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November 3, 2001
Re "Towers of Missing Paperwork," Oct. 30: During the weeks since the destruction of the World Trade Center and the partial destruction of the Pentagon, we have heard a lot about heroes and extraordinary people involved with the rescue and cleanup. How grateful we are, then, to New York City attorney Roman Popik, who put it all in perspective for us: "A Harvard law degree or a Stanford MBA is not just a degree. It's like having a World Trade Center address. It says everything about who you are. Without it, you're just ordinary."
February 25, 2006
BEWARE OF FACULTY WITH TENURE. Many a principal hired to turn around a lackluster public school has learned that lesson the hard way -- sometimes by losing his job. Now Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers, who announced his resignation this week, has experienced it for himself.
March 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Mike Donnelly's blast from the top of the left circle with 2:51 remaining gave Michigan State a 6-5 victory over Harvard and the 1986 NCAA hockey championship Saturday night at the Providence Civic Center. Earlier, in the consolation game, Minnesota beat Denver, 6-4. Donnelly's goal, his 59th of the season, capped a strong three-goal third-period comeback by the Spartans (34-9-2), who had trailed for much of the game.
January 10, 1991
Any time I see an article making sweeping generalities about Latinos, I see red. If the article is written by a Latino, readers start to believe it. Latinos do not go into science? I don't know about today's Latino youth, though I suspect they suffer from the same malaise that afflicts others--no commitment, drive or ambition. In my family (and we were poor), I had an uncle who was an electrical engineer. My cousins in Texas all got scholarships to Johns Hopkins, Caltech and Harvard.
April 16, 1989
Track and field athletes from Ivy League rivals Harvard and Yale joined forces to defeat a combined team from English universities Oxford and Cambridge in the rain at New Haven, Conn. The U.S. team defeated the British, 21-13, in the 32nd trans-Atlantic meet, a traditional event that has featured such legendary track and field athletes as Roger Bannister, the first man to run the mile faster than four minutes. The meet also was scored as a dual meet between Harvard and Yale, which the Crimson won, 88-75, as freshman sprinter Derrick Horner won the 100 and 200 meters, placed second in the long jump and anchored Harvard's winning 400-meter relay team.
March 17, 1996
In the article about George Plimpton and humor in America ("What Tickles America's Fancy?" March 10) is the statement that Plimpton was a "founder of the Harvard Lampoon." I'm not sure exactly when the Harvard Lampoon was founded, but I do know that Robert Benchley, Class of 1912, worked on it. From this we must draw one of two conclusions: No. 1. Plimpton is much older than he looks. No. 2. You've been had. CARLO PANNO Reseda Editor's note: No. 3. Because of a transcription error, the phrase "worked for" the Lampoon became "founder of" the Lampoon.
March 25, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Florida Gulf Coast University sent the Hoyas back to Georgetown. Harvard dashed New Mexico's hopes. Wichita State sent Gonzaga back to Spokane. Is there any hope for a perfect bracket in the NCAA March Madness men's college basketball tournament? Not according to ESPN, which tweeted over the weekend that there were no perfect brackets among more than 8 million submissions this year. But the math majors at Davidson (whose team was ousted after losing in the first round) are going strong, according to mathematician Tim Chartier, who launched "March Mathness" in 2009 as part of the undergraduate class he teaches at the North Carolina college.
February 16, 2002
Oscar De La Hoya claims Fernando Vargas "is bad for the sport." This comes from the same guy who publicly called his promoter "one of the biggest Jews to come out of Harvard." Alan Wisotsky Thousand Oaks
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