Race Relations week focuses on intersectionality

first_imgStudent government held their annual Race Relations week from Oct. 12-15 featuring multiple talks, a resource fair and a prayer service at the Grotto.Kaya Lawrence, senior, is the director of diversity and inclusion in Student Government. Responsible for planning the week, she said she wanted to focus on Black liberation, intersectionality and the passion surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement this summer.Lawrence intentionally chose to host Race Relations last week because it began on Indigenous People’s Day, she said. It also lined up with McWell’s Restoration week and the 27th Annual Hesburgh Lecture, which featured Angela Davis. Lawrence said she planned the week to fit with each of these other events.“Monday was Indigenous People’s Day, and we wanted to bring recognition to that,” she said. “We also wanted to plan a presentation on racial battle fatigue, which we felt was a good intersection between Race Relations week and Restoration week. Tuesday, Angela Davis was the annual Hesburgh lecturer, and, well, Angela Davis is always relevant, so we let her be a part of that as well.”On Monday’s talk, which discussed repairing relations between Notre Dame and the Potawatomi tribe, and Tuesday’s lecture on racial battle fatigue were both held over Zoom. Wednesday’s small group session on the Black Lives Matter movement was socially distanced in the LaFortune Ballroom. Thursday’s resource fair was also in-person, but outside, and the prayer service for unity on Friday was in-person and accessible through live stream.Sarah Galbenski, senior and student body vice president, said that student government wanted to host both in-person and virtual events, so that events could be meaningful without excluding anyone who feels uncomfortable gathering in person, or anyone in quarantine or isolation.“We wanted to be cognizant of including people who may not feel comfortable going to an in-person event or were in quarantine or isolation and still wanted to participate,” Galbenski said. “I think we struck a good balance — we’ve really learned about adaptability this semester and tried to get a good blend of in person and virtual events for this week.”The co-directors of student life in student government played a large role in planning Thursday’s event. Senior Izzy Edgar, and junior Ian Baker planned a resource fair where different clubs on campus, including the Black Students Association, the Asian American Association and the Latino Student Alliance could hand out information and educational resources.Other clubs, like PrismND and Access-Able, had tables to discuss intersectionality between issues regarding race and sexual orientation and ability, Edgar said. The fair also had food from Black-owned South Bend restaurants and a book raffle.“I think we were most pleased with the Dismantling Racism resources fair because the club fair couldn’t happen in-person this year,” Galbenski said. “So all these groups hadn’t had a chance to be together and advertise what they do and attract new members and talk about the importance of their mission. So we were pleased to have a mini club fair for clubs that put diversity and inclusion at the forefront.”Lawrence said she headed into the week with high expectations and came out impressed with campus engagement.“Going into the week, I was really excited, because I had spent so long planning everything,” she said. “I would say that I am really happy with all of the conversations that were had across campus, especially given the limitations of COVID. I think that we were still able to have an impact on campus, and encourage our students, faculty and staff to engage in those difficult conversations.”Tags: intersectionality, Race Relations Week, Student governmentlast_img read more

Anna K. Jacobs Receives the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award

first_img The Ziegfeld Club, a non-profit dedicated to helping women in the theater community, awarded composer and lyricist Anna K. Jacobs the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award on November 7. Distributed by last year’s recipient, composer Masi Asare, the prize provides a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship from luminaries, including Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony-winning producer Barbara Whitman. In addition, teacher Cecilia Smith won the first Liz Swados Inspiration Grant; The Cherry Orchard star and Academy Award nominee Diane Lane collaborated with the Ziegfeld Club to create the grant for female educators invested in music. Take a look at our hot shots of the ladies continuing Billie Burke Ziegfeld’s legacy, including Asare, Smith and Jacobs (above) and Roz Lichter, Lane, Ziegfeld Club Executive Director Laurie Sanderson and Eleanor Lambert (below). Diane Lane Masi Asare, Cecilia Smith & Anna K. Jacobs(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Champlain College faculty writers earn recognition

first_imgChamplain College’s Dr. Nancy Nahra has learned seven of her poems will be published in the March/April issue of the North American Review, a prestigious literary journal founded in Boston in 1815. Nahra teaches humanities courses at Champlain and directs the Honors Program.Dr. David Whitmore, director of the Global Networks and Telecommunications degree program at Champlain College, contributed a chapter to the newly published Internet Encyclopedia, released in December by Wiley publishers. Whitmore wrote about multiplexing, an electronic technique for combining multiple digital signals on one medium, such as fiber optic cable.In addition, a biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Willard Sterne Randall, Historical Scholar in Residence at Champlain College, has been named the Best Book of the Year 2003 by the American Revolution Round Table in Philadelphia. This national award comes on the heels of a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize for the biography, which is called Alexander Hamilton: A Life.# # #last_img read more

