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Services look for a rebound

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp KCS-content center_img PROSPECTS for economic recovery in 2011 will be clearer this week, when official data is released on the UK’s largest sector.The index of services fell 0.6 per cent in the final month of last year, yet is expected to rebound in 2011.January’s data is released on Wednesday, by the Office for National Statistics.Severe winter conditions were partly responsible for the knock to Demember’s figures, although services are failing to bounce back as strongly as many hoped.“We are seeing manufacturing grow very strongly, at some record rates, whereas services are struggling,” said Chris Williamson of Markit.Markit’s purchasing managers’ index hit an eight-month high of 54.5 for the services industry in January, as it sprung back from the December decline. However, growth (represented by all figures over 50 in the index) slipped to 52.6 in February, reflecting ongoing weakness in services.Growth in manufacturing, meanwhile, hit a 20-year high in January and continued to thrive into February, according to the PMIs.“Domestic consumer spending still accounts for 65 per cent of GDP, so weak domestic demand hits a lot of areas,” Williamson said. While much of the services industry can turn to expanding demand for exports, the rebalancing of the UK won’t be strong enough to push the whole sector forward, Williamson said.In December, hotels and restaurants saw output plummet by an annualised rate of 5.4 per cent. Business and finance, less affected by the weather and domestic demand, slipped just 0.8 per cent. Tags: NULL Sunday 27 March 2011 11:41 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Services look for a rebound last_img read more

Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgTruworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

“Split” held captive by poor execution

first_imgFacebook Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) This image released by Universal Pictures shows James McAvoy in a scene from, “Split.” (Universal Pictures via AP) TCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) Previous articleTCU Baseball lands top spot in USA Today preseason pollNext articleTCU VGP (Ep. 15 – Nintendo Switch, Scorpio and more) Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin + posts ReddIt Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Twitter printTorn between good ideas and questionable choices, “Split” takes a unique horror idea and delivers a dragging thriller in its place.The latest from director M. Night Shyamalan, the movie follows three teenage girls as they try to escape from the hands of Kevin (James McAvoy) and his 23 personalities before the arrival of a beastly 24th personality occurs.One of the biggest issues with “Split” comes from how average the plot itself is. While an interesting premise, the film does little to expand upon the basics. There are a some really unique ideas and concepts that are never fully explored, and the film is constantly weighed down by mediocre dialogue and some poor editing choices. Because of this, the film seems to drag a lot as it takes an unnecessarily long time to go from point A to B, and a weird final act ends up leaving much to be desired. This, combined with a blink-and-you-miss-it twist, makes the movie feel unsatisfying and leaves questions open for a potential sequel.James McAvoy’s strong performance as Kevin is easily the best part of the film. McAvoy does a good job making each of the character’s personalities seem unique and, to an extent, real. McAvoy does the best with what he has to work with, though this makes it feel that the film never needed someone of his caliber.On the other hand, the rest of the cast is completely forgettable. Anya Taylor-Joy takes the lead as protagonist Casey, but she often comes across as blank and never seems fully invested in the events of the film or the characters around her. Betty Buckley also stars as Kevin’s psychiatrist, though her and the other two girls, played by Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula, seem to be going through the motions more than anything else.This image released by Universal Pictures shows James McAvoy in a scene from, “Split.” (Universal Pictures via AP)This leads to the other problem “Split” faces, which is its character development. Kevin is by far the most interesting and developed character, but it’s solely due to the varying personalities and there’s never any growth that stems from it. Casey also has some development, but because of its awkward placement throughout the film, it makes it harder to really connect with her and understand her arc. Buckley’s Psychiatrist starts off interesting but never comes to be a character on her own, often serving as an extension of Kevin instead, and the other two girls are never anything more than names to faces.Visually, the film also comes across as average. Though there are some questionable shots that seemed out of place and some jarring editing choices, nothing really stands out.Combined, these issues make “Split” hard to recommend. Despite the unique premise, fans of horror or thriller movies won’t find much new to work with. Audiences that are fans of Shyamalan’s previous works or James McAvoy may find something interesting here, but the movie isn’t really worth seeing otherwise.Verdict:While not Shyamalan’s worst, “Split” never feels like a true return-to-form for the director and ends up becoming a mixture of interesting ideas with poor execution.4.5/10 Linkedin Chris Garcia ReddIt Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Facebook Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/last_img read more

