Anglican Consultative Council to meet in Lusaka, Zambia in 2016

first_imgAnglican Consultative Council to meet in Lusaka, Zambia in 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia will host over 100 members of the Anglican Consultative Council for its 16th meeting next April. Photo: Lusaka Cathedral[Anglican Communion News Service] More than one hundred lay people, priests and bishops will gather next April in Zambia for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC).The Anglican Communion Standing Committee and the Church of the Province of Central Africa have started the preparations and consultation process for the next year’s meeting taking place in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lusaka, on April 8-20.The overarching theme for the meeting is to be “Intentional Discipleship in a World of Differences.” This is in response to the challenges facing the church today of articulating our faith in a way that can apply it to Christian ethics in all spheres of life. The theme was commended by the archbishop of Canterbury and approved in the recent meeting of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion.A number of further priorities for the ACC agenda were identified earlier this year in Dublin in a consultation with provincial Secretaries who were representing various member churches of the Anglican Communion. Mission and evangelism, environment and climate change, refugees and migrants, reconciliation and difference are among the main topics identified in the consultation. The detailed ACC program is still being developed.The local launch of the ACC-16 will take place in a dedicated service in Lusaka Cathedral on Nov. 29 and will gather representatives from all the dioceses in the Province of Central Africa (Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia). The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, will preach at the service and a video message from the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will also be shown.The new logo designed for ACC-16 has as the central image the iconic shape of the roof of Lusaka Cathedral. The colors used in the image are all the colors in the flags of Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia – the countries of the dioceses that make up the Church of the Province of Central Africa. The cross in the logo is in the style of the one over the nave altar in Lusaka Cathedral.The role of the ACC is to facilitate the cooperative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, exchange information and help to co-ordinate common action. It advises on the organization and structures of the communion, and seeks to develop common policies with respect to the world mission of the church, including ecumenical matters.The Anglican Consultative Council is one of the four instruments of the Anglican Communion, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primates Meeting and Lambeth Conference. It is the most representative bodies as it includes lay and ordained members. Each province, depending on its size, has one to three representatives.The Anglican Consultative council meets every three years in different parts of the world. There have been fifteen meetings of the Council. The last meeting, ACC-15, was held in Auckland New Zealand in 2012. November 3, 2015 at 2:40 pm IS THE TEC PRIMATE ATTENDING THIS MEETING?? Comments (2) November 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm Primates do not automatically attend ACC meetings. The Episcopal Church’s size entitles it to one bishop, one clergy person and one lay person. 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Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Officials reject all criticism, harass newspaper

first_imgParis, 27 January 2014President Otto Pérez MolinaGovernment of GuatemalaVice-President Roxana BaldettiGovernment of GuatemalaDear President Pérez Molina, Dear Vice-President Baldetti,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, condemns the judicial and economic harassment of the newspaper elPeriódico and its editor, José Rubén Zamora.President Pérez Molina brought criminal charges of coercion, extortion, blackmail, violating the constitution and “insulting the heads of state entities” against Zamora on 21 November, as a result of which he was banned from leaving the country and his bank accounts were frozen on 7 January. President Pérez Molina has since withdrawn, and Reporters Without Borders hopes he will not follow up on his threat to press charges again through a Court of Honor. Vice-President Roxana Baldetti filed a strange complaint accusing Zamora of a “crime against women” in connection with a story about alleged corruption dating back to 2008. As a result, Zamora, who is due to appear in court in March, was immediately banned from contacting her or going near her home.The criminal charges you brought against Mr. Zamora seem to have little in common with the actual complaints that might have been made against him. How can allegations, that at worst might have given rise to a libel suit, be used as the basis for a charge of gender violence?Mr. Zamora is just doing his job as a journalist by questioning the alleged practices of a public figure who holds a leading political office, whether or not they prove to be true. The allegations against you that he reported did not concern your identity as a woman but your position as vice-president.Your announcement on 10 January that the criminal proceedings against Mr. Zamora were being dropped led us to assume you had realized their devastating impact on freedom of information and we therefore fail to understand why you have not yet kept your promise.All the different forms of censorship of Mr. Zamora and elPériódico that have been deployed by government officials violate fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed by Guatemala’s constitution and by the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights, which Guatemala has signed.The judicial proceedings against Mr. Zamora should therefore be declared null and void.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request,Sincerely, RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more The authorities have been gunning for José Rubén Zamora, the editor of the Guatemala City-based daily elPeriódico, for the past year. Although President Otto Pérez Molina withdrew his lawsuit, Zamora is still accused of “crimes against women” by Vice-president Roxana Baldetti.elPeriódico also suffers the consequences of Zamora’s critical editorial line: the authorities suddenly stopped giving it any of the state’s lucrative advertising in 2013. The authorities targeted the newspaper again this month. It has been the subject of a tax audit since 21 January.The newspaper is not new to harassment. It has been the target of anonymous cyber-attacks when it ran stories about alleged abuse of authority and corruption involving President Otto Pérez Molina’s administration. On 25 January, people close to Zamora received threatening text messages from unknown sources. The president and vice-president announced on 10 January that they were withdrawing their complaints against Zamora, but the vice-president has not kept her promise. As a result, Reporters Without Borders has written this open letter to her. Organisation to go further January 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Officials reject all criticism, harass newspaper Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! GuatemalaAmericas News Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alertscenter_img Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía GuatemalaAmericas News News Christophe DeloireReporters Without Borders secretary-generalSlideshow: El Nuevo Diario Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years January 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information May 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Green Street Restaurant Offers Iconic California Cuisine

