The student senate gathered Thursday evening to provide updates on planning for the spring semester and winter break and to swear in a new senator.Chief of staff, senior Aaron Benavides announced the Student Advisory Group for Campus Reopening convened Wednesday evening. The group met with University President Fr. John Jenkins to discuss his appearance at the White House for the announcement of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Benavides said the discussion focused on rebuilding trust with Jenkins following his release from isolation after his diagnosis of COVID-19. “We will be continuing conversations with him as we work to rebuild trust and get on the right path again with the administration,” Benavides said. The Student Advisory Group for Campus Reopening also met with vice president of the Graduate School Dr. Laura Carlson, vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs Fr. Hugh Page and provost Marie Lynn Miranda to discuss the possibility of amending the spring semester to provide a break for students and faculty and to receive updates regarding programming for winter break. Ryan Peters | The Observer Chief of staff, senior Aaron Benavides addresses the student senate Thursday. The meeting touched on updates regarding spring semester and the 10 week winter break.The advisory group sent out a survey Tuesday evening to gain student feedback about how to incorporate an academic reprieve into the spring schedule. Benavides said the group received over 800 responses to the survey in fewer than 24 hours.“We’re so happy to see people filling that out, and we are so grateful to get students’ perspectives on how difficult this semester has been,” he said.The survey feedback was sent to Miranda, who is hoping to finalize her plans for the schedule for next semester by the end of the month, according to Benavides.Benavides added that Page said the courses and programming that will be offered during the winter session are expected to be finalized and sent out by the end of the month.Following Benavides’ announcement, Rachel Ingal, senior student body president, announced that the Campus Life Council (CLC) held its first meeting Thursday morning. Ingal, who serves as chair of the CLC, said the council had a productive dialogue about student behavior and the need for an academic break in the spring.“We talked about weekend behavior and heard from the rector as to what they saw going on on campus and in the residence halls and … just how they think their residents are feeling. And [the rector was] taught from a student perspective as to kind of why we’re backsliding a little bit in terms of our behavior,” Ingal said.Ingal said the meeting served as a unique opportunity to provide updates from the student perspective directly to Student Affairs about the stress students are experiencing from a semester with no breaks. After the executive announcements, Dan Law took an oath of office to be instated as Dillion Hall senator. Law was sworn in following the resignation of senior Michael Dugan. (Editor’s Note: Dugan is a former News Writer and Systems Administrator at The Observer.) Dugan resigned following controversy surrounding a Letter to the Editor he and other Dillon officials submitted in September. Tags: Campus Life Council, campus reopening, Rose garden, student senate
His experience in the Senate defined his political outlook — one that prizes consensus, civility and bipartisanship as essential to at least some progress — and helps explain why he will enter the White House with great respect for Congress.Joe Biden has a mandate to be Joe Biden.After four years of President Trump in the White House, Mr. Biden promises, in many respects, a return to the past norms and traditions that have typically defined the office, whether that’s embracing the traditional role of serving as consoler in chief in times of tragedy or refusing to use Twitter to deliver messages to the American people. – Advertisement – Like President Bill Clinton, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is an empathetic extrovert with a sprawling network of friends. Like President George W. Bush, he respects American political traditions, and with President Barack Obama, he shares eight years of history, experiences and some Washington battle scars.But when Mr. Biden enters the White House in January, after four turbulent years of the Trump presidency and what is shaping up to be a chaotic transition period, he will bring with him his own set of instincts.- Advertisement – He can be loose with deadlines.At key points throughout the campaign, Mr. Biden wanted to take in as much information as possible and missed self-imposed deadlines on, for example, naming a running mate. Mr. Biden ultimately is decisive, his allies argue, saying that he is not the kind of person to second-guess or to walk back a promise once he has arrived at a deal in a negotiation. But on major political and personnel decisions, at least, he has demonstrated that he cannot be rushed.He’s a man of the Senate at heart.- Advertisement – He has honed the ways he operates in Washington over 36 years as a senator and eight years as vice president. Based on his actions and attitudes throughout his most recent 18 months as a presidential candidate, here are four key elements of how Mr. Biden may approach governing come January, 48 years after he first arrived in Washington.He consults experts, elected officials and his inner circle.Mr. Biden relied this year on a blend of expert opinion and conversations with elected officials across the country as he formulated his plans to confront the extraordinary public health and economic crises at hand. – Advertisement –
