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News Briefs – 2/27/03

The Ellsberg Memoirs

Former Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Daniel Ellsberg, famous for leaking United States government secrets of Vietnam, will be here at UMass Boston to promote and discuss his new book, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.

Ellsberg, speaking on government secrecy and war in the context of the current Iraq crisis, will be in the Healy Library’s 8th Floor Conference Room at 3pm, Monday, March 3, 2003.

The event is sponsored by the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences and the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs.

Extra! Extra! Free Herald!

Starting February 25, The Boston Herald will have free copies at the McCormack Hall Information Booth, Wit’s End Café, the Administration Building’s Upper Level Entrance, and the catwalk between the McCormack Building and the Science Building.

The free papers are courtesy of the Boston Herald College Reader Readership Program.

Tylenol for Headaches, Colds, and Scholarships

The 2003 Tylenol Scholarship will be awarding grants totaling $250,000, including ten of $10,000 each, to 160 undergraduate and graduate students in health-related fields.

Applications, available beginning February 24, must be postmarked no later than April 2003. Applications can be found at Albertson’s, CVS, Eckerd, K-Mart, Kroger, Rite Aid, Target, Wal-Mart, and Walgreen’s, or at www.Tylenol.com

Since 1991, McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Tylenol, have given out over six million dollars.

“Rosie the Riveter” At Charlestown

On Saturday, March 8 at 2pm, the Boston National Historic Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard will be offering a historical presentation of “Rosie the Riveter,” the symbol of women industrial workers during World War II.

The 45-minute presentation is free and handicapped-accessible, with free parking. The program is offered at the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, adjacent to the USS Constitution at 55 Constitution Road in the Bunker Hill Pavilion.

For more information, check out Boston National Historical Park at (617) 242-5601 and their website, www.nps.gov/bost.