Huntington Hospital Receives ‘Get With the Guidelines’ Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

first_img Community News Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Huntington Hospital Receives ‘Get With the Guidelines’ Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 2:18 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newscenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has awarded Huntington Hospital in Pasadena with its “Get With The Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines.Launched in 2001, “Get With The Guidelines” is the AHA/ASA’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, the program has touched the lives of more than nine million patients.In a statement, Huntington Hospital said it earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, schedule a follow-up, and other care transition interventions.“Huntington Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s ‘Get With The Guidelines’ stroke initiative,” said Dr. Arbi Ohanian, medical director of Huntington Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Program. “Our dedicated team delivers advanced stroke treatments quickly and safely to our patients – even through these incredibly challenging times.”Huntington Hospital also received AHA/ASA’s “Target: StrokeS Honor Roll” award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.Huntington Hospital additionally was also given the Association’s “Target: Type 2 Honor Roll” award, which recognizes hospitals that meet quality measures developed with more than 90 percent of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.AHA/ASA said Huntington Hospital has also met specific scientific guidelines as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.“We are pleased to recognize Huntington Hospital for their commitment to stroke care,” said Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, national chairperson of the AHA/ASA’s Quality Oversight Committee. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the “Get With The Guidelines” quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”According to the AHA/ASA, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Top of the News last_img read more

Warning issued after another border carjacking

first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – February 8, 2012 Previous articleDonegal man to walk to Dublin in protest against austerity measuresNext articleRow between Killybegs fishing reps rumbles on News Highland Pinterest People, particularly women, are being urged to take extra safety precautions in the wake of an increase in carjackings.That is the message from Derry City Cllr John Boyle who has condemned those responsible for robbing a woman in the car park of a retail store in the Buncrana Road area of Derry last evening.The public is now being warned to be alert when approaching their vehicle, to try and park in well-lit busy areas and to report any suspicious activity.Councillor Boyle says it was a shocking experience for the woman involved: Facebook Warning issued after another border carjacking Twitter Facebook Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also center_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Virtual Court System Unsatisfactory In Supreme Court; No Such Problems In Delhi High Court Next Door : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesVirtual Court System Unsatisfactory In Supreme Court; No Such Problems In Delhi High Court Next Door : Supreme Court Radhika Roy5 Jan 2021 8:47 AMShare This – x “Very difficult to continue with proceedings in the virtual courts in an appropriate manner”, stated the Supreme Court on Tuesday and directed the Secretary General to look into the issue of dissatisfactory working of the virtual hearings at the Apex Court. A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, while presiding over a matter, noted…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login “Very difficult to continue with proceedings in the virtual courts in an appropriate manner”, stated the Supreme Court on Tuesday and directed the Secretary General to look into the issue of dissatisfactory working of the virtual hearings at the Apex Court. A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, while presiding over a matter, noted with exasperation the failing connection of the virtual Court system. “We at the inception must note our exasperation at the inability of the virtual Court system to work satisfactorily in the Supreme Court while there is no such problems in the Delhi High Court next door!”, the Order records. The Delhi High Court, which is situated near the Supreme Court, uses the facilities of Cisco Webex to conduct virtual court proceedings and the Supreme Court uses Vidyo application for conducting the proceedings. The Order goes on to state that the even when there is a single person arguing, there is a resonance of voices and it is difficult to understand why the same is taking place. “We have been since yesterday trying to cope with the problem of disconnections, resonance of voices, even when there is single person arguing. It is difficult to understand this despite more licences stated to have been taken. The only voice we hear is the resonance of our own voices!” In light of the above, expressing that it has become difficult to conduct proceedings in the virtual courts in an appropriate manner, the Top Court has directed the Secretary General to look into the issue. Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

News story: The armed forces pay tribute to those who fought at the Battle of Amiens a century ago

first_imgThe Battle of Amiens was a major engagement in the First World War. The battle heralded the Hundred Days Offensive, a string of allied successes on the Western Front which led to the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918.More than 19,000 allied soldiers were killed or injured in the 3 day battle as the First World War approached its final chapter.The commemorative event at Amiens Cathedral was attended by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter. The event featured a Guard of Honour by The Royal Anglian Regiment and music by The Central Band of the Royal Air Force. The commemorative event at Amiens Cathedral was attended by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter. MOD Crown Copyright.The milestone is the final major commemoration event before the centenary of Armistice Day in November. Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster said: Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter said: It is an honour to be here on the anniversary of one of the most important battles in British history. This anniversary gives us a chance to reflect on the sacrifice and the achievements of British and Commonwealth troops and our allies who fought a century ago. The nations represented here today remain close allies, demonstrating that the legacy of our First World War partnerships continue in today’s armed forces.center_img The Battle of Amiens marked the beginning of the end of the First World War. It was a remarkable achievement over the course of the war to expand the military, moulding a new citizen-based force into a very accomplished fighting force, against a backdrop of rapid technological change. As I proudly stand in Amiens Cathedral, I shall be reflecting on the importance of allies and partners then and now, and the enduring requirement to experiment with new technology and tactics to determine how we can best employ it without waiting for the catalyst of war. But above all I shall reflect upon the fighting spirit and courage of those remarkable men and women who serve our country. The event held in France at Amiens Cathedral was organised by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and was held in partnership with allied governments. During the event, The Central Band of the Royal Air Force led a multinational band comprising musicians from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, France, Canada and Germany.last_img read more

University Honor Code outlines academic disciplinary procedures

first_imgNotre Dame’s Undergraduate Student Academic Code of Honor Handbook has 9,213 words. It spans 25 pages.The document, to an extent, is a guiding force in determining the current fates of the five Irish football players who have been withheld from practice and competition this season.Mary McGraw | The Observer Irish junior cornerback KeiVarae Russell, senior receiver DaVaris Daniels, senior defensive end Ishaq Williams, graduate student linebacker Kendall Moore and senior safety Eilar Hardy have been held out of practice and competition during the probe into “suspected academic dishonesty.”Notre Dame announced its investigation Aug. 15. The University said “evidence that students had submitted papers and homework that had been written for them by others” was initially suspected at the end of the summer session and referred to the compliance office in athletics July 29. Notre Dame said the Office of General Counsel then initiated “an immediate investigation.”Irish head coach Brian Kelly said Thursday evening he expects hearings to be wrapped up within the next 24 hours.In an attempt to better understand the ongoing process that has spanned — at least publicly — nearly 50 days, The Observer has highlighted certain aspects of the Honor Code.In an attempt to understand some notably vague areas of the Honor Code, The Observer reached out to University President Fr. John Jenkins and the Rev. Hugh Page Jr., Co-Chair of the University Code of Honor Committee, but they each separately declined interview requests.Who?The University Code of Honor Committee consists of 12 members — six students and six faculty members. Of the students, there is one representative each from the Colleges of Business, Engineering and Science and two students from either the College of Arts and Letters or the School of Architecture. There is also one student Co-Chair member.Colleges or schools may set up Honesty Committees at either the departmental or college level, and students must constitute the majority of a given committee’s members. The chair of a department or dean of a college requests students to “participate in investigating and determining responsibility” in Honor Code cases by serving on Honesty Committees.The department chair or college dean bears the responsibility for “publicizing the names of committee members,” either by posting them in the offices or on web sites.Students or faculty members reporting potential violations are instructed to submit reports “to the Honesty Committee of the department or college offering the course [in which the potential violation occurred].”The Honor Code does not stipulate which Honesty Committee should hear case(s) regarding potential violations that may have occurred in multiple courses spanning different departments or colleges.According to Notre Dame’s website, Russell is in the Mendoza College of Business, while Daniels, Williams and Hardy are in the College of Arts and Letters. Moore, who is currently enrolled in graduate courses, graduated in May from the College of Arts and Letters.When?The Honor Code does not stipulate in what time frame students should be notified of “guilty” decisions.The Honor Code states, “if the committee decides a student is responsible for a major or minor offense and assigns a penalty, the chair of the Honesty Committee notifies the student in writing of the committee’s decision and of the penalty.”Students wishing to appeal decisions of major or minor offenses must do so within seven days of the notification of the decision.If the committee finds the evidence does not support a finding that a violation occurred, the chair of the committee notifies the student of the decision.“The notification should, if possible, be sent within one week of the hearing,” the Honor Code states.Tags: academic investigation, Code of Honor Committee, DaVaris Daniels, Eilar Hardy, Honor Code, Ishaq Williams, KeiVarae Russell, Kendall Moorelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s changes excused absence policy for March for Life attendees

