The 6th annual Notre Dame Diversity Conference will address building stronger businesses by fostering diversity, second-year MBA student and conference co-chair Andrew Bedward said. Bedward said the goal of the conference is to affirm the importance of diversity in both business and academia. “The primary focus is promoting diversity in the corporate world and academia,” Bedward said. “We also want to remind people that diversity is broad. It’s not just ethnic diversity, it’s gender diversity, it’s diversity of ideas, it’s diversity of backgrounds.” The conference will primarily take place in the Mendoza College of Business, but events will also occur in the Notre Dame Stadium press box and in Legends, Bedward said. Friday will feature a case competition for MBA students, but also a networking session and a dinner that will be open to the public. Saturday the conference will be open to anyone, Bedward said. He said the conference will feature four speakers, including Mendoza College of Business Dean Roger Huang and keynote speaker LaQuita Hall, vice president of business operations at AT&T. The conference will also include panel discussions with guest panelists, break-out sessions with faculty and two networking sessions, he said. Bedward said he expects the highlight of the event will be the speakers and panelists sharing their stories. “We have a great group of speakers and panelists, so I’m most excited about hearing them discuss their experiences.” Bedward said, “They’re not going to stand up there and tell you something out of a book, they’re going to tell you their stories and the lessons they’ve learned.” Bedward said the biggest change compared to last year’s conference is the addition of breakout sessions where attendees will split into smaller groups and discuss various topics related to diversity in the corporate world with Notre Dame faculty. The event is hosted and organized by the MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business, Bedward said. He said the conference distinguishes the MBA program from the equivalent programs at other universities. “This conference is one of the hallmark events of the Notre Dame program and I think it’s something that separates us from the other top ten programs. It shows a commitment to diversity that is more than words.” He said, “It’s grown every year and I expect it will continue to grow in the future. We want this to become a campus-wide event.” With the help of faculty advisor Megan Stiphany, co-chairs Bedward and Dana Twomey, also a second-year MBA student, led the conference’s organizing team. Bedward said each member of the group had different responsibilities, including contacting sponsors and organizing the conference agenda. The group began planning the conference at the end of the last academic year, Bedward said. Their first task was to choose the theme “building a stronger business through diversity,” he said. Bedward said the organizing team then planned the various aspects of the conference and began fundraising. “Once we had a theme, we had to think about the kind of companies that embody the theme and have a commitment to promoting diversity, map out the two days and reach out to our sponsors to fundraise,” he said. The conference has eight corporate sponsors and each could send a speaker to the conference, send a panelist or give money -at various sponsorship levels, he said. NetApp and AT&T both gave money and provided a speaker and Skanska both gave money and provided a panelist. Bedward said he is impressed by the value the conference’s corporate sponsors place on diversity. “Companies sending C level executives out to South Bend, and those executives missing work, shows the importance they place on diversity,” he said. Attendance is free and open to anyone. The organizers have made an effort to reach out to the South Bend community and undergraduates, Bedward said. Online registration is recommended via the conference’s web page on the Mendoza College of Business website, Bedward said.
Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Clinton Students participate in Ryan Hall’s annual signature event, a Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, in 2017. The event advocates for those with disabilities and has supported Whirlwind Wheelchair International since its inception in 2017.In 2012, Ryan resident Emily Voorde, who has what is commonly known as brittle bone disease, established the event to help an organization called Whirlwind Wheelchair International. Voorde also played for South Bend’s own wheelchair basketball team, the River City Rollers.“One of our residents — Emily Voorde — worked really closely with an organization called Whirlwind Wheelchair International, which is an organization that supplies wheelchairs to people who can’t afford them,” Clinton said. “She graduated in 2014, but when she was here as an undergrad she started this event and it kind of spurred out of that, and it’s been going on ever since.”Ryan Hall has a history of supporting those with disabilities — especially those in wheelchairs — as it was built in 2009 to be the first completely accessible Notre Dame dorm on campus, sophomore Caroline Nassab, co-commissioner of Ryan Hall’s signature event, said.“The Ryan family had a son who graduated from Notre Dame who had different needs as well, so they wanted there to be a space for people who had different needs too,” Nassab said.Allyse Gruslin, Ryan Hall rector, said that upon entering her first year as Ryan’s rector last year, she had no idea how big of a deal the event was on campus.“I didn’t realize how widespread it had gotten on campus and how many teams would be a part of it that weren’t Ryan related,” she said. “It’s shockingly fun to do.”One hundred percent of the $25 charge for registering a team goes directly to Whirlwind Wheelchair International to benefit other people, Clinton said. Alick’s Home Medical Equipment donates the wheelchairs, and the rest of the money comes out of Ryan’s dorm fund.