Students find companions in pets

first_imgWhen alumni laud the friendships forged at Notre Dame, they usually are referring to their classmates. Some students, however, find extra companionship in dorm or house pets. Senior Matt Jensen said his Betta Fish, Goldie, has been not only a companion since freshman year, but an ongoing lesson in responsibility. “Having a pet during my time at Notre Dame has been a fantastic and memorable experience,” he said. “Not only is she more loyal than my roommates, but her daily care stimulates my skills of discipline and careful responsibility during these formative years of my life.” While du Lac restricts students to “non-carnivorous fish in an aquarium less than 30 gallons,” some off-campus students use their newfound freedom to house a four-legged pet. Senior Mike Rose said the demands of his dog, Sammy, have forced him to establish a caretaking routine with his housemates. “I live at a house with my friends on the soccer team and a black lab named Sammy,” Rose said. “He has a pretty set schedule, which he reminds us of constantly, but between housemates, we are all able to split most of the duties.” While busy students’ schedules may not cater to dog ownership, Rose said friends and family have been willing to share the responsibilities when necessary. “We are able to have people take care of Sammy if we are out of town for a team trip or for any other reason, because pretty much anyone that meets him loves him,” he said. Senior Alyssa Sappenfield said the companionship of her cat Mango outweighs the added responsibility and expense. “During breaks, I always have to think about who can look after her,” she said. “I take care of everything concerning her, so it is a good practice in responsibility. This means food, litter, toys and vet bills, which can be pricey. Overall though, you get a little pal that loves you, which is really great.” Rose said he also enjoys the sense of companionship he gets from having a pet in the house. “One of the benefits of having the dog around is that there’s always someone at the house to entertain you or play with you even if all of the housemates are gone,” he said. Junior Shannon Hughes said she wishes on-campus students had more freedom with regard to housing pets. “Having pets around just makes everyone feel happier,” Hughes said. “I wish the rules were more lenient regarding pets in the dorms, but I understand how difficulties might arise with pets larger than fish.” Rose suggested that small, caged animals might be a reasonable option for students if du Lac were modified. “ND should open their policy up for animals, even though it would be tough to monitor,” he said. “I don’t think anyone is ready for dogs or cats in the dorms yet, but even smaller, less care-intensive animals would be good for students because it teaches them a lot of responsibility, and they are fun to play with. Could you imagine gerbil balls running through the dorms? It could be hilarious.” While some residence halls have adopted dogs, Hughes, a Walsh Hall resident, said campus could do with a few more. “We don’t have a dog in Walsh, but if we do ever get one, I think it will get more than enough love,” she said. “There are so many people in the dorm, and I think there would be more than enough people willing and happy to care for a dog.”last_img read more

Group considers loft resolution

first_imgStudent Senate discussed Saturday’s cancelation of PigTostal and the Office of Housing’s decision to remove lofts from St. Edward’s Hall at its meeting Wednesday. Student body president Brett Rocheleau said police forces told him a neighbor alerted them that a party that was planned did not have a permit. He said people must request these permits at least 15 days in advance, so the students organizing PigTostal could not get one in time for the event. “It was completely an isolated incident where basically the police force and the administration weren’t looking to cancel this party,” Rocheleau said. “They were working with it, they were expecting it to occur. So it’s not going to keep coming up every weekend, these types of incidents.” Senate considered a resolution asking the Office of Housing to reconsider its decision to remove all lofts from St. Edward’s Hall by the 2013-2014 academic year and replace them with modular furniture. Sean Long, St. Edward’s senator, said building the lofts is a First Year Orientation ritual for the residence hall. Rocheleau said the Office of Housing considers the lofts a safety issue because they block the spots in the ceilings that release water in the case of a fire. “By them knowing that this is occurring, they don’t feel right letting it slide,” he said. The group passed the resolution after debate. Senate passed a resolution requesting Auxiliary Operations to ask for student feedback about the Notre Dame ID card. It also passed resolutions asking for the creation of serve.nd.edu to centralize service opportunities and asking for revision of the Physical Education wellness program to initiate discussion about gender issues. Senate passed a resolution amending the student government elections process. The resolution stated, “For the purpose of petitions, the original signature of an undergraduate student shall be required to signify approval of the placement of a candidate or ticket on the ballot … In the event that an election proceeds to a runoff, all tickets in the runoff may have a nominal increase in their funding equivalent to 20 percent of the funding initially allocated for the primary election.” Campus Ministry Liaison Ellen Carroll introduced a resolution requesting the University begin each home football game with a prayer. She said the football team would be a starting point, but the practice would ideally extend to other varsity sports. “A lot of students who went to Catholic high schools, their sports games would start with a prayer,” Carroll said. “People have been talking about what would it be like to start Notre Dame football games with the same kind of thing.” If the prayer were instated, the exact wording would be determined through collaboration between various University offices, such as the Office of Campus Ministry and the Office of the President, Carroll said. Rocheleau said the resolution is not meant to impose religion on anyone, and the prayer would not profess belief in any specific faith. “It just says bless the players so no one gets hurt, no one gets harm, there’s fair play,” he said. “So I hope no one would ever feel that we’re imposing our religion on anyone … And we would make sure the prayer focuses on being generalized for all religions.” Senate tabled the prayer resolution and will discuss it again at the next meeting. Student body vice president Katie Rose reminded senators if someone feels a discriminatory incident was not handled correctly by his rector, he can report the incident to someone in a position of greater authority. “If you do have a problem, if you think you weren’t treated correctly or a matter wasn’t treated correctly, you can go to the head of the rectors, who is [Associate Vice President for Residential Life] Heather Russell,” she said.last_img read more

