The beloved jam band moe?’s name has been always been prone to evolution, with their name undergoing many changes during the project’s formative years. The ensemble started in 1989 as a college cover band named “Five Guys Named Moe.” The band abbreviated the name to just “moe” a year later, and then added the period to the end of their name in 1991 to emphasize that they simply were called “moe.” and nothing else. Today, the band announced that they are in the midsts of a major rebranding effort, with plans to drop their iconic period and replace it with a question mark effective immediately.The band, which will now be referred to as moe?, cited that they were changing with the times. “The early 90’s were a simpler time. Back then, it just made sense to have the period, to just be moe., period and all. Now, things have gotten crazier. Stephen Hawking is going to get launched into outer space, the eighth Fast and Furious movie is coming out this month, we’re playing with Phil Lesh at LOCKN’ this year as phil.moe., or I guess, phil.moe? now. We want our name to capture the zeitgeist of the 21st century, and the question mark does just that,” said bassist Rob Derhak.While this might take some getting used to, we’re beyond excited for moe? and what other surprises they have in store for us in 2017 and beyond!
Athletics for the 21st century Related Massachusetts native brings Ivy principles to lead program into future A first-ever study of Harvard Athletics found that the majority of student-athletes consider their experience on teams to be formative, rewarding, and demanding, and they feel supported by coaches, teammates, and the athletics staff. It also revealed that many find it difficult to balance academics, athletics, and social lives.The study, released last Friday, was commissioned by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to inform strategic planning for the department, as it approaches its centennial anniversary in 2026. A team of researchers from the organizational consulting firm Mercer studied the culture of athletics at Harvard and documented the experience of student-athletes and members of the department. Using various data-collection techniques, including interviews, surveys, and on-campus observations, researchers gathered feedback from students, coaches, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and fans from September 2019 through May 2020.“When reviewing the results emerging from the Mercer study, I was particularly struck by the voices of our student-athletes, who spoke so honestly and openly about their experiences,” wrote Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in her letter to the Harvard Athletics community. “In that candor, I see both opportunity and motivation for our work together to support them and enable their success, on and off the field.”A survey of student-athletes, conducted as part of the study, found that the vast majority of the 827 respondents feel they are learning important life lessons at Harvard (93 percent) and feel happy about their decision to attend (91 percent). Of the student-athletes who completed the survey, 65 percent said that they valued the sense of community, camaraderie, and friendship that their team provides.Survey results also indicated student-athletes face some challenges. The majority (524 out of 827) of respondents reported difficulties balancing their academic, athletic, and social lives. They also reported struggling to find free time to relax, unwind, and take advantage of community experiences, with 45 percent of respondents reporting that they felt as if they were active members of their residential communities. Student-athletes also reported higher levels of emotional health compared to physical health. While 83 percent reported feeling generally happy with their lives at the moment and 78 percent felt they had enough tools to manage stress, 53 percent indicated they were getting enough sleep to feel healthy, and 59 percent were able to maintain a healthy diet.The study also looked at the staff experience. Survey results showed that coaches and staff are highly engaged and deeply committed to the mission of Harvard Athletics and Harvard College. Ninety-four percent reported that their jobs gave them a sense of meaning and purpose. The same percentage reported that they were motivated to go “beyond what is normally expected to help Harvard be successful.” However, coaches and staff felt less satisfied with their work-life balance, with 55 percent reporting that they had a reasonable balance, and 25 percent reporting that they did not.Many expressed their desire to see more collaboration between Athletics and the FAS, including Harvard College. Just under 50 percent believed athletics is viewed as an important part of the Harvard experience, and about the same number of respondents did not see a high level of collaboration between the College and the department. That sentiment appeared to be shared by faculty and administrators interviewed for the study, who also saw opportunity in maintaining and growing partnerships between Athletics, Harvard College, and the FAS. Administrators, faculty, coaches, and Athletics staff were largely united in their interest and enthusiasm for helping student-athletes better integrate their dual roles on campus.Recommendations from the study included renewing Harvard Athletics’ vision and commitment to Ivy League principles for a new generation of students through community engagement and discussion as the department transitions to new leadership. The survey also suggested increasing efforts to support and strengthen integration between athletics and academics for student-athletes and conducting further research into specific issues, such as mental, physical, and social health and wellness, and those that Athletics staff deal with, such as work-life balance.“As the recommendations make clear, we need more opportunities for faculty, staff, coaches, and students to talk to each other about our priorities, our aspirations, and the barriers we confront in supporting our student-athletes,” said Gay. “This process is a first step to building stronger relationships among all those who are committed to the success of our students.”Looking ahead to next year, incoming John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics Erin McDermott said she looks forward to continuing to build on the legacy of Harvard Athletics and its educational and mentorship mission.“I look forward to the work we have ahead internally, with FAS and campus partners, and with our extensive Harvard community in developing the future vision for Athletics, integrating athletics and academics in mutually beneficial and substantial ways, and fostering a culture of wellness and well-being within Athletics and across campus,” said McDermott. “The Mercer study has provided us with an aspirational and forward-thinking path while affirming the excellent and strong foundation already established from which to build.” Erin McDermott named athletic director New study to look at organization, programs, and student experience to lay groundwork for strategic planning Blocking fear When neuroscience major Sope Adeleye suffered a severe concussion, she knew better than most the risks she was facing
Close on the heels of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s split, the news of another celeb break-up left Tinsel Town shocked. Ever since the news of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s split became public, gossip mills have been churning out stories around their break-up. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma break-up – Are the lovers patching up now?ALSO READ: Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma break-up – The split is official nowBut now there’s an all-new angle to the story. Apparently, Virat and Anushka never really broke up, but just took some time off each other. A source informed the Times Of India, “Anushka is the more pragmatic one between them. They never really broke up but merely took some time off each other. There is a lot on Anushka’s plate right now. Her next film (Sultan, with Salman Khan) is both physically and mentally exhausting. Their decision of staying apart for a while has actually done them good.”Reportedly, after Virat’s brilliant performance in the India vs Australia World T20 match, in which he was awarded the Man of the Match title, Anushka had called him and the two talked all through the night. Interestingly, Virat taking a stand for Anushka after she was trolled on social media also added more fuel to their patch-up story.He took to Twitter and Instagram and gave a befitting reply to the trolls. The 27-year-old cricketer had written, “Shame on those people who have been having a go at Anushka for the longest time and connecting every negative thing to her. Shame on those people calling themselves educated. Shame on blaming and making fun of her when she has no control over what i do with my sport. If anything she has only motivated and given me more positivity. This was long time coming. Shame on these people that hide and take a dig. And i dont need any respect for this post. Have some compassion and respect her. Think of how your sister or girlfriend or wife would feel if someone trolled them and very conveniently rubbished them in public (sic).”advertisementReportedly, the two broke up after Anushka turned down Virat’s marriage proposal. And some sources also said that Anushka’s decision to go ahead with the shoot of Sultan at a point of time when Virat had taken some time off his cricketing schedule to spend time with her didn’t go down well with the latter. However, if the reports of their patch-up are true, it will be a treat for their fans.