first_imgContact: Principal Duties: 228035-FA Salary: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Job no: 228035-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: LAW/LAW SCHOOL/LAW SCHOOLLocation: MadisonCategories: Instructional, Legal Affairs The University of Wisconsin Law School, located in Madison, WI, isan integral part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, oneof the top research universities in the United States. It offersboth JD and advanced law degrees, and enrolls students from aroundthe U.S. and around the world. 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All applicants must submit an application electronically throughthe Jobs at UW website: To begin theapplication process at, please search for job 228035,and click on the “” button. You will be asked to upload thefollowing as one complete file upload:1. CV – Required2. Letter of Interest – Optional3. List of References – OptionalReview of applications through the Jobs at UW website will beginimmediately and continue through the consideration date of Sunday,November 29, 2020. The deadline for ensuring full consideration isSunday, November 29, 2020; however, the position will remain openand applications may be considered until the position isfilled. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Teach criminal law and/or procedure courses in the Law School andengage in research and service of the types expected of facultymembers. Work Type: We seek an individual to teach in the area of Criminal Law, amongother closely related areas. Appointment Type, Duration: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusioncenter_img Anticipated Begin Date: Degree and Area of Specialization: A451000-LAW SCHOOL/LAW SCHOOL/LAW SCHOOL Minimum $125,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)Depending on Qualifications Instructions to Applicants: Job Number: Position Summary: Ongoing/Renewable Law School Appointments [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Additional Information: Official Title: Faculty PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) Institutional Statement on Diversity: J.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., or Ph.D in related field. Qualifiedapplicants will have specialization in criminal law or closelyrelated field. Employment Class: Applications Open: Oct 20 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

7th Circuit Affirms Jury Verdict In Railroad Worker’s Suit

first_img7th Circuit Affirms Jury Verdict In Railroad Worker’s SuitOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comA jury correctly ruled against an employee of the railroad company CSX Transportation Inc. who sued his employer after an on-the-job accident that resulted in severe back pain, citing evidence that proved the pain existed before the accident, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Thursday.In the case of Chance T. Kelham v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 16-1544, Chance Kelham, a CSX employee, was driving a mile-long freight train when he was ordered to stop on a parallel track to enable a higher-priority train to pass. However, a third train that was also supposed to wait on the parallel track failed to stop at a red stop signal, causing it to hit Kelham’s train from behind.After the collision, the length and weight of Kelham’s train caused it to lurch forward. Kelham testified that he had just begun to walk down three steps to go to the restroom at the time of the lurch, causing him to fall forward in a somersault and injure his back. Further, Kelham said the fall aggravated a preexisting back condition that had not been showing symptoms before the collision but that required surgery afterward. He sued CSX, claiming it had negligently caused his injuries and seeking compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.During the jury trial, a mechanical engineer who testified for CSX compared a forward-facing video from the front of Kelham’s train to a video attached to another train of the same make and model, which was used to recreate the motion of the collision. Based on the comparison, the mechanical engineer determined that the lurched caused the train to accelerate at an average of 13 ½ feet per square second, a rate the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals described as “slight” in its Thursday opinion.The jury found in favor of CSX, prompting Kelham to appeal.Kelham argued that the engineer’s comparisons were incorrect because they didn’t account for the “bounce and shudder” movement of the train that resulted from the collision, specifically a vertical bounce. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that such a vertical bounce was implausible given the weight of the train and slightness of the lurch.Further, Kelham also argued that the “bounce and shudder” movements were visible on his train’s video, but the jurors, who were allowed to watch the video, rejected that argument.The 7th Circuit pointed out that although CSX admitted the negligence of its employees caused Kelham’s fall, Kelham did not tell anyone about the fall for several days after the accident and there were no visible bruises or other injuries on his body.While the 7th Circuit wrote that it believed Kelham experienced back pain, it also wrote that the railroad company had presented evidence to prove that the pain existed as early as 4 ½ years before the collision, including the testimony of Kelham’s doctor, who said the surgery had been an option before the crash, not a direct result of it.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Three people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after toll road crash

