A signing ceremony of the “Memorandum of Understanding” marked an agreement between Harvard University and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (University of Freiburg), which will provide study abroad opportunities for Harvard undergraduates through the Harvard College Europe Program.“The Harvard College program to be launched in Freiburg is the first faculty-led semester-long study-abroad program in Harvard history,” said Jorge Dominguez, vice provost for international affairs, who was present at the Oct. 31 ceremony.The University of Freiburg will also instantly become the largest site for semester-long Harvard undergraduate study during this academic year — Paris will rank second and Havana third, Dominguez noted.The Harvard College Europe Program’s goal is to introduce Harvard students to “European answers to the challenges of the modern world,” according to the program’s designer, Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History.The program encompasses study abroad in Freiburg, Germany, with course offerings at Universität Basel in Basel, Switzerland, and Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France.Beckert will be the resident Harvard faculty director, as well as the academic adviser during the inaugural spring 2012 term in Freiburg.The development of the program was funded by the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences. During the inaugural year, the David S. Howe Fund for the Harvard College Europe Program will support program activities such as student and faculty excursions to Warsaw and Istanbul.The undergraduates selected for the inaugural spring 2012 exchange program include Emma Langham Brown ’14, Marlee Chong ’13, Daniel Gross ’13, Emily Howell ’13, Esther Lee ’13, Anna Mapes ’13, Samuel Mendez ’14, Alexandra (Sasha) Mironov ’13, Dennis Mwaura ’12, Rose Nyameke ’14, Debanjan Pain ’13, Lauren Paul ’13, Catherine Rea ’14, Eleanor Regan ’13, Mikaël Schinazi ’12, Minh Trinh ’14, Christopher Walleck ’14, Jinzhao Wang ’14, Colby Wilkason ’13, and Julie Yen ’14.University of Freiburg Professor Franz-Josef Brüggemeier will be a guest professor at Harvard in the History Department during the spring 2012 term.
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Defenseman Eric Conklin scored the Badgers\’ first goal in the soccer team\’s 2-0 win over Marquette.[/media-credit]In a strong defensive matchup, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team defeated in-state rival Marquette 2-0 at the McClimon Soccer Complex Wednesday.Both teams entered the game coming off impressive wins over ranked teams, but it was Wisconsin that was able to walk away with the victory and shutout.The Badgers took command of the game right away, controlling the ball and keeping the Golden Eagles’ defense busy. While the Badgers kept up the pace and created a few scoring situations, the game soon became nothing but defense. During the first half, neither team managed to get the ball in the goal.Marquette came out strong in the second half. The pace of the game fell under control of the Golden Eagles, but the Badgers defense continued to do its job. While Marquette had six corner kicks overall, Wisconsin did not allow the Golden Eagles to score.The pace of the game shifted back into the Badgers’ control with defenseman Eric Conklin scoring the game’s first goal in the 69th minute.“My job is to seal the play, and I kind of anticipated the ball popping out,” Conklin said of his goal. “I think it skimmed someone’s head. So I brought it down, first touch, and started dribbling towards the goal, looking for guys that were open. The other team’s defenders let me dribble the all the way through and then I passed it to the far post. It felt great. I had a goal against Northwestern, but scoring a point in front of the home crowd is even better.”Again the game became nothing but a defensive brawl, but Wisconsin finally had another chance to score and took advantage. Midfielder Jon Rzepka scored his first goal ever in the 85th minute of the game off an assist from forward Scott Lorenz, giving the Badgers a 2-0 lead and all but securing the win.For Rzepka, the goal had a special meaning in addition to his first career score.“I started at the back post, top of the 18 and there was a guy on me, but I shook him off so I was free,” Rzepka said. “[Lorenz] played a great ball at the top, and I just had to get my foot out. It felt amazing because it was my first goal ever. So I’m going to dedicate it to my grandma.”Rzepka’s goal was not the only first of the game.Goalkeeper Ryan Vint made his first ever start and was able to shut out the Golden Eagles. Due to an injury, starting goalkeeper Alex Horwath suffered in the game against Northwestern, it was not decided until half an hour before the game who would get the start.“[Horwath] was a game-time decision and usually he can play through stuff,” Vint said. “I just came ready. I was mentally ready and I was physically ready to back him up.”Vint finally got his turn to show what he could do..“It felt great, just getting out there and getting the first one under your belt is always good,” Vint said. “I was a little nervous to be honest, but you know you just got to settle down and take a deep breath and just go out and play the game.”Although he was in goal, Vint does not take all the credit for shutout. He lauded the defensive effort that allowed only nine shots. Vint only had to make one save in the shutout.“Our defense played awesome. I owe the shutout to the defense,” Vint added. “I didn’t have to face too many shots and I owe it to them.”Coming off a win Sunday against No. 16 Northwestern, Wisconsin gained a lot of confidence, but head coach Todd Yeagley did not want to underestimate Marquette, which also obtained a win against Georgetown.Overall, Yeagley was pleased with his team’s performance.“I think we feel like we are working on and improving on different areas of the game. … On both sides of the ball we’re working on a lot of reps in the attacking third, trying to get guys sharper on the goal,” Yeagley said. “The organization, I thought, from the first whistle was good defensively. We limited their quality of chances.”Yeagley was also looking to control the pace of the game, which, overall, the Badgers succeeded in doing.“We wanted to be the aggressor and push the game and keep the speed and flow going,” Yeagley said. “I think [Marquette] looked to slow it down. In the second half I think Marquette started to get a little rhythm, but good teams will do that. Teams will have stretches, but we have to be organized and fight through it and get back to being the aggressor and we did that. I think we could have walked away with several more goals and that’s a good thing. We’re still creating some very dangerous opportunities.”As far as getting the shutout, Vint could not have put it better himself.“It felt awesome,” Vint said. “There’s nothing better than that. Having the team get a win is perfect.”
