti Cafe throughout the year. [Photo: Julian Lauzzana & text: sa] In spring a large part of the effort in the greenhouse is devoted to the raising of seedlings. Varieties of tomatos, peppers, eggplant, squash, are waiting to be transplanted into the garden, as soon as the danger of frost has passed. Lisa Willet and agriculture intern Nilakantha Veylan. The agriculture crew provides organic produce and fresh eggs once a week to Arcosanti residents. Produce selection depends on the season. Arcosanti organic produce are also sold at the weekly Prescott Farmers Marketduring the summer month. [Photos: Julian Lauzzana & text: sa]last_img read more