In a February interview with The Observer, now-student body president Lauren Vidal said the top priority for her and vice president Matthew Devine, both seniors, was to promote service both on campus and in the community.“We really have this idea of service, and although we understand that’s a broad term, we really [prioritize] service to our peers and to our community as a whole,” she said in the interview. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Huth Student Government sponsored Quad Markets on Oct. 10 on North Quad. Local vendors sold goods ranging from accessories to produce.Now, 10 months into their term leading Notre Dame’s student government, Vidal and Devine have narrowed their service focus while also expanding their vision of a more complete, mutually beneficial relationship between students and the city of South Bend.“We’ve really tried to be very deliberate with how we approach that image of [students] going out into the community and trying to also balance bringing part of the culture of South Bend to campus and also helping students to find ways that fit their lifestyle so that they can go off into South Bend and explore, or at least have some sort of visibility to what South Bend is,” Devine said.Through programs such as Quad Markets, the recently launched 29 for 29 — which pairs each residence hall with a South Bend family that has recently moved out of the Center for the Homeless in order to build relationships between students and South Bend residents — and the annual CommUniversity Day, Vidal and Devine have striven to create a stronger bond between the University and the city.South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the relationship has grown deeper over the course of Vidal and Devine’s administration and recent years.“I think our relationship is enviable as college towns go,” Buttigieg said. “I’ve been in university communities where there isn’t a good relationship, where it’s either hostile — I’d say that’s true at, for example, Harvard and Cambridge — or where the university and the community are kind of doing their own thing and not very involved with each other.“Here is very different. And it’s important that we not take that for granted because we really benefit from it.While University president emeritus Fr. Theodore (Ted) Hesburgh advanced Notre Dame as a global institution during his administration, Buttigieg said, University administrators and students have continued to cultivate an international presence, but also develop a robust relationship with the local community.Buttigieg said collaborative projects such as the Eddy Street Commons, the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture on West Washington St., the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility and Notre Dame involvement in community organizations such as La Casa de Amistad and the Robinson Community Learning Center are recent developments that have greatly benefited both the city and the University.“All of that would have been very hard to picture 10 or 20 years ago,” Buttigieg said.In response to recent student feedback, Vidal and Devine have also addressed the issue of crime in the community in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, holding periodic meetings with representatives from the University, city, county and state levels.“In terms of the relationship with South Bend, finding the most effective channels of communication has been a key to our relationship with local law enforcement,” Vidal said.“It’s been a huge success. We’ve seen that really opening a forum for communication between all the parties allows us to figure out what’s really happening in terms of looking at all the instances of crime or robbery or burglary and figuring out what we can do as students to encourage safety and what they can do better in terms of serving us.”Buttigieg said clear channels of communication between students and the city extend beyond law enforcement, and there is still room for growth in the relationship.“There are so many different dimensions to the relationship — students as people who get involved, volunteer, start things, do things in the city; students as residents, whether you’ve got students living in the city limits or not, they’re all in the community and so we need to make sure we’re meeting the needs of students, and there’s no better voice for that than student government; [and] students as participants in the economy, working or shopping or eating or drinking in the city,” he said.“All of those things will work better if student government is able to create a flow of information about where the opportunities are for the students to know and then where the needs are for us to know, so that we’re doing a better job of connecting students to the community at large. I think a more structured relationship would probably help us get a feel for what’s on students’ minds and how much access they feel they have to the city.”Buttigieg said small changes, like signs pointing out that downtown South Bend is less than two miles from the heart of campus, can help make a positive difference.Devine said more students have also contributed to the growth of the relationship by taking advantage of work experience available in South Bend.“There have been a lot of people who have started looking at South Bend in different ways,” Devine said. “There have been a lot more people taking advantage of professional opportunities here in South Bend.”Through internships and volunteer opportunities, students can gain meaningful experience and career preparation, Buttigieg said.