ND tuition to increase for 2011-12

first_imgUndergraduate tuition, room and board and student charges will total $52,805 for the 2011-12 school year, according to a University press release. Notre Dame tuition will be 3.8 percent higher than it was this school year — the first year tuition and room and board costs exceeded $50,000. Tuition also increased 3.8 percent for the 2010-11 school year, which was the lowest percentage increase since 1960. Tuition will cost $41,417 for the 2011-12 academic year, according to the press release, and room and board rates will average $11,388. In a letter to parents of current undergraduates about the tuition increase, University President Fr. John Jenkins said he appreciates the sacrifices families make for students to attend Notre Dame. He said the University would continue to “honor [their] commitment by providing an educational experience that is second to none and fully consistent with our Catholic values.” University officers and trustees have focused on containing costs and limiting spending due to ongoing economic difficulties, Jenkins said in the letter. He also said 96 of Notre Dame students graduate within four years, which is one of the highest retention and graduation rates in the country.,Undergraduate tuition, room and board and student charges will total $52,805 for the 2011-12 school year, according to a University press release. Notre Dame tuition will be 3.8 percent higher than it was this school year — the first year tuition and room and board costs exceeded $50,000. Tuition also increased 3.8 percent for the 2010-11 school year, which was the lowest percentage increase since 1960. Tuition will cost $41,417 for the 2011-12 academic year, according to the press release, and room and board rates will average $11,388. In a letter to parents of current undergraduates about the tuition increase, University President Fr. John Jenkins said he appreciates the sacrifices families make for students to attend Notre Dame. He said the University would continue to “honor [their] commitment by providing an educational experience that is second to none and fully consistent with our Catholic values.” University officers and trustees have focused on containing costs and limiting spending due to ongoing economic difficulties, Jenkins said in the letter. He also said 96 of Notre Dame students graduate within four years, which is one of the highest retention and graduation rates in the country.last_img read more

Student body presidential candidates: Corey Robinson and Becca Blais

first_imgZachary Llorens | The Observer Who they are: Student body presidential candidate Corey Robinson, a junior Program of Liberal Studies major with sustainability and business-economics minors, currently serves as the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and previously held the role of athletics representative on the Vidal-Devine executive cabinet. The San Antonio native and former Knott Hall resident is a receiver on the football team and the co-founder of the non-profit One Shirt One Body.Robinson’s running mate, Becca Blais, is a sophomore political science and peace studies major from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Blais served on Judicial Council as an election committee member her freshman year and most recently held the position of director of Internal Affairs on the Ricketts-Ruelas executive cabinet. The Farley Hall resident is also a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Arts and Letters.Top priority: Strengthening and expanding sexual assault resources on campusRobinson highlighted the ticket’s plan to train nurses at St. Liam’s to becoming Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), who would be able to administer rape kits on campus and help care for sexual assault victims, while Blais noted a desire to improve the Title IX process that follows sexual assaults, including evaluating the disciplinary and rehabilitation measures for students found guilty of sexual assault.Best idea: Providing a SANE in St. Liam’sRobinson noted how, at the moment, sexual assault survivors at Notre Dame must travel off campus via taxicab or personal vehicle to St. Joseph Hospital in order to have a rape kit administered, which can create unsafe or frustrating circumstances that might discourage survivors from taking these steps in a time-sensitive process. They propose to “give students the resources to be safe and comfortable” right on campus by training nurses in St. Liam’s to administer rape kits, and they have researched the steps and funds necessary to follow through on this idea as soon as they take office.Worst idea: Reform of student senateWhile a good idea in theory, their plan to reform student senate needs to be more detailed and efficient. They mentioned bringing in speakers, such as University administrators and faculty members, to gauge and incorporate student thoughts into their decisions, similar to what Robinson experienced within the athletic administration in his role on SAAC. However, senate has already done something similar to this in the past year with negligible results. Blais also recalled how senators tend to get bogged down in parliamentary procedure and become discouraged from sharing their ideas as the year progresses. But procedural reform does not seem to be enough to fully change a group like senate, which has had a minimal impact on student life, so more specifics are needed for how they can accomplish this effectively.Most feasible: Partnering with the Career Center and local organizations to help students find internships in the South Bend areaMuch like their plan to train St. Liam’s nurses to become SANEs, Robinson and Blais have already laid the groundwork for their “Strengthening the BoND” initiative, which would connect students with local internships through groups like enFocus and by posting a greater number of opportunities more clearly on the Career Center website. For students who would like to work but don’t have cars, Blais said they have also looked into the “doable” process of rerouting Transpo lines to help students efficiently travel to their jobs.Least feasible: Overseeing Notre Dame’s divestment from fossil fuels in the University endowment. The push to have the University divest from corporations that profit from fossil fuels has been a goal of several past student government officials and groups on campus. And while it is a commendable goal and one Robinson and Blais would certainly be able to promote with University administration, history has shown that the decision is out of the hands of members of student government and not one Robinson and Blais would be able to actively “oversee,” so much as one they could encourage.Bottom line: Robinson and Blais understand and noted how student government isn’t necessarily the end-all, be-all of student decisions, but rather an organization that has the power to work with other groups with similar ideas in order to achieve their goals. They know how to partner with student groups and University resource centers, such as the Career Center, to efficiently bring about change. Additionally, Robinson’s established relationships with University administrators, including University president Fr. John Jenkins and Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick, would likely help him and Blais accomplish their tasks in a timely manner. Tags: Becca Blais, Corey Robinson, Student government electionslast_img read more

