CLC task forces deliver progress updates

first_imgAt the Campus Life Council (CLC) meeting Monday, student government members, rectors, professors and staff members from the Office of Student Affairs shared progress updates from CLC’s three task force committees. According to the Task Force Agenda for 2013-2014, the first committee works on safety and mental health, the second on community building and the third on holistic development. Student Body President Alex Coccia said the first task force continues to aid student government’s campaign for sexual assault prevention. Student government hosted a Student-Led Discussion about sexual assault on Nov. 20 in Coleman-Morse Center, Coccia said further plans to address sexual assault are in progress “We’re really going to make [sexual assault prevention] an issue campaign with door-to-door pledges.” he said. The task force hopes to work closely with freshmen and sophomores because “they will be influencing the freshmen and sophomores in future years,” Coccia said. Student Body Vice President Nancy Joyce said the second taskforce, is refinine interview questions for focus groups in residence halls where rector turnover has been most common. Joyce said the group wants to see “what is successful in transition and maintaining dorm community.” The group is also working with Campus Ministry to see how liturgical life correlates with a dorm’s sense of community, Joyce said. Sociology professor Rich Williams said the third task force is researching office hour trends among universities across the country. “Universities across the country complain that students don’t come to office hours,” Williams said. The task force will explore ways to encourage students to come to office hours more frequently in order to encourage student and teacher relationships, Williams said. Keenan Hall Rector Noel Terranova said faculty should conduct research and mentor students.  “The emphasis is being given to faculty for advancing research,” he said. “Advancing research isn’t mutually exclusive to relationships with students.” Anthropology professor Carolyn Nordstrom said Notre Dame is  founded on an egalitarian process of research and undergraduate relationships.” Contact Kyle Witzigman at [email protected]last_img read more

City held by plucky Black Cats

first_img Press Association Fernandinho attempted to redress the balance for City but skied an equally-good opening after Mannone had only managed to parry Aguero’s fierce strike. Aleksandar Kolarov struck wide after a stirring run down the left as the first half ended with City looking to have fended off Sunderland’s best thrust, and Poyet wondering what might have been. City’s malaise continued in the second half as Sunderland’s performance continued to impress. Negredo and Aguero had half chances before Pellegrini sent on Stevan Jovetic in place of the Argentinian. Jovetic looked impressive but could not add to City’s single goal and instead it was Sunderland who made the breakthrough. Poyet looked furious when Jack Colback failed to capitalise on a one-on-one chance by Hart, but that turned to delight when Emanuele Giaccherini burst down the felt and floated a beautiful cross for Wickham to thump home with glee. Edin Dzeko held his head after missing the target, then came a dream moment for Sunderland fans as Giaccherini broke from his home half, delivered an excellent pass to Wickham who did not break stride as he buried his shot past Hart. Humiliation was looming for City but in frenetic finish Nasri forced an equaliser – the ball trickling agonisingly over the line after Mannone had got his fingers to it. The Frenchman could have won it at the death too – but his shot went up in smoke and so too did City’s title hopes. If Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool had deeply wounded City’s chances then this frenetic 2-2 draw could prove the killer blow. As for Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, who came into this match on the back of a run that had seen the Black Cats lose five on the bounce, their survival hopes remain alive, if only just. Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a home draw by the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland. Manuel Pellegrini’s men, sorely missing the injured David Silva and Yaya Toure, are now six points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand. City had taken an early lead through Fernandinho, and had appeared to have held off Sunderland’s challenge until two fine goals by Connor Wickham in the second half threatened a real upset. Samir Nasri grabbed a point with a late equaliser but then missed a glorious chance for a winner as City’s hopes of making up lost ground faded. After playing their part to the full in Sunday’s thriller at Anfield, City looked content to settle for a dour, low-scoring win: the Liverpool match no doubt underlining that verve and elan may win you admirers, but not the title. When, however, Fernandinho fired them into the lead after just one minute and 54 seconds it seemed that had banished the pain of Sunday, yet City never really built on that early platform. It was a well-worked goal too, though it owed much to Lee Cattermole’s brain not having got into gear. The Sunderland midfielder was robbed by Alvaro Negredo who fed Sergio Aguero, and when the return pass came the Spanish striker stepped over the ball leaving Fernandinho free to plant his shot past Vito Mannone at the near post. The groans from the travelling Sunderland fans were almost audible, and their frustration grew as the visitors responded by forcing chance after chance only to see them go begging. John O’Shea was the leading culprit, putting two clear headers wide, while Fabio Borini dragged his shot wide of the far post when put through to face Joe Hart one-on-one. last_img read more

