What to know: COVID-19’s impact on the tri-campus community

first_imgWhen do classes start again?Online classes will begin March 23. As of now, classes will be remote and online through April 13. Are there any reported cases on the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s or Holy Cross campuses?No. According to the institutions’ coronavirus websites, there are no cases on campus.What about in the county and state?There is one confirmed positive case in St. Joseph County. There are 30 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Are residential halls open?All residential halls at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross close Tuesday, except to select number of students. The students eligible for an exemption were contacted by Friday. Students can return to retrieve belongings before Tuesday, but are discouraged from doing so.Will there be refunds for room and board?Notre Dame will announce if there are adjustments to room and board when they determine whether to resume in-person classes.Saint Mary’s will announce potential room and board refunds upon clarification from the federal government that could impact financial aid.Holy Cross has not announced plans in regards to reimbursements for room and board.(Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story included information about Saint Mary’s College of California and College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts rather than the institutions in Notre Dame, Indiana. The Observer has corrected and regrets these errors.)How can I get my books?If you would like the University to mail your course materials to you at home, you can fill out this form.Saint Mary’s students are encouraged to contact Linda Timm, the interim vice president for student affairs, at studentaffairs@saintmarys.edu if they cannot retrieve their belongings before Tuesday at noon. Timm will approve campus visits on a case-by-case basis.Holy Cross students will not be able to return to their rooms after noon Tuesday and should contact dean of students Andrew Polaniecki at apolaniecki@hcc-nd.edu if they have any questions.What if I need assistance with housing or food?Students have offered housing, food and other resources in a spreadsheet. Notre Dame students are also encouraged to reach out to the Office of Student Enrichment with concerns at enrich@nd.edu Are dining halls open for students remaining on campus?Notre Dame’s North Dining Hall will be offering to-go meals only for lunch and dinner, and menu items will be limited. Campus Dining advises visitors to practice social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet and touch as few surfaces as possible while in the dining hall. The Huddle in LaFortune Student Center will also be open and offering to-go meals only.Noble Family Dining Hall at Saint Mary’s will be open for limited hours while all other dining options will be closed.Siegfried Dining Hall will be closed during the Holy Cross’ campus closure. Students who are permitted to stay on campus have access to North Dining Hall.What about health services?University Health Services and the University Counseling Center remain open on campus at Notre Dame. All students, on and off campus, can call either service for a consultation or resources.The Health and Counseling Center at Saint Mary’s will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays.Counseling sessions at Holy Cross will be available virtually during the counselors’ usual hours. Email counseling@hcc-nd.edu or contact a counselor directly to inquire about a phone or video call during this time.Are any extracurricular activities going on?All extracurricular activities have been canceled through April 13. Any event with more than 100 attendees is also canceled, including sports games, through April 13. What is happening to study abroad programs?All study abroad programs have been suspended, and students have returned home. Students at the Notre Dame Washington Program in Washington, D.C., also returned home because the University of California elected to close its housing facility there, where the students resided.All Saint Mary’s study abroad students have been greatly encouraged to return to the U.S. no matter their location of study as all programs have been canceled. Will commencement happen?Commencement is still scheduled for the weekend of May 15.CancellationsNotre DameIDEA Week — canceled, including Trevor Noah and OneRepublicThe Snite Museum of Art — closed until at least April 13Blue-Gold Game — canceled, and all football-related activities are suspended for the foreseeable futureNCAA spring and winter seasons — canceledStorm the Stadium — canceledAdmitted Students Days — canceledBlack Man’s Think Tank — canceledEvents at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center — canceled until at least April 13Grad Fair — canceledPublic Masses in the Basilica — canceledSaint Mary’sAthletic events — canceledMeet Me at the Avenue — postponed to April 19Junior Mom’s Weekend — canceled, registration fees will be refundedGraduate Admitted Student Day — canceledHoly CrossAll student extracurricular activities have been canceled through April 13.Loading…This story will be updated as more information becomes available to the tri-campus community.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Idea Week, OneRepublic, study abroad, Trevor Noah Academic semesters around the world have been upended with the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are the latest updates on changes, closures and cancellations in the tri-campus community. If you don’t see the answer to your question, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.last_img read more

Ohio Woman Accused Of Luring Jamestown Teen To Have Sex With Her

first_imgStock Image.BUFFALO – An Ohio woman was indicted Monday after allegedly trying to have sex with a 15-year-old from Jamestown last year.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Priscilla Vogelbacher, 37, of Oregon, Ohio, is charged with enticement of a minor and two counts of interstate travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.Prosecutors allege that between November 2018 and June 2019 Vogelbacher developed a relationship with the teen over the internet and lured them to engage in sexual activity.Vogelbacher is also accused of making two separate trips from Ohio to Jamestown, to have sex with the 15-year-old. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine. 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

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… It’s Barbra!

