CLC works on safety, inclusion

first_imgAlthough the Campus Life Council (CLC) did not begin meeting until October, student body president Pat McCormick said he hopes this year’s group can make meaningful recommendations on how to improve the University. “CLC is a group that actually meets at the request of the Board of Trustees and in some ways, it is slightly distinct from the work we do as an administration,” McCormick said. “It’s an opportunity for a forum, where students can come together with rectors and faculty members to discus ways to tangibly improve campus life.” CLC did not begin meeting until October because the group did not receive rector recommendations from Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Tom Doyle until that time. Once the student and rector representatives were able to convene, McCormick said the group identified three main areas that they would like to work on — student safety, expanding inclusion and student activities. CLC members have divided into three subcommittees based on these priorities. The subcommittees meet bi-weekly. The subcommittee on student safety hopes to bring together experts to discuss how to improve campus safety, McCormick said. “The major thing we’re recommending right now is more lighting on campus,” McCormick said. “Especially in places like Mod Quad, where there maybe isn’t as much [lighting] as there could be.” McCormick said the goal of the subcommittee on expanding inclusion is to enable all students “to serve as partners in the project at Notre Dame.” “Students have a unique role in charting the course for Notre Dame,” he said. “They are ready and willing to serve as partners, but that requires mutual respect from both staff and other students.” The expanding inclusion subcommittee has identified specific areas its members would like to address, McCormick said. “One area they’re looking at is underrepresented students and their faith traditions,” he said. “Another is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) students and how we can further include them in the life of the University.” McCormick said the student activities subcommittee would make recommendations on both the process and the quality of student activities at Notre Dame, including improvements to SAO online and pep rallies, as well as the modernization of the football stadium. McCormick said the hope for the year is to produce a report to the Board of Trustees and the vice president for Student Affairs detailing CLC’s recommendations on improving these areas of life at Notre Dame.last_img read more

NFF Condoles Ahmed Musa on Mother’s Death

first_imgAhmed Musa “This is a huge shock. It is always a thing of grief and pain to lose either of one’s parents, no matter how old they were before they passed on. We share in Ahmed Musa’s sorrow at this period and we pray that God will enable him to muster the courage and give him the fortitude to bear the loss. We also pray for the repose of the soul of the departed.“Ahmed Musa has always shown a high level of dedication and patriotism in all the matches he has played for Nigeria. Everyone is in sympathy with him at this period.”On a day that Nigerian ball fans were happy that Super Eagles’ captain, Mikel Obi had secured a return to England having agreed terms with Championship side Middlesborough, came the sad news of the passing of his deputy’s mother.The electrifying forward, learnt, was on his way to Jos, Plateau State on Thursday night to brief family members and commence preparations for his mother’s final rites of passage.NFF President Pinnick added: “I have spoken to the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, who directed that I should ensure that the player was provided with adequate security at this period, especially his night movement to Jos. With the assistance of the Minister, I was able to get across to security operatives in Jos and they assured me of adequate security for Ahmed.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has condoled Super Eagles’ deputy captain, Ahmed Musa on the death of his mother, Mrs Sarah Moses Thursday afternoon.Early reports indicated that Mrs Moses died at a hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja after a brief illness.President of NFF Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said the generality of Nigerian Football fraternity was taken aback by the loss of the Super Eagles’ ace’s mum.last_img read more