first_img Students reflect on the shift to online classes and unplanned move home Related University offers coronavirus resources and help guides Mark Elliott and Martha Gladue reflect on efforts to support global community Ten weeks of House traditions, crammed into one night.That was the scene at Lowell House on Thursday, as Faculty Deans, House staff, and students took a break from frantic packing and travel planning and made the most of one of the last few days on campus. Residents came together for a greatest-hits version of traditional spring events, including tea outside, the Bacchanalia spring formal, and an impromptu performance of three songs from the (now canceled) Lowell House opera “Sweeney Todd.”“The spirit of the evening was incredibly cathartic and important,” said Lowell House administrator Beth Terry. “The community interaction is so vital, and that’s what people focused on. There were a lot of tears, but also happiness, and gratitude. Of course it’s a negative [experience], but out of that comes incredible positivity between tutors, administrators, and students here. We in the Houses do what we can to make the students feel supported.”,In addition to navigating last-minute festivities, staff at the Houses were hard at work helping students sort, store, and ship belongings. Volunteers from across the University also pitched in to help with travel assistance, room-key drop-off, and library book returns. It was a scene repeated across the College and in the University’s dozen Schools, as staff and volunteers helped students pack, move out, and plan for an immediate future of distance learning.Lowell was a microcosm. Brenda Messervy, a senior analyst at the Harvard Allston Land Company, and Elizadel Deauna, administrative coordinator for the Dean’s Office at Harvard College, were on hand in the Lowell dining hall to help students book travel home.“As a mom, I couldn’t bear the idea” of not helping students get where they needed to go, said Messervy. “It’s an emotional time, and I knew I had to help.”,Down the street at Leverett House, building manager Paul Hegarty expressed gratitude for staff volunteers who handed out packing supplies and directed students to shipping and storage stations in the Houses. Hegarty said the help he received was integral to making sure the move-out process went smoothly and gave him time to send critical updates to residents.“We had to make everything as efficient as humanly possible, and everyone helped out,” said Hegarty, who has worked at Harvard for 18 years. “As we go, there are more problems that come up that need solutions. The most impressive thing to me was the alumni and volunteers from around the campus who showed up to help.”Depositing a large box of books at a storage drop-off, Leverett resident Andrew Rao ’21 said that the staffers’ work made a difficult situation much more bearable.“They’ve been helpful with updates, and helping us get all our supplies,” said Rao. What new U.S. travel rules mean for foreign students, scholars The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. ‘Unsteady,’ ‘lucky,’ and ‘overwhelmed’ Information aims to give students, professors, and staff a hand with moving, remote learning, meetings, travel, financial aid, and other issues last_img read more

first_imgSaint Mary’s Social Work Club looks to show support and solidarity by participating in Saint Joseph Health System’s Run/Walk for Suicide Awareness. The Race to Save Lives and the Walk For Hope will take place on Nov. 3 at the Mishawaka Medical Center. The event consists of both a five mile and 10 mile run and a three mile walk for non-runners. Both runs will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 9:15 a.m. Sophomore Jesse Poorman, vice president of Social Work Club, said she, and many other Belles will attend the event in order to raise awareness for suicide prevention. “We wanted to show that Saint Mary’s cares so that we can bring our communities together,” she said. Junior Sophia McDevitt, a social work major, said, sadly, suicide is often a common occurrence among clients of social workers.  “As social workers we often deal with people who are facing some of the hardest situations in their lives,” she said. “Sadly, this makes the possibility of a client considering suicide higher than in other service fields.”McDevitt said social workers are often trained to recognize indicators of suicide in their clients. But, showing support at events like these can help facilitate positive change, Poorman said. “When students attend community events like this one, they’re making a small step towards a big difference,” she said. “Just being there and showing support contributes to a bigger change.”The club, and all the community events that Social Work Club is apart of, are open to all students who want to volunteer and get involved with the South Bend community, Poorman said. “Social Work Club is trying to get more involved in the community and involved with the local issues in the community by doing more outreach,” she said. “We’re doing some events with St. Margaret’s House and we’re doing some other things with the Center for the Homeless and Healthwin.”McDevitt said community involvement is an essential part of the College’s Social Work program. “It’s important that the Saint Mary’s Social Work Club is connected to the South Bend community, because how can one do social work without a community,” she said. “That is something the Social Work Department strives to communicate with us. Our classes often involve going to community organizations like St. Margaret’s House and Healthwin to help us get experience, but also to help us become an active part of the South Bend community.”Poorman said the study of social work can benefit a student even if they do not want to pursue a career as a social worker. “Learning about social work helps to make you more aware of the issues and problems in the world,” she said.Tags: Mental health, social work club, suicide awareness, suicide preventionlast_img read more

