Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Lent Over 100,000 people sign up for Lent generosity movement Kezia Owusu-Yianoma, Stewardship Digital Campaigns Executive said: “Jesus turned the society he lived in upside down by living a radically different life; he gave his resources, his time, always noticing other people’s needs. Happy to be interrupted and stopped, he always had time for the physically and spiritually poor. Reaching out with love, compassion and kindness and in doing so he changed the world. Generosity happens when we see the opportunity instead of the obstacle.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKCb0vrCSoY[/youtube] 224 total views, 2 views today 225 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 22 February 2019 | News Over 100,000 people have so far signed up to Stewardship’s Lent campaign 40acts, which encourages people to complete a simple and meaningful act of generosity for each day of Lent. The challenges range from leaving an anonymous gift for someone to engaging with local community projects, with 40acts using social media to create an online community to encourage people to act in their local area.On each of the 40 days of Lent, participants receive a daily challenge to complete alongside a short reflection from one of 40 different Christian writers, thinkers and leaders. The challenges will also be available every morning on the 40acts website.This year writers include Guvna B (gospel rap artist), Archbishop Angaelos, (The Coptic Church, London) and actor Tom Lister (TV and West End).
Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, laid out three potential scenarios for fall in an interim report to the community Monday that also confirmed online teaching will continue for the upcoming academic year.Each of the pathways she described envisions how to bring students safely back to campus and at what pace. One possibility is a fall semester with a low-density campus (much as things are currently), while another is a medium-density plan with 30 to 40 percent of undergrads (2,000 to 2,500) on campus. A third path welcomes all undergraduates (or those who can and want to return and don’t have travel restrictions) to a high-density campus.Regardless of which path forward is chosen, students will continue to engage in remote learning next year, with only rare exceptions. “The overwhelming reason for this decision is our commitment to protecting the academic enterprise and preserving academic continuity for all of our students,” wrote Gay. “Continued remote instruction ensures that academic continuity for all students is maintained, even if travel restrictions, visa issues, or health considerations keep them away from campus. We also recognize the difficulty of holding in-person classes while still conforming to guidance from public health authorities.” Related In a Q&A, Vice Provost Bharat Anand recaps the spring’s pivot to digital, and the planning underway for fall Turning Harvard virtual Though they vary in their missions, they report few serious problems and some pleasant surprises in the move to online learning Six graduate and professional Schools to remain online for fall The outlook for Harvard online learning Zooming through the grad Schools Administrators’ concerns include the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus and the possibility of additional quarantines How the information technology staff moved classes and operations online on a tight, coronavirus-threatened deadline Students can also expect a change to the academic calendar, with no breaks during the semesters to minimize travel, as well as significant new public health practices, including mask and social-distancing requirements and frequent, regular testing.In her message to faculty and staff, Gay noted that many factors yet to be determined will affect the decision, including a strategy to provide large-scale testing for the University community as a whole, being developed by Harvard University Health Services, as well as acquiring and distributing masks and other protective equipment, also being led by the University. She cited last week’s return to lab research as one marker for how to move forward.“We are learning valuable lessons from this process about how to reduce the risks of community transmission while maintaining a vibrant and active research community. Practices piloted during the resumption of research — like the universal masking protocol and baseline testing needs — are helping us determine what is possible for our residential experience in the fall,” she wrote.A final decision will be made by July.