first_imgThe winning tickets for the Notre Dame student body class councils were announced at midnight in the third floor of the LaFortune Student Center.The winning senior class council ticket, which ran unopposed, consists of president Martin Walsh, vice president Briggs Hoyt, secretary Robert Reed and treasurer Devin Nagendran.Senior class president-elect Walsh said he and his running mates, all from Keenan Hall, devised a peculiar strategy to come up with ideas for class events.“Briggs and I will get our best ideas right before we go to sleep, ideas tend to just flow, so we’ve found that’s the time to best come up with ideas to serve our class,” Walsh said. “Barn dance, for one, was a product of [late-night discussion], as was the idea to have a concert featuring local South Bend talent.”Senior class secretary-elect Reed said seniors can expect other new events as well.“We’re looking forward to planning a 24-hour dance marathon, a charity event common at other universities,” Reed said.The winning junior class ticket also ran uncontested, with Zachary Waterson as president, Michael Fliotsos as vice president, Miranda Herrara as secretary and Andrew Stoker as treasurer.Junior class president-elect Waterson said he looks forward to collaborating with groups around campus.“I think that there’s a lot of opportunity given that the junior class is in a special position because there are fewer juniors on campus,” Waterson said. “The official program of each student body council is to bring together their respective class through activities like dances, study breaks and class apparel. We want to focus on co-programming between multiple clubs and dorms.“No ticket won a majority of the vote in the sophomore class council election, which will result in a runoff election on Friday, Feb. 21.Out of four original tickets, the two tickets remaining tickets will be that of Noemi Ventilla, Michael Markel, Neil Joseph and Eva Niklinska, which received 43.03 percent of the votes and that of Andrew Galo, Michaela McInerney, Vincent Vangaever and Daniel Barabasi, which received 24.49 precent of the votes.Ventilla, presidential candidate of the leading ticket said she and her running mates plan to simply wait and see.“At this point, both tickets would do a great job, so we’re just going to wait to see what will happen,” Ventilla said.Galo, presidential candidate of the second-place ticket, said he and his running mates were glad to be part of the run-off.“We’re excited to move on,” Galo said. “Obviously, either one of us will do a great job.”Tags: Class Council, electionslast_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 Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 An Act of God View Comments Related Shows The Almighty will arrive a little later than originally planned at that most holy of places, Broadway’s Studio 54. The Jim Parsons-led new comedy 
An Act of God will now begin previews on May 7 instead of the previously announced May 5. Directed by Joe Mantello, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, will still officially open on May 28.The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum. God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.”The cast will also include Christopher Fitzgerald and Tim Kazurinsky as angels. Although the show is playing at Roundabout’s Studio 54, it is not a Roundabout production. This is the Word of the Lord.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.last_img read more