Stud. gov’t listens to “whining”

first_imgStudents had the opportunity this week to air their complaints to student government representatives during the first Whine Week. Student government posted student leaders around campus to field questions and take suggestions for improving the Notre Dame experience. “We have been in the dining halls, LaFortune, and we’ve had a member of student government go to almost all the Hall Council meetings, and we’ve also had suggestion boxes in the office,” student body president Catherine Soler said. “Right now we’re in the compiling process.” Soler said Whine Week, a new event this year, was a result of discussion in Student Senate about the need for improving dialogue between student government and the student body. “Actually the idea came out of Senate, just conversations about how people don’t know what student government does, or don’t know how to communicate with us, we figured it would be our responsibility to reach out to them, to kind of open up the channel of communication between students and student government,” she said. Student body vice president Andrew Bell said student feedback is essential to having effective student leadership. “I think we can sit in here and try to think of ideas to change student government all day, but it wouldn’t be as effective as going out and listening to students directly,” he said. Soler said that the most frequent suggestions involved dining halls, campus venue hours and campus safety. “We’ve gotten a lot of dining hall suggestions,” she said. “A lot of other things too. Some safety things, there’s not enough lighting at certain parts of campus, and there were a lot of calls to open up the tunnels. There was a suggestion to get a “Red Box” movie rental location in LaFun, and I got a lot of responses about keeping different hours for venues at LaFun.” While most of the suggestions pertained to the more daily aspects of campus life, Bell said there were also some more bizarre complaints. “I think the best one I got was I think from Zahm,” he said. “Someone complained their roommate was abducted by aliens but the administration wouldn’t believe them and come to their aid or something like that.” Regardless of how outlandish the suggestion, he said student government would be looking into every one of them. “Even though we’ve seen some farfetched ones, we’re going to look through every complaint and consider which are the ones that can be fixed now and what long term problems we should address and go from there,” he said. Soler said collecting feedback highlighted the need for greater communication between students and student leaders. “It’s been interesting for us because there’s a lot of things we’re hearing that we have answers to or have been addressed in the past,” she said. “I think it’s just a sign that we’re not communicating well enough with them with information they should be privy to.” Soler and Bell encouraged students to bring questions, suggestions and complaints to student government at any time. “We’re always available in our office to come up and talk to us, and we’re available personally by e-mail or on our student government e-mail,” Soler said.last_img read more

Nigerian Team Debuts at African Floorball Tourney

first_imgFemi SolajaNigeria is among the five countries taking part at the maiden edition of the African Floorball Nations Cup tournament which commenced saturday and will end sunday evening at the Le Palais desi Sports de Treichville Centre, Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire.Team Nigeria is being represented by seven players and three officials namely; Hello Muiz, Hello Musa, Ogunruku Sunday, Sikiru Salawu, Offa Condition, Asuma Samson and Sulaiman Games while the officials are the President of Nigeria Floorball Association (NFA), Ms. Maduka Edith Chinenye, a board member, Mr. Agbai Akanu James and team coach, Freeman Ekundayo. Other countries participating at the two-day Continental Cup hostilities which is happening in Africa for the first time are Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo and host nation Cote D’ Ivoire.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Serie A: Inter Host Juventus in Top-of-table Clash

first_imgInter have an unprecedented opportunity to move five points clear at the top of the table should they be able to find the win.The odds slightly favour Inter, who have played at a consistently high level in Serie A this season. It would be rather absurd to pronounce Juventus as the underdogs for this game, but Inter certainly have the home advantage on their side.With a crowd of well over 50,000 spectators chanting for the Nerazzurri and booing Juventus, both sides will need optimal focus if they are to get anything out of the game.While Inter have had poor outings in the UEFA Champions League, they have been the best Italian team domestically so far this season. Winning six games out of six, they have picked up a maximum of 18 points.Juventus, on the other hand, won five out of six games, thanks to a goalless draw against Fiorentina. On the European front, the Bianconeri top their group followed closely behind by Spanish side Atletico Madrid.So far in this season’s Serie A, Inter have scored 13 goals. They have also been quite strong in possession, holding on to 56% possession on average per game, along with a passing accuracy of 87%. Most notably, the Nerazzuri average 17 shots per game, as well as 17 aerial duels won per game.Juventus, on the other hand, have managed just over 10 aerial duels won per game. While the possession and passing stats are similar for both sides, Juve notably have not had as much luck in the final third. Averaging 16 shots per game, they have scored 11 goals so far in the Serie A this season.The last time Inter beat Juventus in the Serie A, it was September 2016. Ever since, they have played twelve games, with Inter losing seven times, and drawing five.1966 was the last time Inter managed to win their first seven games. 53 years after, the Nerazzurri have a chance of achieving that feat again. They have won six so far, but the Old Lady stands in their way.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All eyes will be on the San Siro in Milan today when the reigning Serie A champions Juventus look to fend off the challenge of Antonio Conte’s new-look Inter Milan.FC Internazionale are preparing to invite the giants of Turin to San Siro for a clash that could see Juventus overtake the Nerazzurri by one point.The last time Inter faced Champions League disappointment midweek, they went into the weekend and destroyed AC Milan in the derby. Perhaps last Wednesday’s disappointment against Barcelona can have the same effect on the Nerazzurri when they line-up against the champions of the last eight seasons, Juventus.last_img read more