Chris Dutton named VELCO president and CEO

first_imgVermont Electric Power Company (Velco),Christopher L Dutton was named president and chief executive officer of Vermont Electric Power Company this morning following a vote by Vermont Electric Power Company s board of directors. Chris Dutton brings a wealth of Vermont utility CEO experience, is recognized across the state as an innovative and thoughtful leader, and is the perfect person to lead VELCO into its next stages of development, said Robert Clarke, Chairman of the VELCO Board. I am very gratified by the unanimous support from the VELCO Board of Directors and I look forward to working with a great team of VELCO associates for the benefit of Vermont , said Dutton upon his selection. He noted that, VELCO plays a unique role in our state. In addition to ensuring high-quality grid reliability, the company is working with our distribution utility owners to implement a statewide smart grid and helping Vermont realize its broadband connectivity goals. Soruce: VELCO. April 12, 2010. www.velco.com(link is external) Dutton served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Power from 1997-2008; after having held various management positions within GMP. Mr. Dutton practiced law as a partner in a Canton, Ohio law firm before coming to Green Mountain in 1984. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. He practiced law in Tennessee, Ohio and Vermont and served as a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Air Force. He serves as a member of the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees.center_img Dutton, 61, assumes the position effective immediately and succeeds John J. Donleavy who resigned April 10th. VELCO is the state s provider of electric transmission service. Dutton has served on the VELCO Board of Directors since 1997. He has also served as Chair of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority Board, Chair of the Chittenden South Supervisory School District, Chair of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees, a member of the Green Mountain Power Board of Directors, a member of the Champlain Valley Union High School Board of Directors, the Regional Technical Academy Committee and as a director of the Chittenden County United Way and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. He and his wife live in Shelburne and have two adult children.  # Endlast_img read more

BloombergNEF: U.S. residential solar installations to hit record 3GW in 2020, 3.6GW in 2021

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg Green:America’s residential-solar industry is on the verge of a record-breaking year after overcoming a bruising due to the coronavirus pandemic.BloombergNEF now forecasts 3 gigawatts of residential-solar installations in 2020, topping the previous high of 2.8 gigawatts set last year, according to a report released Monday. BNEF expects another 3.6 gigawatts to be installed in 2021. And it’s not just residential solar seeing growth — onshore wind and utility-scale solar are also having a robust year.Demand for residential solar has rebounded after installers early in the pandemic had to limit, if not ditch, a key marketing tactic — door-to-door sales. A shift to digital sales amid lockdowns has proved fruitful, deepening the pool of potential customers, BNEF said. Now, many homeowners forced to work at home are contemplating upgrades to their residences, some spurred by weather-related power outages.“The push for renewables is really strong,” said Tara Narayanan, an analyst at BloombergNEF, in an interview. “It’s allowed the sector to shake off the worst of the plague and some natural disasters.”America’s utility-scale solar and onshore-wind industries, meanwhile, were poised to have strong years — and are still on pace to do so. BNEF projects 10 gigawatts of utility-scale solar to be installed in 2020, the best year for the sector since 2016. The research group bumped its onshore-wind forecast to 13.4 gigawatts from 11.1 gigawatts, which would be the highest since 13.9 gigawatts were added in 2012.[Brian Eckhouse]More: Americans poised to set new rooftop solar record despite virus BloombergNEF: U.S. residential solar installations to hit record 3GW in 2020, 3.6GW in 2021last_img read more

