Jenkins announces new committee to oversee manufacture of Notre Dame products

first_imgCommittee 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.last_img read more

Time is now for Syracuse to beat Mercyhurst, give Flanagan win No. 300

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2013 at 1:52 am Contact Bryan: Related Stories Syracuse rides bumpy road to victory over RIT, closes in on conference summitSyracuse overcomes penalties, chippy play to knock off RITcenter_img Syracuse has never beat Mercyhurst. But if there was ever a time to break that streak, it’s now.Mercyhurst sits in first place with 26 points, but Syracuse, fresh off of a two-game sweep of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is nipping right at the Lakers’ heels with 25 points. The pair of wins over RIT extended SU’s season-high winning streak to eight games and clinched at least second place in the conference. But SU is gunning for more: head coach Paul Flanagan’s 300th career win, first place and home ice in the conference tournament.And the Orange is talking like it’s ready.“This weekend is huge,” senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said. “I think we’ve all been marking this weekend on our calendar, and me and (Jacquie Greco) have never beaten Mercyhurst and none of the girls here have, so it’ll be huge.”On the ice, Mercyhurst (22-6-1, 13-3-0 College Hockey America) is a tough, driving team. The Lakers skate bravely in small areas, willing to pay the price, Flanagan said. Syracuse (18-11-1, 12-3-1 CHA) has to make them pay.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They do some things very well and certainly have a physical aspect to their game,” Flanagan went on to say. “We need to be tough around the net, both offensively and defensively, one of the things we are trying to prepare our team for.”Earlier in the season, Mercyhurst swept Syracuse in a two-game set by a combined score of 5-1.While the Orange struggled to score in those games, it had six one-goal wins during its eight-game streak, highlighting its defense-first mentality with plenty of late-game dramatics sprinkled in.“The defense has been great,” junior goaltender Kallie Billadeau said. “Sometimes when a team is on a roll like this you get the lucky bounces, and this team really hasn’t ever had that, so it’s nice to be on the other side for once.”As if to add any more pressure for the Orange this weekend, Flanagan is going for his 300th career win of all time. While he brushed it off when asked about it, saying he doesn’t pay attention to all of that, Greco said she wants to get Flanagan No. 300 this weekend.“You see coach (Jim) Boeheim with 900-plus wins and it’s just another stepping stone to our program,” Greco said. “We need to show women’s hockey that we are a program up-and-coming and going to be in the top 10 for the next couple years, so there is no better time than now.”Before Flanagan took the head coaching job at Syracuse in 2008, he led St. Lawrence to five NCAA Frozen Four appearances, beating Mercyhurst 12 out of 14 times along the way.But now, he stands behind the Orange bench and coaches a team that has never beaten the Lakers. While he described the frustration of being on the other end of such a streak, Flanagan just wants his team to relish playing Mercyhurst, and refrain from the oh-no-not-them-again mentality.“We have to embrace they are the team we have been chasing,” said Flanagan. “We can’t dwell on the past. We have got to move forward. A sweep this weekend, wouldn’t that be nice?”With all of the storylines surrounding this weekend’s series, one thing is certain – if the Orange is ever going to beat Mercyhurst, there is no better opportunity to prove they can than now.“I don’t think there could be a more perfect time than this weekend. It is the most important series we’ve ever had against them,” Greco said. “We’ve come so close so many times. We owe a big beating to them.” Commentslast_img read more