Air Transat introduces a direct line Toronto – Split

first_imgCanadian airline Air Transat for the summer flight schedule in 2019, he announced a second line to Croatia. Thus, the new line from Canada arrives in Split, and it will be the first intercontinental regular seasonal line from Split “across the pond”.New line Split – Toronto (Lester B. Pearson Airport) will be in traffic once a week with departure from Toronto to Split from June 21 to September 12 on Thursday evenings and arriving in Split on Friday mornings. The return flight from Split to Toronto will be on Fridays from June 22 to September 13, 2019. Type aircraft are expected on this line Airbus A330-200.Remains in traffic for next year and the line Zagreb – Toronto with two flights a week, just like this year. But for next year, larger aircraft have been announced on all flights Airbus A330-300, instead of smaller Airbus A330-200 aircraft this year.Also, it should be added that from 2019, direct flights to the USA will start from Dubrovnik, more precisely with the American city of Philadelphia.Source: Avioradar.hrRELATED NEWS:FROM 2019 DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM DUBROVNIK TO THE USACOMING SOON WITHOUT VISA AND DOUBLE TAXATION WITH THE USA?last_img read more

A German train company says Climate Activist Greta Thunberg is “full of hot air”

first_imgThunberg tweeted of herself sitting amid bags and suitcases on the floor of what she called “overcrowded trains through Germany.”The company released a statement apologizing and saying they “continue working hard on getting more trains, connections and seats.”They also thanked Thunberg for supporting the company’s battle against climate change.But upon reflection, Deutsche Bahn said that Thunberg’s “overcrowded” claims were just hot air.DB responded testily, pointing out that Thunberg had travelled in first class during her journey through Germany.“Dear Greta, thanks for supporting us railway workers in our fight against climate change. We are happy that you travelled with us on the ICE 174 on Saturday,” tweeted DB’s official account in German.“It would have been nicer if you had also mentioned the friendly and competent manner in which you were treated by staff at your seat in first class,” they added.The company then followed up the tweets with a press release, in which they added that Greta’s travel companions “were sitting in first class from Frankfurt onwards”.Thunberg hit back on Twitter, claiming she had found a seat at a stop after Frankfurt, which she said was “no problem”.The rail company claimed that the teenager had a seat in first class between Kassel and Hamburg and that other members of her team were already sitting in first class from Frankfurt onwards.“It would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competently our team served you at your seat in first class,” the company added.Thunberg then claimed that jam-packed trains were actually great and having to sit on the floor wasn’t an issue. A German railway company has taken back an apology they made to Greta Thunberg after they realized the climate activist wasn’t schlepping it on the train’s floor but instead was treated “friendly” in first class.Thunberg, 16, provoked a testy reaction from Germany’s oft-maligned rail operator when she tweeted from a DB train on her journey home from the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.“Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!” wrote Thunberg above a picture of herself sitting on the floor of a carriage surrounded by suitcases.Greta Thunberg, a self-described activist with psychological problems, wrote that she was travelling on overcrowded trains through Germany. It turns out that she had a first class train ticket but opted to sit on the ground without any reason! SHAME ON YOU! #GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/2JeE0ZORWj— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldtrodi) December 15, 2019last_img read more

