Senate discusses future of COVID-19 response financial account

first_imgAt its weekly meeting Thursday, Notre Dame’s student senate focused on questions related to an account created last year which set aside approximately $200,000 of unused Student Union funds when the spring semester was cut short due to COVID-19.Senate order 2021-02, which created the COVID-19 Response Financial Account, stated that when student activities returned this semester, the senate would decide exactly how the money should be used.Senior Grace Stephenson, chairwoman of the Financial Management Board (FMB), joined the senate to give a presentation on the account and deliver the FMB’s advice on how to handle the unusual fund.“The intent with passing this order was to say we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future … We’re going to set [the money] aside so we can be intentional,” she said.The FMB suggested the senate move to set aside $10,000 of the COVID-19 Response Financial Account to be used for allocation to organizations for the remaining three months of the allocation period. In this plan, the remaining money would be withheld until the winter reallocation process. This would allow the FMB to gather more information on the 2021-2022 fiscal year and better evaluate future needs.Stephenson said the FMB still has some hesitations about the language of the order. Key among these concerns is that sales for The Shirt are down this year which will decrease future funding.The motion to go forward with the FMB’s plan will be voted on at next week’s senate meeting on Sept. 10.Outside of the COVID-19 Response Financial Account, the senate briefly discussed a few other pertinent topics.Senior and student body vice president Sarah Galbenski commended the student advocacy by the Notre Dame Strike for Black Lives.“Born out of this movement we’re going to have a racial justice working group, this Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4-5 p.m.,” she said.Following this announcement, senior and chief of staff Aaron Benavides gave an update on campus dining.“Campus Dining is really at the mercy of the state of Indiana right now in dealing with all the health and safety guidelines that the state is putting out,” he said.Galbenski also detailed the actions of the faculty senate recently, specifically referring to two movements. The first presented was a motion to aid in student mental health through professor flexibility, and the second was to create a partnership between the group of Black student leaders working with the Division of Student Affairs and a task force related to academic affairs and curriculum.Senior and student body president Rachel Ingal discussed the off-campus town hall Wednesday. She also provided an update on her and Galbenski’s presidential initiative, the inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum.“The vision is that this will be a monthly series, and the student body will be able to tune in and listen to different diverse sets of speakers,” Ingal said.After these announcements, Galbenski led the oath of office for four newly elected members, sophomores Albertina Estrada Martinez and Theresa Salazar, junior Bianca Burnett and senior Blake Johnson. By taking the oath, they became official senators. These new senators will join the current senators in next week’s vote on the COVID-19 Response Financial Account and FMB proposal.Tags: COVID-19 Response Financial Account, Senatelast_img read more

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Current, former Badgers gain valuable experience with Four Nations Cup

first_imgWith an off-weekend for most of the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, it has been an enjoyable past few days for head coach Mark Johnson and his players. While the team is still working hard, practice pace is a little slower, more jokes fly around, players flash smiles on the ice and a general easiness surrounds LaBahn Arena.However, almost 2,000 miles away, select Badgers are playing their absolute hardest for their respective countries as the 2014 Four Nations Cup gets underway. Wednesday night, the United States took on Canada, with five players representing University of Wisconsin. Among the Badgers taking part in the tournament are senior captain Blayre Turnbull and freshman Emily Clark, playing for Canada, along with freshman forward Annie Pankowski, playing for the United States.These players find themselves teammates for most of the year, but will face off against each other in a border battle that always breeds fierce competition. The United States-Canada rivalry has grown extremely fierce in recent years on both the men’s and women’s sides. Canada has bested the United States in the past two Olympic women’s hockey finals, and many American players feel the need to finally win on the international stage. Former Badgers Hilary Knight, Alex Rigsby and Brianna Decker will lead the United States in the tournament.Despite the intensity this rivalry brings, Johnson is not worried that the competition will cause any divide amongst Badgers of Canadian and American heritage.“[The Canadian and American players] have been in camps together, or on the same team, whether they were growing up or at respective colleges like here,” Johnson said. “Once the puck drops and Canada is playing the United States, Clark and Pankowski are going to do things to help their respective teams and if they bump into each other, that’s just part of hockey. When the game is over and they’re flying back they’re teammates again, friends again.”Johnson touched on the strong bond his players have, which he believes a national team game can’t break. Instead of worrying about possible tensions that could arise from such a fierce rivalry, Johnson created a program in which no such rivalry can break the camaraderie. He has no reason to worry, and instead commends his players for their hard work and skills.“That’s the fun part of competing at this level,” Johnson said. “You have the chance to play for your country and, uniquely, you get a chance to play against one of your teammates, and it is quite an experience.”Regardless of whichever nation finds victory, the Badgers can only benefit from sending players to compete at the international level. Which could be just the spark the team needs after a slightly disappointing series this past weekend at North Dakota.The Badgers tied 3-3 against UND last Friday and squeaked out a 3-2 win Saturday to finish the series. Leading goal-scorer Brittany Ammerman tallied her fifth and sixth goals of the season and Sarah Nurse scored twice. While many offensive leaders are playing well, one statistic stands out among the rest.The Badgers outshot UND 40-21 Friday and 31-17 Saturday, prompting one to question why each game ended so closely when the Badgers heavily outshot their opponents. As Johnson pointed out, there is a very rational conclusion. With Pankowski, Clark and Turnbull all missing due to the Four Nations Cup, the Badgers were missing some major points and morale leaders on the ice, showing just how invaluable they are to the team.Another point to be taken away, as Johnson explained, is the added depth the Badgers have this year.“Under the circumstances, I thought we played very well,” Johnson said. “We were missing three of our top forwards on Friday, four on Saturday, so we had a gutty effort and came away with a tie and a win. I was very pleased.”The Badgers depth was on display against No. 1o North Dakota, which could mean big things for Wisconsin as the season progresses. When Turnbull, Pankowski and Clark return to Madison with their invaluable experience, Wisconsin’s depth will only increase. The offensive production should follow closely behind.last_img read more