first_img Google+ Three people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after toll road crash WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) Three people were airlifted to the hospital with serious and potentially life-theratening injuries after a crash on the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart County. It happened around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon in the eastbound lanes near the Elkhart toll plaza exit when a semi and and SUV collided. All lanes in both directions were closed for hours to get the air ambulance the space it needed and for the crash investigation.The Indiana State Police released the following information about the crash:Around 4:45 p.m. today troopers responded to a serious crash between a semi and a passenger car on the Indiana Toll Road that required three people to be flown from the scene with serious injuries.  The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 97, approximately 5 miles east of the Elkhart exit.  Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nathan Littlefield indicates that a red 2020 Mack, towing a tanker trailer, driven by Donta Johns, 37 of Chicago, IL was traveling eastbound when it approached traffic that was travelling slowly due to a crash that had occurred earlier in the afternoon. Johns moved from the right lane to the left lane due to the crash ahead. As Johns slowed down, a gray Subaru traveling eastbound did not slow down and drove into the back of the tanker trailer.The male driver of the Subaru, a female front seat passenger, and a male back seat passenger were all airlifted from the scene to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN with serious injuries and potentially life-threatening injuries.Westbound lanes and eastbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road were shut down for approximately 40 minutes for three helicopters to land and load patients to be airlifted. The right lane opened to eastbound traffic at approximately 7:40 p.m. The left lane remains closed for crash reconstruction. Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – October 9, 2020 0 481 Previous articlePlot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer thwarted by the FBINext articleMan could face amended charges after beating victim dies Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Palethorpes Bakery opens £1.3m distribution centre

first_imgChilled savoury pastry supplier Palethorpes Bakery has created 100 jobs with the opening of a £1.3m distribution centre at its site in Market Drayton, Shropshire.Officially opened this week, the centre features “the latest in lighting and refrigeration technology” and has capacity for more than 700 pallets, according to the Addo Food Group-owned business.Established in 1852, Palethorpes has 650 staff and produces chilled savoury rolls, savoury hot pies, pasties and slices. The company is currently recruiting for more than 100 new jobs across all operational positions at the new facility.“This is a very exciting time for us here at Palethorpes Bakery, with over £1m investment in improving our distribution capacity,” said HR manager Jason Page.The company has also started an outreach programme with The Grove School in Market Drayton, in conjunction with IGD Feeding Britain’s Future programme, which aims to encourage school-leavers to enter the food and grocery industry.Palethorpes hopes this will “develop a pipeline of talented young people who could be directed to a career with one of the town’s largest employers”.The centre was officially opened on 14 June by Market Drayton mayor Mark Whittle and Addo Food Group despatch employees Louisa James and Alex Birch.last_img read more

