RSPCA launches alternative Christmas gift service

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis All offline creative work, together with a stand-alone e-commerce website, has been developed by Whitewater, the direct marketing agency responsible for all of the RSPCA’s direct response fundraising work. Whitewater has also partnered with internet specialist Agency.com to test a range of online promotional activities driving traffic to the website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RSPCA launches alternative Christmas gift service Tagged with: christmascenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 October 2005 | News This month, the RSPCA is launching an alternative Christmas gift service for animal lovers – the ‘RSPCA Christmas Gift Box’ – through an integrated campaign including inserts, press advertising, and online activity.The ‘RSPCA Christmas Gift Box’ offers a range of ‘virtual’ Christmas gifts, such as a ‘Kitten Sleep Pod’ at an animal centre or an ‘Emergency Kit’ for an RSPCA animal ambulance. Purchases can be made by mail, telephone or online. Payment for all gifts goes to the RSPCA and the purchaser receives a specially designed gift card detailing the gift purchased and how it will be used to help animals in need. Advertisementlast_img read more

Entries for £25,000 data bursary close on Friday

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Entries for £25,000 data bursary close on Friday Howard Lake | 16 July 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There are just three days left to enter the REaD Group’s first Charity Data Bursary, offering free data cleansing, consultancy and associated services over a twelve month period to the value of £25,000.REaD Group will help the winner of the bursary to eliminate inaccuracies in their database or mailing list and thereby increase ROI byt applying a suite of REaD Group products, including the Gone Away Suppression File (GAS), Xpression and The Bereavement Register (TBR), alongside the MPS and PAF-checking filters.The REaD Group’s CEO, Mark Roy, said: “We’re cognisant of the considerable financial and technical constraints faced by charity and volunteer organisations, so it’s time to stop hollering from the sidelines and muck in to help make life easier and more efficient for fundraisers.”The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 18 July, 2008.www.readgroup.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Restrictions imposed in absence of any guilty finding

first_img RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America _____________________18.01.11 – Torched radio station forced off air by threatsThreats from local authorities and security forces, which tried to take over its management, forced a local radio station in Honduras temporarily to stop broadcasting on 14 January.The station, Radio Faluma Bimetu – Radio Coco Dulce in Spanish – belongs to the Honduran community of African origin (Garifuna) of Triunfo de la Cruz. A delegation from the municipality of Tela, backed by police officers, turned up at the community on 12 January to impose a new, hand-picked board of management (patronato).The community of Triunfo de la Cruz had already planned a vote on 28 January to designate its future representatives. When the community refused to recognize the procedure, threats were made to burn the station down. The threat was a reminder of the arson attack that destroyed the station on 6 January 2010. Follow the news on Honduras News Help by sharing this information to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more Community media are continuing to come under pressure from the authorities in Honduras following the temporary closing of the Garifuna (African-origin community) radio station Radio Faluma Bimetu, on 14 January at Tela in the north of the country. On the same day Elia Xiomara Hernández and Elba Yolibeth Rubio, correspondents for the La Voz de Zacate Grande station appeared before a court in Amapala in the south of the country and were subjected to a ridiculous control order limiting their freedom although there was no finding of their guilt on any basic charge.The two women had been arrested with 12 other people by the security forces on 15 December last during an eviction operation in the community of Coyolito on the Zacate Grande peninsula.The court in Amapala was initially due to pass judgment on 11 January on charges of sedition and civil disobedience even though the women were only carrying out their professional duties. Without ruling on that point or giving a finding on the basic charges the court ordered the defendants to be placed under legal controls.These were:-a ban on leaving the country; -a requirement to seek legal authority to leave Coyolito;-the necessity to appear before a judge every 15 days;-a ban on taking part in public demonstrations.A further prohibition, on entering into contact with the community of Coyolito, was also imposed.“We call for the cancellation of these gagging measures which trample both the freedom to inform and to come and go,” Reporters Without Borders says today. The fault of the journalists is that they belong to a media outlet that gives a voice to an oppressed community. La Voz de Zacate Grande had already been silenced by a major police and military operation in June 2010. The criminalization of community media has become standard practice since the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. Video of the 3 June 2010 operation: December 28, 2020 Find out more January 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Restrictions imposed in absence of any guilty finding Receive email alertscenter_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” HondurasAmericas Organisation With the support of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and International Media Support (IMS), Reporters Without Borders gave its backing to the rebuilding of Radio Faluma Bimetu (listen also : http://www.agenciapulsar.org/audios…).The Garifuna community has long been opposed to construction projects in the Atlantic region and has made its hostility clear through its small local media. The attacks on Radio Faluma Bimetu have intensified since the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. Alfredo López, one of its leading figures was held by the army and police on 12 August 2009. All social and community movements and those expressing backing for them have experienced the same treatment, in disregard of the American Human Rights Convention and the injunctions of the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). For example on 5 January two men dressed as electricity service technicians broke into the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) at La Esperanza (northwest of the capital Tegucigalpa). They threatened those present and claiming to be acting under a contract with the government of Honduras cut off power to the building.The community stations Guarajambala and La Voz Lenca immediately went off the air. In the region of Zacate Grande in the south of the country there is continuing harassment of the local radio station of the same name and of the community on which it depends as a result of a conflict with the agro-industrial magnate Miguel Facussé Barjum. “The struggle against impunity involves not only light being shed on the 10 killings of journalists in 2010, as the government recently announced, while the results are slow to emerge, “ Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday. “It also demands a real protection for minority media and their representatives, in particular the victims of reprisals linked to the coup d’état. The frequencies of sabotaged community radio stations must be restored without delay. ” HondurasAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Oireachtas committee to meet Department of Foreign Affairs on US Military…

