Saint Mary’s provides meals to students over break despite closed dining hall

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Saint Mary’s provides meals to students over break despite closed dining hall

first_imgIn years past, students who stayed at Saint Mary’s over fall break or the Thanksgiving holiday were left without on-campus dining options. Instead, they had to stock up on groceries and feed themselves with dorm-friendly foods. This year, however, Saint Mary’s offered several dinners for students, who could sign up if they were staying over the break. About 50 students signed up for these dinners, vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson said. Johnson said the Sisters of the Holy Cross hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for students Thursday night, as well as Christmas tree decorating with pizza Friday and another meal Saturday. “We truly appreciate the Sisters of the Holy Cross helping us out,” Johnson said in an email.The idea to provide dinners for students who stayed on campus for break came from the Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board. During the transition from former College President Jan Cervelli to Interim College President Nancy Nekvasil in early October, Nekvasil met with both the student body as a whole and Student Diversity Board to discuss next steps and address student concerns. Junior and president of Student Diversity Board Bella Tillman said students came to the group to express the difficulty they faced in finding meals while on campus during breaks. This complaint inspired the group to work to provide for students that spend their break at the College. “We were made aware of the fact that a bunch of girls didn’t have anywhere to go during breaks, but also our dining hall is closed,” Tillman said. “So they aren’t getting anything to eat because they have nowhere else to go, so we decided to try and start serving meals over breaks.”Student Diversity Board raised the issue with Nekvasil at her town hall with the Board following her appointment as Interim President, Tillman said. The group met with Nekvasil and Johnson several more times to begin planning, after which Johnson took over most of the responsibility. “The first town hall meeting with Nekvasil we started, because that’s when the idea came up,” Tillman said. “And then we kept talking with her and Karen Johnson, and then everything started being planned.”Tillman said Student Diversity Board found this cause to be necessary due to the responsibility the College has to students. “The students are here, and it’s not their choice that they don’t have anywhere else to go,” Tillman said. “And also they are here for the housing and the dining, and so it’s kind of Saint Mary’s job to provide the food for them, too, if they’re paying for it.”Tags: Dining Halls, Saint Mary’s College, Thanksgiving Breaklast_img read more

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Tech Time: Artificial intelligence awaits

first_img continue reading » In the last two years, most technology companies have started using the terms machine learning and artificial intelligence. In fact, there has been a 1,400 percent increase in the mention of these two terms during earnings calls of public companies during the same period.Artificial intelligence in its essence is analogous to an army of statisticians building predictive models or algorithms in order to make decisions or recommendations. Machine learning techniques could in theory create this artificial intelligence without human intervention or, more realistically, with fewer humans. In this discussion, we are going refer to machine learning-powered artificial intelligence as intelligent algorithms.Financial institutions can already leverage the power of intelligent algorithms. There is no need to wait for some magical and massive scientific breakthrough. Success in this pursuit is directly correlated to hypothesis-driven methodology and use cases. As boring as “hypothesis” and “use cases” may sound, they drive success at the firms that have successfully implemented such algorithms. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Invesco to buy ETF specialist Source

first_imgThe parties involved did not reveal the price of the transaction.Martin Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, said the acquisition would “significantly enhance our ability to deliver meaningful solutions to institutional and retail clients in Europe and around the world”.“The addition of Source will help us meet increasing demands from clients who want to work with investment organisations that can deliver across the full range of investment capabilities and provide the outcomes they seek,” he added.Mike Paul, executive chairman of Source, said the two firms were “extremely complementary” and claimed that “the combined business will be a true leader in the ETF market across Europe”. American asset management giant Invesco has agreed to buy European exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source.The deal – due to close in the third quarter of this year – would see Invesco take on an additional $25bn (€23bn) in assets under management: $18bn managed directly by Source, and $7bn in ETFs built by Source and managed by third parties such as PIMCO.Invesco already runs $110bn through its PowerShares ETF business. These products are primarily listed in the US, while Source’s ETFs are based in Europe. PowerShares is the fourth-biggest ETF provider in the world, after BlackRock’s iShares, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors.Source is currently majority-owned by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, which bought its stake in 2014 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Nomura. The five banks remained minority stakeholders.last_img read more