The National Plan To Perform A Grateful Dead Tribute On ‘Colbert’ Show Next Week

first_imgWith the 59-track Day of The Dead album due out on May 20th, the band at the center of it all has plans to share their music with the world. The National, who started this tribute album concept years ago and watched it burgeon into a massive Grateful celebration, will hit The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and perform some Grateful Dead music for the occasion.The National are slated to perform some Day Of The Dead music next Monday, May 9th, so be sure to set your DVR! While the album doesn’t come out for two more weeks, a handful of tracks have already been released. You can watch “Terrapin Station,” the only track to surface with a video, below: The full incredible tracklisting for this tribute album is listed below for your enjoyment.Day of the Dead TracklistThunder (Vol. 1):    01. Touch of Grey – The War on Drugs    02. Sugaree – Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends    03. Candyman – Jim James & Friends    04. Cassidy – Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends    05. Black Muddy River – Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison    06. Loser – Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends    07. Peggy-O – The National    08. Box of Rain – Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)    09. Rubin and Cherise – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends    10. To Lay Me Down – Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends    11. New Speedway Boogie – Courtney Barnett    12. Friend of the Devil – Mumford & Sons    13. Uncle John’s Band – Lucius    14. Me and My Uncle – The Lone Bellow & Friends    15. Mountains of the Moon – Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends    16. Black Peter – Anohni and yMusic    17. Garcia Counterpoint – Bryce Dessner    18. Terrapin Station (Suite) – Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)    19. Attics of My Life – Angel Olsen    20. St. Stephen (live) – Wilco with Bob WeirLightning (Vol. 2):    01. Bonnie “Prince” Billy: “If I Had the World to Give”    02. Phosphorescent & Friends: “Standing on the Moon”    03. Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band: “Cumberland Blues”    04. Tallest Man on Earth & Friends: “Ship of Fools”    05. Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Friends: “Bird Song”    06. The National: “Morning Dew”    07. Marijuana Deathsquads: “Truckin’”    08. Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends: “Dark Star”    09. Nightfall of Diamonds: “Nightfall of Diamonds”    10. Tim Hecker: “Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald”    11. Lucinda Williams & Friends: “Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad”    12. Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends: “Playing in the Band”    13. Local Natives: “Stella Blue”    14. Tal National: “Eyes of the World”    15. Bela Fleck: “Help on the Way”    16. Orchestra Baobab: “Franklin’s Tower”    17. Luluc With Xylouris White: “Till the Morning Comes”    18. The Walkmen: “Ripple”    19. Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream: “Brokedown Palace” [ft. Garth Hudson]Sunshine (Vol. 3):    01. Real Estate: “Here Comes Sunshine”    02. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: “Shakedown Street”    03. Hiss Golden Messenger: “Brown Eyed Woman”    04. This Is the Kit: “Jack-a-Roe”    05. Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear: “High Time”    06. The Lone Bellow & Friends: “Dire Wolf”    07. Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura: “Althea”    08. Orchestra Baobab: “Clementine Jam”    09. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: “China Cat Sunflower – I Know You Rider”    10. Bill Callahan: “Easy Wind”    11. Ira Kaplan & Friends: “Wharf Rat”    12. The Rileys (Terry and Gyan Riley): “Estimated Prophet”    13. Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida: “Drums – Space”    14. Fucked Up: “Cream Puff War”    15. The Flaming Lips: “Dark Star”    16. s t a r g a z e: “What’s Become of the Baby”    17. Vijay Iyer: “King Solomon’s Marbles”    18. Mina Tindle & Friends: “Rosemary”    19. Sam Amidon & Friends: “And We Bid You Goodnight”    20. The National With Bob Weir: “I Know You Rider (live)”last_img read more

Tom Hamilton, Aron Magner & More To Play Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

first_imgTom Hamilton‘s American Babies has announced a special tribute to Bruce Springsteen on Friday, September 16th at The Ardmore Music Hall outside Philadelphia, PA. The show, billed as “Philly Is The Boss: A Night Celebrating The Music Of Bruce Springsteen” will feature Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner.Hamilton and his band are no strangers to playing the Springsteen. In June, they rocked Brooklyn Bowl as “Brooklyn Is The Boss.” You can listen to full audio from that show here. Visit the Ardmore’s website for tickets.last_img

The String Cheese Incident Destroys Rainy Red Rocks Finale, Busts Out “I’ll Fly Away” [Photos]