first_imgProvost and senior vice president Titilayo Ufomata announced changes to classrooms and academic support areas for the fall semester, in an email sent to Saint Mary’s students Friday.Students will be required to bring their laptops to classes, and those who do not own one must notify interim vice president for student affairs Gloria Jenkin for a loaner. This will contribute to the College’s goal of running a largely paperless campus.While many classes will meet in person, Ufomata said some will be a mix of online synchronous and asynchronous learning and in-person courses, and some will only meet virtually.“The synchronous online parts will be conducted through a live meeting program such as Collaborate that allows professors and students to see and hear each other and, most importantly, to interact in real time all together or in breakout rooms for group work,” Ufomata said. “The asynchronous parts will include materials that are posted online for you to work through at your own pace.”Faculty members will hold office hours online, and the academic advising office will meet with students both in person and virtually.Other academic services including the Disability Resource Office, the Career Crossings Office and the Success Program will continue working with students either virtually or in-person in a space that allows for physical distancing.Ufomata said the Cushwa-Leighton Library will open, but several new protocols for safety will be put in place.“The circulation desk will be staffed, and library users will be able to check out books while reference consultations will be virtual,” Ufomata said. “The Library will offer curbside pick-up for library users who wish to retrieve material without coming into the library.”The College will also provide an option for pass/fail grades.“Normally, we would only allow a course to be counted as pass/fail if the student declared the desire for such in the first 10 days of the semester,” Ufomata said. “However, we are extending the opportunity to declare a course for pass/fail grading up until November 12, 2020, the last day of classes.”Tags: COVID-19, provost, saint mary’s, Titilayo Ufomatalast_img read more

first_img August 15, 2004 News & Notes News and Notes John D. VonLangen of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando has been elected to the board of directors of the Alzheimer Resource Center, Inc., a Florida nonprofit corporation. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando spoke about Florida statutes and insurance claims to client administrators in Philadelphia. Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño of Holland & Knight has been named chair of the Miami Business Forum, an organization of civic and corporate leaders dedicated to promoting social welfare and enhancing civic life in Miami Dade County. Daniel H. Coultoff of Gronek & Lathem in Orlando has been honored with the Community Relations Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. Paul Turk of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach recently received the 2004 Outstanding Alumni Representative Award from the Stetson University College of Law Stetson Lawyers Association. Gary Dunkel of Greenberg Traurig in West Palm Beach has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Aaron R. Resnick of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart in Miami has been elected to the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Michael R. Goldstein, of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami spoke at the annual meeting of the Association of Florida Local Environmental Resource Agencies in Miami. Stephen G. Manning of Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville has been elected president of the UK Alumni Club of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Seth R. Nelson of Wetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, P.A. in Tampa has been appointed by Mayor Pam Iorio, and confirmed by the Tampa City Council as an alternate member of the Variance Review Board. Melanie Ann Hines of Berger Singerman spoke about corporate governance guidelines in the post-Enron era at a Florida Society of Association Executives conference at the Marco Island Marriott Resort. Joseph G. Jarret, Polk County attorney, recently presented, “The Law of Pretrial Release,” on behalf of the Florida Association of Pretrial Professionals, “Limiting Employment Liability,” on behalf of the Florida Association of County Attorneys, and “Controlling the Costs of Litigation,” on behalf the Public Risk Management Association. Merrick L. Gross of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami has been elected vice president of the Dade County Bar Association for the 2004-2005 term. Gross was also recently reappointed as chair of the DCBA’s Federal Courts Committee. Bill Simonitsch of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami has been appointed director of legal affairs for the Asian-American Federation of Florida, Inc. Michael D. Joblove of Miami’s Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., spoke at the International Franchisee Association Legal Forum in Washington, D.C. He gave a speech titled “Defining and Protecting Territorial Rights in Franchise Systems.” Betsy Ellwangger Gallagher and Christopher Hopkins of Cole Scott & Kissane, P.A., have recently been appointed to the editorial board of the Trial Advocate Quarterly. Michael J. McGirney of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Tampa recently spoke at an American Arbitration Association seminar in Orlando on “ Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators. ” McGirney also spoke at two seminars in Miami; “The Perils of Practicing Law on the Internet” and “Liability Insurance for Lawyers.” Heidi A. Schulz of Astigarraga Davis in Miami has been named a member-at-large on the board of directors of the Duke Club of South Florida. Richard Garland of Sarasota recently received the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court’s First Annual Professionalism Award. John D. Eaton of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami has been elected to the board of directors of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. John Elliott Leighton of Miami’s Leesfield, Leighton, Rubio, Mahfood & Boyers spoke on “Apportionment of Fault” at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Premises Liability: Inadequate Security Cases Teleseminar. He was also appointed as vice chair of ATLA Press Advisory