Committee members:FacultyGeorges Enderle, Department of Management, Mendoza College of BusinessDaniel Graff, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and LettersLionel Jensen, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, College of Arts and LettersGerry Powers, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global StudiesEric Sims, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Letters (faculty senate nominee)StudentsJackie Brebeck, seniorVictoria Erdel, seniorHannah O’Brien, seniorCraig Iffland, graduate student, Department of TheologyAnn Marie Thornburg, graduate student, Department of AnthropologyAdministrationTim Flanagan, Office of General CounselTomi Gerhold, Licensing DepartmentDavid Harr, Auxiliary OperationsFr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., Office of Mission Engagement and Church AffairsJohn Affleck-Graves, Office of the Executive Vice PresidentAlumniAlex Coccia, class of ’14Armani Porter, class of ’18Tags: Committee on Trademark Licensing and Human Rights, Licensing University President Fr. John Jenkins has created a standing committee to review Notre Dame’s guidelines about creating licensed Notre Dame products, according to an email sent Wednesday to University students, faculty and staff.Jenkins formed the committee in response to a May report by an ad-hoc committee on worker participation, he said in the email.“While recognizing the important steps that have been accomplished so far, the committee determined that the effort to make lasting improvements to workers’ rights in factories around the world is never truly complete,” Jenkins said in the email. “Among its recommendations, the committee called for the creation of a standing committee to monitor the University’s licensing activities and oversee the implementation of various strategic initiatives.”Jenkins said he appointed executive vice president John Affleck-Graves to chair the standing committee, titled the Committee on Trademark Licensing and Human Rights.The committee consists of five faculty members, three undergraduate students, two graduate students, five members of the University administration and two alumni, listed below.Jenkins also encouraged everyone to reach out to committee members with ideas.“As we continue this effort, I invite the campus community to contact John Affleck-Graves or any other members of the committee with any specific issues you would like the committee to discuss,” he said in the email.
Somalia will reopen its embassy in the United States today, 25 years after it was shut down.Authorities have described the reopening of the embassy as a sign of progress after many years of civil war.Around 200,000 Somalis live in the US and the reopening of the embassy in Washington will be welcome news for many of them.The relationship between the US and Somalia has been on a steady improvement since August 2012 when Somalia ended the so-called transition period and elected new leaders.Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who took office in 2012 has held a number of meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry.US President Barack Obama nominated the first ambassador to Somalia in February this year, a move that proved the improving relations between the two countries.
It appears that boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s final fight will take place in 2016, before ‘Pac-Man’ hangs up the gloves to tackle politics full-time.Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum was out at Craig’s, a popular restaurant in West Hollywood, on Tuesday night when he told TMZ that Manny is planning to fight again next year once he heals up – but that’s probably the very last bout for the 36-year-old:” He’s gonna fight again next year but his goal is to become a senator in the Philippines, which he will be next year, and then to be president. I think Manny will retire once he’s elected to the Senate of the Philippines which is next year … he’s gonna hang up the gloves.”Manny has been involved in politics for years in the Philippines — and has been elected to Congress twice before. Pacquiao will turn 37 in December. His career record stands at 57-6-2, with 38 victories coming by way of the knockout.He’ll go down as one of the best boxers ever, and a hero in his home country, regardless of how his final bout turns out by virtue of some of his memorable wars over the years and becoming the first (and so far only) world champion in eight different weight classes.His last bout came on May 2 of this year against Floyd Mayweather, which he lost by unanimous decision in a technically-sound but nonetheless disappointing bout which nonetheless broke countless boxing box office records. He claimed after the defeat that he was hampered by a shoulder injury which he had kept to himself in the build-up to fight night.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports