Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning author and a professor at Harvard University, has been named a 2010 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.Gordon-Reed, J.D. ’84, holds several University appointments. She is a professor at Harvard Law School (HLS), a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.MacArthur fellowships are awarded annually to talented individuals in many fields who have shown exceptional originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. Each fellow receives $500,000, bestowed without conditions. Nominated anonymously by leaders in their fields and never notified of their candidacies in advance, the recipients learn of their selections only several days before the grant announcements. The awards were announced today (Sept. 28).Gordon-Reed, who returned to Harvard this year, is the author of “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy” (1997), which examines the intimate personal relationship between Jefferson and Hemings, who was his slave. Her most recent book, “The Hemingses of Monticello” (2008), which traces the lives of four generations of the slave family, won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her current research follows diverse branches of the family tree that considered themselves white or black into the 19th century.“Receiving a MacArthur grant is obviously an amazing experience,” Gordon-Reed said. “It’s a validation of my work.”She is the co-author of “Vernon Can Read! A Memoir” (2001), which was written with Vernon Jordan Jr. and received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. She is editor of “Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History” (2002).Previously, Gordon-Reed was the Wallace Stevens Professor of Law at New York Law School and the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. She served as the Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History during fall 2009 at Harvard Law School.Last year, two Harvard professors won similar MacArthurs, Peter Huybers, an assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences, and Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.The awards are funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.To learn more.
GREENSBURG – Four people are facing charges after a meth raid at a home on the 400 block of Lincoln Street Thursday morning.Four law enforcement agencies worked together to search the home finding a one-pot meth laboratory and drug paraphernalia, according to the Greensburg Daily News. 23-year-old Kevin Kilgore, Greensburg, was arrested and charged with allegedly manufacturing meth, a Level 4 Felony. The newspaper reported that he was found in a crawl space next to the home’s foundation during the raid.33-year-old Misty Carroll, a resident of the home, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 5 Felony.Police arrested two additional people on misdemeanor charges for visiting a common nuisance.The Department of Child Services removed a 17-year-old living in the home and when taken to the hospital, the girl tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine, the newspaper reported.The search was part of a joint investigation between Greensburg Police, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Westport Marshal’s Office and Indiana State Police.Detectives say the meth lab is a health and safety danger as chemicals used could spark a fire.
Source: ESPN European champions Portugal have been drawn in the same group as the last two World Cup winners, Germany and France.Germany will meet France in their opening fixture in Group FEngland will kick off their campaign against Croatia at Wembley Stadium, and they have also been paired with the Czech Republic.Gareth Southgate’s side was knocked out by Croatia at last year’s World Cup semifinals.Euro 2016 semifinalists Wales will face Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey in Group A.The tournament will be played in 12 different European countries in a one-off format to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Championship.Under the complex rules, all host nations will play their three group games at home until there are two hosts in the same group, in which case a draw decides where they meet.Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, WalesGroup B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, FinlandGroup C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, Play-off Winner D (Georgia, Belarus, North Macedonia or Kosovo)Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Play-off Winner C (Norway, Serbia, Scotland or Israel)Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Play-off Winner B (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Slovakia or Republic of Ireland)Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Play-off Winner A (Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland or Romania)Play-off Winner A is allocated to Group F and Play-off Winner D to Group C. If Romania qualifies as the winner of Path A, Romania will play in Group C and Play-off Winner D is switched to Group F. The play-off winners will be known in March 2020.Italy, who won all 10 qualifying games as they bounced back from failing to make the last World Cup, will face Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in Group A, in Rome and Baku.