ND introduces diversity, inclusion director

first_imgOlivia Mikkelsen Faculty members welcomed Pamela Nolan Young, who was appointed earlier this month to the newly created role of Director of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, at a forum Thursday night in McKenna Hall. Young, Provost Tom Burish and several assistant provosts spoke about diversity and answered questions from faculty members. Burish said the forum was about “big things,” such as the faculty climate on campus for inclusion and diversity. “The recent focus on this topic started with the faculty experience survey, which was a recommendation of women faculty that came to see me a couple of years ago,” he said. “They suggested we do a survey so that all faculty could speak about their experiences at Notre Dame. It was a constructive, positive conversation. They were there to find solutions.” Young will be in charge of coordinating the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts, specifically regarding the faculty climate. “I’ve had three passions in my life: They are education, social justice and my faith,” she said. “As a law student in the late 1980s, I never imagined that those passions would evolve into a career path known as a diversity and inclusion practitioner.“I’m here to be a resource for deans, for department chairs, for faculty, for students and for staff.”A graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, Young said she was thrilled to be back at Notre Dame.“I began my professional career here and it is my hope that I will end it here as well. In the almost 30 years in between, I’ve practiced law, I’ve taught legal research and writing, I’ve served as a college administrator, I’ve earned a degree in educational leadership and established a consulting business.” With over 25 years of experience, Young will focus on addressing issues and weaknesses identified from the survey. Burish said that many recommendations resulting from the survey had already been made to his office. “The deans reported that in every school and college they met with some groups of faculty to talk about the survey results and to identify some ways of addressing the weakness and actions we could take at each level — department, college, university, etc. — and forwarded their recommendations to us,” he said. “I could not ask for more.”Young said her passion for social justice started when she was a child growing up in rural Alabama; She said the year she entered first grade was the first year the school was desegregated. “What we often think of now as social justice, I knew as a child as civil rights,” she said. “Often, we think of civil rights as a movement of the past. As champions of that movement pass, like our own Fr. Ted, it seems remote, distant and irrelevant. But for me and millions more, it is the story of our lives.”Tags: Diversity, inclusion, pamela nolan young, Provost Officelast_img read more

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Cricket News Mohammad Irfan creates T20 history with unplayable spell in Caribbean Premier League

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. ALSO READ: India A tour to England helped me prepare for Test debut, says PantThe pacer sent back Chris Gayle from the first ball of his spell, and fellow opener Evin Lewis was the second one to follow in his second over.The end of Irfan’s spell brought a sense of relief for the next pair, who recovered their side’s batting by putting on 88 runs for the third wicket, including 27 off the horror over from Steve Smith.St Kitts won the match by four wickets with seven balls to go in a reply to Trident’s 147.Former Australian skipper Steve Smith scored four runs as he was dismissed off the third delivery he faced. New Delhi: Mohammad Irfan, the towering Pakistani pacer has created history in the world of Twenty20 cricket as he produced the most economical four-over spell in T20 history for his Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Trident against St Kitts and Nevis with his figures of 4-3-1-2 on Sunday.ALSO READ: Asian Games Day 8 LIVE: Women’s Table Tennis team off to winning startHowever, his record-breaking spell was not enough to take his side Barbados Trident over the winning line against St Kitts and Nevis. The giant quick took two wickets and conceded just one run from his four-over spell. Notably, he produced 23 dot balls before giving away a single off his final delivery of the spell and finished with the figures of 4-3-1-2 with an economy of just 0.25.Irfan broke the record of Chris Morris who had the previous four-over best of 0.5 for his South Africa’s Ram Slam side Cape Cobras.last_img read more

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Bryce Harper’s first hit for Phillies is a 465-foot home run

first_imgHarper connected for a massive, upper-deck shot against the Braves that came off the bat at 113.7 mph.When all was said and done, the ball flew an estimated 465 feet.Bryce is on the board! pic.twitter.com/Lme77DJjH9— MLB (@MLB) March 30, 2019Harper was greeted with a smattering of boos when he struck out with a runner in scoring position in the Phillies’ season opener Thursday. He was called out for a curtain call after this absolute rocket in the team’s second game.Chills for the curtain call for Bryce Harper’s first home as a Phillie!#RingTheBell📸 @NBCSPhilly pic.twitter.com/PUiSLz2NFp— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) March 30, 2019 Bryce Harper knows how to get a fan base’s attention.The 2015 National League MVP on Saturday got his first hit as a Phillie since signing a 13-year, $330 million deal with the team in the offseason, and he made it count. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN last_img read more

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