Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley approved renaming the school’s Holmes Society in honor of physician-scientist William Augustus Hinton, Class of 1905, the first Black tenured professor at Harvard.
HMS and Harvard School of Dental Medicine students are assigned to one of five academic societies upon entering the schools. Until now, the Holmes Society bore the name of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Class of 1829, a writer, physician, and former Dean of Harvard Medical School.
Holmes was one of the first American intellectuals to promote the racist doctrine of eugenics. In 1850, he revoked the acceptances of the Medical School’s first three Black students, writing that the “intermixing of the white and black races in their lecture rooms is distasteful to a large portion of the class and injurious to the interests of the school.”
Hinton — a 1905 graduate of the College and later HMS — specialized in
The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Mary Camire of Orono at University of Maine
Kimberly Huguenard of Orono at University of Maine
Teresa Johnson of Orono at University of Maine
Bonnie Newson of Orono at University of Maine
Richard Powell of Orono at University of Maine
Laura Rickard of Orono at University of Maine
Maria Sandweiss of Orono at University of Maine
Asli Sezen-Barrie of Orono at University of Maine and
Stefano Tijerina of Old Town at University of Maine
They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
Hoboken Grace hosts 10th annual 1Day in Hoboken
Hundreds of volunteers recently performed extensive work throughout Hoboken to help better the city as part of 1Day Hoboken, a day of volunteering hosted by Hoboken Grace Community Church. Extra safety precautions were taken as volunteers met virtually and at various outdoor launch spots throughout the city and then spread out throughout Hoboken working on projects for various organizations serving the city.
More than 370 participants completed 37 different projects throughout Hoboken. Working with the city, church spokesmen said projects included painting 1000′s of railings, refurbishing benches, gardening and planting 1000′s of flowers and bulbs and picking up litter in the city’s various parks, beaches and fields. Some of the locations included, Church Square Park, Steven’s Park, Sinatra Park, Elysian Park, Mama Johnson Field, Jefferson Park, Maxell and Sinatra Beaches and the Weehawken Cove. Participants painted and gardened at the Boys &
Writer David Pepose and artists Luca Casalanguida and Matt Milla have teamed up to create Scout’s Honor, a new AfterShock Comics creator-owned title focusing on a post-apocalyptic future where an old scouting manual has become the foundation of a strict new doctrine.
“Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes…and their bible is an old Ranger Scout manual,” reads AfterShock’s official description of the series.
“A young Ranger Scout named Kit has endured the harsh survivalist upbringing needed to conquer the irradiated Colorado Badlands,” it continues. “But after discovering a terrible secret once lost to history, Kit must risk everything on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth behind the Ranger Scouts’ doctrine.”
Scout’s Honor is the latest series from Pepose, who is also the writer of Action Lab’s Spencer & Locke and Going to the Chapel, as well