Students make cards for Sullivan family

first_imgStudent government delivered more than 200 letters from members of the Notre Dame community to the family of junior Declan Sullivan on Monday, student body chief of staff Nick Ruof said. “The Notre Dame family is truly a family and it was shown over these past few days,” Ruof said. “Everyone came together to be arm-in-arm together in support.” Student government wanted to allow students to show their support for the Sullivan family after Sullivan’s death, Ruof said. In a Thursday e-mail, student body president Catherine Soler and student body vice president Andrew Bell invited students to bring notes and cards to their office in LaFortune Student Center. “As student government we wanted a cohesive effort to send things to the family instead of berating them with mail,” Ruof said. “We wanted a unified student body response to the Sullivan family.” The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore donated 200 cards that were available at the reception following Thursday’s Mass of Remembrance in honor of Sullivan. The remaining cards were later available in the student government office, and they were all used, according to Bell. Students also placed many other envelopes in the collection box, Bell said. Student government collected cards throughout the weekend so students had time to reflect, Ruof said. “We wanted to be a place for students to send their sympathies through us to the family,” Ruof said. Ruof said the fact that many students who did not know Sullivan wrote letters to his family represents the manner in which the student body has united following Wednesday’s accident. “We want to let the Sullivan family grieve,” Ruof said. “We want to give them their privacy but facilitate the student body’s sympathies to the family at the same time.” Bell said the University provided buses to transport students, football players, student athletic managers and videographers from campus to Sullivan’s funeral in Buffalo Grove, Ill. Monday. Various administrators, deans and representatives of Student Affairs were also present at Monday’s funeral Mass, Bell said. The University is looking to work with Fisher Hall and the Financial Management Board to create a memorial scholarship in Declan’s name, Ruof said. “We want to show support for the family as well as for the men of Fisher and the women of Lewis,” Ruof said. Ruof said student government would also organize a tribute to Sullivan during the home game against Utah on Nov. 13 to show continued support in the Notre Dame community for Sullivan’s family.last_img read more

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LMS benefits from West End strength

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MLAX : Midfielder addresses drinking problem in court

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments UPDATED: Feb. 2, 1:20 a.m.Syracuse men’s lacrosse player Kevin Drew told a City Court judge on Wednesday he is making significant progress responding to a drinking problem that led to his arrest in October.The senior defensive midfielder told presiding Judge Vanessa Bogan he hasn’t had an alcoholic drink in 100 days and has since completed a 28-day inpatient treatment program, said Gary Sommer, Drew’s defense lawyer.Drew’s last drink was on Oct. 24, Sommer said. This was the day Drew was charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and numerous other traffic violations.Drew was driving the car of SU men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko without the coach’s knowledge when he was pulled over. When police forced Drew out of the vehicle, he took an aggressive stance and officers took him to the ground, according to police records.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDrew, 21, was suspended from the team the day after the incident and then withdrew from SU. Drew returned to the university and the lacrosse team for the start of spring practice on Jan. 12. Desko said on men’s lacrosse media day Jan. 12 that he made a difficult decision and allowed Drew to rejoin the team.Drew’s lawyer, Sommer, said in court that Drew has dealt with his drinking problem more aggressively than many of the other students he has represented.At Sommer’s request, Judge Bogan adjourned the case to March 20. Sommer said outside the courtroom that he made the request so he would have time to try and negotiate a resolution to the case with the district attorney’s office with the evidence that Drew is voluntarily addressing his drinking problem.Drew played in all 17 games for SU last season and was named to the All-Big East Second Team. He registered six goals, an assist, 33 ground balls and 11 caused [email protected]center_img Published on January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Liz: [email protected] | @3sawyerlast_img read more

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Racism ignites in Cyprus

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Turkish Cypriot newspapers yesterday refered to the issues of “escalating racism in the south” part of Cyprus, as they describe the demonstration held the night before last in Larnaka by the right wing National People’s Front (ELAM).“Turkish flags are hung even on preachers’ lecterns. The flag is everywhere here. Except in our underpants. Even the name of our national radio and television is Bayrak (Flag)”.Kibris, the only paper which covered the issue yesterday, refers to ELAM’s demonstration under the banner front-page title Night of shame and writes that the police of the Republic of Cyprus are accused of “turning a blind eye” to the “fascist demonstration of racist ELAM organization in Larnaka”.Gunes covers the issue under the front-page title Racism escalates in the south, the Turkish enemy ELAM organization made a show of power.Under the banner front-page title They are being organized, Halkin Sesi reports: “ELAM, which started racist attacks in the south, held an activity in Larnaka. Even the Greek Cypriot press used titles such as ‘night of shame’.” Yeni Volkan reports that the members of ELAM shouted slogans such as Cyprus is Greek, Turks out of Cyprus.Under the title Why are you amazed gentlemen? Sener Levent said he read the news published in Kibris in order to understand how fascism has come back from the dead in the government-controlled areas of Cyprus, but he could not understand it, because there was nothing extraordinary as the same things happen in the occupied areas of Cyprus as well. He points out, inter alia, the following:“…We have been used to these pictures for many years now in the north. If the Greek Cypriot side started these things only recently and entered into this climate only recently, it means that it lagged far behind us.It is said that huge Greek flags were carried during the march in Larnaka.”“So, if Turkish flags are carried here why should they not carry Greek flags? Do those who put a gigantic flag on the mountains that can be seen from every house in Lefkosia, have the nerve to condemn the Greek Cypriot young people because they held a demonstration with Greek flags? If a demonstration with Greek flags in the south is racism and fascism, then what should be said for those in the north who go to bed and wake up with the Turkish flag?” He went on to write that “absolutely nothing is done in the north without the Turkish flag.”“Turkish flags are hung even on preachers’ lecterns. The flag is everywhere here. Except in our underpants. Even the name of our national radio and television is Bayrak (Flag)”. Levent went on to write that while a march a few days ago was full of the Turkish flags as well as with there were people on horsebacks. They held huge Turkish flags in their hands. “Very well, why has not the newspaper, which used the headline ‘fascism has come back from the dead in the south’, used the same headline for the news regarding our young people as well?”The Greek Cypriot young people were dressed in black shirts as were young people who are members of the National People’s Movement. He asks, “Is it ok when the Turkish young people dress in black and go out in the streets and when the Greek young people do the same they are fascists?”He condemned the ultra nationlists of the South as much as the North saying “The actual issue is to be able to oppose both of them. Neither they nor our (youth) know what they do.”last_img read more

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