Legal Roundup

first_imgLegal Roundup: Sarasota FAWL Works With At-risk Students: Members of the Sarasota Chapter of the FAWL, including President Evelyn Moya, Joan Donnelly, Magistrate Judge Susan Maulucci, and retired law professor Beverly Blair, recently traveled to the Polk County PACE Center for Girls in Lakeland for a Breakfast-n-Books mentoring program to work with girls at the center who are experiencing difficulty in school and at home. PACE’s purpose is to intervene and prevent high school drop-outs, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol addiction, and welfare dependency. Sarasota FAWL also has donated over 40 new books to the Polk PACE Center. Under the leadership of PACE staff member Robin Turley, eight girls joined the FAWL members for juice and pastries to talk about a book they all had read. Nassau Bar Awards Scholarship : Teresa J. Sopp, vice president of the Nassau County Bar, recently presented Hilliard Senior High School student Megan Hoobler with a $1,000 scholarship. Hoobler, an honors student and Bright Futures Scholar, has been involved with the Nassau County Teen Court Program for six years. She served as a juror, a prosecutor, and as a defense attorney. Nassau County Teen Court sponsor Judge Robert E. Williams has watched Megan come up through the ranks. “Megan is very competitive and dedicated,” said Judge Williams. “She will definitely be a part of the legal community in the future.” The Nassau County Bar awards a scholarship each year to a high school senior participating in Teen Court. FALSS Meeting Set: The Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists will hold its first 2005 quarterly meeting at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine July 30. The morning seminars available to legal support staff and anyone interested will be Board Certification Workshop in Wills, Trusts and Estates; Court System: Past, Present, and Future, presented by Judge John M. Alexander; and Electronic Messaging (Understanding E-mail and Messaging and Protecting Yourself from Messaging Exploits. The FALSS first quarterly membership meeting will be that afternoon, and everyone registered can attend. For more information, call FALSS officer Barbara Cavallaro at (239) 337-7337 or e-mail her at bcav391@aol.com. Dufoe Wins DeVane Award: The Lakeland Bar Association recently presented its Annual Jerry DeVane Award to Bill Dufoe of Holland & Knight in recognition of his “exemplary scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality.” The officers of the Lakeland Bar Association include Brent Geohagen, president; Mario Cabrera, vice president; Rick Nail, treasurer; and Jonn Hoppe, secretary. Jon H. Anderson Pro Bono Awards: Florida Rural Legal Services presented awards to several local attorneys for their voluntary service in representing indigent persons in civil matters. Those honored include: Stephen R. Senn, Samuel G. Crosby, Eva M. Donohue, Pierce J. Guard, Jr., Daniel Medina, Nora Leto, Richard A. Miller, Ramona Blankenship, and Peterson & Myers. Viernes Culturales: Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, and Miami Police Chief John Timoney were only some of the guests who recently joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in a special reception to honor the “unsung heroes” of Little Havana’s Cultural Fridays (Viernes Culturales). Cultural Fridays is an art crawl through S.W. Eighth Street from 14th to 17th avenues that takes place on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 11 p.m. This multi-ethnic event features live music, artists, shows at neighboring galleries, and a wide variety of foods from local restaurants. The firm’s Mikki Canton recognized the members of the Cultural Fridays board of directors for their longtime support of the festival and Crist presented awards to City of Miami police officers Freddy D’Agostino and Joe De Hombre for their outstanding service to Little Havana. Officers David Rivero, Hector Mirabile, Mike Perez, and Manny Gomez were also honored. Ethics and Professionalism: The Orange County Bar and the First Central Florida Inn of Court jointly sponsored an afternoon ethics and professionalism seminar recently for approximately 375 lawyers, including the entire staffs of the state attorney and public defender’s offices, as well as numerous private practitioners and more than 20 judges. Bruce Blackwell, who spearheaded the seminar, said it was the first time that ethics professors Amy Mashburn from the University of Florida, Rob Atkinson from Florida State University, and Terri Day from Barry University each made in depth presentations together on a wide variety of ethical issues facing the Bar. Judges Retire: More than 200 family members and friends paid tribute to five recently retired 17th Judicial Circuit judges at a celebration sponsored by the Broward County Bar Association. The retiring judges include Judge Patricia Cocalis, Judge Jerry Pollock, Judge Sheldon Schapiro, Judge Bill Herring, and Judge Julie Koenig. Leopold to Lead PBCBA: Theodore (Ted) J. Leopold was recently named president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Other new officers and board members include Manuel Farach, president-elect; Scott Murray; Bryan Poulton; Richard Schuler; Meenu Sasser; Michelle Suskauer; V. Lynn Whitfield; North County Section President William Fleck; Young Lawyers Section President Wade Bowden; and South Palm Beach County Bar Association President Jeffrey Marks. Judge Robert J. Simms Memorial Dedication: Bay Area Legal Services recently honored the life and career of Judge Robert J. Simms and thanked the supporters of the memorial fund established by Bay Area Legal Services. Judge Simms made a “deep impact on many lives during his time on the bench” and friends, family, and colleagues attended the reception and shared their memories of Judge Simms, according to BALS. Bay Area has raised more than $100,000 for the memorial fund and to honor Judge Simms. Bay Area Legal Services’ Library will be renamed the Judge Robert J. Simms Conference and Training Center. July 1, 2005 Regular News Legal Rounduplast_img read more

Big Changes Are In The Air As Developers Shift Their Focus on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The development winds are shifting across Long Island. Have you felt them?From Elmont to Montauk, municipalities are embracing concepts that, if introduced with a straight face 10 or 20 years ago to a town or local zoning board would have been laughed at. In downtown areas, transit-oriented apartments are sprouting as policymakers scramble to create areas that millennials are supposedly demanding.  In the past, suburbia flat out rejected such “urban” amenities, with fierce, resident-driven opposition fueling the NIMBY flames.This new normal in regional trends has resonated here with policymakers jumping onboard as quickly as developers can request zoning variances.Suburbia is being transformed—and this transformation is on a regional scale but it is being locally implemented, and it’s being driven by the very industry that puts shovels in the ground.The popular narrative, however, would have you thinking otherwise.In Islip, Heartland, Jerry Wolkoff’s mega project that casts a vast shadow over all the other proposals on LI, is essentially is a done deal as local politicians scramble to make the accommodations necessary for it to be built. As reported by the Long-Islander, Heartland Town Square, with its 9,000 residential units and 1 million sq. ft. of retail space, will “help usher Long Island into the 21st century and help end the flight of young and old from Long Island.”With the goal of coordinating the municipal development efforts at TRITEC Real Estate’s Ronkonkoma Hub, the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have forged a “regional alliance,” enabling the ambitious project to gain considerable momentum by securing and pursuing financing via local, state and federal governments.To create Wyandanch Rising, investment at the hamlet’s LIRR station has spanned more than a decade, and new apartments and parking facilities are finally starting to take off at the juncture of Straight Path and Long Island Avenue. This economically troubled area has struggled to find an identity, but thanks to the concept of “Smart Growth connectivity” and developer wherewithal, Wyandanch is poised to be the next Patchogue.Nassau County has felt the winds blowing as well. The Hempstead Hub, the site of the dearly departed Islanders and empty acres of asphalt, will supposedly get a new biotech complex, parking structures and recreational facilities that will breathe new life into the drab area.From a bully pulpit of self-proclaimed Smart Growth activism, nonprofit development groups and developer think-tanks claim that these accomplishments are all due to a hyper-local approach that has roots in resident-based planning, but in reality, these efforts are anything but.When municipalities across a large geographic area all seem to follow the same transit-oriented template, with the goal of linking to interconnected transit upgrades, and when the discussion and analysis of these projects is dominated by their vested interests and stakeholders, something bigger is at play than community charrettes.In recent years, the line between regional planning and local development has blurred. If anything, now they are one and the same. Developers, battered after the recession tanked the Island’s single-family residential market (limited vacant land also contributed to it), have shifted toward building multifamily, mixed-use projects. The local political climate was amenable, rewarding variances to any developer who proposed anything remotely within the loose, unstandardized Smart Growth template.The transformation of Long Island’s suburbia is indeed happening. But just because shovels are being placed in the ground, it doesn’t mean it can be called progress.At Islip’s Heartland, not all is as rosy as its supporters claim. The massive project is moving ahead, despite residents’ concerns about its monumental density and the ability of local roads and highways to handle increased traffic volume. From municipal officials come half-hearted protests regarding the project’s construction phasing and final density upon completion. Despite these legitimate questions, the project has cleared significant hurdles from the Town of Islip and awaits final approval. Local, folksy planning isn’t spurred by developer dollars and town board indifference.In Brookhaven, it’s almost the same story. TRITEC’s Ronkonkoma Hub got its genesis not with area residents writing what they wanted on a whiteboard, but with the 1988 electrification of the main line of the Long Island Rail Road. At the time, planners saw opportunity at the Ronkonkoma site, but lacked the political will and the private investment dollars to do much with it. As the MTA looks to build the much lauded double track between the project site and Farmingdale, it is clear that, in Ronkonkoma, progress is anything but local.From a planning standpoint, this Hub is one of the best opportunities for true intermodal connectivity that could link trains, planes, automobiles and buses. Execution is different from theory, and it will be interesting to see if the occupancy rate of the residential and commercial pieces of the project will reflect the hype (and multi-tiered fiscal support) that surrounds the development.Piles of press releases aside, Wyandanch has indeed risen, but only time will tell if the project spurs a renaissance. The community is resilient, and private investment in the area should be celebrated. But it is up to both Suffolk County and the Town of Babylon to make sure progress continues once the construction stops. This one investment will not correct years of neglect. The success of the project hinges on more than just a few new apartments and a shiny parking garage.As for Nassau County’s hub, the vision is indeed grand, but the fiscal realities are overwhelmingly dire. At least when the winds are blowing favorably in Suffolk County, developers can afford to translate the breeze into tangible results. In Nassau, the taint of corruption and insolvency seems to loom over every developmental effort–a true shame for one of the wealthiest suburbs in the nation.The currents of change are in motion—but the driving forces behind them aren’t as local as advocates so readily insist. Developers, the think tanks they establish, as well as the non-profit groups they serve as board members and funders, dominate the regional discussion about Long Island’s development track.It’s up to residents and objective policymakers to ask who, exactly, is generating the hot air making the winds blow—and what is being blown away.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco is a regular contributor to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.last_img read more

