Students to share research at Human Development Conference

first_imgStudents from across the country and the world will present original research this Friday and Saturday at the seventh annual Human Development Conference.Senior and conference co-chair Christopher Newton said the conference’s basic goals are the same as any other academic conference: “dissemination of research, networking of researchers and sharing experiences and methods.”However, what makes this conference unique are the students presenting, Newton said. The conference will be composed of primarily undergraduates, both from all over the country and some from the nations of Uganda and India, he said.“These are undergrads, and a lot of them have conducted field work,” Newton said. “They’ve actually gone out to these countries and engaged with the people most closely involved [with these issues]. That’s a very difficult undertaking, so sharing how you go about that and what your experiences were is really valuable at this early stage of people’s development with that type of work.”Junior and conference co-chair Maggie Guzman said the diversity of participants at the conference will foster discussion throughout the weekend.“The purpose [of the Human Development Conference] is to create an environment of discussion, of debate, focusing on the future of development,” Guzman said. “This is a very interdisciplinary conference. We have students from all over the world and representing different majors. And they’re talking about different topics.”The inspiration behind the conference’s theme of “envision, enact, evaluate” was inspired by the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and the work to develop the Sustainable Development Goals to take their place, Newton said.“There’s the big picture [at the conference] of international development at large heading towards a crossroads,” he said.Jeffrey Sachs, who was highly involved in the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, will give the conference’s keynote address. The conference also boasts 16 different panels throughout the weekend, each of which addresses a different area of development, Newton said.“You could be going to a global health panel, and you could be getting national healthcare provision in Mexico and treatment of lymphatic filariasis in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “… That’s what we love personally about it — it’s just incredible the things that people are doing.”Even those who are not interested in doing research in development will benefit from listening to their peers at the conference, Guzman said.“It doesn’t just have to be only research, but if you’re interested in doing an internship, going abroad — getting a feel for the culture, the problems, the politics involved, the state of development in that region — that’s also very important,” she said. “We have very big focus and representation from all of the different areas around the world, so even if you have a slight interest in exploring the world, this is a great way to get exposed to the problems we are currently facing internationally.”Students are required to register for the conference if they plan to attend the event’s keynote address. Registration and more information on the conference is located on the Kellogg Institute’s website.Tags: Dominican Republic, Human Development Conference, Jeffrey Sachs, Mexicolast_img read more

Gateway Program provides path from Holy Cross to Notre Dame

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Frankie Boley Gateway students pose for a photo outside Holy Cross College in 2016. Those with qualifying academics are admitted to Notre DameFormer gateway student junior Frankie Boley said she thought her freshman year was more relaxed because of her course load but also felt the pressure of making the grade in some courses.“It didn’t sound that hard coming from high school, but [general chemistry and calculus] made a B seem very tough at times,” Boley said. “I would find myself putting extra pressure on myself to get good grades, not just to do well on the exam or in the class, but to ensure I made it to Notre Dame.”Each semester of their freshman year, Gateway students take honors courses at Holy Cross as well as one course at Notre Dame. Holy Cross program directors help Gateway participants with enrollment, course selection and housing.Kranz said Holy Cross assistant director of admissions Adam DeBeck was someone Gateway students could count on to listen to their problems and concerns both serious and silly.“He was very relatable and sincerely cared for us, even if we were only there for a year,” Kranz said. “We still keep in contact today. We update each other on everything Bruce Springsteen.”Gateway students are encouraged to participate in clubs and other extracurricular activities at Notre Dame and Holy Cross. To encourage their integration between the schools, they receive Notre Dame IDs, meal swipes and email addresses.Kranz is in the process of transitioning into his new role as a senior football equipment manager, an activity he said he has been involved with since his time at Holy Cross.“Freshman year, when I was trying out to be a manager, I would drive to the early spring practices with my friend at six in the morning,” Kranz said. “Then we would go straight (from) there to our one class at Notre Dame.”The selective Gateway group grows close throughout their year at Holy Cross, Boley said, as some compete together in intramural athletics and others end up dating each other. Even after they transition schools, many, including Boley, say some of their closest college friends are from the program.“There were 56 students in our program in 2016, and I say, ‘Hi,’ to every single one of them when I see them,” she said.Those offered a spot in the program have until May 1, the national college decision day, to claim their spot. After that, a few students from the Notre Dame waitlist are offered a space in Gateway and have until June 15 to accept the offer. For some, the choice is easy, Kranz said.“If there was a way to go to Notre Dame, I was going to take that route, so I accepted right away,” he said. “It wasn’t a hard decision.”For former Gateway student junior Reilly Connor, however, the decision was a little more difficult, he said.“If I was accepted into Notre Dame, I would have committed the same day as it was my dream school,” Connor said. “This extra step certainly made me think much more on if it was something I was sure I wanted to do.”While many students in the Gateway Program reflect on the experience fondly, Connor said the experience can be tough at times.“I think that is something everyone has to decide for themselves,” he said. “It’s an unfortunate fact that Gateway is a year at a school you didn’t apply to and can feel like a hassle at times.”But for those who are set on attending Notre Dame, the program provides that chance, Connor said.“My family has always been huge Notre Dame football fans, and when I came to my first game, I fell in love with Notre Dame for more than the football team,” he said. “I committed myself to getting admitted which led me to Holy Cross and the Gateway Program.”The Gateway Program may not be the way students envisioned entering Notre Dame, but the program has been important to those who choose to partake, Boley said. She said she recommends Gateway to those who are given the opportunity.“If their goal is to go to the University of Notre Dame, then the Gateway Program will get them there,” she said. “They will take a different path than normal Notre Dame students, but there will be like 70 other people in the same boat. It gives you a family on your first day.”Tags: Admissions, Gateway, Gateway Program, Holy Cross College, Notre Dame admissions Each year, a select number of high school seniors who apply to Notre Dame are neither accepted, rejected nor added to the University’s wait list. Instead, they are offered the opportunity to participate in the Gateway Program.Former Gateway student, junior Harrison Kranz said he had never heard of the program until he was offered a place in it.“I was in the fourth class since its inception, but now I tell others that I used to be a Gateway and the response is usually, ‘Oh yeah, I know so-and-so is a Gateway,’” Kranz said. “It’s cool to see that awareness is spreading.”The Gateway Program was created in 2013 as a collaboration between Holy Cross College and Notre Dame. The program enrolls students at Holy Cross for their freshman year with the guarantee they will be admitted to Notre Dame at the start of their sophomore year so long as they maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and keep good standing with both institutions.last_img read more

