The Notre Dame Coalition for Human Dignity formed this semester with the goal of fostering communication among clubs working on issues of human dignity, as well as raising awareness of the work these clubs do on campus. Freshman organizer Matt Caponigro said the coalition derives its strength from the cohesion and spirit of cooperation shared among its member groups. “We thought that maybe if we started a dialogue with each other that we could help each other to move forward on some of these human dignity issues, to be more effective and reach out to more people,” he said. Caponigro said the Notre Dame Coalition for Human Dignity was founded as a passionate answer to a heartfelt request from Father Jenkins. “The coalition is our response to Father Jenkins’ call to make this university a healing, unifying and enlightening force in a world that’s deeply in need,” he said. “That has been our rallying call.” Caponigro said the coalition is inspired and driven by Notre Dame’s special status as a university focused on social concerns issues. “We at [Notre Dame] have a unique calling, especially among other universities, to do some real good for our brothers and sisters to start serious dialogue about human dignity issues,” he said. Caponigro said the coalition hopes to become a powerful advocate for human dignity by bringing together a diverse spectrum of clubs and individuals from across campus. “We want to build a coalition that bridges the gap between students, administrators and faculty members so that we can be truly effective in restoring human dignity to all people,” he said. The coalition has already grown to include organizations such as Right to Life and the Black Student Association, and hopes to further expand as it becomes better organized, Caponigro said. He said the coalition is empowered by its diverse membership, but this diversity can complicate its ability to make unified decisions. “The coalition revolves around partnership, sitting down at the table and talking about what we’ve been working on,” he said, “But it’s tricky, because there are a lot of different people at the table.” In the future, the coalition hopes to host a signature event before the end of the year to raise awareness and encourage student participation in the fight for human dignity, Carponigro said. “We’re hoping to do something like a concert on South Quad that brings everybody together, that shows our classmates and the rest of the Notre Dame community that we really do care about human dignity issues,” he said. Caponigro said he is excited for the coalition to forge closer bonds with Notre Dame as it matures and expands as an organization. “We’re looking forward to developing stronger relationships with the administration and with our peers so that we can really work together as a unified front,” he said.
Granit Xhaka is a candidate to captain Arsenal next season should Laurent Koscielny leave (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has admitted that he would be ‘incredibly proud’ to be appointed Arsenal captain should Unai Emery decide to entrust him with the armband next season.The 26-year-old was named captain on a few occasions by Emery last season and could be handed the role on a permanent basis should Laurent Koscielny leave this summer.Emery reportedly had a five-player leadership committee last season, but Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech have both left, while there is speculation over Koscielny and Mesut Ozil’s futures.Xhaka is the other member of the committee and although he too has been touted as a target for Inter Milan, he reiterated that he has a long-term contract at Arsenal which runs until 2023.ADVERTISEMENT Granit Xhaka drops hint over Arsenal future amid Inter Milan speculation Comment Advertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka made 40 appearances in all competitions under Unai Emery last season (Picture: Getty)Speaking ahead of Switzerland’s Nations League clash against Portugal, Xhaka told Blick: ‘Hoping for me is not the right word. Would I be incredibly proud & like to lead the team as captain? Absolutely, but I try, even without the armband, to be a leader & take responsibility.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m a leader in a top-five team in the strongest league in the world. We ended the season only two points behind third, we were in the final of the Europa League & were a win away from being in the Champions League. I see ourselves a club in a very healthy position.‘I still have a long-term contract here. I am currently feeling very good, both professionally & personally.’Xhaka joined Arsenal in a £35m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and throughout his three seasons in north London, the Swiss international has divided opinion amongst the club’s supporters.Although he has drawn praise for his ability to dictate the tempo of matches from midfield, Xhaka has also faced criticism over his defensive lapses which have often cost his side.Despite that, Xhaka has been a consistent starter for both Arsene Wenger and Emery making 134 appearances for the club in all competitions and scoring 11 goals.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Jun 2019 5:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares
Katherine Strasemeier, who graduated from Oldenburg Academy in 2012, returned to speak about her career during Career Guest Speaker Week. Katherine works in the Febreze division of Proctor & GambleOldenburg, In. — As part of the Oldenburg Academy College to Career Readiness Program, Oldenburg Academy students had four days of Career Guest Speakers during the first annual “Career Guest Speaker Week” in October. During the Catholic college-preparatory high school’s REACH time, students spent 30 minutes listening to college-career guest speakers. Over 40 speakers joined the week. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, educators, pharmacists, athletic trainers and entrepreneurs were just a few of the professionals that shared thoughts with students.Oldenburg Academy’s College to Career Readiness Program was launched this year, allowing all students to explore college-bound careers. The program entails a REACH time, where students spend 30 minutes a day doing things like Indiana Career Explorer, preparing for standardized tests, perfecting college applications and focusing on their future college-major and career choice. As freshmen, sophomores and juniors complete activities, they prepare for making an internship decision for their senior year. All OA students are placed in community-based internships, or are given a capstone project to participate in their senior year. Jonathon Maple, Assistant Principal, is in charge of the Career to College Readiness Program. He reports, “We are so pleased with the program so far – we know that we offer a strong college-preparatory curriculum, but we want to ensure that our students are entering college knowing their intended major and will be set up for success not only in college, but their career as well.”Rob Shane, Director of Technology Solutions, at Batesville, takes questions from students after his presentation during Career Guest Speaker Week.Career Guest Speaker Week was just one of the many activities that students have participated in to further prepare them and excite them about their future. “It was a huge success – anytime that we can excite our students about their future, and give them memorable opportunities to learn from the community, we know it will have a lasting impact,” Maple said. Anyone who is interested in participating in the Oldenburg Academy Spring Career Guest Speaker Week can contact Maple at [email protected]
RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their interest in Lille attacker Victor Osimhen as the Nigeria international continues to impress for his French club. Osimhen has found the back of the net on 13 occasions in 24 appearances for Lille during the 2019-20 campaign, including 10 goals in 18 Ligue 1 outings. According to The Express, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is determined to bring the attacker to Anfield to boost his options in the final third of the field. The report claimed that a number of Premier League clubs are interested in Osimhen, who will not be allowed to leave France in January but could be sold for the right price at the end of the campaign. The youngster, who struck twice in the group stages of this season’s Champions League, has a contract at Stade Pierre-Mauroy until the summer of 2024. Liverpool have already completed a signing ahead of the January transfer window with Japan international Takumi Minamino due to arrive at the club from Red Bull Salzburg.Tags: AnfieldJurgen KloppLiverpoolLOSC LilleVictor Osimhen