University aspires to inspire through TED Talks

first_imgThe most innovative members of the Notre Dame community will take center stage Tuesday at TEDxUND, an event coordinated by students and faculty to inspire conversation and examine critical questions through presentations by students, faculty, staff, alumni and local residents. The event will be held in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).“We really wanted to capture the spirit of innovation and creativity that we all love so much about a lot of stuff that’s going on at Notre Dame in a variety of senses,” junior Max Brown, director of student government’s department of academic affairs said.Senior student body president Alex Coccia said Brown and senior Ben Eichler, department member at the department of academic affairs, successfully joined forces with DPAC, Hesburgh Libraries, the Office of the Provost and University Communications to bring what he called an “inspiring event” to campus.“Nancy and I ran on a platform that stressed the passions of the student body,” Coccia said. “Our vision called for a student government that acts on student passions and advocates for student needs.“We do not have to look far to be inspired by the work of students at our University. … We, the students, have passion that drives us to grow, understand and truly live during our time at Notre Dame.”Paul Van Ness, marketing program manager at the DPAC, said he initially applied last February for a university license from the TED organization. The license allows Notre Dame to host a TEDx event in the style of TED Conferences and use the TEDx logo, but Van Ness said the committee on campus takes full responsibility for planning and sponsoring the event.“I’ve always considered this to be a University-wide event,” Van Ness said. “I mean it is. It has the UND. It’s not TEDxDeBartolo.“That was one of the reasons I was particularly excited to have students and the library and all these other parties involved because it truly is a university-wide event,” he said. “And so it increased the energy and the excitement and the enthusiasm and the capability of the event.”TEDxUND’s 19 speakers underwent a selection process with a committee of students and staff from the DPAC and Hesburgh libraries, Van Ness said.Sophomore and TEDxUND speaker Joel Ostdiek said he completed an initial application and follow-up interview before being selected. He said his talk will focus on the value of the arts and music education. According to the event website, the speakers will address topics ranging from the physics of the universe to foreign aid.“I’m most excited about watching all of the speakers at the event,” Ostdiek said. “I think it’ll be an awesome chance to hear what other members of the ND community are thinking about and hopefully ignite some meaningful discussions.”Van Ness said 100 people won tickets to TEDxUND through a lottery. Additional tickets to an 800-person live-streaming event in the Leighton Concert Hall will be available at the door Tuesday. He said the presentations will be streamed and later posted online, but he hopes viewers will choose to watch the TEDxUND talks with each other instead of alone.Carolyn Hutyra | The Observer “It will be recorded, and we’ll post them on the web, and so it will live on beyond the event,” Van Ness said. “That’s exciting. I really expect there to be energy and ideas and new thoughts that come out of the event and hopefully it will lead to … more connections with people that will lead to new projects, new research, maybe an additional opportunity for a student speaker.”Van Ness said the TED organization stipulated that TEDxUND seat only 100 audience members for the live presentations. He said the more intimate setting would better facilitate discussion and networking, in addition to making logistics easier.Brown said TEDxUND “definitely” has potential to become an annual fixture in the Notre Dame event calendar.“If everything goes well here, we’ll be able to make it a lot larger,” he said. “We wanted to kind of work out all the kinks and find out how the whole process works.”Brown said he hopes the “special connection” between students and their peers and mentors will make TEDxUND even more inspiring to the event’s live and virtual audiences.“There’s a lot of really cool stuff that’s going on at Notre Dame that’s really engaging and new and creative not only for the Notre Dame community but for the world,” he said. “I think this kind of moves to the forefront those ideas which will most permeate the future and help us understand the past.”Contact Lesley Stevenson at [email protected]: TED talks, TEDxUNDlast_img read more

