January 2021

first_imgIrish head football coach Brian Kelly told students that the football team needs to “get back to a collegiate sense of community” at a meeting with student government Tuesday.Speaking to members of the Hall Presidents’ Council (HPC) and the Council of Representatives (COR) at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, Kelly described the overhaul the football team recently underwent — and he wasn’t talking in terms of offense and defense.Instead, Kelly said he was expecting the football team to get rid of the attitude of “us” and “them” and become a part of the student body.“My job is to reconnect some of the things that I believe haven’t been emphasized in the proper manner,” Kelly said to the students. “This is not a relationship of separation. It should be all of us together.”Kelly said he saw a divide between student-athletes and the rest of the student body when he arrived on campus this past winter. He said he believes football is the best way to “get the bridge between students and athletes back.”“I want the players to reengage with something that is really unique to Notre Dame,” he said. “Part of that is the community and the love students have for what happens on this campus.”In a personal attempt to have his players engage more with the student body, Kelly said he is looking for some different characteristics when it comes to recruiting.“The kind of guys that I am recruiting here now are going to be hardworking and they better recognize the value of the Notre Dame education,” he said. “Not all of them will be on the same elite level as the students in this room, but they are going to work their butts off.”Hoping to redefine what it means to be a football player at Notre Dame, Kelly gave a description of what he hopes people see when they look at the team.“At the end of the day, I am looking for tough gentlemen — tough on the field and gentlemen off,” he said.Now that the players knows what is demanded of them off the field, Kelly said they are more committed to their job, which, he said, is not being just a football player but being a Notre Dame football player. “The number one thing I talk to my players about is whether or not they care,” he said. “If you aren’t excited to play for the University of Notre Dame then you are not going to play here.”Kelly said he doesn’t want to have players who don’t understand the importance of the University they represent when they run out onto the field. “My players should understand that if they’re going to come to Notre Dame, it’s going to be about being at a unique place,” he said. “There is a uniqueness to us that doesn’t make us better or worse, but it makes us different. The right kinds of guys understand that.”Elaborating on what he thought was the right personality for his football team, Kelly told the students the players they will be seeing will bear little resemblance to some of recent years.“We’re not going to be bringing in guys who want to hang out here while they wait for the NFL. Those days are over,” he said. “I want guys who want to play for Our Lady — I usually get what I want.”last_img read more

first_imgThe annual Edith Stein Project will offer a “counter-cultural” view on gender and sexuality at the largest student-run conference on campus this weekend, said founder Caitlin Shaughnessy Dwyer, a 2006 Notre Dame graduate. “The Edith Stein Project challenges the assumptions laden in our culture about what freedom is and what women’s dignity is,” she said. “It challenges those assumptions and offers new answers and alternative definitions.” Claire Gillen, conference chair for the 2011 Edith Stein Project, said the event will offer challenging perspectives. “We don’t expect many of the people who attend the conference to agree with the speakers on everything,” she said. “We do hope people will engage in respectful dialogue.” Dwyer was one of the Project’s three original founders, along with Notre Dame graduates Anamaria Scaperlanda-Ruiz and Madeline Ryland. They began planning the conference in 2004 as a response to “The Vagina Monologues,” then being performed on campus. The conference’s inaugural run took place in 2006. “During my junior year, the discussion surrounding the ‘Monologues’ was very heated and one of the arguments in support of it was that there was nothing else on campus that addressed issues of violence against women,” Dwyer said. “So we wanted to address issues like domestic violence and trafficking, but also issues the ‘Monologues’ did not address.” Abortion, contraception, eating disorders and pornography are among the issues The Edith Stein Project seeks to tackle. These are not separate subjects, Dwyer said. “They all [come] from lack of respect for the dignity of the human person and of women in particular,” she said. Gillen said the conference takes a unique approach to gender issues. “There isn’t another conference that does what this does,” she said. “I don’t know of any other initiative that attempts to address gender and sexuality in the way that The Edith Stein Project does.” Additionally, The Edith Stein Project is entirely student-organized. “It is a big endeavor for students to plan a professional conference,” Dwyer said. “[The first] was definitely an adventure.” The initial conference was titled “Redefining Feminism,” reflecting the aim of the founders. “We wanted to look at feminism in a new light and in the perspective of Catholic tradition,” Dwyer said. “What better place to do that than Notre Dame?” Gillen said while the conference is inspired by Catholic tradition, The Edith Stein