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it “We’ve had people coming here for over 25 years,” said Bob Harrison, co-owner of Green Street Restaurant. “Some of our servers have been with us just as long.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe “The big thing about going out to eat is that it’s not just about eating great food, it’s about enjoying the people you’re with and the feeling of being taken care of,” said Harrison. “For us, California cuisine is about freshness. We take dishes and make them unique to our area with ingredients that are grown locally,” he said. Top of the News Green Street Restaurant is located at 146 Shopper’s Lane. Call (626) 577-7170 or visit http://greenstreetrestaurant.com/. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Part of Green Street Restaurant’s charm is the familiar atmosphere and dependably attentive staff. In a world of fast casual and almost instant delivery, Harrison’s vision of Green Street Restaurant is charmingly traditional. According to Harrison, one of the restaurant’s goals is to guarantee a return visit from each guest. HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Green Street Restaurant Offers Iconic California Cuisine From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 11:11 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Salads are one of the most recognizable items on the menu but Green Street Restaurant also does a robust dinner service. Harrison suggests the Charbroiled Fresh Salmon as an affordable, flavorful dinner option and the Steak and Dianne as another popular choice. One of Pasadena’s most essential dining spots, Green Street Restaurant, has been doing serving since 1979. The restaurant quickly outgrew its original location on Green Street and soon moved to its current spot on Shopper’s Lane. This locally owned gem has become a reliable dining destination. “The great thing about this business is the relationships you build,” said Harrison. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  “Wine is another part of California cuisine,” he said. Harrison explains that Green Street Restaurant was one of the first restaurants to offer fine wines by the glass in the 1980s. Their selection is focused on local vineyards and their beer and cocktail menu rounds out their drink selection. One of these personal touches is the email reminders that servers send when your favorite special comes around. Green Street Restaurant updates its menu with new ingredients periodically but keeps favorites like the Dianne Salad — tender chicken, crisp Asian noodles, toasted almonds and sesame seeds on a bed of shredded lettuce. Harrison describes the salads are representative of their food philosophy — they combine many different ingredients and bring out unique flavors. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS In addition to providing fresh food, a welcoming atmosphere and varied selection of drinks, Green Street Restaurant is focused on creating a community.last_img read more

ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: May 10, 2021

first_imgCrimeFelony Dispositions By Odessa American – May 10, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp TAGSdispositionsEctor County Pinterestcenter_img Facebook The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. The prosecuting attorney was not listed unless otherwise stated.ABANDON ENDANGER CHILD INTENTIONAL/KNOWING/RECKLESS/CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCELeburt Tyrone Green, 31, had an abandon endanger child intentional/knowing/reckless/criminal negligence charge dismissed April 30. Judge James Rush presided.ASSAULTAima Lorena Gibson, 37, pleaded guilty April 29 to aggravated assault with deadly weapon and was sentenced to 10 years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge Justin Low approved the deal. D. Bret Mansur was the attorney.Lonnie Troy Worthington, 49, had two counts of an aggravated assault against public servant charges dismissed May 4. Low presided. Michael Louis McLeaish was the attorney.Nathan Wiley Gilmore, 42, had an assault public servant (F3) charge dismissed April 30. Judge Denn Whalen presided. Jason Leach was the attorney.BURGLARYMichael Vidrio, 31, had a burglary of habitation charge dismissed May 4. Judge John Shrode presided. Scott Layh was the attorney.CREDIT CARD/DEBIT CARD ABUSEWilliam Dean McInturff, 41, pleaded guilty May 4 to credit card or debit card abuse elderly and was sentenced to four years in prison. Low approved the deal. Jason Schoel was the attorney.CRIMINAL MISCHIEFEric Abila Medrano, 33, pleaded guilty May 4 to criminal Mischief, more than $2,500, but less $30,000, and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Low approved the deal. Don R. Fletcher was the attorney.DEADLY CONDUCT DISCHARGE FIREARMLonnie Troy Worthington, 49, pleaded guilty May 4 to two counts deadly conduct discharge firearm and was sentenced to five years in prison. Low approved the deal.DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGESaul Estrella Paredes, 55, had a delivery of controlled substance charge, cocaine, dismissed May 3. Rush presided. Adrian Chavez and Brian Chavez were the attorneys.DWIArturo Reyes, 57, pleaded guilty May 3 to drinking and driving, third or more (F3) and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Low approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the attorney.Arturo Reyes, 57, pleaded guilty May 4 to drinking and driving, third or more and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Low approved the deal.Timothy Bryan Aguirre, 34, pleaded guilty May 5 to drinking while driving, third or more (F3) and was sentenced to five years probation and 10 years in prison (suspended). Judge Tryon D. Lewis approved the deal. Phillip Wildman Jr. was the attorney.EVADING ARRESTRodney Chase Burrow, 36, had an evading arrest detain with vehicle charge dismissed April 30. Shrode presided.INJURY CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESSJoe Angel Ornelas Ortiz, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of injury child/elderly/disabled reckless and was sentenced to five years probation and deferred adjudication. Shrode approved the deal. Violet Latawn White was the attorney.POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEAnthony Michael Dean Banister, 26, pleaded guilty May 4 to possession to a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Low approved the deal. Mike Holmes was the attorney.Edmund Duane Medrano, 53, had a possession of a controlled substance charge, less than one gram, dismissed May 3. Rush presided. Scott Layh was the attorney.Harold Lee Kendall, 59, pleaded guilty May 4 to possession to a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Low approved the deal. Jason Schoel was the attorney.Joe Luis Escobedo, 45, had a possession of a controlled substance charge, more than four grams, but less than 200 grams, dismissed April 29. Low approved the deal. D. Bret Mansur was the attorney.Noemi Burrola Acosta, 34, had a possession to a controlled substance charge, less than one gram, dismissed May 4. Low presided. Gary Garrison was the attorney.Randy Mathew Bermea, 22, pleaded guilty May 4 to possession to a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Low approved the deal. Felis Nebox was the attorney.Sixto Andujo Molina, 36, pleaded guilty April 30 to possession of a controlled substance, less one gram, and was sentenced to 10 months in state jail in and order adjudicating guilt. Rush approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the attorney.Veronica Lujan, 41, had a manufacture delivery of a controlled substance charge, more than one gram, but less than four grams, dismissed April 27. Low presided. Tommy W. Hull was the attorney.ROBBERYBrian Zubia Pando, 23, pleaded guilty April 30 to robbery and was sentenced to six years probation and deferred adjudication. Rush approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the attorney.THEFTQuinderrious J. Harris, 28, pleaded guilty May 4 to theft and was sentenced to five years probation and deferred adjudication. Low approved the deal. Daniel Sarabia Jr. was the attorney.Shelbi Johnson, 26, had a theft controlled substance charge, less than $150,000 dismissed May 4. Shrode presided.UNAUTHORIZE USE OF VEHICLEGerardo Ignacio Rojas, 18, pleaded guilty April 29 to unauthorize use of vehicle and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Low approved the deal. Johanna Curry was the attorney.Noemi Burrola Acosta, 34, pleaded guilty May 4 to unauthorize use of vehicle and was sentenced to 18 months in state jail. Low approved the deal. Gary Garrison was the attorney.Zakari Sergio Villasenor, 27, pleaded guilty April 30 to unauthorize use of vehicle and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Johanna Curry was the attorney.UNLICENSED POSSESSION FIREARM BY FELONParrish Glenn King, 27, had an unlicensed possession firearm by felon charge dismissed May 4. Shrode presided. Pinterest Twitter ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: May 10, 2021 Previous articleDonna Hunaca: Espejo Quemada ExhibitionNext articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: May 10, 2021 Odessa Americanlast_img read more

