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May 11, 2013 |
Vietnam veteran John Otte did his best to forget the war. He got married, raised two sons and made a career working at credit unions. But as Otte neared retirement, memories of combat flooded back. Starting in 2005, he filed a series of claims with Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, contending that many of his health problems stemmed from the war. The VA agreed, and now the 65-year-old with two Purple Hearts receives $1,900 a month for post-traumatic stress disorder and diabetes - and for having shrapnel scars on his arms.
September 11, 2012 |
Kyle Casey, a Harvard senior who helped the Crimson reach the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time in 65 years last season, plans to withdraw from the school after being implicated in a widespread academic cheating scandal, SI.com reported early Tuesday morning citing multiple sources. If the all-Ivy League forward withdraws before Harvard's fall registration deadline Tuesday, he would miss the entire 2012-13 season but might be able to return to the school and basketball team the following year once the case is settled.
November 14, 2012 |
This season's Cooking and Science lecture series at Harvard is coming to a close with just three lectures left. Don't miss Nathan Myhrvold, author of " Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking " -- the $625 six-volume set -- on Nov. 19; David Chang of Momofuku on Nov. 26; and El Bulli Foundation 's Ferran Adriá on Dec. 3. Watch the remaining lectures live streaming on Mondays at 7 p.m. EST. Lectures are also available on...
May 2, 1994
Matt Cornue, a swimmer for Villa Park High, will attend Harvard, according to David Salo, who coaches the Irvine Novaquatics, Cornue's club. Cornue won the 1993 Southern Section Division I title in the 100 freestyle. Harvard, which doesn't offer athletic scholarships, won the 1994 Ivy League men's swimming title.
July 1, 1989 |
Harvard's lightweight eight, which shattered the Thames Cup record in the Henley Royal Regatta Thursday, followed by losing to Williams (Mass.) College Friday. Williams, which took an early half-length lead, held on through the middle of the race, when Harvard closed within three feet, then eventually eased away to win the race by three-quarters of a length. Williams' time was 7:03, 37 seconds slower than Harvard's record time the day before.
March 22, 2013 |
The first real bracket buster of the tournament, 14th-seeded Harvard's 68-62 victory over third-seeded New Mexico, was not a good moment for the majority of those who had taken part in an office or online pool. It was a great moment for one person in particular though: Jeremy Lin. Not long after the victory, Lin sent out the following tweet: "YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!! HARVARD winssss!!! hahahahhah i told you.... #bracketbusters. " QUIZ: Take the March Madness trivia test Lin, who played for three seasons for Harvard, graduated from the Ivy League school in 2010 with a degree in economics.