Project is open to people from all backgrounds. This year’s conference includes well-known Jewish author Wendy Shalit and Protestant author Gilbert Meilaender. “The conference really seeks to reach out to people from every walk of life,” Dwyer said. “I hope that it will continue to attract a very diverse audience and keep the conversation going.” One big change in the conference over the years has been the gradual addition of men’s issues. Dwyer said this conference represents a greater inclusion than ever. “[We] have made more of an effort to draw men into the conversation.” While the conference has evolved over the years, human dignity is still a central theme. This is reflected in the 2011 title, “Irreplaceable You: Vocation, Identity, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The conference theme does not just refer to a religious vocation, Gillen said. “[It is about] understanding vocation as a personal call which will vary widely from person to person,” she said. Dwyer said she feels privileged to be involved in this year’s Edith Stein Project. “It’s awesome to see how people have kept it going,” she said. “I’m honored to be involved in it again this year.”last_img read more

first_imgStudent body president Lauren Vidal and vice president Matthew Devine, both seniors, hit the ground running when they took office last April; in the earliest student Senate meetings of the year they put their initiatives surrounding Safewalk (now O’SNAP) and college readership on the agenda.By the end of September, O’SNAP was fully operational and student government had negotiated bringing the Wall Street Journal to campus.Other initiatives the administration has taken up this year include Quad Markets, Political Brew and 29 for 29, which launched this month. Vidal credited department directors and staff with much of this administration’s success.“We’ve been very fortunate; our team has been phenomenal,” Vidal said. “We’ve been able to push a lot of initiatives that we had from the get-go through the help of the administration and our directors.“We had a few big wins early on in terms of solidifying O’SNAP and the College Readership program, but we’ve picked up a few things along the way that we’ve been able to see through, and that’s been very exciting as well.”Devine echoed this sentiment in his assessment of the term so far.“The most important part of this has been our team,” Devine said. “Our department directors and their ideas, as well as the ones that we articulated way back in January when we were campaigning, have really made this semester unique, fun, just really incredible.”“I think a lot of things that we originally planned we’ve been very lucky to see through, but we’ve also understood the different steps that are going to be needed to push them forward,” he said.Vidal described the first few weeks in office as a learning experience for both herself and Devine. She said the two of them have developed a good working relationship with various branches of student government and the administration.“I think where we are right now is at a very good understanding of how our student government has worked for us and how we can build it in the next few months,” Vidal said. “We’ve learned from relationships, from administrators; we’ve learned a lot from communicating.“We’ve learned that there are some gaps in communicating through different bodies of student government, whether that be communication through Senate or CLC or even faculty senate”Vidal and Devine both cited transparency and communication as issues that they have been working on and will continue improve next semester.“There are disconnects that we are learning of, and we learned that, I think, most vividly through the 29 for 29 initiative,” Vidal said. “We really had to work hard to ensure that we were communicating through all the proper parties, and there were times when certain bodies didn’t feel like they were informed.“We learned a great deal from tha,t and we are taking steps to improve how student government communicates generally because that’s always been a lack and we understood that there have been these gaps for years.”Vidal said she and Devine had both been reaching out to different groups in order to foster better communication between different branches of student government; in particular, the two have recently been working with the Hall President’s Council (HPC).“We have opened conversation really extensively with HPC,” she said. “We’re working hand in hand with [student government department heads] to really make sure the hall presidents and the hall councils are informed, from their end on our initiatives but also through Senate.“Matt chairs Senate, and he really tries to make sure the senators are up-to-date and are providing feedback of what’s going on on campus,”The issue of transparency, while not new, has been something particularly important to this administration, Vidal said.“I think transparency has been a huge thing for us because as long as I can remember transparency has always been a goal of student government, but I think this year we’ve been fortunate in building on the foundation that was set forward by previous administration to enhance transparency, and we’ve gotten a lot of feedback,” Vidal said.According to Devine, the administration’s transparency efforts go beyond simply being open and honest and involve a more assertive approach.