Assistant or Associate Professor – Finance – (FAC001585)

first_imgThe C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houstonseeks qualified applicants for three tenure-track AssistantProfessor or Associate Professor positions in the Department ofFinance, starting in the Fall of 2021. Assistant Professorcandidates must hold a Ph.D. in finance or economics (or A.B.D.)and exhibit promise for high-quality research. Associate Professorprofessor candidates must have demonstrated ability to publish highquality research in top journals.The Finance department at the Bauer College of Business has beensuccessful in attracting excellent researchers at the senior andjunior levels. For details about the faculty, research, andpublications, visit the department website at bauer.uh.edu/finance . TheUniversity of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodiesin the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community ofscholars.The Bauer College is home to over 5,900 undergraduate students andover 900 graduate students, offering undergraduate degree, MBAdegrees, MS degrees in finance and other areas, and Ph.D. degrees.The Ph.D. program has seen a substantial uplift in quality inrecent years.The Bauer College benefits from hosting several industry-supportedcenters. The AIM Center for Investment Management is astate-of-the-art trading and research facility; it houses theCougar Investment Fund, LLC, a student-managed investment fund(with $12 million under management). The Gutierrez EnergyManagement Institute is an excellent finance education and researchresource for the energy industry, actively supported by itscorporate members. The Stanford Alexander Center is a jointinitiative with Houston’s real estate professional community.Houston offers a great professional and personal environment. Thetwo largest economic sectors are energy and medical research andservices; there is a large number of manufacturing and technologybusinesses, many of them spawned by decades of NASA operations inthe Houston area. Four out of five jobs are services andprofessional jobs. The cost of living enables a high quality oflife, where one can have suburban living in the heart of a greatmetropolis that is among the most diverse cities in thecountry.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. The University of Houston is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Veterans, minorities,women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Interviews will be conducted at the Virtual American FinanceAssociation meetings in January 2021.Qualifications :Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in finance or economics (or A.B.D.option for Assistant Rank) and exhibit promise for high-qualityresearch.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Longport Students Will Move to Ocean City High School

first_imgMap shows the location of Ocean City High School (bottom), Longport and Atlantic City High School (top).The Ocean City Board of Education on Wednesday (Aug. 27) voted unanimously to approve an agreement to accept students from Longport at Ocean City High School as part of a new sending district.Ten students from Longport are expected to attend Ocean City High School when the school year starts next week.David Hespe, acting commissioner of the state Department of Education, ruled earlier this year that the Longport Board of Education can terminate its long-standing sending agreement with Atlantic City High School.Longport shares Absecon Island with Atlantic City, but Ocean City High School is closer to the borough and the Ocean City School District’s tuition would save Longport about $9,000 per student. Longport had appealed to the state to allow the switch.Longport will pay Ocean City $14,957 per student and pay for  transportation costs. Because the number of incoming students is so small, the change does not require Ocean City to adjust staffing levels are assume new costs.Four Longport students already were part of the “School Choice” program, and the new agreement opened up four slots to other out-of-district students on a waiting list.The School Choice program, now in its third year, allows out-of-district students to apply to attend Ocean City schools — with the state paying Ocean City $13,825 for each student. It has allowed the district to compensate for a shrinking school population and sustain programs without increasing taxes.Total enrollment in the Ocean City School District fell from 2,248 in 2000 to 2,045 in 2010. The trend has been offset only by the addition of out-of-district students. Ocean City will receive $2.7 million from the state this year for School Choice tuition.The Atlantic City Board of Education has filed a legal appeal of Hespe’s ruling, but a judge denied a request to prevent Longport students from switching districts while the appeal is being heard.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

News story: UK agrees sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil

first_imgSold to the Brazilian Navy for around £84M, the profit generated from the sale will be reinvested in defence at a time when the Royal Navy is being strengthened with two types of brand new frigates and two huge aircraft carriers.HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will eventually take on the role as the nation’s new flagship, recently set sail from the port of Gibraltar carrying two Chinooks and four Merlin helicopters as she readies for helicopter trials at sea.Throughout HMS Ocean’s impressive 20 years since entering service in 1998, she has covered more than 450,000 nautical miles. The long-planned decision to take her out of service in 2018, as she reaches the end of her planned service life, was confirmed in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015.Her military record spans from Operation Palliser during the Sierra Leone civil war to Operation Ellamy as part of an international coalition in Libya in 2011.Most recently, HMS Ocean demonstrated her humanitarian and disaster relief capabilities when she bolstered the hurricane relief effort on Operation Ruman in the Caribbean last summer. It is fitting that one of her final operations mirrored that of her first, when in early 1999 she was deployed at short notice to render assistance to Honduras and Nicaragua in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch.The sale of HMS Ocean was managed by the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA), which is part of the MOD’s procurement organisation, Defence Equipment and Support. The Authority provides an efficient sale and disposal services to the armed forces as well as customers in the UK and overseas.Clive Walker, Head of DESA, said: We have a proven track record of supplying surplus defence equipment on a government to government basis. The successful sale of HMS Ocean to the Brazilian Navy will provide a financial return to the UK which will now be reinvested in defence. HMS Ocean will decommission from the Royal Navy in March, with plans for the Brazilian Navy to take possession of the ship in June 2018. Modifications to the ship will be made by UK companies Babcock and BAE Systems in the meantime, with this work funded by Brazil.last_img read more