first_imgLast night, the String Cheese Incident played the final night of their three-night run at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, and the seventh and final show of a well-received and quintessential SCI Colorado run. Last weekend the Barefoot Boys played two-nights at Telluride’s The Ride Festival before moving to two-midweek shows at the newly renovated and re-opened Dillon Amphitheater, in Dillion, Colorado, and concluding with three creative masterpieces at Red Rocks. Sunday’s show was the epitome of String Cheese creativity, and even a downpour during a beautiful “Cedar Laurels” couldn’t stop the Red Rocks crowd from boogying the night away.String Cheese Incident kicked off the first set in old-school style with “The Hobo Song” into “Road Home”, an appropriate way to start in the state that the majority of the band members call home. Michael Kang seemed to be loose and on fire from the get-go, hammering away on mandolin as Bill Nershi cruised through quick bluegrass solos on acoustic guitar. Continuing in the bluegrass theme, bassist Keith Moseley stepped up to the mic, leading the sextet through a breezy take on “Doin’ My Time”. Moseley nailed the lead as Kang and Nershi continued to up the ante, tossing solos back and forth to each other, gradually building up to a smoking peak.A massive “Restless Wind” was up next, Kang hopping between mandolin and the fiddle as they worked through the ‘Round The Wheel tune. There’s no one in the game that switches it up between instruments as easily and smoothly as Michael Kang. The backbeat that Michael Travis and Jason Hann provide for their bandmates allows for the organic improv that Cheese has mastered over the years to flow effortlessly. String Cheese Incident’s roots run deep in Colorado, and last night’s (never miss a) Sunday show spectacle was a highlight of their entire seven-night run.“Restless Wind” led way to “Manga”, a recently debuted Jason Hann tune honoring the legendary Cameroonian musician, Andre Manga. The rain started to come down as Travis’ opening drum breakdown for “Cedar Laurels” rang out. Kyle Hollingsworth got things going, spinning through solos on the organ as Nershi switched over to electric guitar and dove headfirst into blissful jam-territory. The rain kept pouring down as String Cheese Incident brought set one to a close with “Eye Know Why”, Hollingsworth leading the way on vocals. Kang and Nershi wailed away on the song’s main theme in perfect synchronicity, picking up the pace in hopes that Mother Nature would ease her rainy wrath—and she did.With the bad weather in the rearview mirror, String Cheese Incident came back out for the second set, opening with “Vertigo”, another new “Sound Lab” tune debuted earlier this year. Mixing things up with old and new material seems to be working like a charm for the SCI boys, and Red Rocks seemed extremely receptive to their song selection throughout the weekend. Keith Moseley’s drippy opening bass line to “Round The Wheel” became louder, with Hollingsworth joining in, setting the mood for the remainder of the phenomenal Sunday show. Nershi’s opening line (“I’ve been waiting for the snow to fall”) got the crowd singing along, as some of the band members’ kids hula-hooped on the side of the stage. From there, Hollingsworth, Kang and Nershi, settled into a funky groove before appropriately dropping into “100 Year Flood”.“100 Year Flood” was an on-the-money call by the band, with Nershi and Moseley sharing vocal duties throughout the song, shining brightly. Former Elephant Revival member Bonnie Paine joined the band on “My One And Only”, off of 2017’s Believe. Hollingsworth and Paine’s vocal arrangement was beautiful, setting the mood for the remainder of the evening. As Paine exited the stage, the heavy opening riff for “Howard” washed over the crowd, before Hollingsworth tickled his way into the jumpy groove of the chorus. “Howard” went deep, giving Cheese a chance to end a memorable and remarkable weekend with intricate improvisation.A smooth segue from “Close Your Eyes” into “Valley Of The Jig” brought set two to a close, before String Cheese Incident welcomed back Paine along with Bill Nershi’s wife, Jillian Nershi, and members of Rising Appalachia, who took care of the shows opening duties earlier in the night, to the stage. The female-heavy guest entourage assisted on vocals for a massive bust out of the widely recorded gospel standard, “I’ll Fly Away”, last played by Cheese on 7/22/2007 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA.For a full list of upcoming String Cheese Incident dates, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view a beautiful photo gallery of SCI’s roaring Sunday night show at Red Rocks via photographer John Verwey.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 7/22/2018Set One: The Hobo Song, Road Home, Doin’ My Time, Restless Wind, Manga, Cedar Laurels> Eye Know WhySet Two: Vertigo, Round The Wheel> 100 Year Flood, My One And Only*, Howard, Close Your Eyes> Valley Of The JigEncore: I’ll Fly Away^*= w. Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival)^= w/ Jillian Nershi, Bonnie Paine, Rising Appalachia membersString Cheese Incident | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 7/22/2018 | Photos: John Verwey Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Pearl Jam “Home Shows” Raise Over $11 Million To Fight Homelessness In Seattle