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Syracuse DB Corey Winfield out of the hospital 2 days after allegedly being stabbed by former teammate

first_imgCorey Winfield is out of the hospital and resting at home after being stabbed in his right lower back, upper right chest, left abdomen and left wrist Saturday evening, a source told The Daily Orange Monday evening. Winfield, a defensive back who started for Syracuse last season, was one of two victims, along with teammate Chauncey Scissum, of an alleged stabbing by former teammate Naesean Howard.Court documents obtained by The Daily Orange on Monday afternoon stated that Winfield was hospitalized in stable condition as of Monday morning. The document also said that Scissum was hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.The stabbing occurred around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday at 321 Slocum Drive on SU’s South Campus, according to the document. Howard, a former SU defensive back who was kicked off the team in 2014, intentionally and repeatedly used a pocket knife to stab Winfield in four different spots before stabbing Scissum on the right side of his neck, his right upper chest, his left shoulder and his bottom lip, according to the document.Both Winfield and Scissum were transported, at different times, to University Hospital Emergency Room. Howard was arraigned in city court on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond Monday morning and is due back in court on Friday at 10 a.m. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 18, 2016 at 6:37 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Sanford ends GOP challenge to Trump 2020

first_imgDES MOINES — Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is ending his long-shot G-O-P challenge of President Trump’s reelection.During a news conference on the steps of New Hampshire’s statement, Sanford said because of the impeachment fight, there is “no appetite” among Republicans for a “nuanced conversation” about the country’s mounting fiscal crisis. Sanford has warned the country is headed for a “financial storm” because of the spending decisions that are being made in Washington.Sanford began making trips to Iowa late this summer, but he recently announced New Hampshire would be the home base for his long-shot campaign.Two other Republicans have announced they’re challenging President Trump for the GOP’s 2020 presidential nomination. Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld campaigned at the Iowa State Fair. Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh has made a few trips to Iowa this fall.last_img read more

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State Legends To Talk Basketball At State Capitol Museum

first_imgFor several decades now, the Western Washington area has been producing top flight, professional level talent in the sport of basketball.However, the sport’s past in the area began long before in-state players headed off to play collegiately and in the NBA.The past, present and future of basketball in Washington State will be the topic of a special program and panel discussion presented by the State Capital Museum, HistoryLink.org, the Washington State Historical Society and Watt’s Basketball at the State Capitol Museum in Olympia on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m.Titled Basketball in the Northwest: Past, Present and Future!, the discussion will be moderated by Cassandra Tate of HistoryLink.org, with special guests including: retired Seattle Supersonics Legend Donald “Slick” Watts; former University of Washington basketball great Donald Watts (Slick’s son); and Keith Cooper, the head coach of the Saint Martin’s University men’s basketball team.Tate will present the history and inception of the sport in the region, while the three guests will add their expertise and detailed perspective regarding the development and future of basketball in Washington.A member of the Sonics from the 1973-74 season until the 1977-78 campaign, Slick Watts compiled 2678 assists and an astounding 961 steals throughout his six year NBA career, where he played in 437 total games.  His defensive prowess earned him a spot on the NBA’s All-Defensive 1st Team in the 1975-76 season, which went along with his 8.1 assists and 3.2 steals per contest, both of which led the team that season.  Watt’s played under legendary player/coach Bill Russell in his first four years in the NBA.Slick’s son Donald is considered to be one of the greatest players in the illustrious history of University of Washington basketball.  In the 1997-98 season, Watts, who graduated from Lake Washington High School, was second on the Huskies in scoring at 16.9 per game, while his 107 assists and 48 steals would lead the team.  The Huskies finished the season 20-10 and earned their first NCAA tournament bid since 1986.  In the tournament, Watts would help lead the Huskies to the Sweet Sixteen following wins over Xavier and Richmond before falling to UCONN 75-74, who won on a game winning shot by future NCAA and NBA champion Richard “Rip” Hamilton. Watts would go on to average 13.1 points his senior year for the Huskies.The head coach at Saint Martin’s since 2003, Cooper had been an assistant at Central Washington University and Pacific Lutheran University before taking over for the Saints.  Cooper is also well known for his high school coaching career, particularly at Decatur High School in Federal Way, where he helped lead DHS to a second place finish in 1996.  While at Decatur, Cooper coached standout high school player Quincy Wilder, who would go on to play collegiately at several locations, including the Evergreen State College in the early 2000s. The High School All Area coach of the year in 1999, Cooper played collegiately at the College of the Siskiyous and Tacoma Community College and is a graduate of Morton High School.Cassandra Tate will begin the evening with a brief outline of the history of basketball in the state beginning with its introduction to Seattle as a club sport in the 1890s and including the arrival of the Sonics in the 1960s.Panelists will then be asked about their experiences as players and coaches and how the game has changed. How is basketball in the northwest different from other regions of the country? How come so many great players have come from the Northwest? Where is basketball on all levels headed, and what is the future for professional, men’s basketball in Seattle?ThurstonTalk.com sports writer Tom Rohrer will also be asking questions to the panel members.Admission is free for all youth sports players and a there is a $2 suggested donation for all others in attendance.    Post program refreshments will be provided and guests will have an opportunity to meet and greet all the panel members.The State Capital Museum is located at 211 21st Ave SW in Olympia.  For more information on the program, please call 360-586-0166, or visit their website. Facebook21Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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