Student Government’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted their annual Race Relations week from Sept. 20 to this Friday, Sept. 27.The week began with a talk from Dr. Yusef Salaam, of the Central Park Five, who was wrongly accused and convicted of raping a woman, and will end with a viewing of “Us” in Debartolo Hall. All together, there are 11 events throughout the week. MacKenzie Isaac, a senior, is the director of diversity and inclusion in Student Government, and helped to organize Race Relations week. She said her goal for Race Relations Week changed throughout the planning and implementation. “At first, I had the rather lofty goal of wanting to shift people’s perspectives, not only on race relations in the Notre Dame context and beyond, but their role in shifting Race Relations Week within those contexts,” Isaac said. “Now, I think my goal is more so about building empathy, seeing one another as totally made in the image and likeness of God and the different colors and races that we represent as just being different, equally beautiful manifestations of those races. So that even if you encounter a perspective this week that totally goes against your worldview, and there’s no way that you’ll ever come to agree with it, you at least understand why the person who shared that experience with think the way that they do. So the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, even if that shoe doesn’t fit.”Although a large majority of Notre Dame’s campus is white, Isaac said she still saw an immense need for this programming. “Even though this is a campus that is four-fifths white, there are still students here that when they’re accepted, they’re accepted with the declaration of ‘Welcome Home,’’’ Isaac said. “This home, just from a historical standpoint, wasn’t made for people who looked a certain way for minority students, and being a black woman myself, this was not a space that was initially built with people like me in mind to live and thrive and learn within.”Isaac said the face of Notre Dame is changing, and minority students — although underrepresented — deserve to be recognized.“I think that it’s important to recognize that the face of Notre Dame is changing very slowly, but surely, and so we want to ensure that every single student here for years, feels welcome and that this is a place that’s conducive to their success,” Isaac said. “There are still students here, whom I’ve spoken with, who think that because minorities are so underrepresented on this campus, that it’s no one’s obligation to accommodate. I say that without our minority students, Notre Dame wouldn’t be what it is. And so in the lack of effort to accommodate those students, we are not Notre Dame.”Students that are not a minority should not shy away from these conversations, Isaac said. “I think that the accessibility of these conversations is really what’s going to make this week powerful. I think that so many students shy away from these conversations out of the fear of saying the ‘wrong thing,’ or of sharing an experience that amplifies their privilege in a way that makes people ‘uncomfortable,’” Isaac said. “But I think that when we break down that stigma, and we break down that barrier, we’re going to see that a lot of our experiences are the same.”Isaac said she believes Notre Dame administrators can do more to help race relations at the University, and although she’s had great experiences with some administrators, they will ultimately “do what they want to do.”“It’s important for them to be transparent in their decision making processes. … I also think that there is an issue of tokenism. I think that once students of color are seen for the fullness of who they are, and not just the fact that they are minority than the entire campus culture will shift,” Isaac said. “These conversations that we’re having this week will become even less of an echo chamber, where it’s diverse conversations for ‘diverse students.’ Because if you want me to feel very [included], then you won’t just come to me and see me as an asset, or valuable or as a marketing leverage when it comes to multicultural things.”As the director for diversity and inclusion, Isaac said she often wants to clarify what the group’s goals are. “It was created to be just as much of a home for them as anyone else on this campus, and is not to be exclusionary in the reverse way of just focusing in on our minority students,” Isaac said. “It’s more so to show people that they fit into this conversation.”Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Race Relations Week, Student government, tokenism