Watch WSP’s JoJo Hermann Throw The First Pitch At A Chicago Baseball Game

first_imgWith Widespread Panic in Chicago for a three-night stand that begins tonight, the band got to town a little early and took part in one of its most storied pastimes: Major League Baseball. There’s no love lost between WSP and Chicago baseball, as John Bell has sung the National Anthem for the Cubs and JoJo Hermann threw out a first pitch just last season.Hermann was again called up to the big leagues last night, this time throwing the ceremonial first pitch for the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Thanks to fan-shot footage, we can watch Hermann in action. Tune in below:A little high… but a solid effort nonetheless! Panic hits the Chicago Theatre for three nights, starting tonight.[Photo via Chicago White Sox/Widespread Panic]last_img read more

David Crosby Performs New Song “She’s Got To Be Somewhere” On Fallon

first_imgTwo-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night in the midst of his national tour to perform “She’s Got To Be Somewhere.” The single officially releases on Friday, May 19th, and will be the first release from his upcoming Sky Trails album. Sky Trails marks his third studio effort in four years, following last year’s Lighthouse, and is due out this fall of 2017.“She’s Got To Be Somewhere” features smooth elements of soul, funk, and jazz, with pronounced bass lines, electric guitar solos, and an uplifting horn section. Watch Crosby’s television performance below, ahead of the song’s official release this Friday.David Crosby – Remaining 2017 U.S. Spring Tour DatesMay-18 – The Westbury Theater – Westbury, NYMay-19 – Academy of Music – Northampton, MAMay-21 – The Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NHMay-23 – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts – Burlington, VTMay-24 – Cary Hall – Lexington, MAMay-26 – Criterion Theater – Bar Harbor, MEMay-29 – Garde Arts Center – New London, CTlast_img read more

