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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Education

University accommodates the needs of 22 students who had declined to take part in Saturday ceremonies

For the first time ever, the University of Maryland, College Park, hosted an alternative graduation ceremony on May 21 to accommodate 22 observant Jewish students who were unable to attend the regular graduation because it took place on Shabbat.

Although the main campus-wide ceremony was held on Sunday, 19 of the university’s 34 individual schools held their commencement ceremonies the day before—on Saturday, the Jewish day of rest. When the graduation schedule was announced back in March, Shabbat-observant Jewish students expressed significant disappointment at feeling their considerations were not taken into account.

To alleviate the

Architecture majors Johannah Deegan and Zara Tamton are winners of the inaugural Art + Science Leonardo da Vinci Challenge at The City College of New York. The team won for their artwork entitled “Flock,” which was created by using robots and coding.

Teams of two or more students submitted artwork expressing a scientific principle, concept, idea, process, and/or structure. A panel, using criteria based on both scientific and artistic considerations, named Deegan and Tamton, from the Bernard

Building’s Design Ethos and Energy Philosophy Inspired by Mike Bloomberg’s Models at Bloomberg LP and at City Hall

Cornell Tech last week announced details of its plan to achieve Net Zero energy efficiency for The Bloomberg Center – named in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg. Designed by the architecture firm Morphosis, The Bloomberg Center is the first academic building on the Cornell Tech campus, the first phase of which will open this September on Roosevelt Island. Cornell’s aspiration

Rabbi bonds with the few Jewish residents at a nursing home in Plymouth, Mass.

Jacob Chartoff was born and raised in Boston. As a young man, he attended Harvard University enrolled in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, graduating with a degree in English literature. He chuckled when recalling that annual tuition back then was a whopping $500.

At 104, he had lots of stories to tell. And one of the people he told them to was Rabbi Levi Lezell.

For the past two years, Lezell and his wife

In November of last year, members of the University of North Carolina’s Hillel, J Street U and Heels for Israel voted on an “official” pro-Israel position document. The document, though it was meant to set out a “united declaration of principles”, is almost impossible to find online.

And with good reason. It was as pro-Israel as Kentucky Fried Chicken is pro-chicken.

Hillel, J Street U and Heels for Israel don’t represent any kind of pro-Israel position.

J Street is an anti-Israel hate