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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Delay in Red Wolf PlanThe U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a delay of the proposed rule for red wolves after a federal court ruling found that the Service had violated the Endangered Species Act in its management of the wolf. The last wild red wolves in the world live in North Carolina, but the species is declining. The rule would replace the existing regulations governing the nonessential experimental population of the red wolf under the Endangered Species Act, removing management efforts from existing public lands and focusing instead on certain public lands in North Carolina’s Hyde and Dare Counties. Opponents of the rule say it severs any possibility for red wolves to recover in the wild. In a statement released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Service says that the additional time will allow them to “fully evaluate the implications of the court decision.” New Organization Forms to Promote NC’s Outdoor RecreationA new trade association has formed to promote North Carolina’s outdoor recreation industry. The North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition is made up of the state’s outdoor recreation businesses such as gear manufacturers, retailers and guides. “The goals of our coalition are to promote existing outdoor recreation companies, to recruit new companies to locate in North Carolina, and to increase public access to outdoor recreation,” says Tom Dempsey, CEO of Brevard-based SylvanSport and Chairman of the coalition’s board. North Carolina’s outdoor recreation industry generates $28 billion in consumer spending annually and is responsible for 260,000 direct jobs. Utah Trail Race Pays Female Winners More Than Men to Combat Wage GapIn hopes of bringing attention to the gender wage gap, Jim Skaggs, race director of Utah’s Antelope Island 50K, awarded the top female finishers of his race 20 percent more than the top male finishers. Nationally, women make about 80 cents to every dollar earned by a man and in Utah the wage gap is even higher—women make 68 cents to every dollar a man brings in. In competitive racing, male purses are often larger than their female counterparts. In an email to runners, Skaggs said that the larger award for women was his effort to make up for the shortfall. Caroline Wallace, who took home the first-place female price, pocketed $180 to the $150 awarded to the male winner. Wallace told KSL.com that she thought Skaggs’ efforts were “rad” and said that, “if smaller races can do it, so can the bigger races that have significantly more resources.”