“It’s an amazing [event] to go out and it’s great because you get to hang out with your friends but you also support a really great cause … we don’t keep any of the profits for ourselves — that comes out of our dorm fund,” Clinton said. “Everything you are doing is completely benefitting other people and it’s a really motivating cause to get people out there.”Nassab said it also presents an opportunity to watch the community get together to support a cause.“The energy is incredible … it’s fun because it’s in the spring and is one of the first times people are outside enjoying the weather, and everyone is out as a community together,” she said.“If it’s outside we will have a lot of games people can play, and there’s free food! We love to say we can get Chick-Fil-A on a Sunday.”The tournament is not just for fun, as everyone gets into the competition, Clinton said. Their goal this year is to get more people from across campus to sign up and play.“It’s really competitive … we get everyone from our priests to our residents to play, as well as a bunch of people on West Quad, but we are really looking to target the entire Notre Dame campus this year,” she said. “For someone who is able-bodied, it really makes you think about what other people have to go through to just get around places.”Gruslin said she thinks Ryan’s Wheelchair Basketball has the potential to be prominent on campus for decades.“It has the potential to be a really big signature event. … We are a young hall but I think decades down the road Wheelchair Basketball will be a really well-established signature event on campus,” she said. “It really says to all of campus and to the local community that we focus on people’s abilities rather than their disabilities.”Tags: Ryan Hall, Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Wheelchair Tournament, Whirlwind Wheelchair International This Sunday at 1 p.m., students from all across campus will head to the Bookstore Basketball courts to play and watch a competitive, bracket-style 5-on-5 tournament. If basketball isn’t difficult enough, this event adds another twist — everyone plays in wheelchairs.Ryan Hall’s signature event, the Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, is rolling into its seventh year.“It’s like Bookstore Basketball on wheels,” sophomore Caitlyn Clinton, president of Ryan Hall, said.
Related Shows Hand to God Hand to God will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill BC Du Boff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen and fight direction by Robert Westley. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Boyer (The Wolf of Wall Street) will play Jason/Tyrone with Kudisch (9 to 5: The Musical) as Pastor Greg, Geneva Carr, in her Broadway debut, as Margery, Sarah Stiles (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Jessica and Michael Oberholtzer, in his Broadway debut, as Timmy. View Comments In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas, are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. Robert Askins’ Hand to God is heading to the Great White Way! Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the new play ran at MCC Theater off-Broadway earlier this year and Steven Boyer, three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch and all the cast will all be reprising their roles at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. Previews will begin on March 12, 2015, with opening night set for April 7.
View Comments So, there was no relearning process or readjustment? It’s all a learning process, and that’s one of things that I find so exciting about doing a play as good as this one. The learning never ends. When I’m backstage listening to the play, when I’m doing a scene that we spent hours rehearsing and now performing, I hear things that I’ve never heard. I see things that I’ve never seen. There are discoveries made on stage by the company that I’m in. I’m constantly learning. But this is all predicated on David Rabe, because there are some plays that do have a ceiling: you can only take them so far. With this play, it is so complex and there’s such density to the denial that each character experiences, and on top of if the familial complexities, make it something actually worth revisiting performance after performance. Sticks and Bones Harriet’s cheeriness is almost a mania. It must be an exhausting performance. How do you recover every night? One of the things that any actor takes comfort in is that people have been here before you. I’m setting no precedent. People have performed Hamlet eight shows a week. They have performed King Lear eight shows a week. They have performed Blanche DuBois eight shows a week [laughs]. I saw F. Murray Abraham do Galileo at Classic Stage Company. There are far more monstrous-sized characters that people bring to life. It’s what you want. You want a catharsis in the theater, and David Rabe has given us one. That’s what makes this play feel like it’s breathing rare air is the tone of it. The landscape is not naturalism and at the same time it must be truthful. There must be a real honesty in the love that the family experiences. Otherwise, it’s not worth it. What’s it like being back onstage after a nearly decade-long absence? Plays are funny things. I started acting when I was 14 doing high school plays. Then, at 15, I left to do repertory theatre in upstate New York at a place called Cortland Rep and then I apprenticed there and went back when I was 16. Then I went to Carnegie Mellon and studied theater for four years, so that kind of immersion at a young age it’s kind of like riding a bicycle: it becomes part of you. It’s not like anything else. Being away from the stage and coming back to it is like water. What makes you decide to take a role, whether it’s Sticks and Bones or something else? In the case of this play, this play was a conundrum