Accio Emma Watson!

first_imgEmma Watson’s alleged return to the city of dreaming spires where she grew up has created a media frenzy this week.The Harry Potter actress, now 21, is rumoured to have accepted a place to read English at Worcester College for the upcoming academic year. This comes amid speculation that Watson wishes to escape bullying at Brown university.Watson was reported to have taken a semester off from Brown to the movies and focus on being face of Lancome.However, she dispelled allegations that this was linked to bullying at Brown. In a message posed on her website on 29 April 2011, she said, “Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common).“I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown.“This ‘10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.”In an interview with the Sunday Times, Watson commented, “It made me so sad when all this stuff came out that I left Brown because I was being bullied. It made no sense at all.“Brown has been the opposite. I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.”Katy Routh, head of the English Faculty, dismissed the media hype around Watson’s acceptance of a place to study English at Oxford as “rumour in the Mirror.”The university Press Office also declined to comment as to whether or not Watson would be transferring or taking a year abroad to study at Oxford.James Gibson, leader of the Emma Watson fan club at Oxford stated “She’s certainly put a spell on me. I am completely under her charm. I can’t wait to Wingardium Levios-her! ”last_img read more

EVANSVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS JAMES BETHEL GRESHAM FREEDOM AWARD and DORAN PERDUE SERVICE AWARD

first_imgThe Evansville Bar Association recognized Philip Siegel by presenting the James Bethel Gresham Award to him on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the annual Law Day dinner hosted by the organization.Phil has been practicing law for 57 years.   He was an assistant city attorney and the first attorney for the Vanderburgh County Area Plan Commission.  He has served as EBA President, is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, has served on the ISBA Board and is a past Secretary, is a past recipient of the Susan K Helfrich Pro Bono Award and has been admitted to the EVSC Hall of Fame.  Phil is known throughout the entire legal community for his professionalism, honor and integrity.The James Bethel Gresham Freedom Award was established by the Evansville Bar Association to recognize and honor individuals who have distinguished themselves in activities or careers which have elevated respect for the law, promoted freedom, or otherwise furthered the ideals for which Law Day is recognized and celebrated. The purpose of Law Day is to remind people throughout the country of the importance of the law and the role that it plays in our lives and in the basic freedoms which we all cherish and enjoy.  This award is named in honor of James Bethel Gresham who lived in Evansville from 1901 to 1914 and is believed to have been the first American soldier to have given his life in combat during World War I.The Evansville Bar Association also recognized Meagan Brien by presenting the Doran Perdue Service Award to her at the annual Law Day dinner.  In Meagan’s first seven years of law practice, she has already served on the EBA Board of Directors,  chaired the Young Lawyer Section,  chaired the Mock Trials,  chaired the high school law day student lunch,  chaired the Women Attorneys Section,  co-chaired the Law Day Celebration and currently is co-chairing the event “Breaking Through Bias” featuring nationally known speakers on May 10.When asked why Meagan deserved to win the award, her nominator stated that  “ Meagan always steps up where needed.  She is fully involved in every task given and does not chair in name only.  Over the last several years Meagan has made minor and major improvements to every event she has been involved in….Her quiet improvements to existing projects will create lasting and impactful changes within the Bar.”-end-FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Elkhart City Councilman resigning

first_img Google+ Elkhart City Councilman resigning Facebook Previous articleApplications open for South Bend’s 2020 Lamppost Lighting ProgramNext articleGoshen chase leads to crash involving cop Carl Stutsman Pinterest IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) Elkhart’s Democrat party will have to choose someone new to represent the city’s first district as Councilman Gerry Roberts announced this week that he is resigning.Roberts is moving out of the district and is not eligible to hold the seat any longer. Two candidates have been identified by the party already including Aaron Mishler and Dave Osborne. Osborne held that seat for eight years before Roberts.The party hopes to have a caucus in place and a decision made by mid August. Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – July 8, 2020 0 344 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitterlast_img read more