Basilica summer 2018 wedding slots open

first_imgContrary to popular belief, “Basilica Monday” — which is this Monday — is not the only day of the year people can make a wedding reservation in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Lady Chapel or Log Chapel. That doesn’t stop prospective brides and grooms from flooding Amy Huber, administrative assistant for the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with calls starting at 8 a.m. Monday trying to reserve their dream date.“I always find it funny when the grooms have not yet asked, and they ask me to keep it on the low-down,” she said. “I always have a couple of those a year — I’ve already had some calls this year asking to make sure it wasn’t announced.”A few of those overeager brides and grooms have had to call to cancel their reservations, Huber said.Overall, Huber said she will probably take 60 or 70 reservations Monday, most for spots in the summer of 2018.“Just to give you an idea, we have 134 spots available for weddings for 2018,” she said. “Eight of those dates go to Sacred Heart Parish parishioners. All of the afternoon summer spots will go that day, and that’s why we have such an influx of calls.” Huber said the calendar opens in March so she can figure out which weekends are “blocked out” because of home football games and other events on campus, such as Welcome Weekend, Junior Parents Weekend and Holy Orders for priests. “The football schedule just came out [Thursday], so I’m crazy busy fixing my database, because what I thought was the football schedule has changed a little bit,” she said. For weekends that aren’t “blocked out,” wedding times are Saturdays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with summer Fridays slots at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. To be married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, either the bride or the groom must be a member of Sacred Heart Parish, current Notre Dame student, an alum or — starting last year — a current faculty or staff member who has been employed by the University for a minimum of five years.“All of my Saturdays in May, June and July — afternoon slots — will go,” Huber said. “I usually will have leftover Friday mornings. I still have 9 a.m.’s left in 2017 that are available. It’s not like the calendar totally books every year. We always have open slots; it’s just not as desired dates as what people want. We still have some December dates for this year.” Huber also takes the reservations for other events in the Basilica, including baptisms.“I’ve been here long enough that I’m now scheduling the baptisms for couples I helped make reservations [for],” she said. “So it’s nice to see they’re still together and starting a family.” For those hoping to get their dream date, Huber said to be persistent.“Be patient and keep trying,” she said. “I just called OIT [on Friday] and had my voicemail shut off. When someone is calling me, they’ll hear a busy signal. Just be patient and keep hitting redial. The calls should go quickly.”Tags: Basilica Monday, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, marriage, weddinglast_img read more

Saint Mary’s senior wins “The Price is Right”

