January 26

I knew this was the place for me’

first_imgEditor’s Note: This story is the second installment in a two-part series on University President Emeritus Fr. Edward Malloy’s presence at Notre Dame. This series is also the second of three similar “From the Office of the President” series on the University presidency to appear in coming weeks. Before he was a University president, Fr. Edward Malloy was a basketball player. In four years of basketball at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., he kicked off what would become a 55-game winning streak for his team through his senior year season and the season to follow. Notre Dame was one of 50 schools to offer him a college scholarship to play basketball while earning his degree. “I came and visited Notre Dame, and I knew this was the place for me,” Malloy said. “I loved it from the first time I arrived.” Malloy’s official basketball career at Notre Dame ended in the early 1960s, but the lessons he learned as an athlete returned to him when he ascended to the University’s Office of the President in 1987. “I can honestly say I was never intimidated by the job or felt overwhelmed by the possibility,” Malloy said. “My athletic career, I’m competitive, so there’s something about my strength as an athlete, as a player. … I played at high levels, and so when somebody was a challenge in the big game, I think there’s something about that that prepares you well for various kinds of leadership roles.” Malloy led Notre Dame through 18 years of immense growth, but he stepped into big shoes when he assumed the position. His predecessor, University President Emeritus Fr. Ted Hesburgh, had just resigned after 35 monumental years. “Fr. Ted was great to me in the transition and encouraged me to be my own person and do it my way, not to imitate him,” Malloy said. And Malloy did just that. “I really believe in group effort,” he said. “I think my experience in basketball, we were successful I think especially in high school because it was a team orientation, so that’s the way I’ve always been. Not that Ted wasn’t team-oriented, but I think in his time in history, he was trying to lead Notre Dame in a very dramatically different direction, and that required a lot of effort on his part. “For example, he was always a great international citizen and involved in a lot of activities. … I saw my goal as bringing the University in the same international direction that he tried to establish by his own personal example and leadership. I wanted the whole University to go in that direction.” Malloy expanded Notre Dame’s international presence from nine countries to 17 by the end of his term. “We had more affiliations with colleges and universities abroad,” he said. “There’s a lot more of our faculty and our administration traveling and building bonds and so on … like what happened in Ireland [last weekend at the Emerald Isle Classic].” Notre Dame connections followed Malloy throughout his travels to 80 different countries. A couple even recognized him in a hotel in Lhasa, Tibet. “I could be in some obscure country, and somebody comes up to me in the airport or some restaurant or something ’cause I’m Notre Dame and they’re Notre Dame,” he said. “It’s an amazing experience.” Malloy’s term was not without controversies of its own, however. In 1991, African-American and Hispanic students staged a sit-in outside the registrar’s office against the University’s slow progress to integrate more racial diversity into its student body and its policies, according to Notre Dame Magazine. The University drew major controversy when Malloy presented the Laetare Medal to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a New York lawmaker who supported abortion, in 1992. In 1999, Malloy guided the University through its first major NCAA violation. The organization put the Irish athletic program on two-year probation following the NCAA ruling that Notre Dame committed a major violation in regards to gifts to players by a University representative, according to The Observer archives. “I think that got negotiated well,” Malloy said of the 1999 incident. “We’ve not had any recurrence. I think we have in place better protective mechanisms.” For every controversy at Notre Dame before, after and during his presidency, Malloy said the University has always been and will always be a place for open discussion. “It’s a question about whether you want to be a full university where the great issues are represented and people come and give talks, and in a sense allow you to listen to them and make judgments about what you think about them, or to live in a more isolated way,” he said. “Notre Dame was a place where the Church could do its thinking, and wecould help society think about the great issues of the day. And you can’t do that unless you invite people or have sometimes controversial topics discussed. I think we’ve done that generally quite appropriately, and I hope we’re always a place where that can go on.” In the future, Malloy said he hopes to see the professional and graduate schools grow further. But he said seeing the school in the hands of a Holy Cross priest like current University President Fr. John Jenkins is a reassuring moment for the future of Notre Dame. “For the Notre Dame constituency, the priest-president like Ted and myself and John represent in a sense the whole institution,” he said. “And because we celebrate Mass and do a lot of things that some lay presidents don’t do, it allows us to have a visibility and the consciousness of the peer group that you have when you’re in that role. “So for the 18 years that I was president and for the years in which I have other roles in other people’s lives, I can hopefully represent the best of what Notre Dame is about.” More than 50 years after he joined the Irish as a basketball player and eight years after he took a seat from the president’s position, Malloy still plays for the Notre Dame team. “You feel good about the place you’ve given your life over to, that the next person in line is carrying it forward in pretty much the same general direction that you’ve tried to lead it,” he said. And so we can kind of sit on the sidelines and cheer and be happy that Notre Dame is prospering.”last_img read more

