Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will receive this year’s Radcliffe Medal on May 29 during Radcliffe Day, an annual celebration of Radcliffe’s past, present, and future. The Radcliffe Medal is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society.The Radcliffe Day lunch in Radcliffe Yard will feature remarks from retired associate justice David H. Souter ’61, LL.B. ’66, and Kathleen M. Sullivan, J.D. ’81, will engage Ginsburg in an expansive conversation that will explore her work as an advocate and a jurist. Sullivan, a former professor of law at Harvard and Stanford and a former dean of Stanford Law School, is a partner in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.Radcliffe Day is open to the public and draws a crowd of hundreds, with strong representation from Radcliffe College, Radcliffe Institute, and Harvard alumni, as well as University leaders. Registration is required.
A handful of performers stepped onto a stage at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, prepared give their vocal chords a workout.Chad Summers of Colfax practiced for about 24 hours before entering this year’s Iowa State Fair Yodeling Contest. His mother, Dina Wright, has finished in last place for the past four years — and was just fine when she tied for last place this year.“I know that I do not know how to yodel, but I do know how to do the fair,” she said, “and, if you guys are even considering getting into any of the competitions, do it because it is so much fun.”Sue Gustofson promised that if she raised two-thousand-dollars for cystic fibrosis, in her granddaughter’s name, she’d enter the yodeling competition herself. Gustofson won second place.Melinda Hendrickson has been judging the competition for about 10 years with her husband. “I think it’s the versatility in the voice, the ability to, you know, cover ranges in a split second and go up and down.” Ken Frette of Story City was crowned the champion yodeler of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
Facebook3.1kTweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey has garnered a spot on Money’s “100 Best Places to Live in America” list, coming in at number 75. Only two Washington cities are included in 2019’s national ranking, with Redmond receiving twelfth. Other Pacific Northwest recipients include the Oregon cities of Bend, Beaverton, and Salem.To compile the ranking, Money looked at U.S. communities with at least 50,000 in population and analyzed nearly 160,000 data points, including economic health, cost of living, ethnic and economic diversity, public education, income, health and safety, ease of living, and amenities. The study looked at a total of 1,796 cities.“It is a sense of pride that Lacey is included among the 100 Best Places to Live in America,” said Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder. “It reaffirms what we already know about our community — Lacey is a special place.”