The vibrant, dynamic performances at the Harvard for Haiti concert on Feb. 12 made for a stark contrast with the reality of the Jan. 12 earthquake disaster in Haiti. But Harvard College students raised almost $37,000 at their sold-out benefit show at Sanders Theatre.The production was wholly underwritten by Harvard University, meaning all of the money raised will go to Partners In Health, a Harvard-affiliated nongovernmental organization that has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.The concert, produced and performed by the students, featured performances that were varied in style but uniformly moving. Violinist Ryu Goto ’10 played with such passion that he frayed his bow.The Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble got the audience moving and clapping along in their seats during a performance of “Drum Call.” Following a reflection by Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds, the Kuumba Singers ended the evening with modern and traditional gospel songs about community and resilience.Sanders was filled to the rafters, as President Drew Faust noted in her welcoming remarks. But the audience extended far beyond the theater, as almost 3,500 watched live via Webcast. The online audience donated to the cause via the Harvard for Haiti Web site.After the concert, the Student Alliance for Global Health hosted a reception at the Queen’s Head Pub in Harvard Yard to help concertgoers learn more about the health implications of the disaster and what else they can do get involved. HHI, iPhone connection Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, addressed the audience … also mentioning a special iPhone app that was used in the rescue effort. Magic in motion The Caribbean Club Dance Team performs “Simplement Danse,” choreographed by Akilah Crichlow ’10. Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Classic moment The Harvard for Haiti Benefit Concert at Sanders Theatre included student performers from across campus. Ryu Goto ’11 performs Paganiniana Variations for Solo Violin. Harvard for Haiti Benefit Concert Moore’s dance Merritt Moore ’10 performs a dance titled “A Day Without Rain” to the capacity crowd at Sanders Theatre. Piano man Charlie Albright ’11 performs two pieces during the benefit concert. Kuumba contribution The Harvard for Haiti Benefit Concert at Sanders Theatre included the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College. The University has established a relief fund for Harvard faculty and staff directly affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Donations can be made online, in person, or by mail through the Harvard Credit Union.
Related Stories How Syracuse causes more turnovers than any other team in the country Published on February 29, 2016 at 8:33 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds No. 17 Syracuse (23-6, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) leads the nation in caused turnovers per game with 25.5. Amid a season in which the Orange tied a regular-season record with 23 wins and set a program record with 13 conference wins, SU’s press is a crucial ingredient for its success.Against then-No. 10 Florida State on Feb. 18, the Orange forced 10 turnovers in the first quarter alone. By applying varied defensive pressures in a short amount of time, SU got off to a strong start and eventually won its biggest game of the season.Here’s a breakdown of some examples from that first quarter showing Syracuse’s multiple looks:1-2-2 zone baits Brittany Brown (No. 12) to carry the ball upcourtOut of Syracuse’s 1-2-2 zone, guard Brianna Butler (white rectangle) allowed Brittany Brown (maroon rectangle) to have space near the sideline. Since Brown was open, she caught a pass and Butler had to recover. Though Brown eventually got the ball over halfcourt, she was rushed and nearly threw the ball out of bounds when passing to a post player. Syracuse sagged off Brown, who eventually had six turnovers by the end of the game, at least twice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textESPN3Light pressure and halfcourt trap off inbounds play leads to turnoverSyracuse guards Maggie Morrison and Cornelia Fondren (white rectangles) close off easier passes after the inbounds pass from the sideline. Florida State’s Ivey Slaughter (maroon rectangle) was open on the far side, but it would take a cross-court pass to get there.ESPN3By the time Slaughter got the ball, Butler (white rectangle) stepped in front of her. Morrison (white rectangle) recovers to also help trap Slaughter near the sideline. With the pressure coming so quickly, Morrison and Butler got in the right position and challenged Slaughter, who then dribbled out of bounds.ESPN32-1-2 zone morphs into trap near halfcourt and forces turnoverPeterson and Morrison set up near Florida State ball-handler Leticia Romero (No. 10) while Fondren was near midcourt. Upon passing to Brown near the sideline, Fondren and Peterson rotated to her as Morrison dropped back into the middle.ESPN3As Peterson and Fondren approached, Brown rushed a cross-court pass over teammate Emiah Bingley’s (No. 3) head and into the stands. Another example of delayed pressure that attacked Brown when she got the ball. Part of Syracuse’s game plan is to identify weak ball-handlers and force them into mistakes.For more on Syracuse’s dynamic defensive sets, click here. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+