NDSP reports sexual assault on campus

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a sexual assault reported over the weekend, according to an email sent to students Saturday evening. The reported sexual assault occurred in a men’s residence hall on North Quad during the early morning hours Saturday, police said. The assault was committed by a male. In the email, police warned students of the risk of sexual assault. “Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time,” the email stated. “College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance than a stranger. This means that the person perpetrating the assault could be part of the campus community. “Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.” Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available online from both NDSP and the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention, the email stated.last_img read more

Student Senate swears in 2017-2018 senators, student government officers

first_imgTags: ND student senate, Student Body President In the first official meeting of the 2017-2018 Notre Dame Student Senate, newly elected senators were inducted and undertook the task of approving the nominations of various other student government officers.New student body president, junior Becca Blais, and vice president, junior Sibonay Shewit, initiated the meeting by taking Oaths of Office. The incoming senators from all 31 dormitories stood and took a similar oath officially swearing them into office.The majority of the meeting was spent making approvals of officers nominated by the Executive Board. Among the initial nominations were sophomore Prathm Juneja for student body chief-of-staff, freshman Molly McGraw for student body secretary and sophomore Alex Kruszewski as executive controller.“I fully endorse Prathm, Molly and Alex for these positions,” Blais said.The next group to be approved included sophomore Trever Carter and freshman Molly Walsh as co-directors of FUEL, a freshman student leadership program. Freshman John Henry Hobgood, who was approved as the director of academic affairs, hopes to “make the Moreau program better where it is lacking.” Additionally, sophomore Sean McMahon was initiated as director of campus technology as was junior Jonah Shainberg as the director of athletics.Later, junior Kelly Beatty was approved as director of University policy.“[Beatty] has an incredible vision,” Blais said. “He’s really caring for his friends, family and everyone in this community.”Beatty’s plan is to improve the university’s compliance with Title IX policies regarding sexual assault and “re-evaluate the school’s policies towards drugs and alcohol.”Sophomore Keenan White was approved as the director of faith and service and junior Adam Moeller was recognized by Blais for his “incredible devotion to others” as he was inducted as the director of community outreach.The final two officers approved were junior Joey Murphy and sophomore Andie Tong as co-directors of communications.Kaleem Minor, a freshman, was approved by Senate as the diversity and inclusion director. Sophomores Caitlin Murphy and Timothy O’Connell were approved as co-directors of student life.O’Connell outlined his goals for dining hall improvements.“[We should be] implementing pre-made salads in North, wipes on Wing Night, coffee roast improvement,” O’Connell said.Murphy discussed her vision for improvements regarding campus life.“We have a lot more long-term goals as well, such as how the meal plan can be revamped,” Murphy said.“We have plans for improved dorm life as well as outreach to various clubs and groups on campus.”Freshman Isabel Rooper was approved as director of gender relations, hoping to explore Title IX policies and sexual assault concerns. Sophomore Jade Martinez was named the incoming director of health and wellness. Junior Austin Matheny was approved as the director for social concerns. Lastly, sophomore Jim Kim and sophomore David Nunes were nominated and approved as assistant student treasurers.In their first resolution of the year, SS171801, Senate voted to make a constitutional change limiting a Senator to serve in one student government department, rather than two. This amendment arose out of concern for senators having too many commitments.“We want you to be fully invested in the department you are in,” Shewit said.The Senate meeting closed with announcements from senators of events around campus, but not without celebratory remarks from Shewit to the new senators: “Congratulations on your first resolution.”last_img read more