“I’d say it’s like an active transparency, not just not hiding anything, which obviously we don’t, but also just making sure that everything we do is known and even things that are works in progress — not even necessarily just finished projects, but things that are in development, things that are in the brainstorming stages,” he said.The result of this active transparency is more student involvement and participation in student government, Vidal said.“We’ve been able to list initiatives that we’re working on, and students have reached out and said ‘hey, I’d love to work on this,’ even just as an outsider,” she said. “They’re not affiliated with student government at all. And that’s been really exciting for us.”“That was our goal, to make sure that people would be part of the formula, not just seeing the end of the equation,” Vidal said. “We wanted to make sure that if someone saw that something we were doing was ineffective, they would be able to provide feedback and we could change that. And we’ve seen that — we’ve seen it in 29 for 29, and in O’SNAP, in College Readership, in Quad Markets — we’ve been fortunate there.”Looking back on the year, Vidal said two particular issues received more feedback than others: “campus safety and communication with the administration on major decisions that the University is making.”“So what we’ve done with that is really opened lines of communication with main building, just making sure that students are aware of what’s going on,” Vidal said. “One of the results of that will be a town hall with [University president] Fr. [John] Jenkins.”Looking forward, Vidal and Devine have several tangible goals and projects to accomplish before leaving office at the end of March.“As we’re going through our initiatives and really tailoring them to the current student body and their needs, we’ve found there are other initiatives we’ve needed to take up just in terms of the climate on campus,” Vidal said.“One of those was campus safety, which we didn’t initially think was going to be so salient in our campus now,” Vidal said. “We thought O’SNAP would be an excellent platform for campus safety, but with some of the crime recently in the South Bend area and some of the conversations we’ve had with students who are concerned with off-campus, we’ve picked up several initiatives to fully address the concerns of our peers — our constituency, really — to make sure that we’re answering their questions.“One of the things we’re doing is working on a campus safety video; that’s actually in production right now,” she said. “We’re going to release it to the student body, and it’s through recommendations from code enforcement in South Bend, conversations with local law enforcement, conversations with [the Community/Campus Advisory Coalition] to just ensure that our students are aware of the resources and make sure we’re really addressing this.”Also on the horizon for next semester is “It’s On Us,” the new sexual assault prevention campaign, Vidal said. The “One is Too Many” and “It’s On Us” campaigns both sprung from White House initiatives bearing the same names that were implemented at universities across the country.“[One Is Too Many] was brought to our campus last year, and it was a great success here,” Vidal said. “This year they’re working on ‘It’s On Us,’ and so [student government director of gender issues] Kristen [Loehle] has been in communication with some of the people in Washington, D.C. to figure out how to best bring that here and how that will look on this campus,”Devine described the new campaign and how it will differ from the previous one.“’It’s On Us’ is going to take a similar tone, but it’s also trying to build off ‘One Is Too Many,’” he said. “‘One Is Too Many’ was more of an awareness campaign, but ‘It’s On Us’ is a more actionable phrase.”While neither the focus on campus safety or ‘It’s On Us’ was originally part of the pair’s plan for their tenure, Vidal and Devine both said they were excited about the feedback they had received from their constituents and were looking forward to next semester.“We’ve come a long way from our vision that we had in the beginning … we’ve added a lot of tangibility to it,” Devine said.Tags: 29 for 29, Campus Safety, It’s On Us, Lauren Vidal, Matthew Devine, NDSP, O’SNAP, One is too many, quad markets, Student governmentlast_img read more

first_imgWei Lin | The Observer Students mingle with employers at the Career Center’s winter career and internship fair. For this year’s fair, Notre Dame hosted Deloitte, General Electric and others in the Joyce Center.Companies and employers representing a wide range of industries came to the Joyce Center on Thursday night for the Career Center’s Winter Career and Internship Fair. Students of all class years attended the fair, which featured dozens of employers including Deloitte, Abercrombie and Fitch, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric and many others.BP representative and Notre Dame alumna Therese Anderson said the career fair offers the opportunity for employers to recruit students from a variety of backgrounds and majors.“We come here because BP is huge,” she said. “We have so many different business divisions and different areas that we have a need for engineers; we have a need for business majors; we have a need for all different majors and all different students, and we always find such great students here, so we keep coming back.”Anderson said the career fair is a great opportunity for students to explore job opportunities and find jobs they love.“I work for BP; I’ve worked there since I graduated, and I found my job here at the career fair, and that was 13 years ago,” she said.Sophomore James Pratt said he attended the career fair to improve his networking skills and gain exposure to different types of jobs and employers.