Read Full Story On September 20, the Harvard Law School Library hosted its ninth “Love Your Library Fest,” in which law students were introduced to the library by visiting various stations, including Historical & Special Collections, legal vendors and the reference desk—which offered a no-brainer “quiz” about commonly used library services.“We hold our orientation later so that students can learn the services we provide in a relaxed and informal way,” said Meg Kribble, research librarian and outreach coordinator at the Law School Library. “The day isn’t about teaching research techniques; it’s more about showing the students that we’re approachable, knowledgeable and willing to help.” Other Law Library staff involved in organizing the event were Mindy Kent, manager of research services; Carli Spina, emerging technologies and research librarian; Lori Schulsinger, collection development coordinator; Terri Saint-Amour, librarian for foreign, comparative and international law; and Gail Harris, staff assistant.Kribble also mentioned that showing off some of the items in their Historical & Special Collections—ranging from a Magna Carta to a Supreme Court Justice bobblehead doll—helps make students aware of the variety of items available in the library’s collection. There was also a station at which visitors made suggestions on how to use vacant areas of the microform room and a station on the “Free the Law” project, which aims to make case reports free and publically available.Brian Sutton, access services specialist, and Kyle Courtney, manager of scholarly research and faculty support, dressed as justices for the occasion—complete with wigs and an enormous gavel.
“I [felt] scared at the time; [the experience] made me question why I came [to the United States],” Letitia, also from Honduras, said in the report. When asked by advocates from AI Justice what they would say to CBP or the federal government about their treatment, many of the children said the same thing: to be treated like human beings. “I would ask the government, why do you mistreat the people in detention centers?” Cesar, originally from Guatemala, said in the report. “People come suffering along the journey, and then have to come to a place where it’s cold, or where the food is not good, where children are separated from their mothers.” He told advocates that there was a boy next to him “who would cry for his mother” after being separated from her. We cannot allow the abuses against children detained on our watch to go unanswered for. “We hope this piece uplifts their voices as AI Justice continues to advocate for the just treatment of migrant children and families in the United States,” AI Justice said in the report.- Advertisement – “Children described being held in frigid rooms, sleeping on concrete floors, being fed frozen food, with little or no access to medical care,” AI Justice said in its report, which also found that hundreds of children interviewed by the organization have been subjected to verbal abuse by officers. Nearly 150 others said they were physically assaulted. But children also described being cruelly denied necessary, basic needs.“The worst was being hungry and that we did not shower, did not brush our teeth, and could not change our clothes,” Teresa, who came from El Salvador, told advocates. Recall that a court last year unanimously had to inform the federal government that, yes, detained children do in fact need toothbrushes and soap. “We also could not call our families,” Teresa continued. “I only spoke to them twice at the beginning.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Katty, originally from Honduras, told AI Justice that “[t]he worst was having to sleep on the floor with the cold.” For years, detained migrants and their advocates have referred to border facilities as hieleras, or iceboxes, because of how freezing cold they can be. “The most common complaint was that the border facilities are kept at frigid temperatures that leave the children cold and uncomfortable,” the report said. “I would tell them that I am a mother of a child, and it is very bad for [the officers] to tell mothers that they were going to take away their children,” Letitia continued. “They should not take children away from their mothers.” Sintia, a 17-year-old from Honduras, said “I would tell them it is not a place for a kid. I would ask them: Do my rights not matter or have value while I am detained [in their custody]?”They matter, and the 2020 presidential election represents our chance to finally hold this out-of-control agency, along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), accountable for their abuses. “Congress should halt any additional funding for CBP in any future appropriations bill,” AI Justice said in one of its recommendations, “until CBP ensures existing resources are not misused and are allocated to significantly improving detention facilities, medical access and language access.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ It doesn’t get much better than Rakeem Christmas and Trevor Cooney as far as Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams is concerned.“It’s as good as any pairing as there is,” Williams said.On Monday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference, the former Marquette head coach spoke highly of Christmas and Cooney’s individual improvements as well as their progress as a duo. They have combined to score nearly 48 percent of SU’s points this season. Williams complimented a growing variety in Cooney’s game and said he wasn’t sure how or if Virginia Tech (9-12, 1-7 ACC) could stop Christmas when the Orange (14-7, 5-3) hosts his Hokies at 9 p.m. on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome.“But his game, his body, his development, has been as good as any that I remember for a big man in a long time,” Williams said of Christmas. “So you can’t give him the same thing, particularly with the guy that we’re going to throw at him because it’s not enough. And I don’t know that even changing things in what we do bothers him that much to be honest with you.”SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his portion of the teleconference that he thought VT would double down on Christmas. Those double teams open up space elsewhere on the floor, which Cooney tries to exploit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Williams also pointed to Cooney getting Christmas open.“I think his scouting report is much deeper than he’s just a shooter,” Williams said. “He makes really good plays off the bounce. He makes plays for Christmas that allow him to play better.”Cooney has scored 168 of his 309 points from beyond the arc this season and 57 from the free-throw line. His other 84 points have come from 2s.And his ability to hit more shots off the dribble has opened up more passing lanes to the Orange’s star big man. Cooney has played 92.2 percent of SU’s minutes this season and played every minute since Syracuse’s loss to Clemson on Jan. 17. Christmas has played in 81.8 percent of minutes and hasn’t sat since fouling out in SU’s win over Boston College on Jan. 20.Said Williams: “It’s how those guys play with one another, I think is a tribute to Coach and is also a tribute to the development of both of those guys.” Comments