…relief supplies sent in, schools closed offBy Lakhram BhagiratPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on Monday led a team from the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to assess the level of flooding and offer relief to residents of affected communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).The Tabatinga CreekHowever, Guyana Times understands that water levels are rapidly rising since it continues to rain heavily in the South Rupununi and the Pakaraimas.Persistent heavy rainfall over the weekend forced the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to activate its Regional Disaster Management Plan and hold a meeting with the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Defence Force and various regional departmental heads to address the issue of relief and evacuation of affected residents.The family from this house had to be evacuated since the water was rising rapidlySeveral communities within the Region were under water after the Takutu and Rupununi Rivers overtopped their banks and as a result, several creeks overtopped as well. Emergency shelters have been activated at the Arapaima Primary School, the Amerindian Hostel and the Culvert City Nursery School. Hotlines have been set up, and drivers and vehicles are on standby to evacuate affected persons to the shelters.Lethem Market areaOver 30 homes have been evacuated and more residents are moving to higher ground. This publication understands that in excess of 2000 persons have been affected; however, the CDC says an official count is still underway.The Regional Chairman, Brian Allicock, has stated that almost all the Toshaos and village captains in the Region have reported that their farms were under water and the villages of Karasabai, Parishara, Nappi and Hiowa were cut off from Lethem because the road was completely under water.The team, which travelled to the Region on Monday, included Deputy Director of the CDC, Major Kester Craig, who told this newspaper that the schools in the area have been ordered to remain closed until the end of the week. He added that the CDC has deployed its Preparedness and Response Manager to the Region, and was expected to work closely with the RDC’s Regional Emergency Operations Centre.“We are waiting on further assessment to get a better understanding on what’s happening at the other remote locations. In those locations, the water is a bit high and it is difficult to get to those locations, so we are waiting on the Toshaos to send in the information to us to get a better understanding of the overall situation,” Craig added.He said that they were also closely monitoring accessibility to communities in Southern Rupununi and the Pakaraimas, since most have been completely shut off and on account of the water levels, the team was unable to visit those communities.Craig also said that there were several farms that have been destroyed by the excess water.Guyana Times understands that the water levels are rapidly rising and up to press time, villagers in the Deep South are battling to save their crops despite the water levels.Meanwhile, Deputy Aishalton Toshao Dorothy James said that a woman almost drowned when the boat she was travelling in capsized while attempting to cross the Rupununi River. She added that they were constantly checking their farms trying to save the cassava and have already begun pulling some that were under water.There are reports that the village of Awaruwaunau in Deep South Rupununi has been under water for over a week, since the area has been experiencing heavy rainfall for more than two weeks. Some 35 farms are completely washed away, but the residents are battling to save the cassava plants.Since the beginning of the May-June rainy season, citizens were warned to expect higher than normal rainfall and to take the necessary precautions. However, since it began, several villages have experienced major flooding and some are still trying to rebuild after the floods. The hard-hit communities were mostly limited to Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) as the water washed away houses, but fortunately, there were no casualties.One such village is Chenapau in Region Eight. Water levels in the Amerindian village rose to approximately 20 feet in some areas and the Potaro River remains flooded owing to the heavy rains the Region is currently experiencing.The residents there are fearful of rebuilding since the threat of another flood is looming on the horizon. Roadways and access to the other zones in the village remain flooded. Villagers are also accusing the Government of neglecting them since the water receded from their lands.They complained that following the initial relief supplies, the Government has yet to offer any additional supplies to the community as they are still battling to recuperate. Farms in the village were washed away and residents were finding it difficult to restart.Approximately two weeks ago, access to Aishalton, Region Nine was cut off when the Kabanawau Creek overtopped its banks and flooded the area. The bridge leading to Aishalton was flooded, cutting off access to the village for several hours.Just last weekend, several communities along the East Coast of Demerara and in Georgetown reported water levels over two feet in some areas. This was a result of heavy rainfall and poor drainage management/infrastructure in some areas.