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MALIN RECORD EXCELLENT WIN OVER NAOMH COLMCILLE IN TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP

first_imgTOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP                                                                                                               Malin 0-14 Naomh Colmcille 1-09                                                                                      Malin continued the preparations for the new season with another victory in the Tom Farren Memorial Cup played in a bitterly cold but dry Connolly Park on Saturday evening. Jason Doherty had Malin ahead from the off when he turned sharply before slotting over from 30 yards. Paul Friel from Naomh Colmcille had the earliest of early baths when he was black carded on two minutes. Daniel Clarke got on the scoresheet for the vistors with a free from a tight angle before Jason Doherty drilled over the bar for Malin. Stephen Gallagher goaled on seven minutes for the men from Newtown after his rasping shot was saved but managed to trickle towards the line where Michael Lynch was on hand to punch in, and while there may be debate whoever had the last touch, the green flag was raised as Naomh Colmcille pushed ahead. They extended their lead with a Lynch 45’ and a Conor Grant point. Malin stayed in touch with an Anthony Kelly free midway through the half. Gerard Curran pointed an awkward looking score maybe off his weaker foot to keep the visitors four ahead. Kieron McColgan then swung over a good point for Malin after good work from the hard working Christopher McLaughlin. Paul McLaughlin salvaged a point after Jason Doherty’s goal effort had been saved and after the ball came back to the 13’. Daniel Clarke had the last say of the half when he tapped over a free to leave the half-time score Malin 0-05 Naomh Colmcille 1-05. Michael Devine opened the scoring after the break with a lovely score off the outside of his boot from out on the right after Conor Grant had done well to tee him up. Malin then managed to come from four behind to level with Anthony Kelly hitting over four frees, two of them won by Paul McLaughlin and two won by substitute John Gerard McDermott. Ryan McErlane then scored an impressive point for Naomh Colmcille after a good run from midfield. Darren McLarkey replied for the hosts when he scored a nice point with a left footed effort from the centre 30 yards out. Kelly, the joint manager along with Terence Coulhoun, then put Malin ahead with another free, this time from distance, well outside the 45’. Clarke responded with a free of his own shortly after when McErlane had been fouled. Kelly scored his seventh of the day from around the ‘D’ after the ball was adjudged to have been touched on the ground. Paul McLaughlin extended that lead shortly after, when seemingly out of options, he decided to try his luck from range and his driven effort crept over the bar. John Gerard McDermott followed up this good score with another when he managed to find space on the left and drove over with his right. Michael Devine showed again his impressive free taking from the ground with another long range free to pull one back but the final whistle went and Malin led 0-14 Naomh Colmcille 1-09.                               Malin Team and scorers: Sean O’Donnell, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne, Kieron McColgan (0-01), Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin (0-02), Anthony Kelly (0-07), Dan McDaid, Darren McLarkey (0-01), Jason Doherty (0-02), Seamus Doherty, Danny McCarron, Christopher Doherty and Christopher McLaughlin. Subs used Jonathan McLaughlin for Christopher Doherty (35 mins),Thomas McLaughlin for Conor Byrne (40 mins), John Gerard McDermott (0-01)for Danny McCarron (40 mins).                       Naomh Colmcille Team and scorers: Gary McDaid, Eddie Gillespe, Alex Devenney, Ryan Dowds, Gerard Curran (0-01), Paul Friel, Oran Hilley, Ryan McErlane (0-01), Michael Devine (0-03), Mark Dowds, Joe Donaghey, Michael Friel, Daniel Clarke (0-03), Conor Friel (0-01) and William Gillespe. Sub used Stephen Gallagher (1-00)for Paul Friel (2 mins –Black Card).Fun Quiz & Donkey Dung Draw There will be a Fun Quiz upstairs in the Clubhouse on Friday 11th of March at 9.00pm. Quizmaster Ali Farren will test our general knowledge. Only €5 entry per person and Tables of 4. The Donkey Dung Draw will also take place that evening, with one lucky person in with a chance of winning the top prize of €1,000. MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                                      The Annual collection of membership renewal for 2016 takes place in the clubhouse on Sat 12th March from 3pm – 5pm and on Sunday 13th March from 11am -1pm. The Annual subscription fees for 2016 are as follows: Club membership: €20, Non playing Child: €2, Introductory membership for club and gym for existing club members: €120, Minors + Gym:   €80, Minors no gym: €50, All current fobs will be deactivated from next weekend and re activated on payment of