Notre Dame to confer seven honorary degrees

first_imgEditor’s note: A version of the story appeared online March 3.Notre Dame will confer seven honorary degrees at this year’s commencement ceremony, the University announced in a press release Wednesday.Diane Nash, Rita Colwell, Richard Notebaert, Arturo Sandoval, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Pauline Yu will join U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the 2015 commencement speaker, as honorary degree recipients.Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2011 to 2015, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.Nash, a civil rights movement leader, will also receive a doctor of laws. Nash helped shaped the Selma right-to-vote movement that eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to the press release. She also participated in peaceful protests of the Vietnam War and worked in support of women’s rights.Colwell, a molecular microbiologist, will receive a doctor of science. Colwell’s work focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health and is a highly-sought after counselor on science policy and education matters, according to the press release. She is the Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, has authored or co-authored 17 books and more than 800 scientific publications and has been awarded 61 honorary degrees.Notebaert, chair of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, will receive a doctor of laws. Notebaert is the retired chair and CEO of Qwest Communications International. During his time as chair, the University has provided more financial aid, welcomed more diverse groups of incoming students and launched the Campus Crossroads construction project, the press release stated.The University will honor Arturo Sandoval, an internationally acclaimed jazz and classical musician and composer, with a doctor of fine arts. Sandoval, who began playing the trumpet at age 12 at his home in Cuba, has since received 10 Grammy Awards, six  Billboard Awards, an Emmy Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, according to the release.Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington D.C., will receive an honorary doctor of laws. Wuerl was appointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010 and is a chair of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, according to the release.The University will award an honorary doctor of humanities to Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 73 national scholarly organizations that represent American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, according to the release. Yu previously served as dean of humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles and has taught at the University of California, Irvine, Columbia University and the University of Minnesota.The commencement ceremony will be held on May 15.Tags: Commencement 2016, commencement honorary degrees, Honorary degreeslast_img read more

Open voting for the selection of 100 leading Croatian restaurants – Restaurant Croatica 2019

first_img100 leading restaurants are presented with their offer, natural and historical environment in the annual edition of the same name, which is published every year in print and online Croatian and English editions in May. It was originally initiated back in 1995, and the basic idea was to do market research on which restaurants best meet the needs of guests and highlight the leaders in order to motivate others to improve the quality of offer and service. In 1995, the survey covered about 700 restaurants, while in 2019, that number climbs to over 2400 restaurants, says Karin Mimica, the alpha and omega of this project, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Project of 100 leading Croatian restaurants – Restaurant Croatica the project is to promote quality in the hospitality industry through the annual election of leaders and the publication of an accompanying publication. Reward excellence and great hosts, because only in this way can we highlight the best we have and give them real support.center_img The content of the edition has been expanded with recipes from leading specialties in order for the edition to retain its place in the home library even after the appearance of new annual editions. You can browse the last few editions on-line, and you can vote for the selection of 100 leading Croatian restaurants in 2019 HERE “Comparing the data from the questionnaire for restaurant managers from year to year, we noticed an increase in the offer and details that can motivate the guest to return, long-term investments in the quality of the offer and education of staff and numerous events in restaurants. The title of 100 leaders has become prestigious over the years, and caterers are aware that even today they can defend / deserve it only if they are recommended by many satisfied guests throughout Croatia. Mimica points out and invites everyone to join the vote in order to make the final list of the 100 best Croatian restaurants as credible as possible. As Mimica points out, part of the voting is conducted through the portal , where voters can further emphasize the quality of the offer, service and ambience. At the same time, caterers, restaurant managers vote with the recommendation of colleagues who are their role models and fill out questionnaires with a detailed description of their offer and service. The final word after reviewing all the materials is given by the Honorary Committee of the project, which announces a new list of 100 leaders.last_img read more

Surabaya pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for years of sexual abuse

first_imgThe Surabaya District Court has declared 50-year-old pastor Hanny Layantara guilty of sexual abuse and sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment.Presiding judge Johanis Hehamony said Hanny was found guilty of violating Article 82 of the Child Protection Law.”We declare the defendant Hanny Layantara guilty and sentence him to 10 years in prison and order him to pay Rp 100 million in fines or serve an additional six months in prison,” Johanis said on Monday as reported by He added that the panel of judges noted two factors in their sentencing decision, namely that the defendant had refused to admit his wrongdoings and that his actions were contradictory to his role as a religious leader.The sentence matched the punishment demanded by prosecutors.Hanny was arrested in Sidoarjo, East Java, on March 3, two weeks after his victim’s family reported the abuse to the police. He had allegedly been planning to flee the country at the time of his arrest.The victim, now 26, said that Hanny had sexually abused her from 2005 – when she was only 12 years old – until 2011.Hanny’s lawyer, Abdurrachman Saleh, said he and his client would file an appeal against the verdict.”We disagree with the judges’ verdict. We will appeal,” he said. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Attorney Gloria Allred criticizes report on 2005 investigation

first_imgUPDATED: June 9, 2012, 10:50 p.m. ESTAttorney Gloria Allred issued a statement Monday afternoon criticizing the report published by Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees regarding SU’s 2005 investigation into allegations against former associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine.Her nine-page account touches on 13 distinct criticisms of the report, produced by a special committee of the Board of Trustees, and asserts that overall it “is a complete whitewash” and “raises more questions than it answers.”Allred represents Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, former ball boys for the men’s basketball team, who allege they were sexually abused by Fine.Fine, who was fired by SU on Nov. 27, has denied all wrongdoing and has not been charged.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSome of Allred’s criticisms include SU’s decision to approach the allegations as a human resources issue and the choice to have its regular counsel –– the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King –– conduct an unbiased investigation into the allegations in 2005.She is also critical of the report’s statement that there was no effort to cover up the allegations, because it acknowledges that the Board of Trustees and law enforcement should have been contacted.“This conclusion does not pass ‘the laugh test’ and appears to us to be preposterous on its face,” Allred wrote in the statement.At several points, the attorney’s statement questions why Davis’ allegation that Fine’s wife, Laurie, had sex with players on the SU basketball team was never explored further in the report.But most of all, she said, the report suffers from the same deficiencies as SU’s 2005 investigation: It is not completely transparent and does not contain critical analysis.Said Allred: “Syracuse University should be fully transparent and address these issues honestly even though it may be embarrassed to do so, rather than attempting to create a new paper trail in hopes of protecting itself against future lawsuits and public criticism by the Syracuse community.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm Contact Dylan: | @dylan_segelbaumlast_img read more