first_imgAfter getting a tour of her basement in Buyer & Cellar, you might think there isn’t a new way Barbra Streisand could spark one’s imagination. You’d be wrong. Female Force: Barbra Streisand is telling the iconic performer’s life story in comic book form. Female Force: Barbra Streisand delves into all things Babs: her acting, singing, writing, activism, awards and multitudinous hairstyles are all in there. Get your copy and count yourself among the luckiest people…in…the…WORLD. Written by Melissa Seymour, the 32-page comic book features art by Manuel Diaz and is being released this week by Bluewater Productions. The company has also showcased such luminaries as Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Walters, Angelina Jolie and the cast of Glee in comic book format. The Female Force series aims to examine “strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture.”center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Cover Girl! Idina Menzel Is One of NYC’s Most Powerful Women

first_img View Comments Star Files Related Shows Idina Menzel We always knew If/Then star Idina Menzel was a woman of power, but Variety made it official in their newest issue! The Tony winner is looking sleek and professional in a white blazer on the cover of the April 22 issue. Inside, she talks about her summer camp A Broader Way, which takes a group of girls from urban areas to the Berkshires in Massachusetts to act and write songs and poems. “It’s about using the arts to help girls find their own voice,” Menzel explains. “There’s a lot of young women who don’t know how to use their voice literally and figuratively. These girls get to be the authors of their own life.” Starring on Broadway, topping the Billboard charts and making the world a better place? Bravo, Idina! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Thenlast_img read more

American Hero Begins Previews Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The dark comedy American Hero begins performances on May 12 as part of Second Stage’s annual Uptown Series. The play, making its New York premiere, stars Jerry O’Connell, Ari Graynor, Daoud Heidami and Erin Wilhelmi. Opening night is set for May 22. Ari Graynor Star Files Written by Bess Wohl, American Hero follows three up and coming “sandwich artists”—a teenager, a single mom and a downsized refugee from corporate banking—who are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual of a toasted subs franchise in a local mall. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. The play, directed by Leigh Silverman, will run through June 8 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Jerry O’Connelllast_img read more

Groundhog Day & More Set for Matthew Warchus’ First Old Vic Season

first_imgThe rumors were true and the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day will receive its world premiere at London’s Old Vic Theatre. The production will be part of incoming artistic director Matthew Warchus’ first season and will open in 2016. Ralph Fiennes will also headline Ibsen’s The Master Builder, as previously speculated. Dates have not yet been set for either production.The season will kick off on September 1 with Tamsin Oglesby’s Future Conditional, starring comedian Rob Brydon and 23 young performers. Opening night will be on September 10. This will be followed by a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape. Directed by Richard Jones, performances will begin on October 17 and officially open on October 29. There will be a Christmas show based on Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax; previews will start on December 2 with opening night scheduled for December 15.Along with Groundhog Day and The Master Builder, other productions without announced timings include Timothy Spall leading Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, a dance thriller version of Jekyll and Hyde by choreographer Drew McOnie and Rise, directed by Alexander Ferris. Old Vic “Variety Nights” will also take place on Sundays.Subsequent seasons are set to include a revival of Yasmina Reza’s 1990s hit Art, a 50th-anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the musical adaptation of Pride, the Warchus-directed film about an alliance between gay activists and striking Welsh coal miners in the 1980s.Warchus plans for some productions to transfer to West End theaters and Broadway in partnership with commercial producers Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman. View Commentslast_img read more

Tony Winner Patricia Elliott Dead at 77

first_img View Comments Patricia Elliott, the Tony Award-winning stage and television actress, died on December 20 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77 years old. The cause of death was a rare cancer, Leimyloma sarcoma, said her niece, Sally Fay.Born in Gunnison, Colorado, on July 21, 1938, to Clyde Porterfield Elliott and the former Lavon Lucille Gibson, she was a direct descendant of President Ulysses S. Grant, John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, and Mary Lyon, who founded Mt. Holyoke College in 1837. Elliott graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960, with a degree in English Literature, going on to study at London’s Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She kicked off her 50-year acting career working in repertory at the Cleveland Playhouse and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, before moving to New York, where early roles included a Lincoln Center production of King Lear.Elliott won a 1973 Tony Award for her role of Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the original production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical, A Little Night Music. Four years later, she received a Tony nod for her role in the original Main Stem production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Shadow Box. Additional Great White Way credits included The Elephant Man, where her leading men included David Bowie, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, King Henry V, A Month of Sundays and 13 Rue de l’Amour.On screen, Elliot was perhaps best known for her portrayal of Renee Divine Buchanan on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live, playing the role for 23 years, from 1988 to 2011.Elliott’s 1960 marriage to Christopher Vivien Hawthorne Fay ended in divorce in 1962, but they remained lifelong friends until his death. Devoted to prayer and meditation, she spent extended time in India and studied for nine years with a Jain master, Gurudev Chitrabhanu, taking what became a well-reported vow of celibacy in 1977. In addition to her niece, Sally Fay, she is survived by an aunt, Claudine Walker, and several cousins.last_img read more

Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs & More Set for When We Rise

first_img View Comments Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs and more Broadway alums are heading to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they will star in When We Rise, a series chronicling the LGBT civil rights movement from the perspective of its early pioneers. Penned by Dustin Lance Black, who nabbed an Oscar for his Harvey Milk biopic in 2009, the ABC drama also boasts Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant, who will helm the two-hour premiere of the seven-episode series.Tony winner Parker (Proof) is set to star alongside Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths (Other Desert Cities) in the project. Tony nominee Skeggs (Fun Home) will portray the younger version of Parker’s character Roma Guy. Also on tap are Austin McKenzie (Spring Awakening), Fiona Dourif and Jonathan Majors.The show’s premiere date and additional casting will be announced later. Star Files Mary-Louise Parker Mary-Louise Parker(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Doreen Montalvo to Step in for Andrea Burns in On Your Feet!

first_img On Your Feet! Doreen Montalvo(Photo courtesy of Vivacity Media Group) View Comments Related Showscenter_img Doreen Montalvo will head from the ensemble into the spotlight in On Your Feet!. The original cast member will assume the role of Gloria Fajardo—Gloria Estefan’s mother—beginning February 7. She takes over for Andréa Burns, who will play her final performance at the Marquis Theatre on February 5.Montalvo has also appeared on Broadway in In the Heights. Her additional credits include Giant and Flashdance on stage and Smash and The Good Wife on screen. Her solo album, American Soul/Latin Heart, dropped earlier this month.On Your Feet! uses the music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan to follow the rise of the Cuban-born performer, from her Miami upbringing to meeting her husband and collaborator to becoming an international sensation. The current cast features Ana Villafañe as Gloria, Ektor Rivera as Emilio, Alma Cuervo as Consuelo, Alexandria Suarez and Fabi Aguire as Little Gloria and Eduardo Hernandez and Kevin Tellez as Nayib and Young Emilio. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017last_img read more

30 Calibrate sprayer

first_imgThe number of fluid ounces you collect is equal to number ofgallons the sprayer would apply to 1 acre if you use it at thesame pressure and walking speed you used in the plot area.This quick conversion works since there are 128 fluid ounces in 1gallon of water. It doesn’t get much easier than this. Now allyou have to do is find out how much herbicide to add to thepump-up sprayer.How it appliesLet’s say your sprayer applies 25 gallons per acre. The rightrate for Trimec Classic is 4.0 pints, or 0.5 gallons, per acre.So divide 0.5 by 25 to get 0.02, or 2 percent.Multiply that by the sprayer capacity. A 2-gallon sprayer wouldhold 256 fluid ounces, and 256 times 2 percent would be 5.1ounces. So add 5.1 ounces of Trimec Classic to the sprayer. Thenfill it to the 2-gallon mark with water.Remember, you have to walk at the same speed, maintain the samepressure and hold the spray nozzle tip at the same height youused in the plot area.If you do these things, you’ll apply the recommended rate of theherbicide, control the target weed and, most important,drastically reduce the chance of injuring your turf grass.(Clint Waltz is an Extension Service turf scientist and TimMurphy an Extension Service weed scientist with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Mark off a plot 18.5 feet by 18.5 feet.Fill the sprayer to normal capacity with water.Pump the sprayer to the pressure normally used to applyherbicides.Spray water over the plot area while maintaining normal andconstant operating pressure.Record the time in seconds it takes to spray the plot area.Using the same constant pressure used in step 4, spray into abucket for the same time (number of seconds) it took to spray theplot area.Measure the volume of water in fluid ounces. Volume XXIXNumber 1Page 30/i>center_img By Clint Waltzand TimMurphyUniversity of GeorgiaHand-held and backpack sprayers are extremely useful for treatingsmall turf areas infested with weeds. But they have to becalibrated to apply the recommended rate of a herbicide.Most herbicides used in turf grasses control weeds withoutinjuring the turf. But that depends on the rate applied. The rateis usually on the product label as the amount to be applied to 1acre or 1,000 square feet.For example, the highest recommended rate of Trimec Classic forBermuda grass and tall fescue is 1.5 fluid ounces per 1,000square feet.Applied at this rate and by the label directions, it will causeonly slight injury to labeled turf grasses. But if you applythree times that amount, some turf grasses would be yellow orbrown for weeks.If a sprayer isn’t calibrated, it can’t apply herbicides atrecommended rates.It’s simpleYou can use a number of methods to calibrate sprayers. One that’ssimple, easy to do and easy to remember is called the1/128th-acre method.In this method, you spray 1/128th of an acre. That’s 340.3 squarefeet. This figures out to 18.5 feet by 18.5 feet. Here’s how todo it.last_img read more