The fourth annual Notre Dame Community Summit introduced new staff and student leaders Friday afternoon and updated the progress in relations between the community and the University before student government turnover occurs on April 1.“It was a great chance for the new leaders to meet with the members of the community that we’ve established relations with, and that we’ve created really successful events and programs with,” senior Denise Baron, a member of student government’s Committee on Community Relations, said. “It’s done at this time so we can ease the transition and help connect new leaders to the community members we have been working with.”One development highlighted was the creation of the Crime Safety and Prevention Task Force, started this fall in response to the growing concerns of crime targeted at students in the greater South Bend area. Student body president Grant Schmidt said the task force has made significant improvements in this area.Summit participants later broke into small groups to individually discuss specific divisions of community-University relations. They addressed transportation, cultural collaboration, good-neighbor relations and forms of engagement.“Each group had about five students and five community members, so it was a nice mix of viewpoints on these topics,” Baron said.The sub-groups later presented their ideas to the entire Summit, when they were able to receive feedback on specific ideas they had to tackle any of the current challenges involved with community-University relations.“It was great because the University leaders who can answer the students’ questions and suggestions were present, so we were able to get quick responses on ideas that emerged,” Baron said.Among the ideas discussed was the proposition for students to have a more direct involvement in the distribution of information to local areas. The idea of sub-block captains, where students would work with permanent South Bend residents to do this, was proposed.“The idea was to help encourage student involvement and interaction on a variety of levels,” Baron said.Baron said the committee has put on a lot of great events over the past term, and was excited for how the developments between the University and its neighbors will continue to grow.
Having scored 14 goals in 14 games this season, including four and first her professional hat-trick against Tacon, the Barcelona manager admits it was a privilege to have the Nigerian in his team.“Having the best African player (Asisat Oshoala) in my team means a lot,” Cortes told Goal.com yesterday.“She earned the award and they aren’t giving her for who she is but based on merit. This in part benefits us, from her success and her individual performances.“We are privileged to have her because she is a very different player with a different physical form in comparison to any other player in the league.“Having such a unique player that’s so different from what you can find on the national market is an advantage for us and it’s our responsibility to know in what moment to play her.“The moment when maybe another player can perform better but we are very happy with her. Her attitude and her game coming back from the holidays has been excellent and we hope this continues.”Cortes is eyeing a quadruple, including a domestic treble and Champions League this season and will be counting on Oshoala’s scoring form to help his side dominate the continent this season.The Barcelona Ladies are on top of Spanish Primera Iberdrola log with seven points lead after 15 matches and they will host to continue with their impressive run at home against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona Femini Coach, Lluis Cortes, has congratulated Asisat Oshoala for emerging Africa’s Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time.Oshoala initially joined the Spanish outfit on loan from Chinese side Dalian Quanjian a year ago before being handed a three-year permanent deal last summer.The 25-year-old’s 2019 breakthrough in Spain saw her edge Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana for the award and equalled the record of her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha.