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

Highlights: State No. 2 Skaneateles beats Solvay, 49-14

first_imgTD saving tackle by Carbell after @SkanFootball Wellington gets in behind for 56— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 6, 2018 Tipped screen is knocked down for a fourth down stop by @FootballSolvay— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Brock Bagozzi to Russel Tarbell for a 28 yard score. Point after good. Underdogs @FootballSolvay @SolvayAthletics have tied it up at 7 in the second quarter. @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Pat Hackler with a big run, hit hard. Injury timeout, he goes off but seems okay.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Cregg Scherrer intercepts the deep ball for @SkanFootball @SkanLakers. Lakers ball at their own 43 after a false start. @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Zach Sears reels in a 25-yard TD from freshman James Musso. Might’ve been the loudest cheer all night for the sparingly played senior, Sears. 49-14 @SkanFootball @SkanLakers @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 6, 2018 Second three yard TD run for Areh Boni and it’s 21-7 @SkanFootball @SkanLakers.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 After this 12 yard @FootballSolvay pickup and big hit, Bearcats timeout to discuss fourth and two.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 6, 2018 SOLVAY — Solvay (2-4) had won two games in a row heading into its Senior Night on Friday. But it was New York state Class B No. 2 Skaneateles (6-0) that extended its winning streak to 12. The Lakers used a big second half to win, 49-14, behind three total touchdowns from Areh Boni.Here are highlights from Skaneateles’ win over Solvay. To get down there, Hackler threw to Wellington for 61 yards— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 A play from late in the first: Brendan Carolina breaks up a potential TD pass for @FootballSolvay.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Here’s @SkanFootball @SkanLakers retaking the lead on this Areh Boni three yard rushing TD. 14-7 Lakers. @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Pat Hackler to Nathan Wellington for a six-yard score. 7-0 @SkanFootball @SkanLakers leading. @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ Jaimen Bliss reaches it across from two yards out for @SolvayAthletics @FootballSolvay. It’s 21-14 Skaneateles with 5:37 to go in the third. @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 6, 2018 Published on October 5, 2018 at 10:30 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Hackler throws a 48-yard bomb but holding on the offense so we’re still scoreless between @SkanFootball and @FootballSolvay— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Something like a 48 yard punt for Pat Hackler of @SkanFootball— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 5, 2018 Comments Defensive PI here gives a first down to Solvay.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 6, 2018 Pat Hackler out to Nick Wamp, who sheds a few tackles and scores a 35 yard TD. 28-14 @SkanFootball @SkanLakers with 4:26 left in the third. @_adamhillman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) October 6, 2018last_img read more

Joy Sports 2015 Review: Fallen Heroes

first_imgContinuing our review for the year in the world of sports, we turn our attention to the sporting heroes we unfortunately lost in year. Joy Sports pays tribute to these gallant heroes.Sadly, former Black Stars coach Charles Kumi Gyamfi passed away at the grand age of 86.CLICK HERE FOR OUR STORY ANNOUNCING HIS PASSINGIn 1960, he became the first African to play in Germany. C.K Gyamfi also coached Ghana to three of the four African Cup titles it has won.The former Black Stars coach was given a state burial and laid to rest in late December.CLICK HERE FOR OUR PHOTO STORY OF HIS FUNERAL  Another coaching legend who died in 2015 was Cecil Jones Attuquayefio. CLICK HERE FOR OUR STORY OF HIS PASSING & OBIT.Attuquayefio led Hearts of Oak to win the African Champions League in 2000 and is credited for the grooming of the likes of Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien and Kwadwo Asamoah.Jones died aged 70 in Accra and just like CK Gyamfi was given a befitting state burial. CLICK HERE FOR OUR PHOTO STORY & ACCOUNT OF THE EVENT  Former Black Stars player, George Arthur also died in June. He played for BA United, Asante Kotoko and Al Alhy of Egypt. He was laid to rest in September. The death of Ghanaian cyclist, Samuel Anim shook the cycling fraternity to the core. Samuel was involved in an accident in August while in Aburi training to represent Ghana ahead of the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Man Utd, Arsenal & Spurs in £25m transfer battle for Juventus flop Emre Can

first_imgARSENAL, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of a FIVE-way battle for Juventus midfielder Emre Can, according to reports.The German, 26, moved from Liverpool to the Italian giants in 2018 but has struggled for form and minutes – not helped by needing thyroid surgery months after joining.1 Emre Can is at the centre of a five-way battle for his signatureCredit: GettyHe was left out of the Maurizio Sarri derby as Juventus lost 2-1 to Napoli on Sunday – officially with flu – as Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic and Rodrigo Bentancur started in midfield.Adrien Rabiot came off the bench but Aaron Ramsey was an unused substitute.And now Can is being linked with a return to either the Premier League or the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and former-club Bayern Munich also interested.Can joined Juventus for free and is under contract until 2022 but it is understood his club would be willing to sell for around £25million.According to Bild, Borussia Dortmund are at the front of the queue to land the midfielder.But regardless of where he ends up, Can is likely to need to take a significant pay cut if he does leave Turin.WAGE WARHe is on a reported £260,000 per week which could off potential suitors, with Dortmund willing to pay him £160,000 a week instead.Out of the three Premier League sides, Manchester United are the most in need of another midfielder with Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay injured and Nemanja Matic now 31 and out of contract in the summer.Mikel Arteta is getting plenty out of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira while Matteo Guendouzi also offers another option in a holding midfield role at Arsenal.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, is without Moussa Sissoko, looks set to sell Victor Wanyama and has publicly criticised record-signing Tanguy Ndombele.Can came through the youth ranks at Bayern Munich but made just seven first-team appearances before joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 and Liverpool a year later.And Munich manager Hansi Flick is well aware of what Can could add to his side.Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaHe said: “As long as the transfer window is open, a lot can still happen.”I was there at the Under-20 European Championships in Israel in 2013, so I was able to get an idea of ​​him. He is a top professional with a top career.“He just has the quality to play for every club in the Bundesliga. He is a leader and is good for every team.”last_img read more