membership. Club membership DOES NOT Guarantee anyone a Donegal Match ticket, But NO Membership guarantees NO ticket.GAMES NIGHT IN IRISH                                                                                                      Beidh ‘Oíche Cluichí’, do pháistí idir 6 agus 10 bliana d’aois, ar siúl thuas staighre san halla GAA, ar Luain an 7ú, 14ú agus an 21ú de mhí Márta, idir a 6 agus a 7 a chlog, (uair amháin). Luach isteach, €1. Beimid ag imirt cluichí mar Ludo, Bingo, Nathair agus Dréimirí, Liathróid Spraoi agus cuid eile, agus ag caint i nGaeilge don uair sin. Beidh seans ag páistí caint i nGaeilge le páistí eile, agus ag an am chéanna, beidh spraoi acu. Tá teorainn ar na háiteanna, dá bhrí sin, má tá suim agat teacht, cuir text le d’ainm agus aois, chuig Winnie, ar 0863428385, nó Maura, ar 0879031863, go luath.There will be a ‘Games Night’, as Gaeilge, for children between the ages of 6 and 10, upstairs in the clubhouse on Mondays, 7th, 14th and 21st of March between 6 and 7 o’clock, (one hour). Admission is €1. We will play games such as Ludo, Bingo, Snakes and Ladders, Liathróid Spraoi and other games, during that hour, we will speak in Irish. Children will have an opportunity to speak in Irish with other children and at the same time, have fun. There is a limited number of places, therefore, if you would like to come along, send a text with your name and age to Winnie, on 0863428385 or Maura on 0879031863, asap. HEALTH AND WELLBEING INFORMATION NIGHTS                                                           The club are running two evenings as part of the Health and Wellbeing of all club members on Wednesday the 9th of March and on Wednesday the 23rd of March. The first information night will be on Mental health and will be delivered by Jigsaw Ireland ( Donegal Branch ). They will give a talk on Wed 9th March at 7.30pm  for approx 50 minutes with Q&A and tea after. The second  night will be on Sports medicine and Nutrition. It will be delivered Dr Frank Fogarty – G.P. with special interest in Sports Medicine and Brigid Doherty (Owen) Community Nutritioniost / Dietician on Wed 23rd March at 8.00pm,  approx an hour and a half inclusively with Q&A  and tea after. The talk would be very beneficial to all our senior and underage players along with their parents and is open to all club members and all members of the community so please feel free to come along on both evenings. There will be no charge for these two very worthwhile events.BIG BREAKFAST                                                                                                                The Annual Big Breakfast takes place on St Patrick’s Day Thursday 17th of March from 9.30am to 2.00pm upstairs in our Clubhouse. A great way to start the day before the parades and at only €5 for adults and €3 for children.UNDERAGE                                                                                                                      Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am                     Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm                                         Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pm                              Under 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pm Under 14 boys training is on every Saturday from  4.30pm – 6:00pm                                Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.30pm to 6.00pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pm                                                                                                                  Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm         Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm                                 Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pmThe minor boys lost out against a strong Naomh Padraig side in Muff last Sunday, they play away next Sunday 13th March to Carndonagh.LOTTO                                                                                                                                There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1250. The numbers drawn were 4-1-5-6-3-2-7. The €50 winner was Henry McCloskey, Drumcarbit, Malin and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Bronagh McCarron, Drumcarbit, Malin. Next week’s jackpot is €1300.INDOOR SPORTS HALL AND FUNCTION ROOM BOOKINGS                            Anyone looking to book the indoor sports hall or the upstairs function & meeting rooms for any activities, classes or meetings are asked to contatct Susan Byrne on 0749370638 or 0867832242. The upstairs function room is an ideal venue for private parties with full kitchen, stage, toilet and bar facilities.SHOP                                                                                                                                      The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise. MALIN RECORD EXCELLENT WIN OVER NAOMH COLMCILLE IN TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

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