35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When’s the last time you considered a credit union for your banking or loan needs?Perhaps the better question is: When’s the last time you truly felt like your bank had your back?After the financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn of the last several years, consumers and businesses alike have struggled to adjust to the new normal. Furthermore, According to the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer, public levels of trust in business are at its lowest since 2008. Which basically means that the aftermath of the recession, and all of its various fear-inducing facets, still lingers.It would make sense, then, that organizations would be best served to focus on enhancing their “net positive contributions” to society in order to earn the trust of consumers. While big brands seem to do this fairly well, as established Corporate Social Responsibility programs assume a significant amount of time and focus (and are often attached to government and public affairs initiatives), the financial services sector has seemingly struggled to make the necessary shift toward a “pro-consumer” mindset. continue reading »
It is currently in a standoff with several European media groups, including Agence France-Presse, over its refusal to comply with a new EU law governing digital copyrights.The US giant says it should not have to pay to display pictures, videos or text snippets alongside search results, saying it drives hundreds of millions of visits to publishers’ websites each month.It also points to millions of euros invested to support media groups in other ways, including emergency funding during the Covid-19 crisis.Pichai said Google had already signed up almost 200 publications in several countries, including Der Spiegel in Germany and Brazil’s Folha de S. Paulo, but the list lacked any from the United States or France.Google News Showcase, he said, will highlight “the editorial curation of award-winning newsrooms to give readers more insight on the stories that matter, and in the process, helps publishers develop deeper relationships with their audiences.”The new product would be available first on Google News via its Android platform and later on Apple’s iOS, and eventually be added to search results and Google’s Discover feed of tailored content for users.”It will start rolling out today to readers in Brazil and Germany, and will expand to other countries in the coming months where local frameworks support these partnerships,” Pichai said.Topics : Google plans to invest $1 billion on partnerships with news publishers worldwide to develop a “Showcase” app to highlight their reporting packages, CEO Sundar Pichai said in a statement Thursday.”This financial commitment — our biggest to date — will pay publishers to create and curate high-quality content for a different kind of online news experience,” Pichai said.Google has locked horns with publishers repeatedly in recent years over its reluctance to pay for displaying articles, videos and other content in its search results, which has become a vital path for reaching viewers as print subscriptions fade.
Bukayo Saka has started Arsenal’s last three Premier League matches (Picture: Getty)Bukayo Saka is set to be rewarded for his promising start to his breakthrough season with a new contract.The teenager made his debut in the Europa League last year but has been promoted to this first team squad this term following his displays during the pre-season tour of America.Saka scored his first senior goal for the club during last month’s 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt and has started Arsenal’s last three Premier League games, starring in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford having usurped Reiss Nelson in Unai Emery’s pecking order.The England Under-19 international is now set to commit his long-term future to the club by signing a new long-term deal and follow Joe Willock who also recently agreed fresh terms having established himself as a first team regular.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Despite his rapid progress, according to the Daily Mirror, Saka still has not been accepted into Arsenal’s first team dressing room at the club’s Colney training base.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe complex is split into first team and academy wings and the youngsters must be granted permission by the seniors to access their area.Given the 18-year-old is said to have made an impression as bright and eager to learn, it surely won’t be long before he is allowed to change alongside Arsenal’s senior pros.Who is Arsenal’s most promising youngster?Bukayo Saka0%Joe Willock0%Reiss Nelson 0%Tyreece John-Jules0%Folarin Balogun0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Oct 2019 9:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13kShares Advertisement Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka set to be rewarded with new contract Unai Emery on Bukayo Saka ‘I think he’s working and improving, being mature and also playing matches in front of each player and each team as tonight against Manchester United,’ said Emery after the 1-1 draw against Man Utd.‘But his work is natural and he is improving. He is helping us now as an important player.‘We are going to work with him with him with calm, with patience, but if he deserves to take minutes and to take confidence for helping us with his performance, that is fantastic for us.’
Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman today provided an update on fighting the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania before participating in a naloxone training with AmeriHealth Caritas and Prevention Point.Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, the lifesaving overdose reversal medication saving lives in Pennsylvania and across the country. Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman were joined at the training by Jennifer Smith, secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Ray Barishansky, incident commander for the Opioid Command Center housed at PEMA.“Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of my highest priorities because this crisis continues to have such an immensely detrimental effect on every Pennsylvanian,” Gov. Wolf said. “We know that opioid use disorder is a disease and people suffering from this disease deserve to be rescued and connected to high-quality treatment toward recovery. We cannot get people into treatment if they are dead. By training people to properly use naloxone, we can all do our part in this crisis.”“We would never judge someone for carrying an EpiPen if they or a loved one suffered from a deadly allergy,” Lt. Gov. Fetterman said. “We know that opioid use disorder is a disease, not a personal failing. Every life is worth saving.”AmeriHealth Caritas, a Medicaid managed care organization, sponsored the training, the latest in a series of the company’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The rollout included a series of overdose reversal trainings in the Capitol today in addition to the training session for the governor and lt. governor. Prevention Point in Philadelphia led the training.“We’re honored to have Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor Fetterman with us as we expand our Opioid Blueprint to serve our members in Pennsylvania,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul Tufano. “As a company that is deeply embedded in the communities we serve, we witness the struggles our members face. Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate – regardless of income, race, gender or age, it has had a devastating effect on our neighbors, friends, families and co-workers. The struggle against opioid addiction is one no one should face alone, and we’ll do everything we can so more lives are not lost to this disease.”Gov. Wolf has made fighting the opioid crisis a top priority of the administration and is continuing to work across the aisle to address this looming public health issue. Since establishing our Opioid Command Center in January 2018, the Wolf Administration has been able to implement smart tactics to tackle opioid use disorder, including:• Expanding Medicaid so more people can access treatment;• Launching a 24/7 helpline for opioid use disorder sufferers or their families to seek immediate help into treatment;• Strengthening the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program;• Sponsoring a naloxone distribution day where more than 6,000 kits were distributed across the state;• Connecting more than 1,300 municipal police departments and other agencies to share data about overdoses; and most recently• Issuing a supportive statement for Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies producing opioids.Learn more about the governor’s and his administration’s efforts to keep fighting this epidemic. Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Provide Progress on Opioid Epidemic Battle, Receive Overdose Reversal Medication Training SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 22, 2019
The trash generated by the average American household jumps by 25 percent during the holidays. ( Photo: earl53/morguefile.)INDIANAPOLIS – The end-of-year holidays aren’t just a time filled with more cheer, but also are a time filled with more trash – although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum.Dan Goldblatt, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Environmental Health, said the best way to cut down on the garbage generated is through what’s known as “pre-cycling,” and thinking ahead before you purchase a gift.“Look to see if it’s made from material that has been recycled, and you can also see if it is recyclable,” he said. “You can also look at the packaging and find out if that is made of material that can be recycled, as well.”Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Goldblatt said, the average household produces about 25 percent more waste than normal.When it comes to wrapping paper and greeting cards, Goldblatt said much of it can be recycled. If new electronics are on the gift list, he advised planning ahead for what to do with the old ones. By Indiana law, any retailer that sells electronics is required to accept them for recycling.“So, your Best Buys, Home Depot, Walmart, Target – all those places are going to accept old electronics for recycling,” he said. “We do encourage people to keep those out of the landfill and to get those recycled.”For those who have live Christmas trees, Goldblatt said many communities will have post-holiday recycling programs for their disposal.“They will come by and take your tree and turn that into mulch,” he said. “Some trees can be sunk into lakes and used for fish habitat, and some communities will even recycle the tree and use it in parks.”Old garlands should be donated or go into the trash, not the recycling bin, he said, and the same is true for strands of Christmas lights.Mary Kuhlman
Press Association Reds boss Brendan Rodgers’ former side were a shadow of themselves – distracted by Sunday’s Capital One Cup final at Wembley – as they were dispatched 5-0 at Anfield. The home side need goals on Thursday to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Zenit St Petersburg in order to reach the last 16 in Europe. And having suffered back-to-back defeats, including a home loss to West Brom last Monday, Lucas thinks the goal rush provided the perfect antidote to a disappointing few days. “We started the week thinking it could be a really good week for us,” said the Brazil midfielder. Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva believes the morale-boosting demolition of Swansea was the ideal preparation for their Europa League tie later this week. He added: “But we had the defeat to West Brom and then the Europa League loss but we have finished the week off in a positive way by scoring five goals and keeping a clean sheet. “We know we still have to improve a lot but this victory will give us confidence going into Thursday to try to get through against Zenit. With the way we played over there, we created a lot of chances, if we do that again and take them then we’ll have a great chance of getting through to the next stage.” Captain Steven Gerrard’s 34th-minute penalty provided the crucial breakthrough, succeeding from the same spot from which he had failed against West Brom. Lucas felt they had learned from the chastening Baggies experience, when they dominated but conceded twice in the last nine minutes. “Unfortunately we couldn’t score early but we kept going then towards the end of the first half we got the penalty. The second half we started really brightly and getting the second goal so quickly (after just 16 seconds) was very important and after that we just needed to make sure we controlled the game.” Inconsistency has dogged Liverpool for well over a year, preceding the reign of Rodgers who left Swansea to take over from Kenny Dalglish in the summer. “It’s difficult to explain. As players you get frustrated a lot of times as well,” added Lucas. “When you think we are starting to get some good momentum we have a defeat and a setback. “But there is still time to get that consistency. Our league position is not great (seventh, nine points off the top four having played one match more) but we must keep fighting and see what happens. If we can get that consistency then we can finish this season on a high.”