first_imgLast Wednesday, the iconic ’90s rock act Pearl Jam began their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which kicked off with a pair of performances in their native Seattle, WA, marking the band’s first shows in their home city in five years. Following Wednesday night’s performance at Safeco Field, for their second and final performance at the arena on Friday night, the group continued the trend of inviting out special guests and offering standout covers in addition to selections from their more traditional live catalog.As promised, the band used the two “Home Shows” to raise money for the city’s homelessness. According to Seattle’s KOMO News, the band’s efforts raised over $11 million for the cause, with 90% of the proceeds going to King County organizations.As frontman Eddie Vedder shared via the Pearl Jam Facebook page on Friday following Wednesday night’s success,There’s a bit of magic that happened in a relatively short amount of time and that is that a coalition of volunteers and organizers, businesses and government. We all got together and got them together and they started having conversations and started elevating the discussion and the empathy became action and in a very short amount of time because they are incredibly good minded people and with your help supporting this endeavor we were able to raise eleven million dollars as a starting point to eradicate what is a complex issue. And it’s a complex issue.In the video below, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Mike McCready talk with youth advocate Azia Ruff about what success looks like to them for #TheHomeShows initiative. You can be a part of solving this crisis. It’s going to take all of us. Click here for more information.“This is what those ‘Home Shows’ can do,” explained Marty Hartman, director of Mary’s Place, to the KOMO News. “Literally, bring more people home, out of those cars, out of those tents, up off the sidewalk and give them a safe space to be and get them into their forever home.”Mary’s Place, one of forty organizations that will receive donations from Pearl Jam, is a non-profit that provides temporary housing to homeless women, children, and families. They officially opened the doors to their first private shelter on Wednesday, with 219 beds, an expansive kitchen, a medical facility, special quarters for those with special needs, and space dedicated to children and teens.“Up until now, we’ve been in buildings that are slated for demolition,” Hartman continued. “This is the first time we’ve ever bought anything. This is our first home purchase.”In addition to Pearl Jam’s efforts, over 80 Seattle restaurants joined the campaign and donated a portion of their Wednesday sales to Pearl Jam’s Home Away fund.“Businesses in Seattle want to do the right thing and I think this provides an opportunity to do so, to make a difference,” explained Sara Nelson, co-founder of Fremont Brewing.In May, the City Council will have their debate on whether or not to tax some of the city’s biggest businesses in order to provide more affordable housing.“A lot of businesses jumped on board because we do want to be part of the solution,” Nelson continued. “And I think that its great that this is coming in the wake of that big battle to show that we can come back together as a community.”[via KOMO News]last_img read more

University launches partnership with Kyoto University

first_imgNotre Dame signed an agreement with Kyoto University in Japan two weeks ago that will allow for the exchange of faculty and graduate students between Notre Dame’s department of chemistry and biochemistry and Kyoto University’s Institute for Chemical Research, Ken Henderson, chair of the department of chemistry and biochemistry, said.Henderson said this exchange program will be beneficial for faculty and graduate students at Notre Dame.“They will potentially have access to equipment and expertise that faculty do not have here, which could strengthen the research program,” he said.The partnership will also raise the international profile of Notre Dame, Henderson said.“Kyoto is one of the best universities in the world, and of course, Japan is very strong in science and technology,” he said.According to Henderson, the exchange agreement is the most recent development in a two-year conversation between the universities.“Around two years ago, a representative of Notre Dame International mediated and signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyoto University,” Henderson said. “So basically, that is an agreement saying that we are interested in developing partnerships — academic partnerships, undergraduate partnerships, research partnerships.”The universities are also developing an undergraduate exchange program that is set to begin in the spring of 2017, Henderson said.The recent agreement represents the second memorandum between the two universities, he said.“So this [second memorandum] is basically saying that our department — chemistry and biochemistry — and [Kyoto’s] Institute … will work together on things like research programs, joint seminars, workshops, a faculty exchange and some more things for graduate students,” Henderson said.An additional benefit of the partnership is that Notre Dame researchers are invited to Kyoto University’s International Partnership Conference, Henderson said.“We are now one of those who come every two years to be a part of the symposium,” he said. “And it is quite a prestigious group of people to be around.”Tags: chemistry and biochemistry, Kyoto University, Notre Dame Internationallast_img read more

