Group plans rest of term

first_imgThe Student Senate planned for the final two months of the current officers’ tenure during its first meeting Wednesday, while looking ahead to its turnover to the new government. Student body president Brett Rocheleau said the group needs to stay focused during their remaining time in order to finish the term on a high note. “We have two months left in our term,” Rocheleau said. “We want everyone to buckle down, make sure you are making all of the meetings and paying attention to hall elections coming up.” Student body vice president Katie Rose echoed Rocheleau’s statement and praised the group’s hard work. “Regardless of outside opinion, this has been one of the most successful student senates because of all the resolutions we have passed in such a short amount of time,” Rose said. “Thank you for all your hard work, especially with all the time spent in your departments and outside of meetings.” O’Neill Hall senator Jack McKeon said his hall was concerned with medical amnesty. Rocheleau said the group plans to address this issue as soon as possible. “Perfect timing, Jack,” Rocheleau said. “This is going to be one of our first topics for the semester. We are bringing it up at CSC this Friday and will bring it to Senate soon after.” Lewis Hall senator Casey Spreen voiced a complaint from a hallmate concerning unequal hall taxing procedure. “Girls in Lewis were wondering if there is some system keeping hall taxes uniform across the board, or if that is something we need to work on,” Spreen said. Morrissey Manor senator Billy McMahon described one instance in particular of what he said was blatantly unequal punishment. “In Morrissey there were recently three students kicked off campus,” McMahon said. “I know for a fact that for two of them it was their third ResLife, but for the third guy it was just his first. We are all wondering if there is a three-strikes-you’re-out policy or if there’s some room for discussion.” Director of communications Ricky Bevington III said he hoped to get the senate on board his initiative for this semester. “What I wanted to come to Senate to talk about is kind of a two-layered topic, both specific and general,” Bevington said. “Generally talking, we are trying to find different ways that students can both recognize and remember people who have devoted a good portion of their lives to student development, particularly at Notre Dame.” Bevington said although devoted administrators are not unique to Notre Dame, our university has a special group. “Although loyal administrators are not necessarily unique to Notre Dame, we do have rectors who spend good parts of their lives at only our University. Some offices do memorialize these people, especially after they have passed, but there are sort of disjointed student responses to these ideas,” Bevington said. Bevington said his idea came from a desire to honor Farly Hall’s recently deceased rector, Sister Jean Lenz. “Sister Jean Lenz passed away last January,” Bevington said. “She was the first female rector of Farley Hall, so she goes way back.” Contact Maddie Daly at mdaly6@nd.edulast_img read more

Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again for Angels this year

first_img COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.Ohtani likely will return to the Angels’ lineup as their designated hitter this week, Maddon said Tuesday night before the club opened a road series against the Seattle Mariners.The Angels’ stance on Ohtani is unsurprising after the club announced he had strained the flexor pronator mass near the elbow of his pitching arm. The two-way star’s recovery from the strain requires him to abstain from throwing for four to six weeks, which covers most of the shortened 2020 season.“I’m not anticipating him pitching at all this year,” Maddon said. “Any kind of throwing program is going to be very conservative.”Ohtani was injured Sunday in the second inning of his second start since returning to the mound following Tommy John surgery in late 2018. Ohtani issued five walks during the 42-pitch inning against the Houston Astros, with his velocity dropping later in the frame.The arm injury is another obstacle in Ohtani’s path to becoming the majors’ first true two-way player in decades. He made 10 mound starts as a rookie in 2018 before injuring his elbow, but he served as the Angels’ regular designated hitter last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.Ohtani has pitched in only three games since June 2018, but the Angels still believe in Ohtani’s ability to be a two-way player, Maddon said.“I’m seeing that he can,” Maddon said. “We’ve just got to get past the arm maladies and figure that out. But I’ve seen it. He’s just such a high-end arm, and we’ve seen what he can do in the batter’s box. Now maybe it might get to the point where he may choose to do one thing over the other and express that to us. I know he likes to hit. In my mind’s eye, he’s still going to be able to do this.”The veteran manager believes Ohtani will benefit from a full spring training and a normal season. Ohtani wasn’t throwing at full strength for a starter when the coronavirus pandemic shut down spring training in March because he wasn’t expected to pitch until May as he returned from surgery.“Going into a regular season with a normal number of starts and all the things that permit guys to be ready for a year, that’s what we need to see is some normalcy before you make that kind of determination,” Maddon said.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 5th August, 2020 06:14 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 06:14 IST Maddon: Shohei Ohtani Won’t Pitch Again For Angels This Year Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says LIVE TVlast_img read more