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Austin O’Brien | Nick Boggess

first_imgWho they are: Student body presidential candidate Austin O’Brien is a freshman resident of O’Neill Hall from Granger, Ind., who plans to study political science and economics. He is currently creating a community service project as part of the First Year Challenge. Vice presidential candidate Nick Boggess, a freshman accounting major and Education, Schooling and Society minor, is a South Bend native living in Zahm House. First priority: O’Brien and Boggess would take advantage of their full-time residency in the South Bend area to begin working immediately and over the summer to strengthen the relationship between the city and the University to make South Bend a “college town Notre Dame students want to be a part of.” Top priority: To continue the pair’s first priority of improving South Bend as a college town, Boggess said working with the city to “blur the lines” between campus and the greater community to expand the University’s influence would be a primary goal.  Best idea: O’Brien and Boggess propose creating a council of local university student body presidents to work directly with Mayor Buttigieg to integrate student needs with the greater South Bend community. Worst idea: Creating a “learning commons” to house all academic resources in one facility for all students. Attempting to centralize vaguely specified resources for students in five colleges under one roof makes little logistical or practical sense on Notre Dame’s compact campus.  Most feasible: O’Brien hopes to engage directly with students regularly in meetings modeled after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s “Mayor’s Night Out” sessions.  Least feasible: A continually popular yet unsuccessful platform point of prospective student body presidents, O’Brien and Boggess want to expand Flex Point acceptance to include Eddy Street Commons. Nothing in their platform implies they could reverse this trend of rejection.  Fun fact: O’Brien and Boggess, friends since their time at St. Joseph’s High School, won a local Battle of the Bands competition last summer with their pop-rock cover group The Excellence Stops Here.  Notable quote: “As local residents, we have the benefit of seeing all the angles that you can possibly take, so that’s what I feel like would give us a big advantage when it comes to working especially with students here as well as those in the community.” – Boggess, on the merits of living in South Bend year-round Bottom line: The O’Brien-Boggess ticket expresses an admirable desire to integrate Notre Dame with the greater South Bend community, but their ideas are too broad and contain few specific plans of action to achieve the overarching goal of making South Bend a better college town. Though their perspective as local residents is unique, it diverted the pair’s focus too far from on-campus concerns. That said, their initiative in running as freshmen holds promise for future campaigns.last_img read more

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59-Year-Old Man Dies In Crash On I-86

first_imgThe vehicle then overturned multiple times before coming to a rest upside down.Authorities have not identified the driver and say he was pronounced dead at the scene. It appears no one else was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.The Coldspring Fire Department, Randolph Fire Department and the Randolph Regional Fire EMS also responded to the scene with Sheriff Deputies. Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.COLDSPRING – A 59-year-old man died in a crash in Cattaraugus County over the past weekend.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 10:15 a.m. on Sunday morning a 2020 Ford Explorer headed west on I-86 in the Town of Coldspring lost control and went off the right side of the highway.After going down through a field, the Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle struck multiple trees and a chain link fence before hitting a guard rail at the end of Lower Jones Hill Rd. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Players who will be missing at Euro 2020 due to injury

first_img “[It’s] normally six weeks to heal, but I’m not a doctor, and then he needs rehab after that probably.” Giorgio Chiellini and Davide Zappacosta face a serious fight if they are to return to full fitness in sufficient time to earn their place in Roberto Mancini’s plans for Italy at Euro 2020. The two defenders are both working their way back from knee injuries. Wales midfielder David Brooks is a long-term injury concern, having gone under the knife in order to treat an ankle injury and would require a slice of luck if he is to make Ryan Giggs’ squad. Should Scotland qualify for the tournament, they could well have to compete without Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, who suffered a broken ankle in December. Germany boss Joachim Low will be monitoring the availability of of Leroy Sane and Niklas Sule as they continue to recover from their respective knee injuries. Both players suffered cruciate ligament injuries, but could be back in action by March and April, which would be a welcome boost for Low. Sami Khedira is another minor concern for Low, with the Juventus star undergoing keyhole surgery in his knee in December. Paul Pogba has not played much for Manchester United this season, a trend which, if it continues, could have a detrimental impact on his chances of being selected in the France squad. The midfielder’s desire to leave Old Trafford has played a part in his absences, no doubt, but he has also suffered injury set-backs – most recently a recurrence of an ankle problem. Another player whose place in Les Bleus panel is a doubt is Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman after the winger sustained a knee ligament injury in a Champions League clash against Spurs in December. Coman, who was not involved in the 2018 World Cup triumph with his country, will no doubt be desperate for a speedy return to action. Thomas Lemar is another slight concern thanks to a hamstring injury, but the Atletico Madrid star should be back in action well ahead of the tournament. Portugal, meanwhile, may have to plan for the tournament without William Carvalho as he manages a back problem. read also:Guardiola names who to blame for Kane, Rashford injuries The Real Betis midfielder is suffering from a spinal disc herniation and receiving specialist treatment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Best Tarantino Movie YetTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Disney Male Role Models6 Best Natural History Museums In The World Italy will be without Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo, who was laid low by a cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in January during a game against Juventus. Remarkably, Juve’s Merih Demiral suffered an ACL injury in the same game as Zaniolo, meaning he will not play a part in Euro 2020 for Turkey. Memphis Depay is not expected to be ready to play a part in the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 campaign after suffering an ACL injury in December while playing for Lyon. Meanwhile, wing-back Jetro Willems’ absence from the Orange squad is set to continue after he sustained a cruciate ligament injury while playing for Newcastle United in January.center_img With Euro 2020 just a few months away, several players in the various leagues across Europe may have been ruled out of the fiesta as a result of injury. Portugal will be unable to call upon Andre Gomes following the midfielder’s gruesome ankle dislocation, which was sustained during a game for Everton against Tottenham last November. Gomes’ recovery is expected to take anywhere between six months and a year, meaning he will not be involved in the defence of a title he helped the Selecao win in 2016. Major doubts for Euro 2020England have some serious concerns regarding Harry Kane after the Tottenham star was forced to undergo surgery on a ruptured hamstring tendon. The timeframe for Kane’s recovery is set at three months, which would mean an April return, but Spurs boss Jose Mourinho remains pessimistic, suggesting the striker could miss the rest of the season. “We expect him to be out until mid-April, end of April, May, next season. I don’t know,” Mourinho told reporters in January. Another major worry for the Three Lions is the fitness of Marcus Rashford following news that the Manchester United forward is undergoing treatment for a double stress fracture in his back. The initial treatment period for the injury, which has been described as “bad” by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is six weeks with a period of rehabilitation to follow – so potentially two months out of action at least. “He’ll be out for a while. He won’t be back until after the mid-season break,” said Solskjaer when quizzed about the injury.last_img read more