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 http://bit.ly/in-memoriam-dr-hickey 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

David Luiz reveals what shocked him about Gabriel Martinelli after first training session at Arsenal

first_imgGabriel Martinelli has impressed in his debut season at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star David Luiz has revealed he was blown away by Gabriel Martinelli after his first training session with the Gunners.The defender arrived at the Emirates on deadline day last summer when the Gunners snapped him up from Chelsea in an £8million deal.Martinelli signed for the club earlier that summer after Arsenal won the race to sign the Brazilian wonderkid from Ituano.Despite being compatriots, Luiz said he knew little about Martinelli before the pair trained with one another.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, he was left in no doubt about the striker’s quality after seeing him up close. David Luiz was speaking to Ian Wright (Picture: Youtube)‘No, I didn’t know him to be honest no,’ Luiz told Ian Wright.‘I heard some things about a little boy in Ituano because i know Juninho Paulista and he’s from his club.‘After that i say okay. When i saw him I say ‘woah’.‘Not just as the talent as a footballer but his mentality. He wants to improve, he wants to learn. he knows he has the opportunity of his life. ‘He wants to change his status, he wants to be part of the team, part of the lcub. This is very important for players today.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLuiz’s move to Arsenal was motivated by the fact that he’d worked with Unai Emery before at Paris Saint-Germain.However, the pair didn’t see eye-to-eye at the Emirates and Luiz’s form has improved considerably since Mikel Arteta’s arrival.The Gunners are likely to trigger a one-year extension clause in Luiz’s contract to keep him at the club for a further 12 months.MORE: Manchester United ready to hijack Arsenal’s move for Dayot Upamecano Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 10:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link113Shares David Luiz reveals what shocked him about Gabriel Martinelli after first training session at Arsenal Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 9: Jagaban Vows to Demolish Coded Man

first_imgSemiu “Jagaban” Olabode has vowed to floor Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh when they clash in the national light middleweight challenge contest at GOtv Boxing Night 9, holding on October 2 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Both boxers are making their professional debut after being selected at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search. Edeh came through GOtv NextGen Search 1, while Jagaban was discovered at the second edition of the talent hunt. “I am not called Jagaban for nothing. Coded Man or whatever he calls himself will run for cover and announce himself as Coded Boy. He is a boy, not a man. I am putting him on notice that hell awaits him,” he boasted.But speaking on MiTv’s Sports Update, from which Jagaban was absent, Coded Man said his opponent’s absence was out of fear.“I was hoping we would meet on the programme. He would have had a hint of what he will see in the ring,” said the Anambra-born boxer.Their bout is one of the seven lined up for GOtv Boxing Night 9, where the best boxer will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million in commemoration of GOtv’s fifth anniversary in Nigeria and the country’s independence.Also billed to be on parade are two top Ghanaian boxers, each facing a Nigerian opponent. National light welterweight champion, Olaide Fijabi will take on Raphael Kwabena King, while national lightweight champion, Oto Joseph, will fight Richard Amefu in a resurgence of the Nigeria/Ghana sporting rivalry.Another cracking encounter will be the national cruiserweight title fight between challenger, Idowu and incumbent champion, Ekeng Henshaw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more