2 Mar

Neil Young Says The Trump Era Is “Very Similar To The 60’s”

first_imgIn times of great social conflict, artists often rise to the occasion and express their unrest through art, song, and more. Music has been a popular medium for protest throughout the years, but perhaps never as strongly as that of the 1960’s counterculture movement. With America in the midst of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, the music of the 1960’s strongly represented the sentiments of social justice.As President-elect Donald Trump is set to take office, many are fearing a new era of unjust social policies from the White House. Singer/songwriter Neil Young, an activist since the 1960’s, recently spoke about the parallels between then and now. “This time is very similar to the ’60s, as far as I can tell,” he said in an interview with Mother Jones. “The artists always reflect the times, so there’s a lot to think about, a lot of unknowns, a lot of things that are describable. This is the closest I’ve seen to the kind of ambience that made the ’60s happen. It’s not about the artist having a responsibility to do anything. They have to be artists and express themselves and everything will work out fine. It’s all going to be great. The youth of this country are not behind what is going on. We all know that. If you looked at a [political] map of the United States 25 and under, it’s all-revealing. It’s a unified map.”Though Neil Young is concerned about the troubling times, it’s also nice to see him so optimistic about the youth of this country. He continues talking about the way people will be connecting with one another, saying, “We had the Vietnam War in the ’60s, and there was a draft. The students didn’t believe in it, and it unified them. That brought the people together and made the ’60s like they were. The youth were very unified against the status quo—against the old line and the new old line. It’s the same exact thing today. Social media and young people, art, music, all communications make this one of the most active times for activism. It will be a time of change.”Let’s hope that Young is right, and more artists will usher in this time of change in the years to come.last_img read more

1 Mar

Siyuan Ma and Boyu Ren win Boston Datathon

first_img Read Full Story Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics is pleased to announce that Ph.D. student Siyuan Ma and postdoc Boyu Ren were part of the winning team at the Boston Datathon. Along with Harvard Statistics Ph.D. student Ryan Lee, and Eric Alt, a Ph.D. student from MIT, the team took home the first-place prize of $20,000.The Datathon was held at the Knafel Center at Radcliffe on Sept. 23, 2017, and was sponsored by Citadel & Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One, the Harvard Data Science Initiative, and Harvard Data Ventures. Biostatistics Professors Rafael Irizarry and Xihong Lin also contributed their expertise to the event, working with Citadel and Correlation One to screen and prepare the dataset, and serving as a judge for the competition, respectively.Siyuan, Boyu, Ryan, and Eric spent seven hours wrangling with and analyzing numerous genomics datasets. They had to produce a technical report that not only detailed their technical approach to the problem, but also explained why their conclusions were relevant to the public at large.The four Ph.D. students came out on top of a pool of over 600 people who originally applied to participate in the event. They will now go on to compete at the global competition on Nov. 27 in New York City for a chance to win $100,000. Congratulations to this impressive team and best of luck in the final competition.last_img read more

24 Sep

Fortune aiming to become Manchester United manager

first_img “Look, I [may] have to go out and learn somewhere else and become a manager. But the dream, the ultimate dream, is to come back and be the manager of Manchester United. From what I’ve been through, I’m going for the highest level.” While the issue of institutional racism has been thrust into the public consciousness in recent weeks, with critics pointing out just four of England’s 92 clubs are managed by a black man, Fortune wants to be given a role because of his qualities and not because of his race. “I want to be given the job because of my ability,” said the 43-year-old Fortune. “I want to always be judged because of my character and what I can bring to the team, not because of the colour of my skin. “When you look at the game, you see a lot of black players but why are there not many black managers? I don’t know what the reason is. I think if I go too deep into that it will block my way of thinking. read also:Legends’ Charity Match: Kanu lauds Petrolex, other sponsors for successful event “I like to think I am going to work as hard as I can, get all my qualifications, prepare myself and not let that barrier stop me. And if there is a system put in place, great, but regardless of that I’m going to go and work anyway.” Manchester United recently returned to action with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham and next face Sheffield United in the Premier League on Wednesday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester United player, Quinton Fortune, has set his sights on one day becoming the manager at Old Trafford. Loading…center_img A utility player in his playing days, the ex-South Africa international moved to the Red Devils in 1999 and spent the next seven years at the club, playing 76 times and scoring five goals in the Premier League. After hanging up his boots after a career that started in Tottenham’s youth system before making a move to Mallorca and Atletico Madrid, he has earned his coaching badges but does not have any experience as a first-team manager. Undeterred, the 43-year-old wants the top job at Old Trafford one day as he identified his main ambition. “I thought about that question yesterday for some reason and my first thought was to become the manager of Manchester United,” he told the Manchester United podcast. “That’s my dream. Of course, I’m starting now with the Under-23s and I’m learning a lot and I want to learn as much as possible because management changes so much in the game today.Advertisementlast_img read more