“I wanted to gain the experience necessary for looking for opportunities as I advance in years here at the University,” he said. “Being a sophomore, I wanted to get a sneak peak as to what type of opportunities might be in my future.”In addition to networking skills, J. Cameron Wiethoff, a representative for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, said communication skills are crucial in securing jobs and internships.“Having social and personal communication skills is essential to be successful in relationships,” he said. “With our company in particular it just helps if you know how to make relationships, nourish those relationships.”Wiethoff said the Cancer Treatment Centers of America has a history of recruiting Notre Dame students because Notre Dame fosters the development of communication skills in students.“We’ve had a lot of success with Notre Dame students,” he said.Anderson said the most desirable students and prospective employees are those who appear confident and composed.“Confidence is huge. If you know what you want to do, that comes across in the way you present yourself,” she said.Tags: career fair, J. Cameron Wiethoff, James Pratt, jobs, Therese Andersonlast_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame responded to a lawsuit filed by an unnamed student alleging he was unjustly dismissed from University less than a month before his graduation, according to court documents filed Friday. The University filed a partial motion to dismiss four of the seven counts of the student’s — referred to in the court documents as “John Doe” — complaints. The lawsuit alleges Notre Dame mishandled Doe’s case and conducted an investigation full of  “procedural flaws, lack of due process and inherent gender bias, designed to ensure that male students accused of any type of sexual misconduct or harassment — concepts that do not apply to John’s conduct — are found responsible.”The University’s response seeks to dismiss one count of discrimination in a public accommodation in violation of the American Disabilities Act and one count of violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. According to a brief filed by the University in support of its motion, the University claims these charges should be dismissed for several reasons, including that Doe does not claim his disability “substantially limited any major life activity,” does not allege any facts that “would indicate the University perceived Mr. Doe to be disabled” and provides no facts to show he suffered adverse action because of his disability.Additionally, the University seeks to dismiss the count of estoppel and reliance because, under Indiana law, “promissory estoppel cannot be established without reasonable reliance on a promise.” Doe, according to the brief filed by the University, has not provided facts that would establish his awareness or reading of du Lac — on which he bases this claim — that motivated his enrollment. Doe has not alleged that he read du Lac, the brief says, or that he “reviewed the terms on which he claims now the University has not met, that he was ever aware of the terms at the time of enrollment, or that his decision to enroll was at all based on having reviewed or read its language.” The University alleges that by not having been aware of the terms  of du Lac at the time of his enrollment, Doe cannot establish detrimental reliance on those terms, according to the brief.The University also seeks to dismiss the count of negligent infliction of emotional distress, on the grounds that negligent infliction of emotional distress is not a stand-alone tort claim in the state of Indiana, which are the circumstances of Doe’s complaint. The University argues that Doe does not allege it acted negligently in a manner that “physically touched him, causing him emotional distress; but rather that his emotional distress arises from the University’s allegedly negligent administration of its policies under du Lac,” the brief says. By claiming that the impact of the alleged negligence was not physical in nature, the University argues that this count of the complaint is a breach of contract, not a negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to the brief. Indiana does not allow recovery of emotional distress damages for breach of contract, according to the brief. Tags: lawsuit, Title IXlast_img read more

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College alumna’s talk was set to begin at 2 p.m. The classroom was full of chatter, as Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff awaiting the visitor. As 2:09 p.m. rolled around, hosting professor Laura Haigwood gave her opening statement.“Adriana [Trigiani] is a gifted and prolific writer,” she said, “whose distinguished career includes outstanding professional achievement in multiple genres of media, including television, documentary film, feature film screenwriting and directing, a wonderful family memoir cookbook, ‘Cooking with My Sisters,’ and more than a dozen enchanting and entertaining, wise and warm, beautifully written and deeply engaging, highly popular and published novels, including the best selling ‘Big Stone Gap’ series.”At 2:10 p.m., Haigwood prompted the group to share why they attended the talk. Sophomore Claire Linginfelter shared her reasoning.“Actually, my grandmother is a huge fan of her,” Linginfelter said. “She actually introduced me to her writings when I was a freshman in high school, and I didn’t have any idea that she was an alumnus of Saint Mary’s. I came to get [Trigiani] to autograph this book of her’s for Christmas [for my grandma].”At 2:11 p.m., the New York Times bestseller Adriana Trigiani arrived.