Members discuss co-exchange issue

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) continued to discuss the co-exchange program and explored ways it could partner with Notre Dame’s student government at its meeting Wednesday.   Last week, SGA held a forum regarding co-exchange, which was meant to allow student voices to be hear, student body president Rachael Chesley said.  But she said many students did not feel the administration listened to what they had to say. “I think in the upcoming weeks, we are going to stay on the administration because I don’t want them to think that we’ve forgotten about this and that students are suddenly OK,” she said. Chesley encouraged SGA to consider creative ways for the administration to make up for the lack of co-exchange meal ticket availability. SGA also created a new finance committee, which will be responsible for creating the budget, as well as working with clubs and organizations for sponsorship purposes. In the past, much of SGA’s meeting time was spent discussing whether or not to give clubs money, which hindered productivity, Chesley said. “Now, the finance committee will take care of that end of things,” she said. SGA also discussed several partnership opportunities with Notre Dame’s student government. Chesley said there were two opportunities to work directly with the University’s student leaders. SGA planned to co-sponsor an event where attorney C.L. Lindsay would visit the community and to co-sponsor a program that reaches out to local businesses and creates a partnership so students can receive discounts. “It will encourage students to go out to the local businesses, which will help them, and it’ll help students because it will be more cost-effective to go out,” Chesley said. “Also, it’s going to benefit the community.”last_img read more

Memphis’ Matt Barnes calls 2015 ‘worst year of his life’

first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. >> Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes has expressed his frustration on social media about 2015, what he describes as “the worst year of his life.”Barnes, who is serving a two-game suspension for what the NBA has described as a “physical altercation” with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, posted on Instagram: “Thank God For 2016!”Barnes, 35, posted the message “Success happens when you survive all of your mistakes” on his account and wrote about how a former teammate “went behind my back, messed w/ my ex, got caught, got dealt w/ for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA.”Barnes wrote on the post that he had to walk away from the only thing he’s ever wanted, “MY OWN FAMILY.” He noted that, “They call that karma.” Barnes, who played for the Lakers and Clippers, also said he was traded from a city and team that he loved, writing, “They call that the business.” Grizzlies spokesman Jason Wallace declined comment on Barnes’ post. Goodwin Sports Management, which represents Barnes, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press in October an incident between Barnes and Fisher occurred while the Knicks coach attended a gathering at the home of Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were publicly released.Fisher said he had no thoughts at all about Barnes’ Instagram post when asked about it at New York’s morning shootaround on Friday.Redondo Beach police responded to an incident Oct. 3 but disclosed no information on the location or who was involved after finding no basis for criminal charges. The 6-foot-7 Barnes’ will conclude his suspension by sitting out tonight’s game at Utah. He missed the team’s 99-90 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday. The Grizzlies traded for Barnes on draft day in June. Barnes has played 33 games with the Grizzlies (18-16) and is averaging 8.6 points and five rebounds per game. Fisher, 41, is in his second season with the Knicks after spending most of his playing career in Los Angeles.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, September 30, 2014:•1:56 p.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious activity in the Wellington.•5:21 p.m. Officers took a report of a child In need of care in the 200 block, S. H, Wellington.last_img