first_imgShannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Email Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions will meet this Wednesday afternoon with senior diplomats to consider a petition calling for an investigation into the US Military and CIA use of Shannon Airport and Irish airspace.Niall Burgess, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will address the Committee on Ireland’s longstanding policy of military neutrality.Dr Edward Horgan, Margaretta D’Arcy and Dr John Lannon of the Shannonwatch organisation addressed the Committee on their petition in June, and a delegation from the Committee visited Shannon in October to hear a range of perspectives on the issue.Chairman of the Committee Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD says: “This petition is a request to the Oireachtas Petitions Committee to examine the legislative and legal international peace and accountability implications that arise from the authorisation by successive Irish Governments from 2001 to date, of the use of Shannon airport and Irish airspace for the transit of United States armed troops, munitions and other war materials, and of the refuelling of CIA associated aircraft involved in the so-called extraordinary rendition of prisoners.“In October, a Committee delegation travelled to Co Clare for a valuable series of meetings with airport officials, Gardaí and Shannonwatch representatives. Some of those we met pointed to the fact that Ireland’s traditional military neutrality is not a fundamental law or principle enshrined in our Constitution, but rather a foreign policy pursued by successive governments over the decades. Tomorrow’s meeting with Niall Burgess, the most senior diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will afford the Committee an insight into this complex and sometimes controversial policy area.”Limerick TD Patrick O’Donnovan sits on the committee and the meeting is to take place tomorrow Wednesday December 3 in Dublin at 4 pm.Public proceedings can be viewed online at: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/watchlisten/live-flashplayer/committeeroom3Picture from Shannon Watch website. NewsBreaking newsOireachtas committee to meet Department of Foreign Affairs on US Military use of ShannonBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2014 754 center_img Previous articleMunster quartet secure new contractsNext article#Video Ryanair delivers 13th million passenger through Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSfeaturedShannon airport Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Advertisement Linkedin Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Printlast_img read more