“They’re all too pretty,” she said. “I’m out of here.”Trigiani, a 1981 College graduate, visited the campus Tuesday afternoon to share her writing tips with the community. Trigiani began with what she said is essential.“You really don’t have anything unless you understand where it comes from,” she said. “If you understand where it comes from, then you’re always going to be able to do it.”She then addressed writer’s block, which she said does not exist. Trigiani said one must engage their subconscious to help with the process.“Engage that subconscious to work for you,” she said. “When I go to sleep at night is when I write a book. I don’t write it when I’m sitting [at a computer]. By the time I’m here, it’s just the coal mining part. I’m already done; all the decisions have been made. My subconscious does all the work. It’s the most powerful entity within you.”Once accessing the subconscious, Trigiani said the next step is deciding what to write about and what matters to the author.“Only you know what matters, because you’ll know if it’s false and unauthentic or phony or fake. Now that you don’t have any writer’s block because you’re going to use your subconscious, what are you going to tell your subconscious that you’re want to create? What’s important? What you want to say to each other? I like to just say to one person because I think that’s effective. You try to tell a lot of people something, and it’s noise. If you’re just talking to one person, you usually just cut through something.”Trigiani addressed the notion of having nothing to say and quickly disregarded it.“Everybody has one common denominator,” she said. “Our common denominator is pain, grief, loss, which forces us to need to connect. The subconscious is fed by whatever you read, listen to, who you hang out with, what you’re looking at, what you choose to write about. … You decide what the subject is based upon whatever you’re feeding it.”She said her writing process heavily involves character development and world building.“I like characters. I name them, and I let them live, and then I think about what their lives are. Then I put them in rooms together,” Trigiani said. “You will have your own technique to it, but I think whatever triggers you to stay in the world of the people is good. … I want to create a specific world from something. Then, seriously, I dream of them, and I outline. Then I let the subconscious do it. I know everything, and I’ll go to bed, and I’ll go, ‘Okay, what happens to Chi Chi Donatello tomorrow morning?’ Then I wake up with the answer, and I go do it.”Trigiani advised the audience not to force themselves to write certain kinds of characters. She said she was once told she wrote “working people” and rebelled against the idea at first, wanting to write “all kinds of people.” Later, Trigiani said she grew to love the fact.“You’ll figure it out, who your people are that you’re writing,” she said. “It can’t just be all people. It’s got to be the people that you know. The ones who your voice is in and only you could do. That’s what’s so great about it.”Trigiani said she lets her characters and stories take turns as she writes, and it may not always go as she planned.“I’ll think that this is going to happen, and then it’s three in the morning, and then something entirely different happens,” she said. “I didn’t see it coming, but I go with that. Let it happen. If somebody’s got to go, somebody dies, I didn’t mean for them to die. They die. I cry. Oh, you had to go? Bye. He’s gone. Just let him go. You have to because that’s the gig. That’s what it is. If I’m crying, I know you’re going to be crying. I didn’t see it coming.”Trigiani said hope lies in a similar path of people doing what they want, not what may have been planned for them.“Don’t let anybody define your life,” Trigiani said. “Don’t do anything with your life that somebody else told you to do just because you can’t think of a better idea. Don’t get scared and just do what appears in the moment. Don’t do things because somebody says it. I’d rather do something I’m doing to get to my goal.”Tags: Adriana Trigiani, Laura Haigwood, Saint Mary’s alumnalast_img read more

first_imgCourtesy of Tajae Thompson Residents of Johnson Hall gather in front of new building during Welcome Week festivities.Building on the relationships they formed last year, the Valkyries are now settling into the new dorm, welcoming first-year students and taking advantage of the gathering spaces outdoors and across the hall’s first floor.Rector Amanda Springstead, who has led the community since February 2019, said the new building lends itself to the sort of residential environment she hopes to foster.“I’d like to see the availability of our whole community to just gather,” Springstead said. “We have so much good open space here for those opportunities.”Junior Indonesia Brown, the hall’s fall semester vice president, said being part of a new dorm makes the sense of community especially strong.“We all got to choose that we want to live here,” she said.Electing to live in a brand-new residence hall comes with unique opportunities, especially for forming new traditions.Sophomore Lucia Carbajal, a resident of Johnson Family Hall who also serves as the dorm’s SUB representative, was initially unsure about moving into a dorm without the established traditions that are a hallmark of Notre Dame’s residential life. Since coming to campus, her perspective has changed.