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Alyssa Mazurek Saint Mary’s senior Alyssa Mazurek won both a new Ford Fiesta and a six-night trip to Germany on “The Price is Right” in March.All audience members were interviewed upon arrival, according to Mazurek. “It can be anywhere from five seconds to a minute, depending on how bubbly and personable you are,” she said.Before taking their seats, everyone participated in a dance party, which the producers watched to evaluate individuals’ varying levels of interest, Mazurek said. “I was just having a good time at that point,” she said. “Then we were seated in the third row, smack dab in the center. … We were number 200 or so out of 300 people in the studio, so we thought ‘Oh, we’re going to be in the back.’ But then they pulled us out of line and said ‘You guys are going to go to this spot.’”Mazurek said she and three other contestants were selected when the taping began. “We have to give our initial bets on the first prize that comes down,” she said. “It was two video cameras. I’m not aware of prices, and I was still totally in shock at that point.”She said her bet on the video cameras earned her the first spot on stage, where she was asked whether a trip to Seattle or a trip to Chicago was more expensive. Though Mazurek answered this question incorrectly, she still had the chance to prove herself by spinning the wheel, she said. “I got 85 right off the bat,” she said. “The next two people went, and they both went over, so then by default I got to go to the final portion.”Mazurek said she waited in the audience for the second half of the show, during which contestants were narrowed down to determine who would challenge her in the final segment.“I appreciated that because I could mellow down and actually process what was happening,” she said. Her opponent, David, bid on the first showcase, so Mazurek had to estimate the cost of the second, which included a six-night trip to Germany for two and a Ford Fiesta, she said. She said she could still see her boyfriend and friend in the audience, so she relied on their opinions when formulating her answer. “One of them said $27,000 and one said $26,000, so I just cut it in the middle and said $26,500,” Mazurek said. “Drew Carey read David’s number first, and he went over, so all I had to do was be under … and I won. The actual price was $26,767.”Mazurek said she was unsure how to react to her victory since she was in such shock.“I had no idea whether to shake [Drew Carey’s] hand or hug him,” she said. “They tell you to run over toward the prize, because the car was on the stage.”The new car and trip to Germany  are the highlights of an overwhelming and unexpected experience, she said.“I’m about to graduate college, and there’s no way I could afford a brand new car,” she said. Mazurek said she could not tell even her closest friends or family she won for the three-week period that separated the filming date from the episode’s airing. “It was really hard to keep it a secret,” she said. “A lot of people were like ‘Why didn’t you tell me? You lied straight to my face.’”The Saint Mary’s community has been supportive of her achievement, she said.“People keep stopping me, if they hear about it, and saying ‘You won,’” she said. “I am still in shock about it too. Professors I haven’t had in a while email me, or people in meetings congratulate me. These people truly think it’s a truly great thing that happened to me, so it makes me appreciate it a lot more.”According to Mazurek, her Saint Mary’s education prepared her to participate on “The Price is Right” with enthusiasm and vitality.“I accredit a lot of my confidence being up in front of people to Saint Mary’s,” she said. “Even though I was out of it and in shock, I was able to compose myself and not look like a total idiot on TV.”Mazurek said she won far more than prizes from the experience, since she learned a valuable lesson about life’s unpredictability.“If something not great just happened, look forward,” Mazurek said. “You never know what’s going to happen.”Tags: car, Drew Carey, Ford Fiesta, game show, germany, The Price is Right Saint Mary’s senior Alyssa Mazurek had good fortune over spring break when “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey asked her to “come on down” during a March 15 taping of the show.Mazurek said she, her boyfriend and his friend traveled to the “The Price is Right” studio in Los Angeles with no expectations of being selected to participate.“We thought we would just go into the city and get to watch the show,” Mazurek said. “How often do you get to go on a TV set? We didn’t think any of us would actually get up there, because why would we?”last_img read more

Students, faculty receive Google Drive spam messages

first_imgThe Office of Information Technologies (OIT) worked to stop the spread of spam messages from Notre Dame accounts disguised as invitations to share Google Docs on Wednesday, according to an email sent to the Notre Dame community.According to the email, the spread of these spam messages is a worldwide problem that Google is working to resolve. OIT advised members of the community to be aware that they may receive these messages from people without a Notre Dame email address and is waiting to hear from Google how those who may have accessed the spam message can resolve any problems caused by the email.Tags: Office of Information Technologies, OIT, spamlast_img