Blue, gray, and Crimson

first_imgLate on the afternoon of Sept. 4, 1861, the soldiers of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, fresh and eager for action after six weeks of training, boarded trains in Readville, Mass. They were headed south, to war.The 20th was called “the Harvard regiment” because so many of its officers were educated at the College. Some had left Harvard as undergraduates, quitting school in April when the first rebel shells rained down on Fort Sumter. By 1865, the regiment’s nickname was “the Bloody 20th.” Of the nearly 3,000 Union regiments that saw action, the Harvard regiment had the fifth-highest number of casualties.Harvard faculty, undergraduates, and graduates served in other regiments as well, and in every branch of the service. There were 246 dead among the 1,662 with Harvard ties who fought on both sides. In the Union ranks, 176 died. On the Confederate side, where 304 men with Harvard connections enlisted, 70 died, a mortality rate two and a half times higher than the Union side.The Civil War, now in its sesquicentennial, helped to define the modern Harvard, just as it helped to create a modern America that embraced a stronger national government and a powerful capitalistic impulse. By the end of the 1860s, Harvard had a new young president, Charles W. Eliot, who led decades of sweeping reforms.The war that tore apart the nation echoes into the present. Memorial Hall, a campus centerpiece whose tower overshadows the Yard, was built to honor the memory of the Union dead. They are named on tablets in the transept there, along with the battles in which they died.The Civil War took a deep toll on the living, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ’61 is a good example. When he left school in April 1861, he was skinny, bookish, and a Phi Beta Kappa senior in college. He joined a force of Massachusetts militia volunteers guarding Fort Independence in Boston Harbor, and appeared only reluctantly at his July graduation, where he was Class Poet. Image courtesy of Harvard ArchivesHarvard’s current ties to the conflict begin at the top. President Drew Faust is a historian of the era whose 2008 book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.Another prominent Harvard historian, Louis Menand, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, wrote “The Metaphysical Club,” a study of the intellectual currents set in motion by the war. His book won a Pulitzer in 2002.This semester, Harvard Professors John Stauffer and Amanda Claybaugh are teaching a course on slavery and the war. Stauffer is the author of eight books tied to the era. Claybaugh is working on a book about Reconstruction, the period from 1865 to 1877 that witnessed the beginning of a century of black slavery by another name.But when those first trains of Harvard men and others headed south in 1861, no one could have envisioned the enormous bloodshed ahead, in which at least 640,000 soldiers and sailors would die in combat or from war-related disease. That was 2 percent of the U.S. population at the time. (In modern terms, said Faust, that would equate to 6 million Americans slain.) At Harvard College, the war’s death toll equaled two average class years.The enormity of the war’s carnage came as a national shock, Faust wrote in “This Republic of Suffering.” “A war that was expected to be short-lived instead extended for four years and touched the life of nearly every American,” she wrote. “A military adventure undertaken as an occasion for heroics and glory turned into a costly struggle of suffering and loss.”Off to war, from HarvardAmong the first enlistees in the 20th was the patrician Caspar Crowninshield ’60, the rugged lead oar of his College crew team and the sixth from his family to graduate from Harvard. His thoughts turned somber on the train ride south. “I could not help feeling sad as I looked around,” he wrote, reflecting on how “few might ever return.”Union enlistments: 1,358College, 608Medical School, 387Law School, 285Lawrence Scientific, 54Divinity, 23Observatory, 1Killed or died of wounds, 110Died from disease, 63Died from accidents, 3Among the first to leave campus had been John Langdon Ward ’62, who departed five days after the attack on Fort Sumter. Within a month, already in the war zone, he wrote a letter back to an undergraduate magazine, describing his first picket duty: “T’was romantic — very.”It was Crowninshield’s vision of the coming war, not Ward’s, that proved prescient. During the conflict, 1,696 men would pass through “the Bloody 20th.” Of the more than 700 soldiers on the trains that September day, just 44 would survive the Civil War.The southbound trains carried 25 baggage wagons, 120 horses, and a dozen deserters in chains. The regiment paused in New York City, where some officers — including 1st Lt. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ’61, a future associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court — enjoyed a final patrician meal at Delmonico’s. Six weeks later, during the 20th’s first combat, Holmes would be flat on his back, spitting blood from a chest wound.That minor engagement, at Ball’s Bluff, Va., on Oct. 20, was a rout for the outnumbered federal troops, a humiliating reprise of the Union’s defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run in July. For the 20th, the “butcher’s bill” — a term Holmes would later use in a letter home — came to 88 officers and men killed or wounded.Confederate enlistments: 304College, 94Medical School, 2Law School, 177Lawrence Scientific, 31Killed or died of wounds, 57Died from disease, 12Died from accidents, 1Source: Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1918In her book, Faust rightly argues that the Civil War was the first modern conflict of attrition, with numbers so huge that authorities grappled for decades to get accurate counts. “Names might remain unknown,” she wrote, “but numbers need not be.” She described the conflict’s immense scale: 2.1 million Northerners under arms, and 880,000 Southerners — 75 percent of all Southern white men of military age.Witnessing a theater of war so large and violence on such a scale changes people. “I started this thing as a boy,” Holmes wrote to his mother in 1864, after three years of service. “I am now a man.” In the same letter he acknowledged his exhaustion with the war. “I honestly think the duty of fighting has ceased for me,” a chastened Holmes wrote, “ceased because I have laboriously and with much suffering of mind and body earned the right …”But in other ways the war retained its power for Holmes, who in 1902 joined the high court. All through Harvard Law School, past fame, and into old age, he kept his military moustaches. And all his life, Holmes, who lived until 1935, liked it when people called him “captain.”In 1861, Holmes viewed the war as a moral action that affirmed his beliefs in racial equality and a unified country. By the end of his service, mentally spent and three times wounded, he had changed. “The war did more than make him lose those beliefs,” wrote Menand. “It made him lose his belief in beliefs.”