“The dorm life was something that drew me to Notre Dame,” Carbajal said. “I quickly realized that means we can make our own traditions. … We get to decide the mascot, the hall colors, what our signature event is going to be. It’s neat to be able to pick everything out.”The hall’s mascot, the Valkyries, hails from Norse mythology and depicts women warriors.“Powerful, strong soldiers is what we wanted to go for,” Thompson said. “It’s a great mascot — something different, something unique.”The community is also developing its own signature event: laser tag on the quad to raise money for charity. Although the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to hold the inaugural event last spring, the Valkyries look forward to establishing laser tag as a Johnson Family Hall tradition when conditions allow.As the new dorm forms its identity, the Johnson family — the lead donors for the hall — has maintained a relationship with the Valkyries. Springstead said the family has met the community over Zoom and plans to visit in person when health circumstances permit.“They text and I send them pictures of things that are happening in the hall,” Springstead said. “It’s been a really good relationship.”At the end of the year, the Valkyries hope to be able to send a yearbook to the family.“It’s cool to be able to forge that connection with them and involve them in things that are happening,” Brown said.Constraints caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have challenged the Valkyries to rethink how they will build community this year, but Springstead is confident Johnson Family Hall will rise to the occasion.“We’ve had to be more creative, but that is nothing new for this community,” Springstead said. “We throw around terms like ‘trailblazing’ and ‘pioneering,’ and that’s so much of what our community is.”For now, despite the unusual circumstances, community remains the emphasis for the Valkyries.“My hope for the community is that everyone feels safe, supported, and welcomed here, and that this is a really inclusive and loving home for everyone who lives here,” Springstead said.Tags: Community, Johnson Family Hall, Pangborn Hall, Valkries Anticipated since December 2018, Johnson Family Hall — the University’s newest women’s dorm on East Quad — opened its doors this August to its first cohort of 221 residents.This is the first semester Johnson Family Hall is part of East Quad, but the Valkyries began building their community across campus in Pangborn Hall while the new dorm was under construction.Hall president junior Tajae Thompson said that during their time in Pangborn, the women had a chance to form bonds that only continue to strengthen. (Editor’s Note: Thompson is a former Scene writer for The Observer).“It’s the same community but in a different building,” Thompson said. “It’s the people who matter.”last_img read more

first_imgShare: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) Cropped David Shankbone / CC BY 3.0 NEW YORK – Legendary television host Regis Philbin has died.According to PEOPLE Magazine, Philbin passed away Friday night of natural causes.The news of Philbin’s death comes one-month shy of his 89th birthday.“His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,” a statement from his family read. “We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss,” the Philbin family says.” In 1988, Philbin began his iconic career as the host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee alongside Kathie Lee Gifford.Philbin also served as the original host of the widely popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? from 1999 to 2002.PEOPLE says throughout his career, Philbin had various health issues. The host underwent an angioplasty in 1993, followed by triple bypass surgery due to plaque in his arteries in March 2007. Additionally, in December 2009, the television personality had his hip replaced.Philbin is survived by daughters J.J. Philbin and Joanna Philbin, Amy Philbin. His son Daniel Philbin died in 2014.last_img read more

first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,006.Todays new cases consist of seven in Fredonia, six in Dunkirk, five in Jamestown, and one in Sinclairville. There are currently 132 active cases countrywide.There are currently six active cases among employees and 38 active cases among residents of Tanglewood Manor. 18 employees and 52 residents associated with this outbreak have since recovered.The Chautauqua County Health Department continues their investigation regarding a cluster of cases in the North County, which were the result of a private event. At least 17 cases have been linked to this event. Seven cases remain active while 10 have recovered. There are 21 hospitalizations in the county.To date, there have been 861 recoveries and 13 deaths.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

first_img Andy Karl View Comments Related Shows Rocky Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Star Files Yo, Adrian! It’s Andy! Andy Karl invited The Today Show co-host Willie Geist to the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre to receive a Rocky-style boot camp intensive. The two took to the ring, downed a couple raw eggs in Rocky’s apartment and climbed the iconic steps. We’re exhausted just watching; we can’t imagine going through this eight times a week! You’re our hero, Karl. If you don’t mind, we’ll just watch from the stands. Take a look below as Karl, as well as Margo Seibert and Terence Archie, the musical’s Adrian and Apollo Creed, share what it takes to bring the ring to the stage.last_img read more