Ghana Premier League: Kotoko silenced, Lions tamed, and Phobians win to assuage tension

first_imgHeart of Lions could not roar against Hasacas, while Accra Hearts of Oak won away at Amidaus despite a building feud in the clubAccra Hearts of Oak closed the gap on Asante Kotoko after beating Amidaus Professionals 1-0 at the Tema Park. Owusu Bempah got the lone goal for the Phobians in the 2nd minute. Hearts have been “on fire” since Friday after coach David Duncan was sacked. But they put the fracas behind them to ensure they left Tema unscathed.AshGold also applied the brakes on Asante Kotoko after posting a 2-0 victory at the Len Clay Stadium. The win left the top three teams clustered at the summit. Kotoko have 24 points, Hearts have 23, while Ashgold have 22.Heart of Lions surprisingly lost to struggling Sekondi Hasacas after tasting a 1-0 a defeat at the Kpando Park.Berekum Chelsea posted a 1-0 victory against Bechem United to stand tall in the derby match at the Golden City Park.Sulley Mohammed increased his tally to five goals after netting the second goal in King Faisal’s 3-0 win over New Edubaise United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. Bottom placed Inter Allies stunned Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium after Herbert Addo’s boys managed to record a 1-0 win.Wa All Stars recovered from their poor outings to beat Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 at their own backyard.Medema Sc worsened the woes of Aduana Stars by pushing them to the relegation zone with a 1-0 triumph on Saturday.The league returns on Wednesday with the week 12 fixtures at eight centers.last_img read more

Angels prospect Jahmai Jones moves from outfield to second base

first_imgLast week, Eppler said the Angels had moved Taylor Ward, their first-round pick in 2015, from catcher to third base.The Jones moves comes less than a month after he shot down speculation of a position move.When a representative from a glove company was at Angels camp in early March, Jones got a second baseman’s glove. That news spread via social media, prompting Jones to explain that it was something he was doing on his own. Jones, 20, said at that time that no one in the organization had suggested the switch to him. He acknowledged that he was open to anything, though.“You never know how the game is changing,” he said last month. “You could be playing one position day and another position another day. I’m in big league camp as an outfielder. That’s what I’m focusing on now.”Jones will be joined on the Inland Empire squad by Griffin Canning, the right-hander from Santa Margarita High selected out of UCLA in the second round last year. Canning did not pitch at all in the Angels system last year, because the Angels believed he’d thrown enough innings during the college season. Outfielders Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh, two of the top prospects in the system, will both start at Burlington, Iowa, in the low-A Midwest League. Torii Hunter Jr. is also on the Burlington roster.Right-handers Jesus Castillo and Jake Jewell, first baseman Matt Thaiss and Ward highlight the roster at Double-A Mobile.The best prospects at Triple-A are right-hander Jaime Barria and infielder David Fletcher. Otherwise, the Salt Lake City roster includes many players who have been in the big leagues, such as pitchers Parker Bridwell and Nick Tropeano, infielders Chris Carter and Ryan Schimpf and outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Rymer Liriano.Kevin Maitan, the top prospect the Angels signed over the winter, has not yet been assigned. The 18-year-old infielder is likely to be on the roster of one of the short-season teams that begin their season in June. ANAHEIM — Another top Angels prospect is moving to a new position.When the Angels released their minor league rosters on Monday, Jahmai Jones was listed as an infielder for Class-A Inland Empire.Jones, generally considered one of the organization’s top five prospects, had been an outfielder. Some scouts, though, wondered about his future in the outfield, because his defense wasn’t good enough for center field and he didn’t have the power for the corners. Jones’ strengths are his hitting and speed.“The strength of his profile tools and his history of playing there in high school give us confidence that he can handle the transition,” General Manager Billy Eppler said via text on Monday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Valencia inflict first defeat on Zidane’s new Madrid