“Students can get that hands-on experience not just as practice … but as real-world impact,” he said. “And they’ll find a lot of partners, not just in city government, but in the non-profit community, the business community. It’s a small enough community that you can navigate it and have an impact at a young age in a short of amount of time.”Vidal, who spent the summer in South Bend interning for Indiana Legal Services, said she had a positive experience and grew more attached to the city, as more students have done, too, through cultural events and unique dining options in South Bend.“There are a lot of new and exciting businesses in South Bend, … a lot of cool new restaurants that we’ve seen that a lot of students have adopted as their own,” Vidal said.Buttigieg said students have become more “active citizens” and bring ideas he never would have thought of to the city rather than the city soliciting student help.“There’s a level of energy there that’s really exciting,” he said. “And we’re going beyond the traditional model of student involvement as going down to the soup kitchen.Going down to the soup kitchen is great, but we’ve got students applying their talents in so many different ways to the life of the city.”For their part, Vidal and Devine have sought to bring South Bend to campus and encourage students to bring campus to South Bend.“There are lots of positive things obviously happening in South Bend,” Devine said. “We’ve tried to promote the visibility of it, too, but also bring some of those positives to campus and help us develop our image off campus, too, as what we can be as a University.”Overall, Buttigieg said he hopes the relationship between the University and the city stands out as one of the strongest elements of both parties.“Our goal is for the relationship with the city to be one of the reasons you would come to the University of Notre Dame,” Buttigieg said.Tags: City of South Bend, Downtown South Bend, Lauren Vidal, Matthew Devine, Notre Dame, Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Student government
UPDATED: Jan. 7, 2016 at 12:09 p.m.Class of 2016 defensive end Brandon Ginnetti has decommitted from Syracuse due to the coaching change, he confirmed to The Daily Orange.The Orange’s new coaching staff would have honored his commitment, but Ginnetti said he still wanted a change. Ginnetti is being recruited by Boston College, he said.Ginnetti had originally committed to the Orange in June of 2014, but missed his entire senior season at Hamden Hall (Connecticut) Country Day School due to a foot injury. As a result of the injury, he pushed his enrollment back to be a part of the 2016 class, but still had to prove he was fully healthy while playing at Cheshire (Connecticut) Academy.On Nov. 12, Ginnetti tweeted that he would enroll at Syracuse in January. Since then, the Orange has brought in a new coaching staff and Ginnetti has reconsidered.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCan’t wait to be with my Cuse boys in January!! ? so excited to be apart of a great program with great coaches!! @Coach_Shafer#OrangeNation— Brandon Ginnetti (@Gknotts34) November 12, 2015Ginnetti is the seventh player to leave SU’s 2016 class since head coach Dino Babers, who previously coached at Bowling Green, was hired on Dec. 5. The class now sits at 12 players with less than a month until National Signing Day.The Orange is particularly thin at defensive end with only one, Jamal Holloway, committed to SU, Ron Thompson’s declaration for the NFL Draft, Luke Arciniega’s decision to leave the team and Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard’s indefinite suspensions that may carry over into the 2016 season.That leaves redshirt freshmen Jake Pickard and Kenny Carter as Syracuse’s only other defensive ends.Among defensive ends the Orange is recruiting, two-star Drew Beesley, who decommitted from Bowling Green, is planning a visit to SU for Jan. 16-18, per Syracuse.com. Related Stories Defensive end Ginnetti verbally commits to SyracuseSyracuse verbal commit Ginnetti uses baseball skills to excel as defensive linemanSyracuse football director of recruiting operations Eric White will reportedly take player personnel job at MarylandSyracuse pulls Class of 2016 commit Sadiq Palmer’s offer because of academic issuesSyracuse football recruiting: 2016 OL Cam DeGeorge becomes 5th decommit since Dino Babers’ hiring Published on January 7, 2016 at 9:57 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star Jaquwon Nelson is committed to Miami, but he is planning an official visit to Syracuse on Jan. 22. He’s visited Kentucky and is planning a visit to Purdue. The Fort Lauderdale (Florida) High School defensive end is listed as the 55th best weak-side defensive end in the 2016 class by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.Three-star Joshua Black also received an in-home visit from Syracuse co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis in early December. Though the Harlem (Illinois) High School defensive end is committed to Illinois, he is still visiting other schools, per Scout.com. He also recently followed SU’s newly hired defensive line coach, Vinson Reynolds, on Twitter.Had a good in-home visit with @TheOC_CoachLew tonight and learned a lot about Syracuse. Yes. He is a big person. ?pic.twitter.com/neCmvKXHKt— Joshua Black (@JoshNBlack) December 11, 2015Senior staff writer Sam Blum, [email protected], contributed reporting to this story.
