Notre Dame plans a mass for the beginning of the University year

first_img Facebook Google+ By Tommie Lee – August 4, 2020 0 351 Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market (Spencer Marsh/95.3 MNC) A special mass is being planned for the start of the school year at the University of Notre Dame.University President The Reverend John Jenkins said in an email that the mass will be held at Notre Dame Stadium on August 9 at 7 p.m.It will be live-streamed for students, faculty and staff who would prefer to participate virtually. Advance tickets will be available for those who wish to attend in person. Masks and physical distancing protocols will be in place. Notre Dame plans a mass for the beginning of the University year WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleTrial begins for first of five charged in Nappanee child abuse caseNext articleIndy 500 will happen without fans in the stands Tommie Leelast_img read more

Transparency data: NHS Improvement accountability meeting minutes

first_imgMinutes of meetings between health ministers, Department of Health and Social Care officials and representatives from NHS Improvement about accountability issues.last_img

Professor publishes book on the homeless

first_imgWhenever a serious crime is committed, members of the surrounding community are plagued by burning questions regarding who is responsible, why the incident occurred and how it could have been prevented. In his new book “Homeless Come Home: An Advocate, the Riverbank, and Murder in Topeka, Kansas,” professor Benedict Giamo examined these complex questions in the context of the story of David Owen, an advocate for the homeless who was brutally murdered in 2006 by members of the community he aimed to help. Giamo has studied homelessness since the 1970s, but he was drawn to Owen’s story by the blurred line between victim and perpetrator. “Most of the time, the homeless are the victims, and in this case they were the perpetrators,” he said. “But the victim also had a hand in his own death.” Giamo’s interest in Owen’s murder also stemmed from the interesting relationships between the story’s broad issues and diverse characters, he said. “[The book] is about homelessness, it is about social justice and it is about disability,” Giamo said. “It raises these broader issues and tries to do it in an engaging manner through creative nonfiction to give an account as truthful to the crime, to the setting and to the characters as can be.” In researching and writing his book, Giamo wanted to find out why someone who had professed his life to helping the homeless would reach his demise at their hands. Giamo said Owen was a fascinating yet polarizing character in his desire to reunite the homeless with their families through somewhat questionable tactics. “Owen wanted them [the homeless] to call their families and reconnect, but he would get in their faces and be aggressive,” he said. “If the homeless resisted, he would even go so far as to trash their encampments.” An encounter between Owen and four residents of a homeless encampment ultimately led to his death. Owen was speaking to the group in hopes of encouraging them to reconnect with their families, but the conversation eventually took on a negative tone, Giamo said. “When Owen would trash homeless encampments, he would photograph the before and after,” Giamo said. “On that particular day, he had those pictures in his satchel and they [the homeless perpetrators] found the pictures and burned them.” Owen was brutally beaten and lynched, and his body was found several weeks later, Giamo said. Four homeless individuals were eventually convicted of felony murder and kidnapping in the wake of Owen’s death. Members of the Topeka community characterized Owen for his difficult personality during their interviews with Giamo, he said, but the city’s residents also recognized Owen’s passion for and dedication to advocacy for the homeless. “He was extremely committed to the point that he gave his life, but that was always followed by a sense of fanaticism,” Giamo said. “Homeless Come Home” is available for purchase through the University of Notre Dame Press.last_img read more

U.S. Senate confirms Notre Dame law professor as federal judge

first_imgAfter being nominated by President Donald Trump in May, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett as a federal judge, the Notre Dame Law School announced in a press release Tuesday.Barrett, who will serve as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1997 and has been a professor in the School since 2002, the press release said. She was named the Law School’s “Distinguished Professor of the Year” by the students in 2006 and 2016 for her work as a professor of constitutional law, statutory interpretation and in the area of federal courts, the release said.“Amy Barrett has been a beloved teacher and outstanding scholar,” Nell Newton, dean of Notre Dame Law School, said in the press release. “I am confident she will be a wise, fair and brilliant jurist as well.”Barrett’s jurisdiction covers Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.Tags: Amy Barrett, Federal judge, Notre Dame Law Schoollast_img read more

School of Rock Filmmaker Mike White Thumbs Up the Broadway Musical Version

first_imgSchool of Rock movie scribe and co-star Mike White put his stamp of approval on the Broadway version when he attended a performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. After rocking out to “Stick It to the Man” and more, the filmmaker headed backstage to greet composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, star Alex Brightman and a whole gaggle of talented kids. You better belive White pledged allegiance to the band…and the gods of rock (and Broadway) were definitely smiling. School of Rock – The Musical View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Related Showslast_img read more

Guns not the real reason for violence

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFrank Giordano from Schenectady writes, “U.S. gun proponents tend to view gun ownership as a right.” Where could that idea possibly have come from?Maybe since it’s from the Second Amendment of the Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, where it states, “… the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”Since it’s in the Bill of Rights, clearly stated as a right, could that be why its considered a right? Want to look at the definition of the word infringe — act so as to limit or undermine.The gun is a symptom; it’s not the problem. Please don’t tell me that mass murder at its core isn’t an act of someone with mental health issues. Look at how society has changed in 30 years and even less — the overmedicating of children, no discipline at home, no discipline allowed in schools, graphic and violent video games, kids lacking respect for authority be it parents, school or law, and being told if it feels good do it. They can even pick if they want to identify as a boy or a girl. Some don’t even know what bathroom to use. With all this junk going on in schools, to single out the gun and call this a gun control issue is irresponsible. The gun is a tool. It’s a symptom but it’s not the issue.Pat WalshGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

IT giant set to board the Ark

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Andre Santos hits out at Arsenal’s mentality under Arsene Wenger

first_imgAndre Santos says Arsenal’s players laughed after a defeat under Arsene Wenger (Getty Images)Andre Santos has slammed the mentality of Arsenal’s squad under Arsene Wenger and claims players were even laughing on the team bus after a defeat.The 36-year-old was signed in a £6.2 million deal from Fenerbahce in 2011 but he made just 33 appearances for the Gunners and struggled to secure a regular role in the side.Santos did not win a trophy during his two seasons in north London and admits Arsenal’s mentality during his time at the club was poor.‘I couldn’t win the title but I was very happy at Arsenal,’ Santos told UOL.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Nov 2019 2:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link824Shares Comment Andre Santos hits out at Arsenal’s mentality under Arsene Wenger Advertisement Andre Santos says there was ‘no ambition to win’ at Arsenal (Getty Images)‘Living well, training, but at Arsenal I saw no ambition to win.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When I’m in a club, I want to lift the title, but I saw that Arsenal didn’t have that ambition.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 City‘It felt like they played for no reason. They would lose a game, but on the bus they would be laughing.‘It felt like a job at the office, you do your job then you go back home. There was no eagerness to win.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf Talks about Investing in Early Childhood Education (VIDEO)

first_img December 16, 2015 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: The Blog,  Videos We have got to get this right, or we pay a price down the road.Watch Governor Wolf talk about the importance of investing in early childhood education, and then read Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel’s blog post for more about fighting crime by investing in kids.center_img BLOG: Governor Wolf Talks about Investing in Early Childhood Education (VIDEO) SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more