Student Senate had its last meeting of semester on Wednesday evening. Marisa Olsen and Louis Bertolotti, directors of the First Undergratuate Experience in Leadership (FUEL), presented their concerns about the new traditions associated with the Celtic chant during football games.According to Olsen, the freshmen on FUEL are concerned by the “negative representation” of Notre Dame when students chant expletives directed towards Zahm on national television.“The chant does not reflect well on the Catholic University and the strong tradition in faith that we have here,” Bertolotti said. “We are one family and this is something that we can change to better the University.”Olsen and Bertolotti suggested using Frosh-O as a way to change the cheer. FUEL suggests simply teaching different words to chant during the Celtic Chant to avoid cursing at football games.“This isn’t necessarily a tradition as it only began two or three years ago,” Bertolotti said. “But we most definitely want to keep it from becoming a tradition.”The group had mixed opinions about the issue at hand. Michael Wajda, co-chair of Hall President’s Council, said he was totally unaware of the chant and had never heard it been used before. Olsen and Bertolotti encouraged the group to step up and make this change happen.“We want you as student leaders to project the changes to the student body to bring us together as a family,” Bertolotti said.Senate also focused on the discussion of student safety on campus. Vidal said during his meeting with local law enforcement on Dec. 10 to discuss off campus safety, the police gave good tips for securing off campus homes during break.“We are going to post a webinar link soon so that students have the opportunity to ask the law enforcement questions live about campus safety,” Vidal said.As the meeting was the last of the semester, Senate plans to continue the 29 for 29 initiative and the discussion about campus safety during the spring semester.
Before arriving on campus, Notre Dame students will be required to provide a specimen for a COVID-19 PCR test, the coronavirus response unit said in an email Wednesday.Students will be mailed a home collection kit to their current place of residence by LabCorp, who will process the results. Specimen collection will be staggered depending on when students plan to arrive on campus, and by July 15, all students will be notified by when they must complete their test.“The kit package will include a set of instructions for how to collect a home specimen from the anterior nasal passage and how to send it back to LabCorp for processing,” Christine Caron Gebhardt, assistant vice president for student services and Tracy Skibins, senior director of emergency management, said in the email.The specimen must be returned to a FedEx Drop Box on the same day as collection. Otherwise, it cannot be processed and students will be charged a $75 replacement fee.LabCorp will provide University Health Services (UHS) with the results, and once they are confirmed, students will receive an email to view the test results. Students who test negative will be cleared to return to campus.“UHS will let Residential Life know the on-campus students who are cleared to return to campus, though test results will not be shared,” the email said. “Students moving on-campus will receive a confirmation email from Residential Life confirming their move-in appointment.”Students who test positive may not return to campus even if they are asymptomatic, and UHS will contact these students for clearance.“If you become ill with symptoms of COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 between the time of your test and your arrival, you must delay travel and contact your health care provider for evaluation,” the email said.Tags: coronavirus response unit, COVID-19, pre matriculation read more
Eight years after his false start with Everton, David Moyes steps into the glare of Champions League combat on Tuesday night as Manchester United open their campaign against Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford. Moyes has been desperate to experience the pinnacle of European club football, so much so it was assumed he would leave Goodison Park in the summer before United made their move. Finally, 15 years after stepping into management with Preston, the Scot gets his chance. “He was an incredibly humble man and he explained what it is like to be at Manchester United and what a Manchester United manager should be like. “I will keep what he said to myself but there is a way to do things at this club. I understand that and I will try to uphold those traditions.” Moyes has already revealed Ferguson told him a group containing Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad, in addition to Tuesday’s opponents, is one of the toughest he can imagine. And whilst Moyes pointed out his opposite number, former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, is also a rookie in the competition, it is an indication of the leap he has made that the man he will be most keen to stop on Tuesday, last season’s Bundesliga top scorer Stefan Kiessling, was someone he looked at but knew he could never afford whilst he remained at Everton. “He has a great goalscoring record,” said Moyes. “He has a smell for getting on the end of chances and is someone we will need to watch very closely. I didn’t try to sign him though. I never had that much money.” Amazingly, Moyes walks into a woeful European record for United at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have lost four of their last six games on home turf, most recently last season’s controversial defeat to Real Madrid. Romanian minnows CFR Cluj are also on that list, as are Athletic Bilbao and Ajax. Moyes accepts if meaningful progress is going to be made this year, that record has to improve. “I have been to Old Trafford for the Champions League games and I am always amazed by the atmosphere,” he said. “With the crowd, under the lights I am hoping that alone will give the supporters something to shout about. “The players are already motivated because of the level of game it is and the competition it is. We will go in there and try and put on a good show and try and improve on that record.” Wayne Rooney is expected to start, although Moyes revealed the striker will require the special headband he wore on Saturday. Rafael and Phil Jones also trained to varying degrees as did Shinji Kagawa, although he is yet to fully shake off the flu virus that kept him out of the weekend win over Crystal Palace. One player who will definitely be absent is Adnan Januzaj, the 18-year-old Belgian who made such an eye-catching debut against Palace. Moyes confirmed that the complicated UEFA eligibility criteria means if United wait to register him until October 7, by which time he will have been with the Red Devils for two years, he can go on the B list of youth players. It means Januzaj will sit out both Tuesday’s game and the trip to Shakhtar Donetsk next month. Evidently though, the winger has a bright future, with Moyes confirming he expects Januzaj to sign a long-term contract extension at some point in the future. “I am confident he will sign a new contract,” said Moyes. “I am really looking forward to the Champions League,” said Moyes. “I have been there with Everton but we didn’t quite make the group stages. “This is something different. I’m now managing a club which is used to getting close to the final stages and I will try and do that again.” United’s European history stands comparison with the very best clubs in the world. The Red Devils may not have won the trophy as many times as Real Madrid, AC Milan or even Liverpool, but through the Munich disaster to last season’s controversial exit, European combat is woven right into the entire construction of United as a club. And if Moyes needed any reminding, he took a visit from Sir Bobby Charlton in the early days of his reign. “It was a really important moment for me when Sir Bobby said he wanted to see me in my office,” he said. “Everybody, when they see Bobby Charlton, is in awe of him. Press Association read more