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Harvard sued over slave daguerreotypes

Meritless lawsuits should not be welcome in our legal system: a woman who says she is descended from a slave photographed on the 1850 orders of scientist Louis Agassiz is suing Harvard for recovery of the early photo and for unspecified damages. [Joey Garrison, USA Today] Tags: Harvard, photography, reparations, statutes of limitations
Tags: Uncategorized, Harvard, Photography, Reparations, Statutes Of Limitations

"She bristles at the notion that Students for Fair Admissions represents Asian Americans."

"[Edward] Blum, the group’s founder, had previously challenged affirmative action at the University of Texas. For that case, he recruited a white female plaintiff who said she was rejected from UT because of her race. When that suit failed, Blum tried again, this time arguing race-conscious admissions policies penalize Asian Americans.... He found support for his crusade among well-educated and wealthy Chinese Americans in places like Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, people who had...
Tags: Affirmative Action, Asian-Americans and education, Harvard, Law, Race And Economics

Researchers warn medical AI is vulnerable to attack

‘Human-invisible change’ can distort results with expensive, or fatal, consequences, warns Harvard-led team. Nick Carne reports.
Tags: Technology, Harvard, Nick Carne

Discussing the Hobey Baker Finalists

Yesterday, the 10 finalists for this year’s Hobey Baker Award were announced. Here were some of my thoughts on the players selected, players that weren’t, and who should end up winning the award in Buffalo. Earlier this year, I heralded this as the Year of the Defenseman. At the end of the season, that still holds true. Six of the ten finalists for the award were defensemen. And it was much deserved because those defensemen scored at a truly incredible rate this year. I mentioned in the pr...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Fox, Harvard, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Michigan, Hockey, Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State, Hughes, Arizona State, Quinnipiac, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle

Religion's health effects should make doubting parishioners reconsider leaving

A new Harvard study has found that religious upbringing contributes positively to a wide range of health and well-being outcomes later in life.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
Tags: News, Harvard, Opinion contributors

Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of enslaved people, descendant claims in lawsuit

A descendant of enslaved people has sued Harvard University, alleging that the Ivy League institution has “shamelessly” profited from photos of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, claims that Harvard has ignored requests to surrender images of a man named Renty, whom she says is her great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter Delia. Lanier is suing Harvard for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of the images, asking the university to return the photos to he...
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard University, Ivy League, Norwich Connecticut, Tamara Lanier, Delia Lanier

Harvard sued by 'descendant of slave for profiting off of photos'

The university continues to profit off of photos that belong to descendants of slaves, a lawsuit claims.
Tags: News, Harvard

Harvard sued by 'descendant of slave for profiting from photos'

The university continues to profit off of photos that belong to descendants of slaves, a lawsuit claims.
Tags: News, Harvard

Old Photos Of Enslaved African-Americans Should Belong To Their Descendants, Not Museums, Argues Lawsuit

Just as the law now requires that Native American remains and artifacts should be returned to today’s Native tribes, the descendants of a pair of slaves seen in historic daguerreotypes now owned by a Harvard museum claim that they’re the rightful owners of those slaves’ images, which are, says their lawsuit, “spoils of theft.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Harvard, Issues, 03.20.19

"Madison’s school superintendent broke down in tears today (03-20-19) addressing Madison Downtown Rotary."

Writes David Blaska (who is running for a seat on the school board).God knows, Jennifer Cheatham has walked through the valley of disruption. Three of the last six monthly school board meetings have broken down in chaos — the school board and its administrators driven from the meeting auditorium by raucous social justice warriors wielding the race card. Again this Monday (03-18-19), school district leadership retreated behind closed doors. Main topic on the agenda (irony alert): the overly legal...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, Harvard, East Bay, Madison, Jen, Cheatham, Wisconsin State Journal, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, Long Beach Unified School District, Jennifer Cheatham, Rotary Blaska, Jen Cheatham

The descendants of slaves want Harvard to stop using iconic photos of their relatives

Harvard is being sued over photographs believed to be the earliest known photographic images of slaves, which were commissioned in 1850. A direct descendant of the photos' subject wants Harvard to turn over the images and pay damages.
Tags: Cnn, Harvard

Harvard Profits From Photos Of Slaves, Lawsuit Claims

Tamara Lanier, the descendant of an enslaved man known as Renty, is suing Harvard for damages. She wants the university to return the photos of her ancestor.(Image credit: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Harvard, Tamara Lanier

Doing Less for God

A poor man inspires this little story, one you’ve probably heard. It’s called the Mexican Fisherman Story*, and it’s a parable about simplicity, about gaining more by doing less — indeed, about doing less for God. Thus, it’s about living at God’s perfect pace, not just during Lent — now under way — but always. Here’s the story: An American businessman was standing on the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several l...
Tags: New York City, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Simple, Lent, Harvard, Mexico City, Jesus, John, Courage, Conviction, Christ, Maria, Slow, Encouragement, Heinrich Böll

Aiken scores 18 to lift Harvard past Georgetown 71-68 in NIT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Aiken registered 18 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, as Harvard edged past Georgetown 71-68 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. Robert Baker had 11 points for Harvard (19-11). Noah Kirkwood added 11 points and seven assists. Chris Lewis had 10 points for the visiting team. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Harvard, Chris Lewis, Georgetown, Aiken, Robert Baker, Bryce Aiken, Noah Kirkwood

Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century

The photos, depicting a black man named Renty and his daughter Delia, were taken as part of a study by Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz and are among the earliest known photos of American slaves. A representative for Harvard declined to comment and said the university had not yet been served with the complaint. Tamara Lanier of Norwich, Connecticut, who claims to be the great-great-great-granddaughter of Renty, accused Harvard of celebrating its former professor who studied "racist pseudoscienc...
Tags: News, Harvard, Delia, Norwich Connecticut, Louis Agassiz, Tamara Lanier, Renty

Lawsuit alleges Harvard profited from photos of slaves

A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to "remove the stain from its legacy" by honoring a Connecticut woman's request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors. (March 20)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Harvard, Harvard University, Connecticut, South Carolina

Lawsuit says descendants, not Harvard, should own iconic images of slaves

Harvard is being sued over photographs believed to be the earliest known photographic images of slaves, which were commissioned in 1850. A direct descendant of the photos' subject wants Harvard to turn over the images and pay unspecified damages.
Tags: Cnn, Harvard

Lawsuit says descendents, not Harvard, should own iconic images of slaves

Harvard is being sued over photographs believed to be the earliest known photographic images of slaves, which were commissioned in 1850. A direct descendent of the photos' subject wants Harvard to turn over the images and pay unspecified damages.
Tags: Cnn, Harvard

College admissions: long a murky cesspool of sports, affirmative action, government and benefactors

If you were laboring under the illusion that the admissions process at elite colleges is a meritocracy, stop. The college admissions cheating scandal comes as no surprise for those who have watched the process over the years. Parents want their kids in good schools because that reflects on them, not the kids. It does not matter if you are Jared Kushner’s dad getting him into Harvard by funding a building, or Forrest Gump’s mom doing the Greenbow, Alabama Middle School Principal to advance her so...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Congress, California, Opinion, Africa, Sport, Cnn, Harvard, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Michael Jordan, Ivy League, Johnson, Usc

‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Will Be Inspired By ‘Misery’, With Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins and Elsie Fisher Starring

Ready to head back to Castle Rock? The second season of the Stephen King-inspired Hulu series has just announced its cast, and the King work from which it’ll be drawing influence. King’s 1987 novel Misery will serve as a jumping-off point for season 2, with Lizzy Caplan set to play deranged nurse Annie Wilkes – a role made famous by Kathy Bates in the Misery film adaptation. Other new cast members include Tim Robbins, Elsie Fisher, and Garrett Hedlund. More on the Castle Rock season 2 cast belo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Harvard, Maine, Annie, Hulu, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Merrill, Kathy Bates, Castle Rock, Annie Wilkes, Tim Robbins, Barkhad Abdi

Dershowitz Issues Blunt Rebuke Of Nunes Suit: ‘He Has No Case At All’

Trump cheerleader Alan Dershowitz is not siding with the President or Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of Trump’s staunchest allies, over the congressman’s lawsuit against Twitter and parody accounts that was filed Monday. During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, the Harvard professor said Nunes has “no case at all,” neither on the grounds of Twitter’s alleged discrimination nor defamation. “No, he has no case at all and it is wrong from a political and ideological point of view.  If you d...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Fox, Harvard, United States, Fox News, Trump, SANDRA SMITH, Fox Now, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Nicole Lafond, Nunes lawsuit

Woman Sues Harvard for Allegedly Profiting From Photos of Her Enslaved Ancestors

A Connecticut woman claims the Ivy League school has 'shamelessly' profited from the images
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Harvard, Connecticut, Courts, Ivy League, Onetime

Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says

A woman is suing the university for photographs taken 169 years ago of slaves she says are her ancestors. The images were taken as part of a racist study.
Tags: Photography, News, Harvard, Harvard University, Genealogy, Blacks, Reparations, Race and Ethnicity, Slavery (Historical, Peabody Museum

Harvard University sued over allegedly profiting from what are believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves

A direct descendant of a slave featured in photos owned by Harvard is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the university. She's also demanding Harvard give her family the images.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Harvard, Harvard University, Usa Today

Lawsuit: Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profits from Photos of Slaves

The suit says Harvard has capitalized on the photos by demanding a "hefty" licensing fee to reproduce the images.
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard University, Slavery, Harvard ` Shamelessly

Elizabeth Warren Is A Policy Heavyweight. The Media Is More Interested In Rockstars.

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions are rooted in her clear-eyed understanding of how capitalism in its current form benefits some, but not all Americans. During her appearance at a CNN town hall Monday, her first major introduction to the national stage this election cycle, the Massachusetts senator embraced this ethos by speaking about her family...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Madeleine McCann, Warren, Biden

Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, Craigslist, California, Stanford, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, San Francisco, Usda, Google Analytics

Follow Elizabeth Warren's Excellent Budgeting Advice 

Before she was a senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren was a professor at Harvard who also happened to write a couple of really good books on personal finance and economic instability in the U.S. Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Budget, Money, Saving Money, Goals, Elizabeth Warren, Harvard, Lifehacks, 503020

DealBook: How Executives Vote With Their Wallets

A Harvard study found that executives donate more heavily to Republicans. But the gap is surprising.
Tags: Cook, News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporations, Harvard, Harvard University, Campaign Finance, Business Roundtable, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Timothy D

10 novels that brilliantly capture the American experience

Literature expands our ability to feel empathy and inspires compassion.These 10 novels tackle some facet of the American experience. The list includes a fictional retelling of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and hiding out in inner-city Newark.We call it "getting lost" in a novel, but what we find there is often more impactful than any nonfiction work can offer. Literature makes us more empathic and intelligent. Storytelling is how we bond, as tribes and a planet. A powerful...
Tags: Books, New York, Arts, Entertainment, New York City, America, History, Empathy, Harvard, Culture, United States, Innovation, Literature, Philip Roth, Newark, Seattle