ACE Night gives students glimpse into Catholic education program

first_imgFor the last 25 years, Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) has sent almost 2,000 graduate students to teach in Catholic schools across the country. The program hosted ACE Night on Wednesday, an annual gathering of the current campus ACE interns and staff as well as former ACE teachers, to publicize the program and allow interested students to get a sense of the community feeling that lies at the heart of ACE. The session included talks by former ACE graduates, including Steve Camilleri, current director or the Center for the Homeless, Allie Greene, former rector of Ryan Hall and current assistant director of liturgy of Campus Ministry and Jess Jones, a current ACE participant teaching in Chicago. After the talks, seniors who are currently interning for ACE answered questions from discerning students.“You get to step inside the community for a night and see the warmth,” senior Caroline Rooney, a current ACE intern, said. “You’re overwhelmed by the smell of food and you’re immediately greeted by someone. There’s no one who feels uncomfortable, it’s so welcoming … ACE night was what made me feel connected to the community.”During the two-year ACE commitment, students teach at Catholic schools, take summer classes at Notre Dame and ultimately complete a Masters of Education. Mike Comuniello, current ACE recruiting coordinator, graduated from Notre Dame in 2014 and completed the ACE program in 2016. During his time with ACE, he taught chemistry at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, Florida. As an undergraduate, he attended ACE Night to learn more about the program and said it heavily influenced his decision to apply. “Ultimately it’s a time for students to experience the ACE community at its most full,” Comuniello said. “I think of my own experience of it as an undergrad … I remember looking around and thinking, ‘Notre Dame is full of amazing people and the most amazing of amazing people are in this room.’”Katie Moran, associate program director of ACE and 2015 Notre Dame graduate, said she would describe her experience during an ACE summer program as “full.”“Full not just in the sense of the full schedule — although it is very busy — but also in the sense of the number and the depth of the experiences you have,” she said.Of the 90 or so people who participate in ACE each year, about half are graduates of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s or Holy Cross College. Over 210 universities are represented from all over the country, including students from a variety of majors and nationalities, Comuniello said. Comuniello said he hoped ACE night provided a low-pressure space for students to come to a better understanding of whether or not they are called to participate in ACE.“[The goal is] to help folks realize that whatever they do in ACE, the work that they do is important and it’s going to be meaningful from the get-go, and to help them realize that we are a joyful and fun group of people,” he said. “We are so zealous for this mission and if you find yourself called to serve as a teacher at a Catholic school, we as an ACE staff want to be most helpful in your discernment.”The event itself was, by all accounts, a success, junior and ACE employee Gaven DeVillier and associate program director Erin Rosario said.“I thought the event was incredible,” DeVillier said. “There was a lot of lively presentations and a lot of heartfelt moments from a community that is devoted to dedicating its life and its mission to helping those in need, helping those who don’t get the gifts that many of us get to receive. I thought it was especially beautiful because it was an evening wherein we could all participate in the hope that we can bring something, we can serve these kids in a particular and special way and we can help to transform their lives.”“This event is an opportunity for us to give people a little bit of a taste of what the ACE community feels like here on campus in the summer,” Rosario said. “My role is to be involved with the teachers and support them pastorally, which means to be a spiritual support to them, and a personal support to them, as they go through the experience and challenges of their first and second years of teaching in the program. I think the night was quite poignant in a way because it had a lot of good energy, but it was a little different than its been before because I felt like it had some moments that quieting and allowing people to sit and be a little bit more thoughtful about why they might be interested in teaching in a Catholic school after the graduate … I hope there was an opportunity for folks to explore this option and feel comfortable knowing that whoever they are, they will be accepted in this community.”The application opened in early September and will close Jan. 23. Selected students will interview in February and receive final decisions in early March, Comuniello said. Though most ACE teachers continue to teach, some remain in the education field on school boards, work with education law and policy and are changing the heart of catholic education, Comuniello said. “It all starts with that two-year experience of giving of yourself completely to students and your community and also learning so much about yourself,” he said. Tags: ACE, ACE Night, Alliance for Catholic Education, education, teachinglast_img read more

Saint Mary’s dorms undergo maintenance and renovation projects

first_imgOver the summer, crews worked on maintenance and renovation projects to update the residence halls at Saint Mary’s.Benjamin Bowman, facilities director at the College, said maintenance and building services workers were busy over the summer with several different projects.“In Le Mans, we put carpeting in all the corridors from the second through fifth floors,” Bowman said.Another change to Le Mans Hall occurred on the second floor. In one section on this floor, Bowman said wooden parts of walls were restored with the rest painted white. Additionally, the ceilings were painted a darker color with the intention of making the pipes appear less visible.“What we need to do yet there is lower the lighting so it’s not highlighting the piping and put wall sconces outside each door,” Bowman said.He said there are plans to complete this project in the near future.While working on this section, Bowman said the renovation crew was surprised to find terrazzo, a material made of cement and chips of marble and similar minerals, underneath the carpet.Not wanting to cover this again, Bowman said he and College President Jan Cervelli agreed to remove the carpet glue one area of the floor and leave the terrazzo exposed rather than cover it with carpet again.“We decided to restore a section of it, and we used our own building services staff do to that,” he said.All of the residence halls saw some form of update since touch-up painting was done in each of them, he said.Holy Cross Hall received additional renovation in its basement in the form of flooring.“We took the vinyl tile up,” Bowman said. “It was loose and coming up, chipping off, so we put a luxury vinyl tile down. It looks like wood.”Bowman said a significant part of the maintenance done over the summer occurred as a result of a full inspection of every dorm room on campus. This led to the discovery of numerous necessary repair projects.“We had 10 maintenance guys that took care of 1,100 items over the summer,” he said.Items that needed repairs included light fixtures, door hardware and pieces of furniture, and Bowman said some window screens and mattresses were also replaced. After these findings, there are plans to continue the process of inspection next year.Maintenance issues in the residence halls can concern students, as reports of brown water circulated around campus last week, but Bowman said occurrences like this are common due to the old pipes on campus.“What happens is if a fire hydrant’s open or we get a big rush of water going to one location, it breaks loose iron buildup inside the pipes,” Bowman said.In situations like this, he said maintenance crews will “flush the buildings” by running water in sinks and showers to make sure the strainers in faucets are functioning properly.Another issue about which students have shown concern is a study showing that the shower curtains found on campus last year were made of PVC, a material known to transmit toxic chemicals. A report of these findings was made public last semester.According to Bowman, all the PVC shower curtains were replaced over the summer.Sophomore Brynne Volpe said she is relieved to know there are no longer carcinogens in the campus shower curtains.“It’s definitely a step in the right direction,” she said. “But there’s still that lingering question — why were they there in the first place?”Tags: dorm renovationslast_img read more

