Former Saint Mary’s president dies at 81

first_imgDr. William Hickey, who served as the ninth president of Saint Mary’s from 1986-1997, died Tuesday at age 81 in Sanibel, Florida, according to an email College President Jan Cervelli sent to the College community Friday.A biology professor and nationally acclaimed insect geneticist, Dr. Hickey spent almost 40 years at Saint Mary’s — during which he served as academic vice president and dean of faculty before advancing to the role of president. Dr. Hickey left his home in Pennsylvania to receive a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Notre Dame, according to the email.Cervelli said in the email that Dr. Hickey’s contributions have made lasting impressions on the College.“He bolstered faculty research and professional development grant program funds,” she said. “Dr. Hickey was a tireless promotor of the College, overseeing an increase in the endowment from $20 million to $75 million during his tenure. He launched the Center for Academic Innovation [and] the merit scholarship program and directed a reorganization of the College’s governance structure.”Dr. Hickey is survived by his wife Barbara and his children William Jr., Timothy, Sandra — a 1989 alumna of the College — and Kristina. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan. Cervelli said the Saint Mary’s community must also remember his legacy.“We owe Dr. Hickey a great debt for upholding the mission and furthering the values of Saint Mary’s,” Cervelli said in the email. “I, along with the rest of the Saint Mary’s community, mourn his passing and celebrate his life.”Saint Mary’s invites those who knew Dr. Hickey to visit to share memories and thoughts. A memorial service for Dr. Hickey will be held at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto in the spring.Tags: Center for Academic Innovation, memorial, Saint Mary’s president, william hickeylast_img read more

Fast reactions from No. 17 Syracuse’s 98-68 loss to No. 4 Notre Dame

first_imgIn front of a season-high 7,568 fans in the Carrier Dome on Monday night, No. 17 Syracuse (20-7, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 4 Notre Dame (26-3, 13-2), 98-68. With a chance to defeat a ranked opponent on their home floor for the first time this season, the Orange fell flat and lost by their largest margin all year. Here are three immediate reactions from the game.Where’s Tiana?Notre Dame broke the game open in the second quarter, when it outscored the Orange 22-8. That included a 16-0 run in which many of the points came with Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse’s point guard and best player, on the bench. Backup point guard Kiara Lewis ended up taking eight shots in the first half to Mangakahia’s one and played six more minutes than her. It took until the 2:48 mark in the third quarter for Mangakahia to score her first points of the game, but by that time, Syracuse trailed by 28. Mangakahia scored 17 points in the second half, but in what could be her last game in the Carrier Dome ever, she failed to make an impact until the game was out of hand.Pains in the paintAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the additions of players like Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi and Emily Engstler in addition to sophomores Digna Strautmane and Amaya Finklea-Guity, Syracuse has had a strong inside presence all season. Against Notre Dame, they were silent. Instead, the Irish’s Brianna Turner (6-foot-3) and Jessica Shepard (6-foot-4) controlled the post. Turner’s 22 points and Shepard’s 17 bolstered UND’s efforts inside, which ultimately resulted in a 60-40 points in the paint advantage.Not-so free throwsSyracuse came into the game fifth in the ACC in free throw percentage, shooting 74.7 percent on the season. That percentage dipped below 50 versus the Irish and quelled any real chances of fighting into the game. The Orange shot 6-for-15 from the line, including a 2-for-7 third quarter in which they made their strongest comeback bid of the game. Notre Dame, on the other hand, made 15 of its 18 free throws. Syracuse cut the Irish’s lead to 20 in the third, the lowest it would be in the second half, but never seriously threatened thanks to missed opportunities at the foul line. Comments Published on February 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Gross! Clean up after your pets when walking them downtown

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +11 Vote up Vote down Guest · 280 weeks ago Amen! Same goes for the dog park and the walking paths! Gross! Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Walk in the poop · 280 weeks ago What about the goose poop in the park? There should be a designated goose-poop-picker-upper. Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down notlla · 280 weeks ago About time, I walked the streets, counted 19 tree planters, that were full of dog poop. it is not hard to watch and see who walks there dogs down town. I would make a bet, that the DNA would belong to a big fat lab. Report Reply 1 reply · active 280 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sunflower · 280 weeks ago You might loose your money. Seeing is the only way to be sure. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down resident2014 85p · 280 weeks ago Nothing more non-appetizing than walking into the donut shop first thing in the morning and seeing a big pile of dog poo on the sidewalk. I hope they start ticketing those people who don’t clean up after their dogs. Disgusting! Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Sunflower · 280 weeks ago I have a Fat dog that looks like a Lab,and not once have we not cleaned up after him. Some of us do care about the down town area. We are the ones carrying the doggy bag to the trash, while 4 more piles are still there. Because a dog is Fat does not mean the owner does not clean. Don’t point a finger, just grab a bag. Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Meme · 280 weeks ago Started walking on the grass at the local park to avoid the race car drivers on the paved road that runs through it only to find I had to dodge copious amounts of dog poo in the grassy areas. Goose grease isn’t a big deal…if you step in it it’s small and doesn’t reek, unlike dog poo. I have seen numerous dog owners letting their dogs run freely there, not only in the park but also on the golf course. I have yet to see a single one of them carrying a bag to pick up their dog’s leavings. We even saw one guy let his dog dump right on a tee. Also, you gotta love the neighborhood dog owners who take their dogs for a walk so they can poop and pee in someone else’s yard. If you can’t pick up after your dog (including in your backyard which also reeks) then please don’t get one. This is getting really old. Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said he has been receiving complaints that pet owners are not being courteous and allowing their pets to use the restroom in the tree planters and along the sidewalks.“The Wellington Police Department would like to alert citizens this is a violation of city ordinance and rather than face a stiff penalty, be a ‘responsible’ pet owner and clean up after your pet,” Heath said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Airline Mechanic Charged with Sabotaging Plane Before Miami Takeoff

first_imgAn American Airlines mechanic was arrested on Thursday and charged with sabotage, after he allegedly disabled a navigation system on a flight that had 150 people aboard and was about to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer.According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court this week, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who was a veteran employee of the airline, was upset about stalled union contract negotiations.The affidavit also states that none of the passengers or crew on the Nassau-bound flight were injured, because Alani’s tampering with the air data module triggered an error alert as the pilots were powering up the plane’s engines on July 17.As a result, flight 2834 was aborted and taken out of service for maintenance and inspection at American’s hangar at Miami International. That is when another mechanic discovered that a loosely connected tube in front of the nose gear and underneath the cockpit had been blocked with some type of hard foam material.The complaint states that Alani glued the foam inside the tube leading from outside the plane to its air data module, which is a system that reports aircraft speed and pitch, as well as other important flight data. If the plane had taken off, the pilots would have had to operate it manually due to lack of computer data.When he was arrested on Thursday, Alani told federal air marshals who are assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that “his intention was not to cause harm to the aircraft or its passengers.” Instead, he claimed that his motive was that he was “upset” about stalled contract negotiations between the mechanics’ union and American Airlines, and “the dispute had affected him financially.”The affidavit adds that he also told the air marshals he tampered with the air data module “in order to cause a delay or have the flight canceled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work.”Federal air marshals identified Alani in video footage that showed him approaching the plane, which had just arrived from Orlando. The footage also shows him accessing the aircraft’s compartment which houses the navigational system, and spending about seven minute tampering with it.Alani is now charged with “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft.” His first appearance in Miami federal court is scheduled for Friday.last_img read more

Family plays key role in Colter’s union push

first_imgFILE – In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, left, shakes hands with Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell after an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Colter has become the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain.  (AP Photo/Lincoln Journal Star, Laura Pales, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Kain Colter’s grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm.Those conversations planted a seed for Colter, who would go on to become a quarterback at Northwestern University — and the face of an exploding movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain.“He understands that he’s been put on this earth to serve people,” Colter’s father, Spencer, said.From a start in sports at Cherry Creek High School in suburban Denver to a football revival at Northwestern, Colter has a circle of people around him who say they aren’t surprised he is succeeding in his fight.After a decision this week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations board who said full scholarship players can be considered employees of the university, he also could leave a legacy as the athlete who formed the foundation of a dramatic overhaul of college sports that could potentially give athletes a chance to fight for a piece of an industry that generates billions based on their performance.“Looking out for people and making sure people are treated fairly has always been in our family morals,” Colter said in an interview with The Associated Press in Bradenton, Fla., where he is training for the NFL draft. “Obviously people come from different backgrounds and different situations, but everybody deserves to be treated fairly and they deserve basic rights and basic protections.”Kain Colter, a former quarterback for Northwestern University, sits during an interview with The Associated Press in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)Colter’s grandmother, Betty Flagg, died last month and was buried in some of his Northwestern gear. She only watched television when the Wildcats were playing. Colter, 21, said he thinks his grandmother would be proud of his role in the unionization effort.“We were talking at the funeral and they were telling stories about how she came from picking cotton to working as an office manager in the firm,” he said. The attorney at the firm described how she fought for certain employees to receive fair bonuses for their work.“She was doing that, fighting for their rights and fighting for them to be treated fairly, basically,” Colter said.Colter will never benefit from a union if one is formed, but was thrilled by the decision that moved the issue forward. Northwestern immediately said it would appeal the decision to labor authorities in Washington, D.C., and the NCAA came out strongly against the ruling classifying athletes as employees of the university.“Unionization and collective bargaining are not the appropriate methods to address the concerns these students are raising,” Alan Cubbage, Northwestern’s vice president for university relations, said Friday in a statement. “The life of a student-athlete is extremely demanding, but the academic side and the athletic side are inextricably linked.”Growing up, Colter was regarded as one of the top prep athletes in Colorado. Listed at 6-foot and 195 pounds, he played point guard on the basketball team and competed in the long jump and triple jump for track and field.“Whatever he chooses to do, he can do it, and I mean that sincerely,” Cherry Creek basketball coach Mike Brookhart said. “He’s just one of those kids that gets it and has it.”He had the most success on the football field, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a safety on Colorado’s 1990 national championship team, and his uncle, Cleveland Colter, who was an All-America safety at Southern California. Kain Colter helped the Bruins reach the state championship game during his junior year, accounting for 31 touchdowns.“He was one of the more respected kids at school,” said Brookhart, who coached Colter in football and basketball. “He was a great leader.”At Northwestern, he helped the Wildcats return to respectability in college football. He threw for 76 yards and rushed for 71 more when Northwestern beat Mississippi State in the 2013 Gator Bowl for its first postseason win since 1949.“When he got there, I really could see the fire in his eyes from Day One,” former Northwestern linebacker David Nwabuisi said. “He was always the kind of guy that was always trying to push the team further, always expecting more of us.”Nwabuisi said he helped recruit Colter to the school, and they quickly became friends.Colter set Northwestern records for single-season rushing yards by a quarterback and a career rushing yards by a QB. He also played some receiver with the Wildcats, and that’s the position he’s hoping to play in the pros.The union battle has taken a toll on his relationship with his college teammates and his former school. After the NLRB decision was announced on Wednesday, he took to Twitter to reiterate his love for coach Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern.“Kain’s never said that he’s been mistreated, never said that he doesn’t love Northwestern,” Spencer Colter said. “He loves Northwestern. He loves his coaches that he played for and his teammates.“But the bottom line is this is bigger than Northwestern. This is about all of college athletics and everybody understands that but nobody is willing to step out and make a change and Kain’s done that.”During hearings on the union effort earlier this year in Chicago, Colter presented himself as calm and precise — and wasn’t afraid to challenge the school.He spoke about abandoning his hopes of entering a pre-med program because of time demands Northwestern makes on football players. He said chemistry was offered at times that conflicted with football practice.“You fulfill the football requirement and, if you can, you fit in academics,” he said at the time. “You have to sacrifice one. But we can’t sacrifice football. … We are brought to the university to play football.”This week was pretty much business as usual after the NLRB ruling. Colter got right back to training at IMG Academy on the southwest coast of Florida, where he’s preparing for a possible late-round draft, or to get a free agent offer to come to an NFL camp.“To the people that think I’m shaking the boat, I’m changing the status quo, I’m a rebel, I’m this, I’m that — I’m just a guy out there doing what’s right, doing what I believe in,” he said.___Reynolds reported from Bradenton, Fla. Associated Press writer Michael Tarm in Chicago contributed to this report.___Jay Cohen can be reached at read more