Steve Jobs on credit unions 7: They’ll get used to it

first_imgConferences, list serves, seminars, webinars, white papers… there’s no shortage of information to digest when it comes to finding ideas to help grow and differentiate your credit union. While nothing is more important than looking for fresh ideas to foster growth, there’s one problem with this. Too often the only conferences and webinars we put on our schedule are focused solely on the credit union industry.Over time, we see one great idea recycled over and over again with a nip here and a tuck there to attempt to personalize the brand. Maybe it’s time to take a page out of Steve Job’s playbook when it comes to dreaming up fresh ideas. Throw out the standard playbook and write your own rules.Take the novel idea of putting the keyboard on the screen of the iPhone. At the time, Blackberry owned the mobile phone market. Marc Andreessen, a venture capitalist and close friend of Steve Jobs, relates his introduction to the iPhone. “In the fall of 2006, my wife, Laura, and I went out to dinner with Steve and his wife, Laurene. Sitting outside of the restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, as we were waiting for a table to open up on the balmy Silicon Valley evening, Steve pulled his personal prototype iPhone out of his jeans pocket and said, ‘Here, let me show you something.’  He took me on a tour through all of the features and capabilities of the new device.”After an appropriate amount of oohing and aahing, Marc recalled finding the only appropriate comment he could think of. A BlackBerry aficionado, I said, “’Boy, Steve, don’t you think it’s going to be a problem not having a physical keyboard? Are people really going to be okay typing directly on the screen?’ He looked me right in the eye with the typical Steve Jobs piercing gaze and said, ‘They’ll get used to it.’”You know the rest of the story. Since its introduction, Apple has sold more than 250 million iPhones and it’s one of the top-selling smartphones in the world. Blackberry now holds less than 5% of the mobile phone market.Writing your own rules isn’t a call for you to be a renegade merely for the sake of stirring the pot. Jobs took calculated risks and wrote his own rules for the sake of an improved customer experience.“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – Steve JobsShow your members what they want and prepare for the growth that comes with it. 92SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Detailslast_img read more

Taylor vs Gutierrez: Katie Taylor could advance to face Cris Cyborg, Amanda Serrano or Jessica McCaskill after historic headline fight | Boxing News

first_imgJames Dielhenn Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn 2:45 Katie Taylor is wary of the threat posed by Miriam Gutierrez Yorkshire’s Harper is defending her WBC super-featherweight title on Saturday night against Katharina Thanderz.But she has been targeted all week on social media by Mikaela Mayer, an unbeaten US Olympian who owns the WBO belt in the same division.“With Terri the aim is to unify and be undisputed,” Hearn said.Harper threw down the gauntlet: “This is only the beginning for me. I want to get out there and fight the other champions, the best in my division.”Mayer has been goading: “She’s just not ready to be holding that belt.“Inexperienced champ. Inexperienced and champ don’t go together.“Boxing is entertainment at the end of the day so why are we so caught up on protecting our record. Let’s party.”The WBA champion in the same division, Hyun Mi Choi, has been signed up by Matchroom Boxing so is a viable opponent for Harper too.But after only drawing her previous fight with Jonas, that is a fight that could be revisited.“The public and fans would like to see the rematch,” Hearn said.Will Rachel Ball remain on the rise? – Advertisement – Eddie Hearn says the gap between men and women’s boxing is closing 5:17 – Advertisement – Eddie Hearn says the gap between men and women’s boxing is closing Katie Taylor will have more history-making opportunities to fight MMA rivals or unbeaten Americans if she comes through her latest world title defence tonight.Taylor’s undisputed lightweight championship is on the line against Miriam Gutierrez on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports, with WBC super-featherweight champion Terri Harper and Rachel Ball also on the bill at Wembley Arena.The esteemed career of pioneer Taylor has seen her win five amateur world titles, the 2012 Olympics gold medal, every major belt at lightweight and a super-lightweight title too. Terri Harper is the WBC super-featherweight champion Terri Harper is the WBC super-featherweight champion

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