Tipperary senior footballers could win the All Ireland before 2020 – that’s according to outgoing chairperson of the County Football Board Joe Hannigan.He believes all the pieces are in place, and that Tipp will reap the rewards sooner rather than later.Joe Hannigan says incoming chair Barry O’ Brien is the man with the 2020 vision…
14 July 2014 The Proteas claimed their first one-day international series win in Sri Lanka in emphatic fashion on the weekend, thrashing the hosts by 82 runs in the series-deciding third ODI in Hambantota. South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat. It was a decision that was well rewarded. Up front, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put on 118 for the first wicket before Amla, the scorer of centuries in the first two matches of the series, was dismissed for 48.De Kock and De Villiers partnership Jacques Kallis departed cheaply, but De Kock and De Villiers then came together to put on 116 for the third wicket. When De Kock was out in the 41st over, he had made an excellent 128 off 127 balls and helped the total to 248. The left-hander’s dismissal offered no respite to the Sri Lankan bowlers as De Villiers accelerated his scoring rate. He was eventually out in the second last over of the South African innings for a splendid 108 off only 71 deliveries, which earned him the man of the match award. With JP Duminy weighing in with 29, the Proteas totalled 339 in their 50 overs, the highest score ever attained in an ODI at Hambantota.Decent starts In reply, Sri Lanka had at least half of their batsmen get decent starts, but none of them was able to push on as De Kock and De Villiers had done. Skipper Angelo Mathews top scored with 58, while Kusal Perera, Tillikaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Ashan Priyanian all made it into the 30s but not beyond as the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 257 in the 45th over. Ryan McLaren shone with the ball, capturing 3 for 37 in eight overs, Morne Morkel and JP Duminy picked up two wickets apiece, and Imran Tahir excelled, turning the screws by claiming the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene and conceding only 29 runs in his 10 overs.‘It sends out a statement’ It was an important win, South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers said after the game. “It sends out a statement of what we can achieve as a team, not just for everyone out there, but more importantly for ourselves,” he said. “In all kinds of sports you have to get the confidence going within before you can start proving people wrong or right. For me, the biggest step was for us to start believing in ourselves as a team. “We never gave up,” he added. “The difficult part was when the nonsense hit the fan, we didn’t run away. We were there as a team sticking together and that is what it is all about.” Superb achievement Underlining the superb achievement of winning in Sri Lanka, De Villiers continued: “We came into this series knowing that we hadn’t won one here before, so we knew that it would be a lot of hard work. Sri Lanka have been playing amazing cricket of late, winning the Asia Cup and then an away ODI Series in England, and they seemed to be very hungry to keep raising that bar. “We had a few heart-to-heart sessions and hard talks in between but, ultimately, it comes down to a lot of hard work,” he said. “Quinton, today, laid the foundation up front, which allowed myself and a couple of other batsmen to express ourselves in the middle order. We were under the pump in the first 10 overs with the ball in hand and the way we came back pleased me a lot. All the hard work was worth it at the end of the day.” Modestly, De Villiers described his 71-ball century as “not his best”, but gave himself credit for the way he responded to the pressure in search of a match-winning total. “Succeeding under the pressure that was on us, knowing that 300 would be a winning score, was probably worth more,” he said. “I felt like I still had too many dot balls and was looking for boundaries too often. In a perfect world obviously I would want less. I really enjoyed the innings, it was not my best but probably in my top five.”Man of the Series Hashim Amla was named man of the series for scoring 258 runs at an average of 86. De Villiers lent strong support with 212 runs at 70.66. Ryan McLaren led the South African bowlers with nine wickets at a miserly average of 13.11 per wicket and an economy rate of 4.91 per over. Imran Tahir was the most economical of the South African bowlers, conceding only 4.44 runs an over in snaring 6 for 120 in the 27 overs he sent down. SAinfo reporter
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171214No change in thought process this morning. Snow is pushing off to the east this morning, with action only around over the eastern third of the state and leaving quickly. The best snows are already in the Appalachians. We stay cold for a couple of days behind last night’s clipper system as north winds dominate, but temperature moderation going to attempt a push into the state this weekend.High pressure behind the system keeps us dry today into most of tomorrow. We have to keep an eye on some lake snow potential both days, but that mostly lingers in the northeast. Sunshine should be a dominant player over central, western and southern parts of Ohio, but clouds will likely hold firmer up north. Temps will continue to moderate statewide Saturday, with only north central and northeast Ohio staying closer to freezing.Sunday looks wet, but not until later in the afternoon. Strong southwest winds will be in to start the day Sunday, and rains push in for midafternoon over western Ohio, spreading east from there. We like rain totals of .25”-.50” over about 90% of the state, Models are in disagreement on whether we see a secondary push of moisture after midnight Sunday through midday Monday that can bring a little more liquid. Either way, it will be a nice little batch of rain that will get rid of most snow cover.Monday afternoon we go drier behind that system, and we stay dry through Thursday morning. Temperatures moderate through the period, and will be normal to even slightly above normal by midweek next week. Our final front of the 10 day period arrives late next Thursday afternoon into Friday the 22nd. This front again brings mostly rain, as the cold air waits to arrive until after the moisture is gone. We look for a few hundredths to .3” of rain over 70% of the state. That system will be the one that puts the nail in the coffin for a white Christmas, unless cold air can come faster.Dry for the 23rd into the 24th. Extended models are suggesting a potential late Christmas Eve system that goes through Christmas day. This system does not have as strong of characteristics this morning, but we are not going to remove it from the extended forecast window completely. If it can survive, and if the air is cold enough, we still may have a chance at a white Christmas…but for now those thoughts have to go on life support.