Jewish congregation reflects on letter by George Washington
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An annual letter reading at the nation's oldest synagogue in Newport took on new relevance in the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The letter was written nearly 230 years ago by George Washington and addressed to Newport's Jewish community. It promised that the country would give "bigotry no sanction, no persecution no assistance."
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard Law School has named law professor John Manning as its next dean.
The school announced Thursday Manning will succeed outgoing Dean Martha Minow July 1.
Manning is deputy dean at the law school and a well-known scholar on public law.
Dean of Harvard Law School is stepping down from post
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The dean of Harvard Law School says she will step down to focus on teaching, scholarship and public engagement.
Martha Minow announced Tuesday that she will leave her post at the end of the academic year but remain on the school's faculty. She has been dean since 2009.
In a statement, Minow said she initially intended to serve only five years. She said it's a good time to turn over the reins after a strong year for admissions and fundraising.