first_imgA policy change that took effect on Sep. 27 now allows College students who attend the March for Life, a peaceful demonstration that takes place in Washington D.C. in protest of the legalization of abortion in the Roe v. Wade case, to have excused absences.Approval for the policy change was due to a Saint Mary’s senior, Katherine Dunn, religious studies major and president of Belles for Life, and her proposal. In the past, Susan Vanek, associate dean for advising and director of first year studies at Saint Mary’s, has sent out an email to faculty asking them not to penalize students for missing class for the March for Life, Dunn said. However, this has not stopped students from being penalized. “Students have experienced penalties through judgment by professors, attendance markdowns or other sly penalties, especially STEM majors,” Dunn said. “Therefore, we found that it’s necessary to officially excuse absences for the trip.” Jana Zuniga, a studio art major in the class of 2016, along with other passionate students, formed a petition in the 2015–2016 school year in order to try to get the policy changed. This is a method that many other students have tried in the past, Zuniga said. The reason Zuniga wanted to try again, she said, was because of her friends who have not had the ability to attend the march. “I had some friends who were nursing majors and they always talked about wanting to be able to go,” Zuniga said. “They wouldn’t be able to go because they would be penalized academically because of their clinical schedules.”She clarified that this is not only an issue for nursing majors, but all students who have classes that have attendance expectations.“I thought that the policy should be changed because it could be a very simple but public display of Saint Mary’s advocating for such a huge issue of injustice in our society,” Zuniga said. “Saint Mary’s of all colleges should be encouraging their students to take a stand on this particular issue.” Notre Dame Right to Life president, Sarah Drumm, who is a senior computer science major, said she has always been confused by Saint Mary’s policy because of how supportive Notre Dame is. “The University, for as long as I can remember, has been incredibly willing to work with us to support the March for Life,” Drumm said. “Even with the large number of students that go, they provide excused absences for all of the Notre Dame students.”Notre Dame provides excused absence request forms for students to fill out and turn in to the Office of Community Standards. According to Drumm, the office sets up specific times students can come to make the process even smoother. Drumm describes it as a “painless process.” “We always tell students at the March for Life information meeting that attending won’t be an issue academically, except if they go to Saint Mary’s,” she said. “I’ve never had a clear understanding of their policy or why they do what they do. That always felt a little unsettling to me.”This policy has been a frustrating topic of discussion among students for years, Dunn said. She feels the College, as a Catholic institution, should support students standing up for their Catholic beliefs. “I felt like I was always fighting administration,” she said. “In the past, we know Notre Dame students were granted excused absences and it’s an important enough event that we thought we should get excused absences as well.”Dunn said there was word of another petition going around both last school year and this school year, but she did not want to take that approach due to the failure of past petitions. “I’ve witnessed petitions go through to try to get excused absences, but none of those have ever worked,” Dunn said. “I knew we needed to approach this a different way.”Instead, Dunn put together a proposal for why she thought Saint Mary’s has an obligation to permit excused absences for students to attend the March for Life. Dunn began by bringing her proposal to Vanek who, according to Dunn, thanked her for bringing the proposal early in the school year, which was something students in the past had not done. Previously, Dunn said, students would present petitions closer to when they would go to the March for Life in January. Vanek then passed her proposal on to the Academic Standards Committee. According to the Saint Mary’s website, the committee meets to determine education policies and regulations. It consists of the dean of faculty, the senior academic advisor, the associate dean for advising, the vice president for enrollment management, the vice president for student affairs, six faculty members and two students. Dunn’s proposal ended up being a three page document filled with reasons for why students should be able to have excused absences. “I wrote it on behalf of all pro-life Saint Mary’s students and alumnae,” she said. “They provide monetary support for us, and it wouldn’t be possible without them.”One of the main points Dunn touched on was the fact that the College is focusing on the core value of justice this year. Saint Mary’s has four core values: learning, community, faith and justice. Each school year, Saint Mary’s focuses on a different core value so that students are able to have a significant experience with each one, Dunn said.