The Student Senate met Wednesday evening to discuss the new program, “29 for 29,” that will begin this holiday season. The new initiative will bring together the 29 residence halls to participate in one service project that will entail each dorm “adopting” a family in need for the holiday season.“Residence halls could be such a unique place to form this relationship,” student body president senior Lauren Vidal said.According to Vidal, this will be the first time in Notre Dame history that all of the University’s residence halls will be connected by Student Government for one large service project. In the past, residence halls have held their own programs and signature events for different causes, but “29 for 29” aims to be a unique way to bring together Notre Dame students and families in need for the holiday season.The committee for “29 for 29” has developed a packet for each residence hall outlining possible activities to do with their family, Vidal said. Each hall will also be allocated a $100 budget to use toward the activities.However, the program is designed to be flexible so each hall can make their individual projects completely tailored to their vision of the challenge, Vidal said.“We don’t want to burden the residence halls with it being such a busy time of year,” Vidal said.Rather, Vidal said the goal of the program is to spend time with families in the spirit of Christmas.Sophomore Helen Hathaway, representative for Badin Hall, agreed with the planned flexible structure of “29 for 29.”“Too much regulation and standardization would make the relationship falsified,” Hathaway said. “The independent structure makes it much more genuine.”The Senate also passed resolutions to amend its Constitution, changing the words “Office of Residential Life” to “Office of Community Standards,” and opened discussion about new study spaces around campus.Tags: Senate, student senate
â€œWe are aware of the numerous benefits derivable from hosting such international events, from tourism, business and opportunity for our athletes to be exposed. So, we are ready to host the world,â€ the governor said.He disclosed further; â€œto ensure hitch-free movement during the competition, I have directed that the streets around the stadium be constructed, this is in addition to the construction of the driveway that we are inspecting presently.â€Okowa continued, â€œyou are aware that work has reached advanced stage at the runway of the Asaba International Airport which will be very busy during the tournament, we are happy and our people are ready for the event.â€The Site Engineer at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Lewis Masowa, who conducted the governor and his team round the facility explained that the facility was unique because it has nine lanes and FIFA approved football pitch with natural grass.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ahead of the 2018 edition of African Senior Athletic Championship, Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has ordered that roads around the Stephen Keshi Stadium, venue of the competition be tarred.The governor who inspected the stadium shortly after attending this yearâ€™s May Day celebration yesterday expressed confidence that no stone would be left unturned for a successful sporting event that will attract people from all over Africa to Asaba.According to Okowa, “a lot of work have been done; the main bowl is taking shape; construction work is at advanced stage at the swimming pool section, the gallery and l believe that in three weeksâ€™ time, that is, before May 29th, the stadium will be ready for the African Athletic Championship.” read more
The Big Ten Conference won’t be playing football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.We will update this story as more information becomes available.