New Delhi: Veteran India batsman Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka on Monday welcomed a new member in their family. The couple has become parents for the second time as they were blessed with a baby boy, Rio.“The beginning of all things – wonder, hope, possibilities and a better world! We are proud to welcome our son & Gracia’s little brother – Rio Raina. May he flows beyond boundaries, bringing peace, renewal & prosperity to everyone’s life,” Raina said in a tweet posting a picture of his new born baby.Their daughter Gracia was born in May 2016.Raina’s Indian Premier League franchise, Chennai Super Kings, also welcomed the news with a tweet saying: “Hello Rio.”The left-handed batsman is the second highest run-getter in the IPL behind India captain Virat Kohli with 5,368 runs in his kitty from 193 matches.“It’s very important that we understand the need of social isolation to break the chain, don’t spread information from unreliable sources, don’t ignore the health advisories & for sure follow the hygiene measures.#coronavirus” he tweeted. IANSAlso read: Suresh Raina warns against spreading misinformation on COVID-19Also Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measures
British number two Kyle Edmund also progressed after beating Renzo Olivo 7-5 6-3 6-1.The 22-year-old Yorkshireman will next play South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who beat Australian Nick Kyrgios 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-2.Del Potro, seeded 29th after his own injury struggles, went through when his opponent Nicolas Almagro retired at one set all.Asked about facing former US Open champion Del Potro as early as the third round, Murray said: “It’s a tough match. In my opinion he’s one of the best players in the world.Murray needed three hours and 34 minutes to see off Klizan, the world number 50, and claim his second four-set win of the week.The Scot, 30, could again be heard to complain he was struggling with his movement, but once again his form improved as the match wore on.“I’m playing way better than I was two weeks ago, and today’s match will have done me a lot of good,” said Murray.“Physically I pulled up well and felt good, so I will gain a lot of confidence from that. And also, I hit a lot of balls out there today, more than the first-round match.”Murray occasionally appeared frustrated with movement in the crowd in the early stages of the matchIt could have been a much quicker afternoon on the Suzanne Lenglen Court had Murray completed a comeback from a break down in the first set.Having weathered the expected early storm from his big-hitting opponent, Murray drew level at 5-5 only to play a poor tie-break and fall a set behind.Klizan, 27, began the match with his left calf heavily strapped and it was no surprise that his level dropped in the second set.Murray raced through seven straight games and when he made it 11 out of 13 to take a two-sets-to-one lead, there looked no way back for the Czech.He was offered a lifeline early in the fourth thanks to a wayward Murray forehand and made it through to 5-3, only to fail once again when trying to serve out the set.Klizan was broken for the sixth time when he framed a smash over the baseline and, despite brilliantly saving one match point, saw his challenge end in another tie-break.Murray lunged to his right to send a superb volley past the Slovakian on the second match point.“Consistency is definitely what I’m looking for,” Murray told BBC Sport.“I felt a little bit more in control of the first-round match than I did today. At times today I played some very solid stuff.“The most positive things for me are physically I felt good after a pretty long match in tough conditions, and also I made some quite significant changes during the match to my tactics.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World number one Andy Murray came from a set down to beat unseeded Slovakian Martin Klizan in the French Open second round.The Briton won 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3) and goes on to face Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.It was Murray’s 18th win of a season that has been interrupted by illness and injury.
Published on March 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm Comments No. 1 seed Syracuse’s (19-15, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) season ended as fifth-seeded Mississippi (22-13, 10-8 Southeastern) defeated the Orange, 85-80, in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Our beat writers, Connor Grossman and Paul Schwedelson discuss the loss, Boeheim’s infamous preseason proclamation and recap the season. Facebook Twitter Google+