Juniors Kat Sullivan and Maddy Martin will run unopposed for 2013-14 Saint Mary’s student body president and vice president. The ticket’s candidacy was announced Tuesday, one day after submitting its platform. Sullivan and Martin bring extensive experience on Student Government Association (SGA) and on other campus boards. Sullivan, has been a member of the Student Activities Board since her first year at the College. This year, she holds an executive position on SGA as the vice president of external affairs. Martin also holds a position on SGA as the vice president of finance. Sullivan, a communication studies major with business administration and film studies minors from Melrose, Mass., said she wants to be student body president to give students a louder voice in policy and programming at Saint Mary’s. “[I want to] make sure my fellow Belles know that they can come to [SGA] with any questions or concerns. … I care about the needs of the Saint Mary’s Belles,” she said. “I realize how vital it is that the voices of the students are heard.” Sullivan said she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps as student body president. Joan McDermott Sullivan served as Saint Mary’s student body president as a senior during the 1975-76 school year. “My mom has always held a special place in her heart for the school and her memories here,” she said. “It would mean a great deal to me to be able to share this with her.” Martin, a biology and Spanish double major from Grand Rapids, Mich., said she saw room to improve the student government’s approachability. “I would love to focus on better communication between SGA and the student body,” she said. “I feel like there is still some disconnect and I would love to try to eliminate that. I want students to be able to know who we are and that they can come to us for anything.” In their platform, Sullivan and Martin said they plan for students, clubs, administrations and SGA to “work together as a community.” Sullivan said assembling the right team would be essential to reaching this goal. “I want to make sure that we really hit the ground running for the 2013-14 academic year,” she said. “It will be really important to have a well-established structure and continue with what previous SGA leaders have already accomplished. That being said, choosing girls who want to have a positive impact at Saint Mary’s will be key.” In addition to better communication and effective leadership, Martin said the team intends to introduce initiatives and plan events to instill more unity on campus. “I would really like to increase the school spirit around campus,” she said. “I am so proud to be a Saint Mary’s Belle and I believe all girls should feel this way.” Sullivan echoed Martin’s goal for an increased sense of school spirit and inclusion. “I’d love to focus on sisterhood and community,” she said. “Saint Mary’s girls have a lot of pride in who we are and what this school stands for. I want to make sure that every girl on this campus, both current and future Belles feel welcome and comfortable.” Sullivan said she wants to improve the quality and attendance of campus programming. “My personal goals include increasing attendance at events through a better understanding of [online information platform] OrgSync and building on the strong bonds that Saint Mary’s women have,” she said. “I want to raise awareness on issues that are prevalent on campus such as bullying, depression, anxiety and eating disorders, just to name a few. “By making these issues more known we will better able to help Saint Mary’s women who struggle with these issues and bring the community together.” Though only one ticket is running, Sullivan and Martin must receive a majority vote on Feb. 28 in order to assume their new positions upon the April 1 SGA turnover. “I’m happy about [being the only ticket] but I hope that people feel confident in our abilities as leaders,” Sullivan said. “I want people to trust us to voice their concerns. I think that campaigning will still be important because people should still know who we are so they know who to ask when they need something done at Saint Mary’s.”
Published on August 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 UPDATED: Aug. 29, 2017 at 7:01 p.m.Syracuse football redshirt freshman safety Devon Clarke, who was suspended from the team in February after he was arrested and charged with burglary, is ineligible to play. An SU Athletics spokesman confirmed the news first reported by Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey to The Daily Orange Tuesday evening.“Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, we are not able to provide further details,” SU assistant director of athletic communications Mike Morrison said in an email to Syracuse.com.Clarke did not immediately respond to a phone call and text from The Daily Orange.Both Clarke and Jaquwan Nelson were arrested and charged in February for stealing two pairs of “Yeezy” boots, a laptop and a PlayStation 4, according to Sgt. Richard Helterline of the Syracuse Police Department. Both were later suspended from all team activities by head coach Dino Babers due to a violation of team rules. Clarke had been reinstated from suspension, while former defensive end Jaquwan Nelson is no longer a member of the program.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textClarke, 19, was charged with second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Clarke, who missed 2016 preseason camp due to injury and redshirted the season, was ranked as the No. 20 safety in the state of Florida by Scout.com. He did not appear on the preseason depth chart nor did he appear on the depth chart released Monday for SU’s season opener on Friday against Central Connecticut State.The story has been updated for appropriate style. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
NBA playoffs 2019: Klay Thompson laments Warriors’ lost chance, ‘This game sucked’ NBA playoffs 2019: Clippers’ Lou Williams says Warriors made mistake by ‘looking ahead’ “It is with deep sadness that I, along with our son Chris, daughter Jill, and seven grandchildren, announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, John Havlicek,” his wife Beth wrote in a statement. “John was a proud man of integrity, moral character, and kindness, and was the Captain of our team.”The entire Havlicek Family thanks you for your compassion during his valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. We would also like to thank the many dear friends and fans for the immeasurable support, respect and love they continue to give to Number 17.” Related News He was part of a Celtics team that won four straight titles from 1963 to 1967. He ultimately won eight championships with Boston.Havlicek averaged 20.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his career. Celtics Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA champion John Havlicek died Thursday at the age of 79, the team announced.”John was kind and considerate, humble and gracious,” the team wrote in a statement. “He was a champion in every sense, and as we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss, we are thankful for all the joy and inspiration he brought to us.” Havlicek was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in his later years but no immediate cause of death has been released.”John Havlicek was a wonderful friend who represented the best of the NBA,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “He described himself as a man of routine and discipline — a humble approach that produced extraordinary results, including eight NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, 13 All-Star selections and some of the most iconic moments in league history. A trusted teammate who prioritized winning, John’s passion and energy endeared him to basketball fans and made him a model for generations of NBA players. We send our deepest sympathies to John’s wife, Beth, his son, Chris, and his daughter, Jill, as well as the entire Celtics organization.”He was drafted out of Ohio State in 1962 after spending his college years playing alongside coaching icon Bobby Knight.The Buckeyes won the national championship in 1960.One of the most prolific “sixth men” in NBA history, Havlicek played alongside former NBA coach Don Nelson in Boston and Hall of Famer Bill Russell.The long-time guard/forward for Boston was named to 13 All-Star teams and another 11 All-NBA rosters.