New year marks 175th anniversary of Notre Dame

first_imgIn November of 1842, after a cold 11-day hike through Indiana, Fr. Edward Sorin and other members of the Congregation of the Holy Cross arrived at the land given to him by Fr. Stephen Badin — the land on which Sorin built Notre Dame.Instead of simply waiting there until the weather got better, as the common Notre Dame saying goes, Sorin’s intention was to found a college on this land. This weekend the opening of the 2017-2018 academic year marks the 175th anniversary of the University, as Notre Dame welcomes 2,052 new members of the student body — a far cry from the 25 students in the University’s first class. Kathryne Robinson | The Observer The beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year signifies the 175th anniversary of the University, which Fr. Edward Sorin founded in 1842.The University’s 175th anniversary is a milestone celebrated by students, faculty, alumni and the extended Notre Dame community alike. In a press release from April 19, the University announced the Indiana General Assembly had passed a resolution recognizing Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary. Indiana state Sen. Joe Zakas, who co-authored the resolution, said the University has made a powerful and lasting impact beyond Indiana.“Notre Dame’s positive impact on our community, the nation and the world cannot be overstated,” Zakas said in the press release. “The General Assembly’s awareness of these contributions generated solid support for the 175th anniversary resolution.”In addition to this honor from the General Assembly, the University is marking the anniversary with a pilgrimage retracing the steps of Sorin and his Holy Cross brothers across more than 300 miles from Vincennes, Indiana to Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Trail began Aug. 13 with a Mass celebrated at the same place Sorin and his companions celebrated Mass, and will conclude on campus Aug. 26.Member of the class of 1987 Nylce Myers — who will participate in the five-day pilgrimage that will cover 67 miles beginning in Rochester, Indiana on Aug. 21 — said she was drawn to the event because it offers the chance to connect with members of the Notre Dame family spanning several generations.“One of the things that appeals … to me is that this is going to be a chance to meet other people,” she said. “The folks who are doing the pilgrimage are coming from all over, and for those of us who are doing the overnight versions — we’re doing the five-day — we figure we’re going to meet [others]. As hokey as it sounds, the Notre Dame family is real, and so we’re going to meet Notre Dame folks that we might not ever have had a chance to connect with.”The Trail will close with a 175th anniversary Mass, followed by a picnic with ten food villages on South Quad for the pilgrims and current Notre Dame community members to enjoy together. A celebration combining years of Notre Dame alumni and current students puts the 175-year history of the University into perspective, Myers said, particularly given the number of new projects nearing completion this year.“Actually going back and getting kind of a historical appreciation of what came before, I think, gives you an appreciation for the way Notre Dame changes,” she said. “Yes, it’s special to everybody in your period of time when you are there, but to understand that Notre Dame — like everything else — is kind of a living, growing, breathing thing and that it needs to change and it needs to adapt to whatever the changing needs are of our society, I think that’s important.”The 175th anniversary provides a particularly important opportunity to returning and new students this year, Myers said, as reflecting on the history of the University provides a greater perspective on the Notre Dame students know today.“I think this is a good opportunity for all of us to reflect on the history,” Myers said. “ … Notre Dame, I think for every generation that goes through, is here and now. It’s what you and your cohort are doing, and so to actually kind of get a chance to step back and think about how it got to be what it is today and what came before us is kind of a gift. It kind of just puts it all into perspective.”Tags: 175th anniversary, Fr. Edward Sorin, Notre Dame Trail, Welcome Weekend 2017last_img read more

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King Will Return Off-Broadway

first_imgAfter a successful run this fall, The Daily Show correspondent and humorist Hasan Minhaj is heading to off-Broadway’s boards once more. Directed by Greg Walloch, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King will play another limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre, this time January 7, 2016 through January 30.Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, the story of the “New Brown America,” is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the U.S., interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.The production features scenic design by Sara C. Walsh, lighting design by Sarah Lurie and costume design by Kristen Buckels. Related Shows View Comments Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 30, 2016last_img read more

No injuries reported in Endicott house fire

first_imgThe Vestal and West Corners fire departments also responded to the blaze. Endicott Fire Chief Joe Griswold tells 12 News no one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Emergency crews responded to a house fire at 535 Central St. Wednesday morning.center_img The fire started in the kitchen in the rear of the house. The kitchen sustained heavy fire damage and most of the house sustained smoke damage.last_img