in a way because it reads really differently than how it’s performed. It was such an enticing thing that I kind of went, “Wow, I just want to throw in the money and I want to gamble on this one.” It felt [like] there was a richness there and the tone of it is so mysterious and has such a strange lift off the ground that I just wanted to see what that would be like. Holly Hunter’s film and television career is packed with memorable roles, but she’s also a stage veteran—in fact, the Coen Brothers wrote her part in Raising Arizona after seeing her in Crimes of the Heart on Broadway in 1981. The Oscar and Emmy winner is returning to her roots in the New Group production of Sticks and Bones, David Rabe’s 1971 drama about rigorously placid suburban parents (Hunter and Bill Pullman) who go from elated to distraught when their son (Ben Schnetzer) returns from the Vietnam War. Below, Hunter talks about her return to the stage and why seeing David Rabe’s work is like “breathing rare air.” See Holly Hunter in Sticks and Bones at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Your father, uncle, and two brothers were in the military during wartime. Are you drawing on any real-life experience? I’m a child of the ‘70s, not a child so much of the ‘60s. I’m just a little behind this era. My brothers were very much in this era and my sister. I gleaned a certain kind of consciousness about this, but only vicariously. I was too young to really experience this full on. At the same time, because of my age—I’m 56—I’m very aware of this era. I certainly benefitted from the incredible music. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 As an adult, do you now look at the period of time differently? The Vietnam War takes on a whole other meaning for me now, especially in light of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. I feel that we have been steeped in a kind of denial about Iraq. Going into that war, it was a silent kind of conflict that was felt by fewer Americans than one would think. Vietnam was felt by so many because there was a draft, so the tentacles came down via the lottery into anybody’s lives. Iraq felt like it was more relegated to parts of the country where young men and women were enlisting, and it just felt like we never saw bodies. Iraq went by almost without a whimper, and there’s been a lack of funding for veterans coming home needing attention. There are no funds to really address many of the issues that people experience—from psychological to physiological—that they come back to the United States with.
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 View Comments Something Rotten! Christian Borle The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Christian Borle has the power, and we’re not just talking about his Tony-winning role as the Bard in Something Rotten!! Not only will the two-time Tony winner star as Marvin in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Falsettos; it has also been announced that he will transport theater fans to the world of pure imagination as the candy man himself in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (This means that Borle could be up against himself for Best Actor in a Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards, btw.) But before Borle starts slinging golden tickets as Willy Wonka, let’s recall our fave stage and screen characters he has portrayed. (After all, you can’t spell “Borle” without “role.”) Who could forget him as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher or as Tom Levitt in Smash? Which of Borle’s various roles do you think are his most eggcellent? Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek kicked off this challenge with his top 10!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and then click “rearrange list” (or, if you have nothing to rearrange, go right ahead and hit “publish”).STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! Star Files
Based on testing last fall, educational achievement in Vermont continues to show small but continued growth in reading, but little progress in math for grades 3-8 over time and a drop of one percent since 2009. Meanhwile, grade 11 progress indicates that writing and math have improved, while reading has remained flat over the last three years. Seventy percent of 11th graders achieved proficiency in reading and less than 40 percent of 11th graders achieved proficiency in math; writing scores were at 50 percent proficiency. Female students did much better in reading for all grades, while male and female students were on par in math. Economically disadvantaged students continued to make progress in both reading (up to 58 percent proficient) and math (up to 49 percent proficient) for grades 3-8. Statewide assessment results for Fall 2010 were released by the Vermont Department of Education today at a special press conference held at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier. The results are from the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) exams, given to Vermont public school students in grades three through eight and grade 11. Students were tested in Reading and Mathematics. Writing was assessed at grades 5, 8, and 11. The following table illustrates the percent of Vermont students proficient in the content area by grade span: (SEE GRAPHS BELOW)Grade LevelReadingMathWritingElementary/Middle School (3-8)73%65%57%High School (11)72%38%50%‘I am proud to live and work in a state where local communities have worked so hard to build a reputation of high-quality education,’ said Deputy Education Commissioner Rae Ann Knopf. ‘This year’s NECAP results are both an indicator of this success and a barometer that shows us where we still have room for improvement.’ The department invited all students who took the exam at Montgomery Elementary School and their teachers and principal to the press conference to recognize their achievement. Using groups of students enrolled at their school for three years or more, the department identified 14 schools across the state with high scores for all students, as well as students in poverty, and with at least 25% of their student population qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunch. Of the schools identified, Montgomery had the highest percentage of students in poverty (63%), but also had the highest overall percent of students proficient and above (92.9%), and the highest percentage of students in poverty proficient and above (88.8%). ‘These scores are the result of many years of hard work by every person in the building,’ said Montgomery Center School Principal Beth O’Brien. ‘We are committed to continuous improvement, and using data and curriculum alignment to drive instruction. Our motivation and sense of accountability are deeply rooted in our recognition of the impact that excellent instruction has on student learning. Working collaboratively with a clear focus on improving student learning has helped us to create a culture of high expectations and achievement, which we hope keeps things moving in the right direction for many years to come. We realize that effective schools are the result of highly functioning systems, and know that we could not be successful without the support of an informed school board, involved parents, a dedicated and hard working supervisory union staff, and a vibrant community.’ Principal O’Brien cited a recent Vermont Department of Education study entitled Roots of Success: Effective Practices in Vermont Schools as outlining eight key characteristics of effective schools that she and her staff used as a blueprint for building a successful school. These characteristics include the belief that all students can succeed; effective school leadership; a professional teaching culture that supports high-quality instruction; supportive school climate; and building constructive relationships with families. The NECAP exams are given in collaboration with Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. These exams are designed to specifically assess how well Vermont students have learned the skills and content contained in Vermont’s Grade Expectations. This is the sixth year of results on the NECAP exams for grades three through eight and the fourth year for grade 11. As required under the No Child Left Behind Act, a Science assessment is given each May in grades four, eight and 11. For the complete packet of state results, including the Power Point from today’s press conference, visit http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/dept/press_releases.html(link is external). For school-by-school results, visit: http://www.education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_assessment/data.html#necap(link is external). Explanation of Identification of 14 Vermont Schoolswith High Achievement for All Students Vermont students generally do well on standardized achievement tests such as those that comprise the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). Unfortunately, students from lower income families often do not share these academic successes with their classmates from higher income families. Test scores for economically disadvantaged students, defined by their eligibility for Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL), tend to be significantly lower in all achievement areas, producing what has come to be known as the ‘Achievement Gap.’ This year, for example, barely half of Vermont’s economically disadvantaged students in grades 3-8 scored proficient or higher on NECAP, twenty-five percentage points lower than their economically advantaged peers. The achievement discrepancy between these two student groups is not unique to Vermont, nor is it new. For more than a decade the Achievement Gap has been the major focus of research, legislation and school reform efforts across the country.With the release of the fall 2010 NECAP results, the Vermont Department of Education has made an effort to identify schools with relatively high concentrations of poverty that demonstrate high achievement for ALL students, including students who are economically disadvantaged. The following criteria were used to select schools: The analysis was based on a cohort of students tested in 2010 who attended their school for at least three consecutive years (students whose achievement is truly representative of their school’s systems and strategies);At least 25% of students in the cohort enrolled in the FRL program;The average of proficient NECAP reading and math scores for all students in the cohort is at least 80%, nearly 10 percentage points higher than the state average;The average of proficient NECAP reading and math scores for FRL students in the cohort is at least 70%, more than 10 percentage points higher than the state average. The Vermont Department of Education is pleased to recognize the high achievement of the students in these schools, and plans to learn about and share the systems, programs and strategies that have contributed to their success.Source: Vermont DOE. 2.9.2011 ###