Second annual Women’s Investment Summit features female voices in finance

first_imgThe Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) will hold the second annual Women’s Investment Summit (WIS) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, featuring 26 female speakers who will discuss their pathway to success in the investment field. The event is sponsored by BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Premier, Six Street Partners and Wellington Management.“We’re trying to help more women in finance,” said Erin Bellissimo, managing director for the NDIGI. “What better way to tie into one of our key priorities, which is inclusion, with an investment conference that also can help the participants in career discernment and understanding the investment landscape? There will be a lot of educational learning that can go on to help with career choices. In addition, we’re going to be doing some case studies with very experiential learning.”To preface the WIS, the NDIGI held the final round of a stock pitch competition Thursday night. Senior Lauren Weetman, committee chair for the competition and the WIS, said there were originally 21 teams entered in the contest. Three panelists who were coming for the WIS judged the top three teams, giving those students the opportunity to get feedback on their work from people already in the field.“It’s pretty rare that students are able to manage $900,000 on their own, and we wanted to extend that opportunity across the entire campus,” she said. “We thought it worked really well with the WIS, where we’re focused on bringing more people into investing. The stock pitch competition is another way of furthering that mission — and, having these incredible people in for the WIS meant that we could have some amazing judges for the competition.”Some of the speakers at the WIS graduated from the University, some currently work for the University and some are not affiliated with Notre Dame at all. Each one, however, is deeply involved with the finance world and especially passionate about women’s role in investing, Bellissimo said.“Cathy Murphy, the president of personal investing at Fidelity, is not an alum, but she’s coming because she believes in this issue so deeply,” she said. “I think all of the participants are coming because they realize that women have to take the lead on trying to help solve this issue of not having a lot of retention of women in the industry.”Although every panelist is female, the event is geared toward all students at Notre Dame — male and female alike. Senior Claire Eilers, committee chair for speakers, said the event is open to students from schools throughout the University because it showcases the opportunities available in the investing world.“Last year, really only female students came, and that’s not the point of the summit; it’s supposed to be for men and women,” Eilers said. “This conference is targeting this huge discrepancy of women not being in these leadership roles in the investment managing industry, and everyone should come learn about that issue.”While this is only the second year the NDIGI has held the WIS, Bellissimo hopes it will continue to grow in the future. It provides a special opportunity for students to hear from women in the investing field, which is not always common, she said.“I’ve gone to quite a few investing conferences in my time here at Notre Dame, and it’s rare to even have one woman speak at them. The fact that it’s all women is something that’s kind of groundbreaking, and I think it’s great for Notre Dame,” Weetman said. “It’s hard to picture being an investor if you can’t see other women doing it.”Tags: finance, investing, women’s investment summitlast_img read more

Carroll Officials Warn Of Car Break-Ins

first_imgStock Image.FREWSBURG – Town of Carroll officials are urging residents to lock their vehicles and not to store valuables in them following a few break-ins over the weekend.“There were a few (break-ins). There weren’t a lot. It was predominantly on Howard Street in the Town of Carroll and on Falconer Street,” Town Supervisor Russell Payne said.“There were several break-ins. The consoles were ransacked,” he said.Payne expressed surprise that people need to be reminded not to keep valuables in their vehicles and to lock their vehicles at night. He said Police Chief Bill Nelson and his department are investigating the incidents.“People get complacent. We don’t have a lot of crime in the Town of Carroll,” Payne explained.“A lot of it I think is younger offenders. There’s not a lot to do and not a lot going on,” he said. “And as we see the COVID-19 going on, people are bored.”Simply bringing valuables into the home and locking vehicles would solve the problem, he said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more