“For the generation that lived through it, the Civil War was a terrible and traumatic experience,” Menand wrote. “It tore a hole in their lives. To some of them, the war seemed not just a failure of democracy, but a failure of culture, a failure of ideas.”Most scholars agree that the war made the United States modern, ingrained the notion of a strong central government, accelerated broad-based capitalism, and set in motion a cultural conflict over race, sovereignty, and states’ rights that still simmers today. Contemporary Civil War scholarship shows that even 150 years later, this transformative conflict still has the power to disrupt, puzzle, and even anger.In some ways, the war is still being fought, chiefly on the battlefields of culture, said Stauffer, who directs Harvard’s American Civilization Ph.D. program. The course he is co-teaching with Claybaugh explores the temporal boundaries of the war that – in military terms – lasted from 1861 to 1865. In other terms, the war began perhaps as early as Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion. After 1865, it went on at least until 1915, when the silent war film “Birth of a Nation” signaled how racial tensions still warped the embittered South.Harvard ‘a touchstone’ of social forcesStauffer and other scholars probe the war’s complexities. And in the years before 1861, Harvard itself was a prime example of those complexities, containing all of the boiling social forces that by 1861 made war inevitable. “It was a touchstone,” said Stauffer of antebellum Harvard.Before the war Harvard, like the nation, was a place of factions and frictions.Some undergraduates embraced a fierce New England abolitionism. One of them was the angelically handsome William Lowell Putnam, a Harvard Law School student who served with Holmes in the 20th. His grandfather had added to the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution the landmark sentence that began, “All men are born free and equal.” When Putnam died at Ball’s Bluff, his body was placed near a groggy Holmes in a field hospital. “Beautiful boy,” Holmes heard someone say nearby, and he knew it was Putnam.Other undergraduates were hostile to the idea of abolition and the egalitarianism it implied. One was Henry Livermore Abbott ’60, a caustic elitist who nonetheless left Harvard Law School to join the 20th and defend the Union. He died at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. Holmes praised the recklessly brave Abbott in a Memorial Day address in 1884, remembering the way he liked to swing his bared sword at the tip of a finger, “like a cane.”In 1860-’61, still other Harvard students were patriotic, but remained sympathetic with a South that wanted to govern itself. Just before he enlisted, William Francis Bartlett ’62, who was known more for his skill at billiards than for his scholarship, wrote a school essay arguing the South’s case for independence. Yet he entered the war as a Union private, emerged as a brigadier general, and survived the conflict only at great personal cost.In 1862, Bartlett was severely wounded in one knee, and three months later appeared — one-legged — at his graduation. Subsequent wounds to an arm, a foot, and his temple made him one of Harvard’s most battered veterans, “a wreck of wounds,” wrote historian Richard F. Miller, author of “Harvard’s Civil War,” a study of the 20th Massachusetts.Still other Harvard students in that era were from the South, and quickly rallied to its cause. Eager to defend their homeland, they largely vacated the University in the winter of 1860-’61.One of them was the improbably (but aptly) named States Rights Gist, who became a brigadier general in South Carolina. He had attended Harvard Law School from 1851 to ’52 and had helped in the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Gist was killed in action in 1864.Another Harvard Confederate was John Frink Smith Van Bokkelen ’63, who early in 1861 joined a North Carolina regiment. He was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville in 1863. “While suffering from his wounds,” one writer later observed, “he spoke kindly of Harvard and his classmates.”Perhaps Van Bokkelen knew that classmates were nearby. The 20th Massachusetts also fought at Chancellorsville, where Holmes received his third wound. During the same battle, Sumner Paine ’65, a freshly minted second lieutenant and just 17 years old, took command of the wounded Holmes’ company. Two months later, Paine was killed at Gettysburg at age 18, the youngest Harvard student to die in the war. Witnesses said his last words were, “Isn’t this glorious?”The Harvard campus during the warPaine’s last words were an echo of the wave of patriotism that swept the College at the outset of the war. “Intense excitement about the surrender of Fort Sumter,” wrote Harvard librarian John Langdon Sibley in a diary entry from April 15, 1861. That day, two members of the junior class left campus to join a Zouave regiment, cheered on by their peers and Harvard President Cornelius Conway Felton.At the Divinity School, students raised money to buy a pistol for a Harvard volunteer. On April 29, amid rumors that a nearby arsenal would be attacked by “secessionists among the law students,” Sibley wrote, a force of armed students and faculty guarded it overnight. By May 1, he noted in his diary that the gymnasium, stripped of exercise equipment, “is beaten by military tramp” during student rifle drills.Among Harvard’s graduates, the first to enlist after the attack on Fort Sumter was Henry Walker ’55. He reported to the Massachusetts State House — out of breath from running, his friends said. About the same time, six Harvard undergraduates signed up with the Union forces. Ten others left to serve with the Confederacy.