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A few months ago, we blogged about the scope of Regulation Z’s student loans rule and advertising student loans. In this blog, I will cover the fair lending implications of immigration status when evaluating credit applications.A credit practice that treats applicants differently on a prohibited basis violates the law. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), which is implemented by regulation B, generally prohibits a credit union from discriminating based on any prohibited basis (race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, etc.). The scope of the regulation “covers all dealings, without exception, between an applicant and a creditor, whether or not addressed by other provisions of the regulation.” See, 12 CFR Part 1002, Supp. I, Comment 4(a)-1. Including, for example, application procedures, criteria used to evaluate creditworthiness, administration of accounts, and treatment of delinquent accounts.Under the regulation, “disparate treatment on a prohibited basis is illegal whether or not it results from a conscious intent to discriminate.” See, 12 CFR Part 1002, Supp. I, Comment 4(a)-1. However, the regulation permits credit unions to inquire about and consider immigration status or status as a permanent resident of the United States, in evaluating credit applications if it will affect the credit union’s ability to collect on the loan. See, 12 CFR §1002.6(b)(7). The rationale behind this is that an applicant’s ability to repay a debt may be affected by his immigration status and ties to the community. It is important to clarify that, even though the rule permits credit unions to consider immigration status, it prohibits credit unions from basing credit decisions on where an applicant is from (national origin). See, 12 CFR §1002.6(b)(9). continue reading »
Indonesian will follow Russia’s model to establish the sovereign wealth fund announced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in mid-January, a top ministry official has said.Deputy State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Kartika “Tiko” Wirjoatmodjo said the fund would be different from the sovereign wealth funds of developed countries, like the United States or Norway, as Indonesia’s version would raise the required funds from private investors instead of from the country’s reserve funds.“In countries with budget surpluses, the sovereign fund is used to invest in overseas projects, but ours will be similar to the Russian Direct Investment Fund [RDIF] and will be used as a catalyst for attracting direct investment into the country,” he said on the sidelines … Facebook Forgot Password ? Indonesia investment sovereign-wealth-fund Jokowi UAE SOEMinistry infrastructure energy tourism LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Linkedin Topics : Log in with your social account
The government’s social restriction policy to encourage people to stay at home, launched in the middle of March, has contributed significantly to the drop in passenger traffic registered at major Indonesian airports.State-Owned Airport Operator Angkasa Pura II, which manages Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang and Halim Perdakusuma Airport in East Jakarta, reported lower passenger numbers at the airports. “If we look at our data from the period of March 16 to 29, there was a decline in passenger movement at the two airports,” Angkasa Pura II president director Muhammad Awaludddin said in a statement.According to Angkasa Pura II’s data, 763,633 passengers using domestic flights were registered at Soekarno-Hatta airport from March 16 to 22, the first week of the ‘working-from-home’ program. In the second week or from March 23 to 29, the number of passengers totaled only 500,080, marking a 34.5 percent decline from the previous week.On a normal day, the number of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta airport is 200,000 per day.In line with the decline in passengers, the airport also saw a drop in aircraft traffic to 6,069 flights in the first week of the ‘working-from-home’ program and to only 3,992 flights in the second week. On a normal day, there would be 1,200 flights a day.Moreover, at Halim Perdanakusima Jakarta, Angkasa Pura II , the number of passengers totaled 86,653 passengers in the first week and 56,265 passengers in the second week of the home quarantine period. Meanwhile, aircraft traffic at Halim dropped to 1,217 flights in first week and to 988 flights in the second week.In addition to the decline in the number of passengers, airports in the country also reported many flight cancellations.State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura I, which manages 15 airports in central and eastern Indonesia, reported a total of 18,300 flight cancellations from January to mid-March as Indonesian airlines scaled back operations in response to reduced demand due to COVID-19. Topics :
Read More Skip Ad Skip / Granit Xhaka offered his support to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his penalty miss (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang maintains the faith of his Arsenal teammates following his costly penalty miss during Saturday’s north London derby.The club’s record signing had the chance to win the local bragging rights and cut the gap to third place Spurs to just a single point but saw a tame effort saved by Hugo Lloris in injury-time.Manchester United capitalised later in the day to move above the Gunners, ahead of next weekend’s trip to the Emirates, with a 3-2 win against Southampton.Xhaka wrote on Instagram: ‘We win together, we lose together, we draw together – keep your head up Aubameyang bro, we all love you.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite an ultimately disappointing result given the circumstances, Unai Emery was delighted with his squad and the performances of his usually reliable strikers Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.‘I spoke with him [Aubameyang], he said in his post match press conference. ‘He had 35 minutes to help us for the victory,‘He did this action and got the penalty. After, you can score or not. It’s not a mistake, it’s one action.‘The same with Laca. He had good chances, but no problem. Today we create some good chances but today it’s not enough.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Read More 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent class message by Granit Xhaka after Arsenal star’s penalty miss against Spurs Advertisement Video Settings Read More 1 min. story Top articles by Metro PLAY Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 6:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Full Screen SPONSORED Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE