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State clubs help students feel at home at Notre Dame

first_imgThough Notre Dame is located in Indiana, it caters to a national population with students from many different states. At Notre Dame, student-run state clubs perform the function of bringing together students from their home areas. According to SAO, there are clubs representing nine states: California Club, Connecticut Club, Hawaii Club, Louisiana Club, Minnesota Club, Montana Club, New Jersey Club, New York Club and Texas Club. Each state’s club has a slightly different focus, from helping arrange transportation at breaks to organizing events reflecting their state’s culture.Junior Danny McMaster, vice president of the New Jersey Club, said his club’s main purpose is serving as a link between students, alumni and New Jersey, as well as social opportunities.“We organize rides back, both by organizing a major bus back … [and] in coordination with some of the Philadelphia [alumni] clubs,” McMaster said. “We are the liaisons between New Jersey students on campus and the four New Jersey [alumni] clubs. … We’re just basically a social club where, you know, all the New Jersey kids can get to know each other, get some cool T-shirts, get some good pizza and good breakfast sandwiches.” Junior Rosie Crisman, co-president of California Club, said her club’s major focus is helping Notre Dame students network with professionals in California. She said a large number of California Club members are not actually California natives.“We help students connect to professionals in California, including Notre Dame alumni and recruiters,” she said. “If I had to guess, around 25 percent of our club is not from California.”Senior Iliana Contreras, president of Texas Club, described her club’s mission as both connecting students to alumni networks and helping Texans adjust to life in South Bend.“Alumni networks within the Texas Club are huge. We have the Alumni Barbecue in the spring where actual alumni from Texas come and they host a huge barbecue for all of our students, be [they] from Texas or not,” Contreras said. “We also want [Texas Club] to be a safe haven for people on campus; we recognize that moving to South Bend, Indiana, from any place in Texas … [puts students in] an entirely different culture, environment and weather. We want to make sure that people know where to buy the right jackets, get the right snow boots. … Texas Club is supposed to be a place where you can come and you can combine your two homes: your love of Texas and your love of Notre Dame.”These clubs allow for students to express their love of their home state, even while so far away from home. McMaster said, in his experience, state clubs build up community among the members of their state, and that those involved enjoy their work.“One of the biggest draws for us is that New Jersey is one of the biggest states at Notre Dame, especially considering how far away it is,” McMaster said. “There’s just a matter of state pride … [because] a lot of people rag on our state. Everyone who’s from it really loves it and we all have a good time with it.”Tags: California, Geographic Diversity, New Jersey, State Clubs, Texaslast_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf firma una ley para ayudar a la preparación de las elecciones generales

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Voting & Elections El Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó el proyecto de ley 2502 de la Cámara de Representantes, ahora Ley 35 de 2020, que requiere que el Departamento de Estado publique un informe sobre las elecciones primarias del 2 de junio de 2020. El informe ayudará a identificar todo cambio necesario en el Código Electoral de Pennsylvania antes de las elecciones generales de noviembre.“A pesar de la pandemia, Pennsylvania tuvo una elección primaria segura y exitosa, pero siempre se pueden hacer mejoras”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Gracias a la histórica reforma electoral del año pasado, los votantes pudieron utilizar una nueva votación por correo y usar nuevas máquinas de votación. Ahora debemos prepararnos para las elecciones presidenciales y para la gran concurrencia que se espera en noviembre. Este informe ayudará a identificar las maneras de mejorar nuestro proceso electoral”.El informe incluirá una serie de puntos de información para cada condado en relación con las reformas de la Ley 77 de 2019 y la Ley 12 de 2020, que incluyen el número de votos por correo que se solicitaron y se recibieron, el número de nuevos registros de votantes que se recibieron y a qué hora cada condado comenzó a realizar el sondeo previo y el recuento de los votos y de los votos en ausencia y por correo.La elección primaria fue la primera vez que los residentes de Pennsylvania pudieron emitir el voto por correo sin tener que dar una explicación. Se emitieron casi 1.5 millones de votos por correo o en ausencia, 17 veces el número que votó en ausencia en las primarias de 2016, cuando se emitieron aproximadamente 84,000 votos en ausencia.Para ayudar a los condados ante la situación del aumento de los votos enviados por correo y para reducir las demoras en informar los resultados de las elecciones, el departamento apoya un cambio legislativo que propone permitir que los condados comiencen a procesar las boletas enviadas por correo en las semanas previas al día de las elecciones. Según la ley actual, los condados no pueden comenzar a realizar un sondeo previo de estas boletas hasta las 7 a.m. del día de las elecciones.Los últimos 22 condados también debutaron con nuevos sistemas de votación en las primarias, completando una iniciativa de dos años para implementar los sistemas de votación de última generación en los 67 condados.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf firma una ley para ayudar a la preparación de las elecciones generalescenter_img June 18, 2020last_img read more