Forbearances Experience First Drop Since Crisis Began

first_img Tagged with: Forbearance mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Forbearance mortgage 2020-06-05 Seth Welborn Forbearances Experience First Drop Since Crisis Began About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Forbearances Experience First Drop Since Crisis Began The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Previous: DS5: The Future of the Pass-Through Assistance Program Next: Housing, Economy Turning Corner Amidst COVID-19 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. June 5, 2020 1,414 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Forbearances have seen their first decline since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to data from Black Knight. According to the McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker, as of June 2, 2020, 4.73 million homeowners, representing 8.9% of all mortgages are in COVID-19 mortgage forbearance plans. That’s down from 4.76 million last week. The number of loans in active forbearance decreased by a net 34,000 over the past week, marking the first weekly decline since the CARES Act was enacted and the flood of forbearance requests began.There was actually a net decline of 43,000 forbearances among government-backed mortgages (Fannie, Freddie and FHA/VA) from May 26 to June 2, but this was partially offset by an increase of 9,000 forbearances among mortgages in bank portfolios and private-label securities.“While this decline is welcome news, there are still concerning signs in the data,” said Black Knight CEO Anthony Jabbour. “According to Black Knight’s McDash Flash Payment Tracker, far fewer homeowners in forbearance remitted May payments than did in April. If that trend holds true through the end of the month, the market should be prepared for another likely rise in the delinquency rate for May. Also, expanded unemployment benefits are scheduled to end on July 31. It remains to be seen how that will impact both forbearance requests and overall mortgage delinquencies.”Black Knight notes that the decline is driving a shift in servicer focus from forbearance pipeline growth to forbearance pipeline management.“While this decline is welcome news,” Jabbour continued, “there are still concerning signs in the data. According to Black Knight’s McDash Flash Payment Tracker, far fewer homeowners in forbearance remitted May payments than did in April. If that trend holds true through the end of the month, the market should be prepared for another likely rise in the delinquency rate for May. Also, expanded unemployment benefits are scheduled to end on July 31. It remains to be seen how that will impact both forbearance requests and overall mortgage delinquencies.”last_img read more

Delhi Bar Council Revises Enrolment Fees & Circulation Charges, Newly Enrolled Advocates To Pay Rs. 14,300

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Bar Council Revises Enrolment Fees & Circulation Charges, Newly Enrolled Advocates To Pay Rs. 14,300 Nupur Thapliyal9 Jan 2021 3:53 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of Delhi vide notice dated 23.12.2020 has increased the enrolment fees for advocates intending to get themselves registered in the State Bar roll. The revised fee structure came into effect from 1st January 2021. DETAILS OF THE NOTICE As per the notice, the Delhi Bar Council has increased the enrolment fees, identity card charges, building and library funds and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of Delhi vide notice dated 23.12.2020 has increased the enrolment fees for advocates intending to get themselves registered in the State Bar roll. The revised fee structure came into effect from 1st January 2021. DETAILS OF THE NOTICE As per the notice, the Delhi Bar Council has increased the enrolment fees, identity card charges, building and library funds and other relevant services for advocates falling under three slabs which are: For those applying for enrolment immediately after their graduation.For those applying for enrolment after 5 years of graduation.For retired personnel. For immediate graduates falling in the first slab, a total amount of Rs. 14,300 has to be incurred in completion of the enrolment procedure, which earlier amounted to Rs. 9000. For the second category of advocates, a total of Rs. 20,000 has to be paid whereas the third category, having the highest rate of enrolment, states that an amount of Rs. 35,000 has to be paid in the enrolment procedure for retired individuals. What fees and charges are getting increased? The notice provides that there has been increase in charges in the following 7 categories: Enrolment feesIdentity card chargesBuilding fundLibrary fundIndigent chargesWelfare fund feesAdvocates welfare fund created by Bar Council of Delhi However, the notice clarifies that there will be no increase in cost of enrolment form which will remain the same on a price of Rs. 1000. Increase in enrolment fees through “circulation” The notice also increases the fees taken by the bar council of Delhi for taking enrolments via circulation process. Circulation is the process to enable fast enrolments in the State Bar wherein the intending candidates get their enrolment numbers within 24 hours of the submission of their enrolment application. This procedure is often undertaken by candidates willing to start their practice on an urgent basis or immediately after their graduation gets completed. According to the notice, the circulation fees has been increased to Rs. 5000 from the earlier charges that were Rs. 3000.Click Here To Download Notice[Read Notice]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