December 16

Valley Stream Armed Home Invasion Suspect Overpowered by Victim

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An armed home invasion suspect was overpowered by a victim, who held the gunman until police arrived to arrest him in Valley Stream early Tuesday morning, Nassau County police said.Majestic GloverThe assailant forced his way into a Catherine Street home and demanded property from the victim, but a struggle ensued and the victim overpowered the suspect at 2:07 a.m., police said. A shot was fired during the struggle, but nobody was hit by the gunfire, police said.The suspect was identified as Majestic Glover, 36, of Queens, who was found to be in possession of 14 forged $50 bills and 4 forged $20 bills, police said. He was charged with robbery, burglary, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a forged instrument.He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead. Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

December 8

Endicott officials are looking at a new industry to bring to the area

first_imgWhen it comes to a location, Endicott officials say they are working with Huron to make a decision, and they may have found the perfect fit. The potential lot is part of the Huron Campus and sits on the corner of North Street and Hayes Street. June’s recycling bill for the Village of Endicott was about $40,000. By recycling glass locally at a future facility in Endicott, those transportation costs could be drastically cut. After doing some research, Endicott officials learned approximately 40 percent of the waste is glass. Glass is a heavy and non-biodegradable material. “We don’t want to pay to transport all of this, that’s the largest cost of recycling because of the weight,” said Chapman. “If we could recapture 20 percent of that $40,000, and you do that month after month, after month, that is huge for the village,” said Chapman. “One of the major components of attracting a glass recycling company is going to be the location, and to [be near] a railroad,” said Chapman. center_img Officials say they are now looking at the safety of recycling glass. According to Chapman, glass particles are released during recycling, but can be captured safely with heavy machinery. The money that would be saved comes directly from the village’s general fund. Endicott officials are now meeting with local leaders to discuss future plans, as well as New York State law when it comes to recycling products like glass. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — After the Taylor Garbage fire in January, Endicott officials saw garbage prices skyrocket. Now, they are looking at a solution to cut those costs. “We had to find something to lower this cost, because we can’t sustain this type of cost recycling. It’s costing the village taxpayers too much money,” said Endicott Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman. last_img read more

November 20

Rick Santorum pitched the government on a tiny, one-person company run by a political backer

first_imgSantorum later invested his own money in Zurlo’s struggling company, and it was Santorum who pitched the company to the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Santorum isn’t shy about acknowledging that he’ll be getting some coin, either, if government dollars happen to jump-start this tiny, unknown company headed by one of his prior funders.All of that is beginning to sound a bit familiar at this point. Prominent conservative TV voice pitches the administration on a new, unproven medical technology mirroring one of Donald Trump’s own most talked-about potential miracle cures. Though even a cursory look at the company shows that it barely exists, and though government scientists are themselves dubious as to its value, the government is eager to latch on. It turns out the conservative who pushed the product is himself an investor, and could profit enormously if the contracts go through.It’s not the My Pillow guy trying to sell Trump new anti-coronavirus nutritional supplements, mind you, but it’s still a bit sketchy looking, eh?- Advertisement – In this case, although the AP reports that HHS scientists were not particularly impressed with the company’s pitch, the government is “latching on” with $750,000 in funding for a proof of concept, with tens of millions for building a company facility from scratch if it works out. If it does, CNN talking head Santorum will see his sunk investment explode in value; if it doesn’t, the government will have devoted another nontrivial bit of COVID-19 management and brainpower to a miracle that wasn’t.Still, as far as future scandals go, this one is comfortably familiar. We can take solace in the fact that even if this does turn out to be another case of government money being handed out solely because an administration ally is pushing the effort, it’s a bit of old school American institutional corruption, not one of Trump’s own crazy new inventions like “extort the president of Ukraine” or “invite Russian assets to give you a private sales pitch on how to damage your election opponent.”Any other year, Santorum would be getting a hard side-eye on this one, but now? Right now the swamp is so full-up you can barely see his nose peeking up out of the water. The actions of Trump’s cabinet alone will take the combined attention of every last inspector general and federal investigator during any upcoming Biden term; they won’t have a moment to even think about such embarrassingly normal political sketchiness.- Advertisement – The blood plasma company in line to get $65 million, Plasma Technologies, does not have any physical facilities. It is registered at the South Carolina home address of “connected” Republican donor Eugene Zurlo, a man who has been attempting to sell his technology for some time with no success. It looks like it has never produced plasma.And, most curiously, the one-person shadow company appears to have gained the attention of the government solely due to the connections of its most prominent outside investor, ex-senator turned CNN pundit Rick Santorum. Santorum, it turns out, was one of the prime beneficiaries of Zurlo’s Republican donations, and Zurlo previously “entertained Santorum and his family” at his now-sold South Carolina mansion, reports AP.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