Ship collision in North Sumatra bay kills one, injures six

first_imgPuyuh 5014 Police Boat commander Adj. Comr. FAP Silalahi of the National Police’s Security Maintenance Agency said the incident occurred at around 8 p.m. on Sunday in the port water area of Sibolga Bay.“At the time, the KM Sinar Mas Jaya was heading out to sea, while the KMP Wira Glory was entering Sibolga Port. The collision was inevitable,” Silalahi said on Sunday.Sudirman, one of the injured fishermen, said that the Sinar Mas Jaya was just about to leave the Beringin fishery to catch fish in the sea when it collided with the ferry coming from the opposite direction.“Our ship tried to avoid [the crash], but it was too late,” he said.Sibolga Port Authority (KSOP) daily operative Purwadi Herianto said the captain of the KMP Wira Glory had flashed warning lights and sounded the siren as the fishing boat approached, but then the boat veered to the wrong side of the ferry.“We are still investigating [the incident],” he added. (syk)Topics : One fisherman was killed and six others injured aboard the KM Sinar Mas Jaya when the fishing vessel collided with the KMP Wira Glory ferry on Sunday evening in Sibolga Bay, North Sumatra.The Sinar Mas Jaya was badly damaged in the mid-sea collision. All seven victims of the 24-strong fishing crew have been transported to Sibolga hospital. The fatal victim has been identified as Miswar Andri Matondang, 52.last_img read more

Tackling obesity requires a global effort

first_imgStuff co.nz 6 April 2015In 2010, humanity passed an important milestone. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, obesity became a bigger public-health problem than hunger.Today, according to the latest edition of the study, more than 2.1 billion people – nearly 30 per cent of the global population – are overweight or obese. That is nearly two and a half times the number of adults and children who are undernourished. Obesity is responsible for about 5 per cent of deaths worldwide.This crisis is not just a pressing health concern; it is also a threat to the global economy. The total economic impact of obesity is about US$2 trillion (NZ$2.67t) a year, or 2.8 per cent of world GDP – roughly equivalent to the economic damage caused by smoking or armed violence, war, and terrorism, according to new research by the McKinsey Global Institute.And the problem is likely to worsen. If the current trend continues, almost half of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030. As World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan has noted, “Not one single country has managed to turn around its obesity epidemic in all age groups.”According to the OECD, from 2000 to 2013, the prevalence of obesity increased by at least 0.5 per cent per year in 130 of the 196 countries for which data were collected.This global epidemic is not confined to advanced countries.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/67616759/tackling-obesity-requires-a-global-effort.htmllast_img read more

Army’s 3ID gets new commander

first_img“Gustoko munang mag-relax after years na nasa trabaho tayo. Gusto ko mag-spendng time sa pamilya ko. Ilang taon na wala ako sa tabi nila dahil sa serbisyo saating taong bayan,” he told PanayNews. Dolina is turning over his post to hisAssistant Division Commander, Brigadier General Eric Vinoya. The turnover will be in Camp Peraltain Jamindan, Capiz. “I would like to thank lahat nang tumulong sa akin, included na ang media,” said Dolina. Vinoya’s post will be taken over byBrigadier General Alberto Desoyo, commander of the Philippine Army’s 301stInfantry Brigade based in Camp Hernandez, Dingle, Iloilo. ILOILO City – The commander of thePhilippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), Major General Dinoh Dolina, isretiring today, his 56th birthday. Dolina was a seasoned combat officerwho rose from the ranks, being a platoon leader, company commander, battalioncommander, and later as brigade commander of the 802nd Infantry Brigade inOrmoc City, Leyte. According to Dolina, he was “happyserving the Ilonggos.” Camp Peralta is the headquarters ofthe 3ID. His older brother was Police ChiefSuperintendent Asher Dolina, a graduate of PMA Class 1984 and Brigadier GeneralTirso Dolina, the Philippine Army chaplain. Dolina had been chief of the Army’sOffice of the Legislative Affairs, General Headquarters.A native of Palo,Leyte, Dolina was a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1985had two other brothers in the armed service. For two years Dolina spearheaded the3ID which covered Panay and Negros islands. Dolina intimated there was an offerfor a government civilian post for him but he declined. He said he wanted tospend time with his family. He became the 3ID commander on Dec.29, 2017. As then assistant division commander, he replaced the retiring MajorGeneral Jon Aying (now mayor of Saram Iloilo). He had served various significantpositions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to include being Chiefof Staff of the General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command. Under Dolina, the 3ID kept WesternVisayas generally peaceful vis-à-vis the insurgency problem. Several rebelseither surrendered or were captured. He was also the Chief of Morale andWelfare Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, J1, andAssistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2, 8th Infantry Division,Philippine Army./PNlast_img read more