Senate discusses Honor Code, committee projects

first_imgThe student senate, led by Sophomore Class Council president Sam Cannova and Junior Class Council president Laksumi Sivanandan, convened for their weekly meeting Monday to discuss the Student Safety Summit and the University Honor Code, among other topics.The first item of business was a briefing from sophomore senator Jack Usher of St. Edward’s Hall and sophomore senator Weston Dell of Carroll Hall about the Student Safety Summit, which will take place Oct. 9 in the LaFortune Ballroom. “We are partnering with NDSP and local police forces around the area, the South Bend Police Force and the Mishawaka Police Force, to bring police figures and safety figures [from] around the area to talk about safety issues on campus,” Dell said. “We are hosting this discussion time for students to ask questions of these higher-up officials, and just try to get some answers, maybe try and make some ground on working towards solutions on these problems.”Senior and student body president Gates McGavick and senior chief of staff Briana Tucker also facilitated a discussion of changes to the University Honor Code.“Dean Hugh Page, the Dean of the First Year of Studies, has started the process that began this year to update the Honor Code with the general intention of making it more of a document you can interact with over the course of your four years here,” McGavick said.The main changes being discussed are standardizing the Honor Code across all classes, instituting a mandatory waiting period of several days before students accused of violating the Honor Code can be disciplined and finding a way to develop a distinction between cheating and collaborating.“[Page] wants to make sure that kids feel comfortable helping each other but not cheating, finding the line between being there for your fellow classmates and friends, not cheating but not being scared to help someone with their homework for fear of violating the Honor Code,” McGavick said.Tucker said the administration is hoping to implement these changes as soon as next semester.Teach for America’s on-campus ambassador, senior Jamie Campbell, presented to the senators about opportunities within the organization. Campbell asked each person at the meeting to think of their favorite teacher before explaining the organization’s purpose.“What most people say when they think of this teacher is not, ‘Oh, they had a great lesson plan. I really thought that they were so good at explaining this one concept,’” Campbell said. “It’s just normally that they are people that care about you and that value you, and that is the kind of teacher that we believe all kids across America deserve to have.”Teach for America participants teach in an underprivileged school for two years. Campbell said Teach for America seeks college students with strong leadership skills who want to continue developing these skills in service.She said the next online application deadline for Teach for America is Oct. 17. The four senate committees met in their smaller groups to discuss project ideas for their committees.The Residence Life committee chairman, junior senator Zachary Spitzer of Dunne Hall, said the committee plans to request information on the dorm renovation schedule and investigating the University’s housing waiver policy.Sophomore senator Megan Metersky of Flaherty Hall, filling in as the chairperson of the Sustainability Committee, said some of the group’s concerns include the community garden that was discarded last year and the fact that Grotto candles cannot be recycled if there is still wax inside of them. Metersky also said the committee wants to learn more about the green roofing on top of the Joyce Center and Duncan Student Center.The chairwoman of the Student Safety and Wellness Committee, Cavanaugh Hall’s sophomore senator Bailey Baumbick, said the committee hopes to take advantage of events such as the Student Safety Summit.“Our committee will definitely have a large presence at the Student Safety Summit,” Baumbick said. “We’re going to come prepared with some questions to ask all the police chiefs, and that will hopefully determine where we want to go in terms of our committee.”Sophomore senator Andrew Seketa of Zahm House, chairperson of the Student Finances committee, said the group aims to research student finances. Seketa said the committee hopes to send out surveys about what resources and topics students want to learn about, as well as provide students with information about Notre Dame’s financial aid. “We’d like to do some more individual research with the Office of Financial Aid, with respect to transparency with the statistics, average financial aid packages … student employment and average financial aid contribution,” Seketa said. “Once we have some findings there, we can apply some resolutions on how to re-evaluate a few ways to calculate these certain statistics and concepts as a whole.”Editor‘s note: A previous version of this article misspelled Briana Tucker‘s last name on second reference.Tags: committees, Honor Code, nd safety summit, ND student senate, teach for americalast_img read more