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.
“It’s good to be back. I’m feeling good. It will nice to get on the ice with the guys again and try to get back up to speed.”TJ Brodie checks in with #Flames TV in Pittsburgh! pic.twitter.com/r4RTrkL8gB— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 24, 2019Calgary’s longtime defenseman noted that the support of his teammates and family and the work of the medical staff have made the road to recovery easier, as has the process of skating again and having things return to normal.He also noted that the incident helped him to take a moment to reflect on his career and learn from it.”I think at the end of the day, it’s a job, but it’s just a game,” Brodie said. “I think it sort of opened my eyes to how seriously I’ve taken it throughout my whole life and how much I’ve maybe brought home with me depending on how the game went. I think maybe the more I can let things go the better it’ll make me as a person and a player.” Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie is ready to get back to work after collapsing at practice on Nov. 14.The 29-year-old defenseman rejoined the team in Philadelphia and is expected to practice Sunday for the first time since the on-ice episode. That could set him up to return to the lineup soon. “It’s good to be back. I’m feeling good,” Brodie told Flames TV on Saturday. “It will be nice to get on the ice with the guys and try to get back up to speed.”MORE: T.J. Brodie taken to hospital after collapsing at practiceBrodie was standing alone at the blue line during practice at the Saddledome when he collapsed and started to convulse. After he regained consciousness, he was stretchered off and taken to a hospital before being released. The Flames canceled practice and Brodie was ruled out indefinitely.”[There were] a lot of tests in the hospital trying to figure out exactly what happened. … The biggest takeaway is I’m still here. I still get to play hockey and at the end of the day, family is the most important thing,” Brodie added.