Student Senate discussed possible changes to University identification cards at its meeting Wednesday. The group also passed resolutions concerning discriminatory harassment and campus safety. Robert Casarez, senior business analyst for the Office of Auxiliary Operations, said the University is considering expanding the services offered by identification cards. Senators suggested improvements such as accepting Domer Dollars for food sold in residence halls, creating the capability to scan cards through wallets and enabling students to distribute their dining hall meals more freely instead of restricting them to swiping into each meal only once. Casarez said other community members suggested making identification cards more aesthetically pleasing and using them to record attendance at events. Casarez also said his office plans to facilitate the use of Domer Dollars off campus, beginning in the fall. He said this arrangement would initially apply to one or two vendors but could expand if it proves profitable for the merchants and the University. “It doesn’t have to be limited to just food at Eddy Street Commons … It could be Martin’s, it could be Walmart, it could be Meijer,” he said. Senate passed a resolution requesting the University “directly and promptly respond to the evidence of harassment presented at the March 5 town hall meeting and publicly condemn harassment of any kind.” The resolution also asked the Office of Student Affairs and Office of Institutional Equity to compile a task force to investigate Notre Dame’s discrimination policies and the University’s efforts to address diversity. Another resolution requested the University investigate and improve the perception of safety on campus, possibly by increasing lighting and video surveillance on Mod Quad, God Quad, D2 and D6 parking lots, and the outskirts of campus. The group also passed a resolution implementing the Co-Campus Council as a permanent entity. Kelsey Eckenrode, director of community relations for student government, said representatives from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross College, Indiana University South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College participate in the Council. “It’s just a good way to get rid of the ‘everybody hates Notre Dame, slash, Notre Dame thinks they’re better than everyone’ [perception],” she said. “It builds community, and I’m hoping we could implement this Co-Campus Council as a permanent entity instead of just a one-year trial run.” Senate also passed a resolution to add the position of Campus Ministry Representative to student government’s executive board. The group approved freshman Maggie Wilmouth to serve as student body secretary. The previously approved secretary had to resign due to scheduling conflicts.
By Duro IkhazuagbeStatus quo was maintained at the top of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) as table toppers Akwa United and Plateau United recorded massive wins in Match-day 7 games played yesterday in Uyo and Jos.While the Promise Keepers hammered Wikki Tourists 4-0 at the Nest of Champions, Plateau was equally on rampage, firing five un-replied goals into the net of Sunshine Stars in Jos.Striker Tosin Omoyele grabbed a brace in Plateauâ€™s victory to put behind them the loss they suffered at the Sani Abacha ground against Kano Pillars. The Jos club now have 16 points from seven matches, just a point behind Akwa United at the summit.Kano Pillars moved up to the third spot in the NPFL standings on 14 points after they broke the resistance of visiting MFM FC with Junior Lokosa scoring his seventh goal of the campaign.There were also home wins for Katsina United, Heartland, Lobi Stars and Rivers United, while Enugu Rangers and Enyimba shared the points at Abia Warriors and El Kanemi, respectively.In Port Harcourt, Oche Salefu dispatched a late penalty to hand Rivers United FC maximum points against Go Round FC in the points in the â€˜Rivers Derbyâ€™that lacked in quality.Â The â€˜Pride of Riversâ€™ United never really got off first gear for the entirety of the game against a Go Round side that appeared happy to play for a draw.Â The â€˜Lionsâ€™ from Omoku were happy to sit back for most parts and try to catch the hostsâ€™ underbelly on the break.Goal opportunities were few and far between until a rash challenge by Awala Moses on Samuel Akinbinu in the 79th minute gave the hosts a chance win.Salefu is a man for the big occasion and when he stepped up to take responsibility from 12 yards, there was never any doubts about the eventual outcome.Technical manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma told the clubâ€™s website later yesterday that the maximum point came handy.â€œIt was important to amass maximum points but we couldnâ€™t play compact and cohesive football as we planned in the first half.â€œWe improved in the second half and I think we are still on course,â€ Eguma said.Rivers United have now amassed ten points from their opening seven games in the season and occupy 10th spot while Go Round FC are in the relegation zone as they have amassed seven points from seven matches.United will next travel to Damaturu to face Yobe Desert Stars as the NPFL enters match day eight.Â MATCHDAY 7Akwa Utd 4-0 Wikki Â Lobi 1-0 IfeanyiubahHeartland 2-0 Kwara UtdKatsina Utd 2-0 TornadoesRivers Utd 1-0 Go RoundAbia Warriors 0-0 RangersEl-Kanemi 0-0 EnyimbaPlateau Utd 5-0 SunshineÂ Kano Pillars 2-0 MFMFCShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram