When Chris LeRoy ’11 got a talking-to from his coach, he listened.“Coach Murphy talked to me in the off-season about becoming a tougher, nastier player on the field, and I applied that as much as I could,” said the center offensive lineman. “The difference between this year and last year is the intensity in which I approach football.”Now LeRoy, who has played football since age 8, is experiencing his first year as a starter with the Crimson. He saw no action on the field as a freshman, but worked his way up, appearing in three games as a sophomore, and nine as a junior.And as a senior, LeRoy’s hard work paid off just in time.“I made a conscious effort to give 110 percent effort. Working hard has always come naturally to me,” the 6-foot-3, 290-pound LeRoy said.Tim Murphy, Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, said LeRoy “has developed into an All-Ivy caliber player.”In the spring, the government concentrator was awarded the Matt Birk Most Improved Offensive Line Award. LeRoy stuck around Harvard over the summer, too, working out and training for the season.“Throughout the preseason, this being my last year, I’ve tried to embrace every opportunity, and tried to be a leader,” he said. “I just really wanted to make my last season a memorable one.”“I come from a football family,” said LeRoy, who grew up in Portland, Maine. His father, a former teacher at Deering High School, played college ball for the University of Maine and was also an assistant football coach for LeRoy, who played during high school. LeRoy’s mother was a swimmer for the University of Maine, and his sister rows for Boston University.“I love the intensity and camaraderie of football,” said LeRoy. “I think it’s a very unique sport in that one person cannot win a game for you. With basketball, if you have a great player, he can take care of things. But in football, you need everybody to do their job correctly in order to be successful.”After football, LeRoy is looking forward to returning to another love: the piano.“Between football and school, my playing has gone way down,” he said.LeRoy began piano lessons when he was 7. “My mom is a big music person,” he revealed. “She really encouraged my sister and myself to get involved with singing and piano.”Football, singing, piano . . . what else? “I also love to dance.”With graduation looming, LeRoy plans to pursue a job in business or law, eventually enrolling in law school.But until then, it’s football all the time, and being a powerhouse isn’t easy. There’s schoolwork and practice to balance, not to mention sleep — and thousands and thousands of calories. For breakfast, LeRoy typically eats “two omelets, another pile of scrambled eggs, home fries, banana, orange juice, yogurt, fruit salad …”Harvard House masters refer to LeRoy and his teammates as “the wall of flesh.”But for LeRoy, it’s all worth it.“When you’re on the field, nothing else really matters.”The Crimson go up against Princeton University on Oct. 23. For a complete schedule, visit GoCrimson.
DNV GL has invited industry partners to start a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for improving the collection and assessment of site conditions data for offshore wind farms.Aiming to increase the efficiency of collecting site conditions, the new JIP will work with stakeholders from across the wind industry. The knowledge generated from the JIP is planned to be ultimately incorporated in a DNV GL recommended practice.The design of an offshore wind farm is dependent on the quality of the calculated site conditions used to derive the design parameters. To achieve an optimal quality in data collection and assessment, extensive and costly investigations are needed at a very early stage of the development, long before final investment decision is made. A recommended practice will allow stakeholders to improve their planning, investigation and design, DNV GL said.“The development of this recommended practice will create an industrial consensus on an agreed set of practices to follow for the analysis of the system and its validation. This will allow stakeholders to increase transparency and reduce the risk in the early phases of the development,” said Kim Moerk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV GL.The company said that incorporating the experience and objectives of stakeholders along the wind energy value chain will add significant value for all parties involved. They will be able to contribute and influence the development of the assessment criteria to ensure their concerns are covered, practices are acknowledged and the objectives of all stakeholders are met. The involvement provides early access and insight into the results, ensuring participants are best prepared for its implementation, DNV GL stated.
There is also “Tell a story, give a story” where you can also support without making a donation by sharing a short story on the online profile of a participating school. If the story is selected to be featured on the Adopt a School website, the Foundation will donate a book to that school’s library for free.The Adopt a School program is running from September 18th to October 9th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern BC Distance Education in Fort St. John has been selected as one of the recipients of the Adopt a School program.Coles in the Totem Mall will be fundraising for the school during the three-week event. With the money, the northern BC distance education will be able to revamp the library.Bert Ambrose Elementary and Robert Ogilvie Elementary in Fort St. John have their own fundraising pages on adoptaschool.indigo.ca. Online donations can be made through the website.- Advertisement -If you donate, schools will get 100% of the donations that are made at stores. They also receive all donations made online. Schools will receive 30% off all books at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores.The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is offering a matching program for all online donations.It keeps getting better. With every $20 donation received (which is the value of two books), the school will receive a third book for free.Advertisement