“We advocate social action and practice principles of justice and compassion,” Dunn said. “The value of justice challenges us to reaffirm our commitment to overcome prejudice and change systems that oppress. Justice also challenges the College to continue to develop programs which affirm human dignity in the workplace. It invites us to make an active commitment to diversity.”Dunn said there is no better way for Saint Mary’s to support this core value than to outwardly support students who want to participate in an event centered on social justice. Last year, over 100 students from Saint Mary’s attended the March for Life with approximately 600 Notre Dame students; that is 7 percent of the College attending the march without excused absences. President Jan Cervelli attended the march as well, which is something the Saint Mary’s president has not done in the past. “I extended another invitation for her this year as well,” Dunn said. “We loved having the support of our president with us on the March.” This year, Belles for Life is working more with Notre Dame Right to Life in an effort to bring a record number to students on the March. “The fact that absences will be excused on [Jan. 19] is a huge factor in getting more women to go on the trip,” Dunn said. “We want to bring a record number of students to the March in D.C., and we think we can do it.”Dunn announced the policy change at a Belles for Life meeting the day she found out. She said the member’s reactions were priceless. “Everyone was ecstatic and surprised,” she said. “I honestly didn’t think it was going to happen. Mother Mary is watching out for us — I don’t know why was I worried.”Zuniga said she was filled with pride for her alma mater when Dunn told her the news. “I was extremely proud of Katherine because I read her proposal and thought it was exceptional,” she said. “It was so well stated and articulate and I was very proud of seeing a change that took a lot of years of fighting for to actually happened. I am very excited and relieved for students.” Attending the March for Life is what inspired Zuniga to be a pro-life activist. Her passion has led her to her current job as a counselor at First Way, a pregnancy support center in Arizona.“I made the decision to become a more serious pro-life advocate after attending the March for Life my first year with Notre Dame,” Zuniga said. “That trip is what propelled me to what turned into 4 years of fighting for the pro-life movement and growing my passion.”Drumm said Notre Dame students have been given a sense of comfort knowing they are able to have excused absences. “It definitely makes things a lot easier for students to be able to work with professors and for professor to be OK with students missing class,” Drumm said. “I’ve never heard anyone say I couldn’t go on the March because my professor couldn’t work with me.”Dunn said she hopes that from now on, Saint Mary’s students will be filled with the same sense of comfort when they make the decision to attend the March for Life.Zuniga said she hopes all Saint Mary’s students who want to attend do attend the March this year. “I know Saint Mary’s already has a great presence for how small our school is,” Zuniga said. “I hope more students can participate and witness how many Americans unite together on this day for an issue that people are refusing to give up on.” Tags: March for Life, petition, Protests, saint mary’slast_img read more

Zahm House has twice the amount of coronavirus infections of any other dorm, all residents will be required to undergo testing

first_imgIn an email to Zahm House residents, vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding revealed the men’s residence hall has twice the amount of coronavirus infections of any other hall on campus. Residents will now be required to get surveillance tested by the end of the business day Friday. If not, students cannot attend Saturday’s football game.“I, other University leaders and your rector, Fr. Bill [Dailey], are all deeply concerned for your individual health and the health of our broader community,” she wrote. “Because of the increased number of cases in [Zahm], all eligible Zahm residents have received instructions for University surveillance testing over the past week.”Hoffmann Harding said those who have already tested positive or are in quarantine will be exempt from the mandated testing. While it is important for those who have been selected for testing normally to comply, she said it is especially important for Zahm House members in order to contain transmission.Residence hall members who have not already been tested will be scheduled at the testing center at Notre Dame Stadium on Friday during the morning or early evening time slots.According to the email, those who do not complete testing will be unable to attend the football game, and may also be “referred to the University’s conduct process.”Tags: coronavirus, surveillance testing, Zahm Houselast_img read more