Liverpool reveal ‘unique’ plan for Premier League Trophy presentation

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool are to stage a “unique” Premier League trophy presentation at Anfield on Wednesday, July 22 .The Reds will get their hands on their winners’ medals and lift a first league title in 30 years live on Sky Sports after the game less than a week from now.No fans will be in attendance for the historic occasion but Liverpool appear to be building a podium in the famous Kop stand for the presentation to take place, while it’s being rumoured that a lights show and pyrotechnics will also be utilised. Mike Keegan from the Daily Mail says the Premier League have stated the special ceremony has been “designed to acknowledge the club’s supporters, who are absent from the stadium” and that the players have been involved in putting it together.As per BBC, Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish is slated to an attend and hand out medals to Jurgen Klopp’s side.Despite suffering a knee injury in the recent win over Brighton, Klopp has confirmed captain Jordan Henderson will still lift the Premier League trophy – a year after proudly holding the Champions League trophy aloft in Madrid. Read Also: Serie A: Juventus suffer title setback in thrilling Sassuolo drawLiverpool will receive 40 medals to hand out, with the rule being that those who have made five or more appearances are entitled to a medal and take priority before the remaining prizes are handed out to backroom staff.But believing that everyone has played their part in the title triumph, Klopp has said all players will get a medal – even if he has to produce them or give up his. Loading…last_img read more

NBBF disclaims malicious tweet

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF The Nigeria Basketball Federation has disclaimed a publication in the social media where it was claimed that the federation had secured the release of funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports ahead of the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic qualification tournament in Maputo, Mozambique.The NBBF made the disclaimer in a statement on Thursday.The statement said: “The attention of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has been drawn to a publication via a twitter handle ‘D’TigresNG’ alleging that the Ministry has released funds to the NBBF and that the federation could not pay the D’Tigress players who represented Nigeria at the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Maputo, Mozambique, their appropriate allowances in order to prosecute the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament whose 1st window ended in Maputo, Mozambique, a few days ago.“The NBBF wants the public to note that it does not have any form of control of this twitter handle and it dissociates itself in every material particular from that twitter publication which is indeed false and misleading and urges members of the public and all concerned to disregard it in its entirety.”The NBBF said it was unable to pay the players their full allowance in Maputo as it was not in position to do so due to lack of funds. It said: “The federation has not received any related funding from the ministry yet, which is still being processed and expected.”The Federation made it clear to the players in Maputo that when the funds eventually become available, they would receive their full entitlements.The NBBF, the statement added, has launched an investigation to get at the root of this publication, which is believed to be the handiwork of detractors bent on derailing the D’Tigress’ Olympic Games aspirations and also to portray the federation in bad light before the sports ministry. Tags: NBBFlast_img read more

Irish Cricket team in action this morning

first_imgThe first ball at Malahide is due at 11 this morning. Ireland are due to return to Intercontinental Cup action this morning.They face the Netherlands in Malahide, and could hand a first cap to under-19 captain Jack Tector in the absence of the injured Paul Stirling.Australian-born fast-bowler Nathan Smith could also earn a debut start against the Dutch.last_img