Nominations open for Harvard Corporation members

first_imgAs announced in December, the Harvard Corporation will expand from seven to thirteen members, as part of a broader set of changes involving the Corporation’s composition and work.All members of the extended Harvard community are invited to send advice on the search and nominate individuals who would be strong candidates for the Corporation. Email advice and nominations to corporationsearch@harvard.edu or mail them to the Corporation Search Committee, Harvard University, Loeb House, 17 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.  Communications will be held in strict confidence.Corporation members will be joined on the search committee by three colleagues from the Board of Overseers: Joshua Boger, Ph.D. ’79, founder and former CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and chair of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows; Diana Nelson ’84, director of the Carlson Companies and former co-chair of the Harvard College Fund; and Robert Shapiro ’72, J.D. ’78, a partner at Ropes & Gray, past president of both the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Law School Association, and a member of the recent governance review committee focused on the Corporation’s composition and work.last_img read more

Lecture examines origin of “Blessed are the poor”

first_imgNotre Dame law professor John Finnis posed the question, “Who Said, ‘Blessed are the Poor’?” in a lecture Friday at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture’s 15th Annual Fall Conference entitled “Your Light Will Rise in the Darkness: Responding to the Cry of the Poor.”Finnis said the answer to the lecture’s titular question can be found by exploring the differences between the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.“The firm answer [to the question, who said, “Blessed are the Poor?”] is given by the Gospel [of] Luke,” Finnis said.Finnis said Jesus clearly that addresses not only the poor, but also his disciples, when he compares the destitute and hungry to the rich.“What [Jesus] promised the poor was not social justice,” Finnis said. “What he was — and is — holding out is the short hope of a place of Kingdom of God — not now, but as a great reward in heaven.”Finnis said “blessed are the poor” with “blessed are the poor in spirit” are found in distinct accounts of the gospels.“The Gospel according to Matthew describes similar blessings in the Beatitudes,” he said.  “Notice in his account that the poverty in the third and fourth Beatitudes are spiritual. Do not care for riches. Lay up your treasures in heaven. You cannot serve two masters in God and wealth.”Luke cautions readers of his gospel about the vices wealth may spawn.“In the context of warning, [Luke] cautioned against avarice,” Finnis said.  “… The poor in Luke’s straightforward sense is what the poor in spirit are to experience, that is the good news of the gospel — there is a treasure in heaven.“So, did Jesus say, blessed are the ‘poor’ or ‘poor in spirit?’ The two evangelists are reporting the same sermon.  Both contain —in the same order — love your enemies, judge not others, but it seems clear one account is not derived from the other and they’re not from the same source.  Two different reports on one sermon.”Finnis cited theologian John Chapman and said, “There is no reason to doubt that Jesus on inaugural sermon said both.”“While Luke’s Beatitudes may represent the fiery, original words, Matthew spiritualized them, making them applicable to the spiritual needs of others,” Finnis said. “Gospels are not eyewitness testimonies all the time, but each evangelist has arranged the accounts to address the spiritual needs of the community they are a part of.“One can forge a good argument from discontinuity for the core Beatitudes — in spirit can represent the Beatitudes in the communities. As for the other Beatitudes, they are parallel to the form and function of the work of Jesus.“Those Beatitudes may be referred to be authentic.”Tags: beatitudes, blessed are the poor, blessed are the poor in spirit, Gospel, Luke, Matthew, poor, poor in spiritlast_img read more

Ex-WWE Superstar Jon Moxley Reveals News About Elbow Injury in Series of Tweets

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. AEWAEW All OutDean AmbroseJon Moxley First Published: August 24, 2019, 1:30 PM IST Putting rest to speculations, Jon Moxley aka Dean Ambrose during his stint with the WWE has been one of the best additions for the AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling promotions, took to Twitter to reveal that he indeed has suffered an elbow injury forcing him to step back from in-ring action at the time being. Earlier there were reports, the famed wrestler may have to tone down his in-ring performance for the time being due to “some kind of elbow injury.”Taking to Twitter, Moxley, in a series of tweets informed fans about the unfortunate development. He wrote, “I’m absolutely gutted to have to deliver this news but I’d rather it come directly from me. In a nightmare scenario, a serious case of MRSA has returned in my elbow. The timing couldn’t be worse. In this circumstance, I am forced to pull out of the fight 8/31 vs Omega at All Out .”The wrestler apologised to “all involved” and “most importantly the fans”, stating that despite everything, he hoped it should be a quick recovery. He went on to further tweet, “I am incredibly frustrated and pissed off. I’ll have surgery this week to remove the bursa sac in my elbow and be done with it for good. Should be a quick recovery so I will be 100% for AEW Wednesday nights on TNT.”The former member of WWE’s Shield went on to say that he expects AEW’s All Out to be an “amazing PPV” and hopes all the fans will be “be blown away by AEW and be excited to be a wrestling fan.”He added, “I’m looking forward to watching as a fan myself.”I’m absolutely gutted to have to deliver this news but I’d rather it come directly from me. In a nightmare scenario, a serious case of MRSA has returned in my elbow. The timing couldn’t be worse. In this circumstance I am forced to pull out of the fight 8/31 vs Omega at All Out .— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019I apologize to all involved, most importantly the fans. I am incredibly frustrated and pissed off. I’ll have surgery this week to remove the bursa sac in my elbow and be done with it for good. Should be a quick recovery so I will be 100% for AEW Wednesday nights on TNT.— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019Still, I expect All out to be an amazing ppv and hope all the fans out there looking for an alternative tune in. You will be blown away by AEW and be excited to be a wrestling fan. I’m looking forward to watching as a fan myself — Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019Earlier a Wrestling Observer Newsletter had revealed that Moxley is nursing “some kind of elbow injury”.According to The Observer, Moxley competed against Pentagon Jr on August 16 in a Northeast Wrestling bout and though he was determined to compete throughout the match, he was cautious not to bump on the elbow.Notably, this is not the first time that Moxley has suffered an injury. back in December 2017, when the wrestler was still with WWE, he suffered a torn triceps and was out of action for eight months, only coming back on August 13, 2018.Moxley had stunned the wrestling world when it was revealed he will be leaving WWE when his contract expired. The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) reunited for one final run and a month later AEW signed a multi-year deal with Moxley. last_img read more