NATO’s SNMG1 docks in London, UK

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s SNMG1 docks in London, UK View post tag: ESPS Cantabria View post tag: SNMG1 Spanish F100 class frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan (F101), the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234) and the Spanish Fleet Replenishment Ship ESPS Cantabria (A15), vessels of the Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), arrived in London, UK for a scheduled port visit.Under the command of Spanish Rear Admiral Jose Delgado, SNMG1 vessels will participate in several NATO and nationally-led exercises at sea during their deployment to the North and Baltic Seas to enhance maritime security and to contribute to international stability.In conjunction with the visit, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone CB CBE, Commander Allied Maritime Command and Rear Admiral Delgado will participate in a round-table discussion at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), regarding the importance of NATO in the maritime domain.Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone said: “The visit of SNMG1 to London is an important event at a trying time. Russian maritime activity, shrouded as it is with uncertain ambition and unclear motives, demands a steady yet determined response. The UK, along with other Nations of the NATO Alliance, rely on its Standing Naval Task Groups to be the agile response to reinforce security, international rules and the Law of the Sea.”Rear Admiral Delgado assumed the command of the Group on December 18, 2015 in a ceremony held in Cartagena, Spain.Rear Admiral Delgado commented: “The past days of intensive training have brought the Force to a smooth and effective integration. Our main goal is to deepen our capabilities, maintaining a high level of operational readiness and cohesion.”[mappress mapid=”17648″] View post tag: ESPS Alvaro de Balzan January 28, 2016 NATO’s SNMG1 docks in London, UK View post tag: NATO View post tag: HMS Iron Duke Share this articlelast_img read more

Exeter alumna Helen Marten wins Turner Prize

first_imgExeter College alumna Helen Marten has been awarded the 2016 Turner Prize.Marten, who graduated in Fine Art in 2008, won the prestigious art prize for a year’s worth of output including Eucalyptus Let Us In (Greene Naftali, New York) and Drunk Brown House (Serpentine Gallery, London). Her recent exhibition in the Tate Britain for the Turner Prize combined sculpture, household objects such as bicycle parts and hygiene objects, writing and screen printing to create interactive works of art.The Turner Prize, established to “promote public debate around new developments in contemporary art”, is awarded to artists under fifty years of age who are deemed to have presented the finest exhibition of the year.Marten, the youngest artist shortlisted at the age of 31, claimed that she “wasn’t expecting” to win. In her acceptance speech given after poet Ben Okri announced her victory, she described herself as “numb”, despite being “deeply honoured”.The award is Marten’s second this month, following her receipt of the inaugural Hepworth Prize, after which she split the £30,000 prize money among herself and the other three nominees. Marten confirmed that she plans to do the same with the £25,000 Turner Prize fund.London-based and Macclesfield-born Marten fought off Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton and Josephine Pryde for the prize, whose quality she described as leading her to struggle to imagine “a more brilliant and exciting shortlist of artists to be part of”. Each runner-up will receive £5,000 in addition to Marten’s proposed splitting of the prize fund.Given the recent attention afforded to her work, Marten said, “It makes you realise that the art world as a whole is operating in a very hermetic bubble of sign language that is not necessarily generous to a wider public audience which is not initiated in that kind of language or visual information.“Putting something here and seeing what the public perception of it is is very humbling and educational. It makes you think, ‘Maybe my work is not universal—maybe the themes I’m employing are not immediately understandable.’”Alex Farquarson, director of Tate Britain and chair of the prize’s jury, described Marten as a “kind of poet” whose art is “is outstanding for its extraordinary range of materials and form”.“It doesn’t present you with an easy, simple, static view of itself”, he continued. “The work is like reading very rich, very enjoyable, very elusive, quite enigmatic poetry—rather than a very clear report on what happened in a newspaper. I think the thing is to enjoy it for its visual qualities, its physical qualities, and get lost in the game of meaning and games of composition that it offers up.”The Ruskin School of Art’s Head of School and Marten’s former tutor, Professor Brian Catling, said, “We are all tremendously excited by the news of Helen’s success, but not remotely surprised. Helen showed a distinctive talent at the Ruskin, and an exceptional energy in putting her ideas into practice.“She was one of the leaders of her year. There is no doubt she will go on to have a brilliant career as an artist.”Jessica Evans, a second-year Fine Art student at Marten’s old college, said, “It is absolutely wonderful to discover that Helen Marten has won the Turner Prize, following her recent successes. It is most timely as well, as the college is seeking to expand its focus on the visual arts for 2017. I couldn’t be more delighted and inspired being a current student at Exeter.”last_img read more