Chelsea eye West Ham defender in £40m transfer swoop

first_imgAnd Chelsea are now ready to move for the 23-year-old after having their transfer ban overturned.Diop, capped six times by France’s U21s, joined West Ham from Toulouse for £22million 18 months ago.He has gone on to make 55 appearances in all competitions and is considered to be one of the Premier League’s finest young defenders.Jose Mourinho famously labelled Diop a “monster” after his dominant aerial performance inspired the Hammers to a 3-1 win over Man Utd in 2018.Now at Spurs, Mourinho is also said to be keen on signing Diop as doubts remain over Jan Vertonghen’s future.But Chelsea are apparently in pole position for the 6ft 3in cruncher.The Blues have conceded an astonishing 29 goals in the league so far this season.Kurt Zouma has failed to convince fans he can be a long-term option.And Antonio Rudiger is still to find his feet after recently returning from a long-term injury. Loading… The Star claims Frank Lampard has been scouting the centre-back for some time. Chelsea are reportedly preparing a £40million bid for West Ham star Issa Diop.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Hudson-Odoi skills could halt Zaha’s Chelsea moveIt would also be unfair to burden youngster Fikayo Tomori with so much pressure in his maiden first-team season.And it appears Andreas Christensen would be the man to make way for a new arrival.He has played just eight times this term, and AC Milan are reportedly considering a swoop for the Dane.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The Worldlast_img read more

Oktay throws Gor off balance ahead of CL

first_img“Kindly accept my resignation as Gor Mahia FC head coach effective today, the sixth day of August 2019. As you are aware, the decision has been forced on me by the personal challenges I am facing here in Europe,” Oktay said in a letter addressed to rachier.He added; “I wish to thank you and the entire club, including the fans for the opportunity you accorded me to manage this great club. I also wish you guys all the best in your forthcoming assignments.”The tactician had asked for permission from the club to return to his home in England to sort out long standing personal issues, but seemingly they have taken more time to be solved.Rachier on Monday evening told Capital Sport that he was aware of the issues and that he did not think Oktay was trying to engineer a move away from the club, barely six months after joining and leading them to the quarter finals of the Confederations Cup for the first time ever.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay chats with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2018. Photo/Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUWith the tactician gone, Gor will now have to look for a quick replacement by Friday when they leave for Burundi as current assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo does not have the requisite paperwork to handle the team for a CAF match.New rules stipulate that a coach handling a team at a continental match has to have a CAF A coaching license or its equivalent.Gor have lost their coach just after losing two of their best players from last season, Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata. Oktay’s assistant from last season Zedekiah Otieno also left to join KCB as head coach.Save for two foreign based players hitherto unknown, Gor have only signed youngsters.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Time to go? Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay glances at his watch during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against KCB at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 – Just four days before their first round CAF Champions League tie away to Burundi’s Aigle Noir, Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have been thrown off balance with the resignation of head coach Hassan Oktay.The club officially announced on Tuesday evening that the tactician had tendered his resignation to club chair Ambrose Rachier, just a day after the club supremo had hinted to Capital Sport they were looking at a plan B with the coach yet to return from England.last_img read more