“We forebear to publish the names of the ten secessionists who have just left us,” wrote the editors of the April 1861 issue of Harvard Magazine, a student publication. A Southern sympathizer sent his copy of the next issue back, and inserted a scathing note. “All honors to the chivalric ‘ten’ who left you to do battle for their homes!,” it began. “As you are ‘eager for the fray,’ you had better visit now, and we will make you smell the powder and feel the steel of Southern gentlemen.”In the offending issue its student editors had declared that “the voice of Harvard is for war!”In 1861, there was no obligation for Harvard students to go to war. And there was no obligation for Harvard graduates to leave the comfort of their homes. But many did. Many gave up lives of privilege, including a graduate from the distant Class of 1825. Holmes, for one, was a direct descendant of the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was also was the son of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., who was both a literary light and a famous Harvard Medical School professor.Harvard enlistees included a Who’s Who of famous New England names, from Bowditch, Cabot, Wigglesworth, Weld, and Whittier, to Dana, Hollis, Putnam, Sumner, and Winthrop. During the war, two Lowells died, along with two sons each from the Perkins, Abbott, Bachelor, Russell, and Revere families.William Francis Bartlett ’62, shown here still haggard and gaunt from the war, enlisted as a private and emerged in 1865 a general — but at great personal cost and after many woundings. In 1862, three months after his first wound, he appeared — one-legged — at his graduation. Image courtesy of Harvard ArchivesYes, that Revere. Among the first staff officers in the 20th was Maj. Paul Joseph Revere ’52, grandson of the “midnight rider” of the American Revolution. A burly outdoorsman and champion of the poor, Revere was married, the father of two, and a successful businessman when he signed up in 1861. “I have weighed it all,” he said, “and there is something higher still.” He died on July 4, 1863, two days after being wounded at Gettysburg. His brother, Edward H.R. Revere ’47, had died earlier at Antietam, the only medical officer of the 20th to fall in combat.Henry Ropes ’62, from a wealthy family, signed on with the 20th early in 1862, eight months shy of graduating. He was soon revered for being cool under fire, once remarking that bullets tearing through his clothes were simply “fishes nibbling.” Ropes died at Gettysburg.Charles Russell Lowell, valedictorian of the Class of ’54, was another aristocrat turned warrior. He became a daring cavalry officer, whose clothes in one engagement were shot full of holes and his scabbard shattered by incoming fire. When Lowell died in combat in 1864, fellow cavalryman George Armstrong Custer wept, and Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan called him “the perfection of a man and a soldier.”Then there was Robert Gould Shaw, perhaps the most widely known Harvard Union officer because he led the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first all-black federal units in the war. He was a wealthy abolitionist and man of letters who had left Harvard in 1859. Shaw died assaulting South Carolina’s Fort Wagner in 1863, and was buried in a common trench with his soldiers.Holmes later said of Harvard’s contribution to the war, “She sent a few gentlemen into the field, who died there becomingly.”In 1863, there were fewer than 2,700 living graduates of Harvard College. More than half of them enlisted.Transformations, and sometimes notThe war had transformed Holmes, Bartlett, and other veterans, physically and otherwise. But at Harvard as the war played out, “College life went on much as usual,” wrote Harvard historian Samuel Eliot Morison in a 1936 study, “and with scarcely diminished attendance.”On campus, the days were “interrupted and filled at times with great excitement caused by the Civil War,” remembered 1865 graduate Marshall S. Snow in a 1914 essay. After breakfast, he wrote, students would scan the bulletin boards for lists of casualties. Sometimes, the College chapel held military funerals. “Those were the days which made the most thoughtless students thoughtful,” wrote Snow, and “made them realize something of the cost of saving the Union.”Far from the fighting, students enjoyed the intimacy of a very small campus. (In 1865 the faculty numbered just 18, including President Thomas Hill.) The students warmed their rooms with hard coal, drew water from the Harvard pump, and took meals at local boardinghouses. They watched as Grays Hall was built, as Massachusetts Hall got a new roof, and as a new sport came to Harvard: baseball.Perhaps the most poignant sign of campus normalcy in those years was the presence of Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s son, who graduated in 1864. In the last few weeks of the war, he was a U.S. Army staff officer who, at the insistence of his mother, never got near the front. The young Lincoln’s one brush with trouble in college came in 1862. The faculty admonished him for smoking in Harvard Square.Just after the war ended, Harvard veterans were invited to attend Commencement. The oft-wounded Bartlett was there, and Holmes too. Alongside them were more than 200 other returning veterans, many with empty sleeves and pant legs pinned up. They were all still young, one reporter wrote, but they looked old.The invitation had come from the Class of ’65, which had lost just one of its number — Sumner Paine — in combat. During the ceremonies, Bartlett was invited to speak. He had drilled his men while standing on one leg. Deprived of mobility, he had routinely ridden into battle as the sole horseman. He had nearly died during eight months as a prisoner of war. Yet the strong-willed Bartlett, asked to speak, had trouble saying anything. He could only, and just barely, hold back his tears.last_img read more