Fellow Tulsan. Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass., has selected former mayor of Tulsa, Kathy Taylor as a Resident Fellow for the spring semester. IOP selects an experienced group of individuals for Resident Fellowships to interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community and lead weekly study groups on a wide variety of issue areas.
Seven individuals from across the country, including Taylor, have been selected to participate in the program. These include Farai Chideya of NPR's News and Notes program; Walmart Foundation president, Margaret McKenna; U.S. representative for Washington, George Nethercutt; U.S. Representative for Alabama, Artur Davis; former chief of staff for U.S. senator Scott Brown, Steven Schrage; and former governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland. Visit iop.harvard.edu for more information.
Restructured. Classes began inside Benedictine Hall Wednesday, Jan. 11, more than two months after damage caused by an earthquake forced St. Gregory's University officials to close the building. Four turrets atop Benedictine Hall were badly damaged on Nov. 5 following the 5.6 magnitude temblor. Crews have since removed and capped them.
The cost to fully restore Benedictine Hall is estimated at $2.8 million. SGU set up the Benedictine Hall Restoration Fund in the days following the quake and have raised more than $1 million through the support of alumni, friends of the institution, and various organizations. University officials hope to begin the restoration process this summer. Further information can be found at stgregorys.edu or by calling 1-888-STGREGS.
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