Read Full Story Tucked away in one of Harvard’s most historic properties is a team of employees embarking on an effort to make event planning, often a big challenge at Harvard, easier. The Campus Services Events Management office is now a resource for anyone planning events on campus, whether you simply need advice on finding a venue or if you want the team to manage your entire event. The office, located within Loeb House, has also launched a website which organizes many University resources into one Web portal.More than a year ago, Campus Services began learning about the needs of the event planning community. “Some people said they would love to be able to research Harvard’s venues without having to visit a dozen different websites, some said they wish there was a group that could plan and manage their events,” said Director of Events Management Madeline Meehan. “Overall everyone wanted the information at their fingertips so we decided to offer a large portfolio of services and a robust website.”By logging into the website, a user can select the type of event they’re planning and the number of expected attendees. He/she is then presented with a number of venue options, contact information, policies and procedures, etc. “The Events Management office and the website are going to evolve over time. Our goal is to simplify the event planning process for everyone across the University,” said Meehan. “This is after all, a resource for the Harvard community.”
A Colombian judge sentenced four leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group in absentia to 25 years in prison, including the group’s top-ranking leader, Timoleón Jiménez (Timochenko), for the murder of the archbishop of Cali, Isaías Duarte, almost a decade ago, that country’s Public Prosecutor’s Office announced. The four leaders of the FARC, Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group, were found guilty of the crime of aggravated homicide, for which they were sentenced to 25 years in prison and to pay around 543,000 dollars to the prelate’s family. In addition to Timochenko, those convicted are Luciano Marín Arango (Iván Márquez), Jorge Torres Victoria (Pablo Catatumbo), and Noel Mata Mata (Efraín Guzmán), who died in 2003 according to the FARC, but whose deaths the Colombian legal system has not been able to confirm. In his verdict, the judge reiterated the arrest warrants pending against those sentenced. Archbishop Duarte, who maintained a critical attitude toward the FARC, was murdered on March 16, 2002, in the Buen Pastor parish church in Cali, where armed men burst in as the prelate was finishing a group marriage ceremony for 105 couples. Timochenko, 52 years old, took supreme command of the FARC following the death of his predecessor, Alfonso Cano, in a military operation in November. By Dialogo January 17, 2012
Osgood, In. — The Ripley County Food Pantry, located in Building 16C, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood will be open Monday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information please call 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.