Read Full Story With jazz in the background and pizza and empanadas set out on the table, it was an inviting scene at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity open house on September 13, 2012. Throughout the day, a steady stream of students came to meet the staff and learn about the variety of programs offered by the office.It was a special occasion, to be sure, but the Office of Diversity is actually an “open house” all year long. Inside the converted triple-decker at 35 Wigglesworth St., across the street from the main campus, there’s a conference room and study area with computers, Wi-Fi access, and coffee, tea, and popcorn. The cozy and comfortable space is open to everyone in the HSPH community, said Dale Trevino, who has directed the office since it opened three years ago.“The office is here for anybody—faculty, staff, or students—who wants to engage in dialogue about differences,” said Trevino. “It’s also a place to study, an alternative to Kresge.”
“This was a terrific opportunity for Tom to expand his investment in the sports world,” Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said in a release. “The AAF is off to an exciting start as a league and was founded on some truly unique and groundbreaking concepts. The Alliance of American Football has a new, big-money backer. Tom Dundon, owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, has committed $250 million to the new football league and will be named the chairman of the AAF’s board of directors, the Hurricanes announced Tuesday. “Tom is excited about the direction of the Carolina Hurricanes and remains fully committed to this franchise’s current and future success in Raleigh.”A report Monday by The Athletic said Dundon’s investment came at a critical time for the league, whose teams just completed their second weekend of games. According to the report, the AAF had run short of cash on hand and there was a “good chance” its teams were going to miss payroll last Friday. The AAF has enjoyed a high-profile rollout in its debut season, securing big television deals and featuring a number of recognizable names, most notably in the coaching ranks. Five of the AAF’s eight head coaches have held the same role for NFL teams, including Mike Martz, Mike Singletary and Steve Spurrier.