Will Knights Earns Second All-America Scholar

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Will Knights Earns Second All-America Scholar Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A total of 212 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 41 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.For the second time in as many years, Purple Aces senior Will Knights garnered the honor.  He wrapped up a great career at the University of Evansville with a GPA of 3.81 as a Marketing major.  On the course, he got the job done once again.  Knights finished his senior campaign with a 75.96 stroke average.In the Butler Invitational last fall, Knights had the lowest round of his career, posting a 67 on his way to a tie for 17th place.  His top finish of the year came at the Don Benbow Invitational in March as he tied for 6th place out of 47 golfers.last_img read more

Of masks and mirth

first_img“I feel like there’s only a couple of times in your life you can go to a masquerade ball,” said Katie McKillen, a student at the Harvard School of Public Health. “It’s like watching the red carpet of Harvard.”Nearly 2,000 University men and women on Saturday evening made an entrance up the graceful winding staircase to the second floor of the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, where they were greeted by musicians, living statues, and a stunning view of Boston Harbor, all in celebration of Harvard’s fourth masquerade ball.Philip Harding, A.L.B. ’12, is a Kennedy School student and president of the Harvard Graduate Council, the government for the 12 graduate and professional Schools. He founded the ball in 2010 when he was attending the Extension School and was president of its student association. He wanted more than just an elegant, beautiful night, he wanted a social event that brought the University community together. That fall, Harding had heard Harvard President Drew Faust speak about the idea of One Harvard. That resonated with him, and he got the idea for the ball.“That first year was scary,” Harding said, noting that at first there was some skepticism that the ball would pull people together.“It’s something we struggle with at Harvard, especially at the graduate level. You stay in your silo, and you don’t get a lot of interaction outside of your School. [But] when you step outside, you make friendships in a different industry. That was the impetus.”Harding said that for One Harvard to work, students must step outside their everyday bubbles and experience something greater.“Along with that,” he said of the ball, “it’s beautiful and extravagant. People dress up, and the costumes are fantastic, and students from each School perform.”The Graduate Council and Extension School volunteers organized the first ball. There were 500 tickets, and it sold out fast. Two masquerades later, attendance doubled and again sold out. This year, it nearly doubled again, and the ball had to be moved off-campus to accommodate all the guests.“We sold more tickets in the first hour and a half than we did all of last year,” said Harding.The event brought out students in lovely ball gowns and tuxedo. Some participants reached back to the 17th and 18th centuries for their attire. Almost everyone wore a mask, maintaining the mystery factor. There were three levels of dancing and performances by students. Fountains of chocolate flowed all night. A “social media wall” projected photos and tweets using the hashtag #HarvardMask.There were greeters at the entrance, along with trumpet players and human statues.  An a capella group greeted guests by the third-floor elevator. The student group Mariachi Veritas performed, as did bands, DJs, and pianists, along with tango, hip-hop, and Middle Eastern dancers. There were more than 70 student performers in all.“It’s a celebration of Harvard community,” said Harding.Sarah Surrain and Emiliana Rodriguez, students at the Graduate School of Education, performed flamenco at the event, and said they greatly enjoyed it.Plarent Aleksi, a visiting fellow in philosophy at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, wore a spectacular costume reflecting the 18th century. “It was an illuminating period when philosophers were enlightened by reason, and they changed the world,” he explained. “It’s my first time at a masquerade ball, and I thought it’d be a great place to have fun and meet new people and to see that One Harvard works.”Artist Robert Scott Lindsey painted to electronic music, creating a mural of the U.S. presidents who went to Harvard.Anda E. Greeney, an Extension School student, won a ticket to the ball by putting a positive post about the event on Facebook. “I’m excited to be here because the Extension School started it. It’s a good thing we are one University.”“This is amazing,” said Harding. “Outstanding performance after performance, multiple stages and levels running perfectly. It’s a lot of preplanning to do this,” he said, recognizing the 75 students who put it together.“The atmosphere is energizing, and to see everyone dressed up and into the theme,” is fantastic, McKillen added.last_img read more