first_img0Shares0000Valencia v Real Madrid – Mestalla, Valencia, Spain – April 3, 2019 Valencia’s Dani Parejo and Ezequiel Garay celebrate after the match as Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos looks onMADRID, Spain, Apr 4 – Zinedine Zidane dropped Gareth Bale and endured his first defeat since returning to Real Madrid as his side were deservedly beaten 2-1 by a resurgent Valencia on Wednesday. The last time Zidane left Bale on the bench, the Welshman proved a spectacular substitute against Liverpool in the Champions League final 10 months ago but there was to be no rescue act at Mestalla. Instead, Valencia surged to a convincing victory, Goncalo Guedes and Ezequiel Garay scoring in each half to leave Marcelino’s team within a point of La Liga’s top four. Karim Benzema headed in a late consolation in injury-time.“We lacked a bit of spark up front,” Zidane said. “I am not going to criticise my players. They have tried and we played a good team. But losing always hurts.”After a miserable start to the season, Valencia could yet enjoy a barnstorming finish.Champions League qualification is now within touching distance while a Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and Europa League last 16 tie against Villarreal still await.“The game played out how we hoped,” said Marcelino. “It was a complete performance.”For Zidane, after two opening victories, this was perhaps something of a reality check, even if Madrid’s reappointed coach has insisted he is under no illusions regarding the task ahead.They now trail leaders Barcelona by 13 points, the exact same margin they were behind the Catalans under Zidane at this stage last season.This was reminiscent too of the limp displays that have undone Madrid in recent months, blunt in the final third, overly-generous in defence and bereft of either snap or spark in midfield.Bale had started each of Zidane’s first two games, offering hope there might yet be a future for him in the new era, but his relegation to the bench suggests the Frenchman’s old doubts may linger.Zidane’s press conference on Tuesday had been littered with questions about players’ futures but Raphael Varane and Marcelo both started in defence, as did Keylor Navas, restored in goal ahead of Zidane’s son Luca and the injured Thibaut Courtois.Valencia were far superior in the first half and the only surprise was that it took 35 minutes for them to score.Navas punched a corner to the edge of the box where Guedes bounced the ball off Carlos Soler, stopped it and curled between the goalkeeper’s right hand and the near post.Valencia unleashed a series of efforts in search of a second. Kevin Gameiro headed wide, Geoffrey Kondogbia half-volleyed over and Rodrigo’s bending shot whistled inches past the post.Madrid had barely featured as Bale came on for Marco Asensio in the 64th minute, along with Isco, who replaced the quiet Toni Kroos.Bale might have had an equaliser shortly after had it not been for Dani Parejo’s sliding block and then the he sent a sumptous pass to the far post, but it was cleared away from the waiting Benzema.Valencia should have wrapped it up with 15 minutes left as five sprawled forward on the break but Rodrigo miscontrolled while his cutback was flicked by Soler, harmlessly into the hands of Navas.If Madrid were more threatening they might have capitalised but there was no counter and instead victory was secured when Garay headed in Parejo’s cross with seven minutes left.Sergio Ramos had a late penalty taken off him, ruled out by VAR, before Benzema nodded in a consolation in added time. It was too little too late.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more