NegOcc, SRA launch sugarcane-rice intercropping system project

first_img“We hope that we can produce not only sugarcane but also rice. This way, the workers will have harvest in three to four months,” he said. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (left) of Negros Occidental leads the ceremonial planting of the first palay seeds in the block farm of Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association in Barangay Aranda, Hinigaran town on June 17. The Sugarcane-Rice Intercropping System Project aims to maximize utilization of sugarcane areas for intercropping with rice to support the food security program of the province. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental has collaborated with the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) for the launching of Sugarcane-Rice Intercropping System Project in Barangay Aranda, Hinigaran town.The ceremonial planting of the first palay seeds was held in the block farm of Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association on June 17.Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association is the pioneer host of the project in the province. “You are the pioneers. There is a study that shows this is possible, that we can do this. If we will be successful, the others will also follow,” he said. “If we can plant rice in even just half of the sugarcane areas, it will be a big addition to our rice supply,” he said. Lawyer Ignacio Santillana of the SRA Office of the Deputy Administrator for Research, Development and Extension Department, for his part, said that the intercropping project is one way to ensure food security not only in this province but also in the country since the Philippines continues to import rice. Reynaldo Bacordo of the Hacienda Bagacay Workers CARPer Beneficiaries Association said he is also hopeful that the project will be sustained through the help of the government agencies since they have more areas to plant rice in their sugarcane farm.center_img Negros Occidental is dubbed the sugar capital of the Philippines for producing about 60 percent of the country’s sugar output. (With a report from PNA/PN) Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who led the launching activity with Mayor Nadie Arceo, thanked the farmers for their cooperation as he hoped that the project will be successful. Masculino added that the governor is keen on pursuing the intercropping project because this province is a rice deficit province. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino, meanwhile, said that they aim to maximize the areas in the province devoted to sugarcane, which span some 189,000 hectares. “Through intercropping, even just in the block farm level, we hope to address it. Our long-term objective is after the farmers are able to meet their needs, they can also sell their produce. It is also our goal to meet the demand for exotic rice in a unique market niche,” he added.last_img read more

Domestic Altercation Ends With Shooting, Two Arrests

first_imgTwo Aurora men are in jail after a domestic altercation led to a shooting.Authorities responded to a residence on Hanover Avenue in Aurora after receiving a report of a domestic fight with a firearm on Friday.Zachary Murray, 24, told an Aurora Police Officer that he had retrieved a handgun and rifle in response to a disagreement and fight earlier in the evening, police said.“Zachary Murray and his half-brother Joshua Sigmon, struggled over the rifle,” Aurora Acting Chief Joshua Daugherty said in a release. “During the struggle, Zachary suffered a gunshot would to his right thigh.”Murray was treated and released from Dearborn County Hospital and later booked into the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. He is facing three felony charges including Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon and Pointing a Firearm.“Search Warrants were obtained and numerous items of evidence were recovered from inside the residence,” Daugherty indicated.Police later apprehended Patrick Murray, the owner of the residence. He was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia, both Class A Misdemeanors and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony.last_img read more