October 20

Nursing is out for Lend Lease

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October 19

Indonesian bridge community mourns death of Henky Lasut

first_imgVeteran Indonesian bridge player Henky Lasut has died at the age of 72 at Kandouw General Hospital in Manado, North Sulawesi, where he was being treated for diabetes and high blood pressure. His funeral service will be held on Sunday.“It’s a big loss not only for the Indonesian bridge community but also the world of sport given all that he contributed,” Indonesian Bridge Association spokesman Bert Polii told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Henky had been playing bridge since the age of 20 and won various titles at the local and international level. Along with Eddy Manoppo, Henky won the world championship title in Sanya, China, in 2014. In 2009, Henky was appointed to the Manado Regional Legislative Council and after completing his term, he was then involved in promoting the sport among young people.Bridge player Gungde Ariwangsa said Henky’s demise left a lot to do for those who sought to attract young people to the sport.“He was one of the eager initiators and supporters of our promotion of the sport among students and groups of young people. Many people, including senior players looked up to him,” Gungde said.Bert pointed out that aside from popularizing bridge as sport, both Henky and the association had joined forces to counter the negative association of bridge with gambling and therefore a danger to young people.These efforts had borne fruit, he said, as now students in many universities learned how to strategize through bridge.“Right now, we need to accelerate our efforts so we can find the new Henky Lasut who can speak out loud on the world stage,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

September 26

Visitor arrivals to Jamaica highest in history

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica,  – On the back of a long European trip which finished in the UK, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced a landmark for the tourism industry with the news that visitor arrival figures were at their highest in Jamaica’s history.The announcement came last week as Minister Bartlett participated in the launch of the ‘Meet Jamaica at London 2012’ initiative which was rolled out to key and influential business members of the UK Diaspora community as a build-up to the 2012 London Olympics.This launch was then extended to Birmingham, an equally important region for investment in terms of the Diaspora.“I feel privileged to announce that this week a total of 9,998 visitors arrived by air and cruise ship into the country which equates to the total number of visitors on the island being a massive 47,000 week ending, the highest figure since records began,” he said.“This significant surge in visitor figures is testimony to a number of policies that we have put into place, such as recent legislation for casino and timeshare development and health and wellness implementation. It can also be seen through our adaptive pricing strategy, which we have aggressively applied over the past fiscal year. This has in turn provided huge value to the consumer holiday, without devaluing our rate structure.” The Minister also emphasized that the Jamaica Tourist Board would not rest on its laurels based on those impressive visitor arrival figures and outlined plans to address untapped areas of the market. “Our steps moving forward will be by way of a geographic strategy, identifying emerging markets which will in turn provide even greater visitation figures in the coming years. To simplify these areas, I’ve focused my proposals on two key demographic areas: BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and MIST (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey), all emerging markets that are looking for a quality destination product that Jamaica can offer them,” Bartlett said.The Tourism Minister said investments were also vital to support Jamaica’s rapidly expanding and developing tourism product. Source: Caribbean 360 News Share LifestyleTravel Visitor arrivals to Jamaica highest in history by: – March 22, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 37 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

September 24

Empty Recreational Fields

first_imgAs you remember, yesterday I talked about year-round sports.  Today I am exploring another aspect of this trend.  You will notice that most municipal athletic complexes stand dormant for much of those vacation days of summer.  The older kids don’t have the time to spend at the pool or on a recreational field just having fun.  In days gone by, there would have been no open fields.  Somebody would have been playing baseball or softball on it.  Today you can drive by Liberty Park most nights of the week and the ball field is empty.  Why is this?  The high school kid has had practice starting as early as 5 a.m.  He/she then goes to work and then most will report back to their school sometime in the evening for more of the same or a different practice.  How much time does that give them to really do fun things?  If this trend continues, I can see a time when a high school varsity team will have just enough kids to participate in games with almost no subs, because the kids will have said “I’m not going to put in all this time and not play.”  Unfortunately, it is already creeping in to some sports.  This past year Batesville had to really scout to find a full freshmen football schedule.  Many girls sports only have varsities because the girls have already decided that the time needed to be a reserve athlete does not fit into their schedules.  When a young person decides not to participate, they loose interest and they find a much easier path for recreation instead of calling friends for a “pick up game”.  Worse yet, some of them begin to loiter in wrong locations.   We all know what that leads to.last_img read more

September 24

Where Are The Ladies?

first_imgIt became apparent when we were scheduling Coaches Corner for the winter months that there are no women coaching high school varsity basketball in this area except for Coach Marlow at Rushville.  I was wondering what the reason for this might be.I am sure one of the reasons is the time factor.  Coaching basketball is now a 12-month a year job.  A lot of ladies with young children do not have the time (or want to take the time) to fulfill this commitment, unless there is a stay-at-home dad.  I do not think that Melissa Marlow of Rushville is married which gives her the additional time.I hope that another reason is not that school boards are reluctant to hire ladies to fill this job.  In the past, coaches like Cinda Lee Brown (Rushville), Donna Hoeing and Connie Dickman (Batesville) were very successful as head coaches.  It will be interesting to see if in the near future more ladies fill these jobs.last_img read more

September 20

Former Florida AG Bondi to CBS: Trump Wants to Testify Before Congress

first_imgAs impeachment hearings into President Trump enter a second week, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the President wants to testify before Congress.Bondi, who now works as a special adviser to Mr. Trump during the impeachment inquiry, says the President wants to testify because he did nothing wrong.She told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, “No human being should have to come in and prove their innocence, ever.”However, Bondi thinks it is unlikely that Trump will end up testifying under oath.She adds, “No one would advise him to testify because this is a sham court.”last_img read more