Kiffin tweeted out the photo-shopped image Saturday night and included @ConferenceUSA about 24 hours after FAU lost 36-31 to Marshall at home. Go to our website to see the hilarious photo. Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin was fined $5,000 and reprimanded by Conference USA for criticizing the officiating in the Owls’ Friday game by positing on Twitter a photo of blind officials, using canes and being led around by seeing eye [email protected] pic.twitter.com/C1B3GT9ODz— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) October 20, 2019
The Ghana Rugby Family has embarked on a programme to reach out to potential sponsors to help with the development of the game of Rugby in general, especially with the development of grassroots and youth rugby.According to the President of Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Mr. Herbert Mensah, this is a decisive act by the Board following the first ever Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Forum held on 29 August 2014 in Accra to put together ‘Blueprint Project Teams’ to implement the strategies and plans for Ghana Rugby.“One aspect that is high on the agenda of the Board is the issue of funding of plans and programmes in the light of the bank balance of GHS 224 that the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) inherited on 5 June,” Mr. Mensah said.Mr. Sidney Yankson, recently appointed Director of Fundraising for Ghana Rugby, has issued a letter which will form the basis to discuss the areas of participation by sponsors as well as to highlight the benefits to potential sponsors.He also urged interested sponsors to contact the Ghana RFU via its website or by email at [email protected] to arrange for a meeting to discuss the way forward.Model of the letter is published below Invitation to Sponsor Ghana RugbyFollowing our recent discussions herewith a short overview of the opportunities to sponsor Ghana Rugby and enjoy the benefits of wide media exposure and of creating goodwill for your brand.About Ghana RugbyThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) was established in 2003 and on 5 June 2014 a Delegates Congress elected a new Board under leadership of Mr. Herbert Mensah, former Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC.First on the agenda of the new Board was to undertake an assessment of the state of Rugby in Ghana and after consultations with all Rugby stakeholders a Blueprint for Ghana Rugby was presented to the first ever Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Forum on 29 August 2014. Ghana Rugby BlueprintThe Blueprint sets out an ambitious programme with the first objective being to take Ghana Rugby to be accepted as Full Member of the IRB (International Rugby Board) in 2015. This will also ensure further exposure on an international level and Ghana Rugby intends to enter teams for such coveted events as the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games, not to talk about participation in the many IRB tournaments.Sponsorship OpportunitiesAs with all sports globally Ghana Rugby is very much dependent on corporate sponsorships to fund its activities and programmes. Areas of participation include the following:Main Sponsor – This will entail the sponsorship of the Ghana National senior and junior teams, the Ghana Eagles and Eaglets respectively, including the development, management and various international tournaments and matches. Ghana Rugby Club League – The annual Club League involves 12 teams competing in two pools and playing 63 matches that culminates in a semi-final and final.Ghana 7s Tournament – The 7s tournament spans over three days and will include men, women and school teams competing for the respective cups.Grassroots Development – The future of Ghana Rugby lies without doubt in the grassroots development programmes in schools and the Ghana Rugby Blueprint provides for an extensive roll out of development programmes that will also include inter-school tournaments.Women Rugby – An opportunity also exist to support the development of women rugby that will also include women tournaments.Sponsorship Benefits Ghana Rugby places a high emphasis on ensuring maximum benefits for its partners and sponsors and believe in consultation with the marketing departments or agencies of sponsors to, besides for traditional exposure, create innovative projects that will stretch the brand experience.Brand Exposure – Through professional media and public relations programmes your brand is assured of wide media exposure in TV, print, radio, online media as well as through extensive acknowledgement on the Ghana Rugby website and various other online and social media. In addition you can use the association with Ghana Rugby in your own marketing programmes.Goodwill – As Ghana Rugby by its nature is involved in youth development your brand will generate enormous goodwill amongst Ghanaians over a wide front.Corporate Involvement – Your brand will have the opportunity to involve Ghana Rugby and teams or players in corporate events including pre- or post-match events.We look forward to meet with you to discuss your involvement with Ghana Rugby and to clarify any further questions you may have. You will also find valuable information on our website at http://ghanarugby.org.