Mourinho hails Man Utd for silencing Anfield

first_img“We didn’t play as well as we could have played,” said the German, whose side host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in their next league game.“We started OK and immediately with their defending we weren’t brave anymore. We didn’t wait for the right pass.“They didn’t create chances, maybe two in the second half, and De Gea made two or three great saves, but in the end our performance was not what it should be. It is a first clean sheet, so yippee.“We weren’t calm enough. That is not the way we want to play, but I accept it. We got a point. There are worse things in the world.” “This is a point that stopped them winning three. Other candidates for the title have easier fixtures at the moment and it is important to keep close to them.“Our opportunity to get five wins in a row will come.”Despite seeing 65 percent of possession, Liverpool mustered only three attempts on target that saw Roberto Firmino, Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho denied by United goalkeeper David de Gea.But with his side just two points behind Manchester City and second-place Arsenal in the table, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tried to put things in perspective. “The reaction from their crowd was permanent disappointment. People expected us to come here and be really in trouble, which we were not.”He added: “If you analyse the game, you see the reason why we did it, playing (Ashley) Young and (Marouane) Fellaini.“We had control of the game. There were two amazing saves by David de Gea, it’s true, but they were out of context. Share on: WhatsApp Goalkeeper David de GeaLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised his team for subduing Anfield after they held in-form Liverpool to a dour 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Monday.United have won only one of their last five league games and remain seventh in the league, three points below fourth-place Liverpool and five points off leaders Manchester City.But having thwarted Liverpool’s ambitions of registering a sixth successive win, Mourinho hailed his side’s performance.“We controlled the game, not just tactically, but the emotion of the game,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“That was probably the quietest Anfield I had and I was expecting it to be the other way. I think was a positive performance.last_img read more

Asbury Park Easter Parade

first_imgEaster Sunday’s blue skies and warm temperatures attracted thousands of people decked in their Easter finery to the Asbury Park boardwalk. A photo essay by Scott LongfieldSunday, April 8, 2012 [nggallery id=38]last_img

Photo library: South Africa at work 13

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Workers in a Sasol plant. Sasol is South Africa’s petrochemicals giant, having pioneered the technology to produce oil, petrol and other chemicals from coal.Photo: Sasol » Download high-res image Workers in a Sasol plant. Sasol is South Africa’s petrochemicals giant, having pioneered the technology to produce oil, petrol and other chemicals from coal.Photo: Sasol » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Willem Nkosi, a worker on a pecan-nut farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Willem Nkosi, a worker on a pecan-nut farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Dairy farm in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Frans Mmolana (left) and Virginia Geco sort peanuts (groundnuts) on a farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Orange pickers check for ripe fruit on a farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Orange pickers check for ripe fruit on a farm in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Fiecher Makae tests the oranges before picking takes place on a farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res imageSOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 13: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

‘Man Utd need a Messi or Ronaldo to win CL’

first_imgManchester United ‘Man Utd need a Messi or Ronaldo’ – Superstar required for Champions League triumph, says Ferdinand Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 14:45 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(16) Ronaldo, Mourinho, Messi split Getty Manchester United UEFA Champions League CSKA Moskva v Manchester United CSKA Moskva Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo The former Red Devils defender sees Jose Mourinho’s side heading in the right direction, but wonders whether they have enough game-changing quality Manchester United will need a “superstar” in the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo mould if they are to win the Champions League, says Rio Ferdinand.The Red Devils have enjoyed a positive opening to their 2017-18 campaign at home and abroad.United 11/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Jose Mourinho’s side remain unbeaten in the Premier League, to sit joint-top of the table, and have collected maximum points from two group stage outings in Europe.They made light work of a tricky trip to CSKA Moscow in their latest continental fixture, as Anthony Martial inspired them to a 4-1 victory, but Ferdinand believes more game-changing quality will be required if United are to go all the way and challenge the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.The former Red Devils defender told BT Sport : “Power and speed has been brought into this Manchester United team but you need more than that to win the Champions League – you need a superstar in your team to be the go-to guy when things are tight.“If you look at the Real Madrid team that have won it in recent seasons they’ve had a Cristiano Ronaldo and lately Isco, or Barcelona had Lionel Messi and Neymar.Rio Ferdinand Manchester United Champions League superstar“You need a star player and Man United have got players that could become that, but we need to find out who that will be and if they can reach that level.“Winning the trophies Man United did last season is good experience for this squad and with the age of the players there’s plenty of potential there, but there are still steps to go.”Martial’s pace and Romelu Lukaku’s finishing helped United to a convincing victory in Russia on Wednesday.The former tormented CSKA for 70 minutes before being replaced, with his direct running creating opportunities for team-mates, while he also converted a first-half penalty.Lukaku, meanwhile, netted twice to stretch his remarkable record since joining United for £75 million over the summer, with the Belgian having now scored 10 times in just nine games.last_img read more