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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CBL: Warriors, Izobe Dragons Seek First Wins

first_imgDragons Coach, Reteno Jason, said after losing his first match in Lagos that he was confident the result of today’s game would turn out differently when they step out for this clash.“I have said so because I should have my full team on ground before that match. Fatigue caught up with us playing with just six-man rotation but we hope for better outing next time.The team officials explained they had challenges with the flight arrangement that forced them to arrive in Lagos with fewer men than planned.In their first match on Tuesday, Dragons lost by 86-77 to Eko Kings who now are leading the table. The big challenge before the gentlemen from Libreville is that they are against Raiders that have set their eyes on the Final-Four playoffs.The Dragons will count on Americans Jared Grady who had six assists in the first game and Anthony McDonald who led both sides in scoring 23 points to see them through the Ivorians.After that game, the next match will see an all Lagos affairs on court as Lagos Warriors battle Lagos City Stars in a desperate match.Both sides are still very far from the road to the Libreville play-offs. The Warriors struggled in their first game that they lost. This is a clear chance for them to redeem themselves and to give their fans something to cheer about this weekend.Warriors’ last game was far from being a real battle as they were flogged 93-77 by Eko Kings. They blamed fatigue for the loss. This time they have rested enough and so there can’t be excuses anymore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos Warriors and Libreville of Gabon Izobe Dragons will be calculating to secure their first wins this evening as they face Lagos City Stars and Abidjan Raiders respectively in the ongoing Continental Basketball League.The four games are billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium this weekend with the first of the series starting at 4pm today. There will be two games also on Saturday before the tournament moves to Yaoundé for the next four days.last_img read more

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Angels tentatively scheduled to face Astros in Mexico in 2019

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels will be playing the Houston Astros in a two-game series in Mexico next May, according to a major league source.The final schedule is typically released in September. Until then, there is no official confirmation of the games.So far, it’s undetermined if the games will be in Mexico City or Monterrey, which is where the Dodgers and Padres played this past May. The games are tentatively scheduled for May 4-5, 2019, and they will be Angels home games, meaning the Angels will be scheduled for just 79 games at Angel Stadium.last_img read more

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