Board Committee. Frederick W. Leonhardt of GrayRobinson in Orlando was appointed to a two-year term as board chair of the Central Florida Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. David J. Lillesand of Miami was the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Douglas Gardens’ Seminar on Ministering to the Elderly titled “Navigating the Maze and Finding Solutions: Medicare, Medicaid, and More.” Michael J. Snure of Winter Park was elected president-elect of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at its 17th annual meeting in St. Augustine. Jonathan T. Levy of Port St. Lucie chaired the Third Annual Silver Cup Golf Tournament for Seagull Industries for the Disabled, Inc. William G. Schlotthauer of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen in Sarasota has been named chair of the Sarasota County Junior Achievement board of directors. Michael T. Moore of Coral Gables has been appointed general counsel and corporate secretary to the International SeaKeeper’s Society. Marc John Randazza of Weston, Garrou & Dewitt in Altamonte Springs has authored an article entitled “The Other Election Controversy of Y2K: Core First Amendment Values and High Tech Political Coalitions,” published in the Washington University Law Quarterly. Christopher M. Shulman of Tampa has recently been appointed co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. John W. Salmon and Robert A. Dulberg of Miami participated in “A Symposium on Issues Affecting the Professional Mediator” in New Orleans. Kathy Tignor of Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. in West Palm Beach has been selected chair of the 2005 Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. The community-wide event raises funds dedicated to local organizations to aid in the prevention of breast cancer. Roy L. Glass of St. Petersburg was the introductory speaker at the 20th National Forum on Client Protection in association with the ABA’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Naples. Michael A. Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, P.A. in Coral Gables was re-elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and received the “Silver Eagle” award for his continued service to the academy at a conference in West Palm Beach. Summer L. McDonald of Hackley & Serrone in Weston has been named to the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ramon A. Abadin of Miami accepted the GRACIAS award on behalf of the Cuban American Bar Association. The award, presented by the Hispanic Bar Association of Broward County, is given to acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Hispanics in the legal system. August 15, 2004 News and Noteslast_img read more

first_imgLast night, the Yankees season mercifully came to an end with a pathetic 3-0 loss to that perennial baseball powerhouse, the Houston Astros. At first, I thought I had wasted my time dutifully watching the Bronx Bombers finish off one of their worst stretches of baseball in my memory. But then I realized that the Yankee season is actually an apt metaphor for the state of the U.S. economy. Humor me on this one.Yesterday, I attended the first day of the 2015 Northeast Economic Forum. After pondering the presentations, the central question that I am left with is whether happy days are here again or, when it comes to the economy, is this as good as it gets?On paper, the Yankees are an impressive ball club. They were among the leaders in runs batted in, for example, and they had one of the best bull pens in baseball. Similarly, in some ways our economy is downright impressive; it’s growing, and at a rate much faster than our international peers. The unemployment rate is declining, and there is some indication that this economic growth is leading to moderately higher wages. Furthermore, the country is actually experiencing a longer than usual economic expansion. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgGrow or die. We hear this quite often. But what does it really mean? The game has changed. Credit unions are no longer just competing against other financial institutions. Non-traditional competitors are taking away non-interest income, especially sources such as interchange income. At the same time, non-traditional competitors, such as Lending Club and Sofi, are attacking margins by changing consumers’ definition of banking from a “one-stop-shop” of financial services to de-bundled boutique product offerings.With serious threats to relevancy, the “grow or die” statement needs to be deeply considered. It is critically important for decision-makers to have clarity on what they mean by growth. What gets measured gets attention – meaning strategic focus and financial resources.Growth comes in many forms:  Growth in assets, deposits, loans, membership, revenue, etc.Growth in assets, deposits or membership does not necessarily translate into growth in revenue, income, or growth in members that contribute, or are highly likely to contribute, to the cooperative. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An ambulance crashed into a bridge over the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview on Wednesday, killing the driver and a passenger, New York State police said.The ambulance was heading eastbound when it struck the Eagle Avenue overpass on the right shoulder at Exit 18 shortly after 12 p.m., police said.The names of the victims were not immediately available. An EMT who was also on board was taken to Winthrop University Hospital for treatment of a broken leg and a concussion.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were arrested for fatally shooting a 23-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Hempstead over the Fourth of July weekend, Nassau County police said.Manuel Howe, 17, was charged with second-degree murder and 25-year-old Delroy Carter was charged with hindering prosecution. Both men are also from Hempstead.Homicide Squad detectives alleged the dup was involved in the shooting death of LaDaniel McCloud, who was pronounced dead of gunshot wounds on Laurel Street shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.Howe and Carter will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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