FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Conor McGregor, the veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship star, turned himself in to police late Thursday after a violent incident at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.Video footage shows McGregor, among a group of people, throwing trash cans and other items at a bus full of fighters slated to fight on Saturday, according to ABC New York station WABC-TV.McGregor, who earlier crashed a press conference at the arena, has been charged with assault and is expected to be arraigned on Friday.Last year, McGregor boxed Floyd Mayweather, losing by technical knockout in the 10th round, but he hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016.UFC President Dana White said McGregor would be stripped of his lightweight title, which would go to the winner of Saturday’s bout. McGregor responded with a profane tweet.In response to the incident Thursday night in Brooklyn, White told ESPN he felt McGregor’s actions were “disgusting,” adding, “I don’t think anybody is going to be huge Conor McGregor fans after this.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Conor McGregor turns himself in following Barclays Center scrum Written by Beau Lund
Back to overview,Home naval-today UK welcomes new head of Royal Navy Share this article April 10, 2016 Authorities View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: First Sea Lord The Royal Navy now has a new leader as Admiral Sir Philip Jones took over the role of the First Sea Lord from Admiral Sir George Zambellas on April 8.In the great cabin of the world’s oldest commissioned warship, HMS Victory, Admiral Zambellas formally handed over command of more than 30,000 men and women, nearly 90 warships, nuclear submarines and support vessels, the helicopters and jets of the Fleet Air Arm and the elite Naval infantry of the Royal Marines to the man who has overseen the day-to-day operations of the Royal Navy since 2013 as its Fleet Commander.During his three-year spell in charge, Admiral Jones will oversee the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth’s entry into service. Her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, will begin sea trials and the the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter will operate from a Royal Navy ship for the first time.Admiral Jones said: “In these uncertain times, the Royal Navy continues to protect our nation’s interests at home and around the world. In the years ahead, the introduction of the two largest aircraft carriers, the largest warships in our history, will change entirely how the Royal Navy operates.”The ceremony was attended by the head of the US Navy, Admiral John Richardson, and US Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, and France’s Senior Naval officer, Admiral Bernard Rogel.Admiral Zambellas joined the Royal Navy in September 1980 and served as a Sea King pilot before commanding three warships, including HMS Chatham which saw action during operations in Sierra Leone. As First Sea Lord he has overseen the ongoing program to deliver the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and the recent Strategic Defence and Security Review, which sets out a bold path of investment for the Royal Navy.As his flag was lowered onboard HMS Victory, Admiral Zambellas said:“It has been an enormous honour to lead the Royal Navy. The Senior Service has always played an important role in the UK’s defence and security. Now it has a leading role. This strategic responsibility will be delivered because the Navy is full of brilliant people – sailors, marines, civilians, and their supportive families. They have a fantastic future ahead of them, as they grow their Navy’s capability and ambition. If I could, I’d join them all over again.”Admiral Jones joined the Navy in 1978, saw action in the Falklands Conflict aboard HMS Fearless – he’s one of the few veterans of the 1982 conflict still in the Service – and commanded the frigates HMS Beaver and HMS Coventry. UK welcomes new head of Royal Navy
Laura Bolt is on something of a learning curve. Having previously worked as a business writer in Nottingham, before freelancing while living in Switzerland last year, she came to the realisation that her passions lay elsewhere. After much research, she enrolled on a three-month course at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, run by Darina Allan, whom Bolt describes as the Delia Smith of the Irish cookery world, and a ’real food’ champion. “The course was fantastic as it gave me the chance to meet lots of artisan producers and get involved in events such as farmers’ markets, which was really inspirational,” she explains. “I then set myself a 12-month target to find out how I wanted to work with food. Making my own products and selling them on the market was one of the things on my hit list to try and that seems to be what has taken off.”She set herself up as a caterer in July this year, producing a range of foods, and currently has a stall at the Local to Ludlow market every second Thursday of the month, where she sells solely baked goods, as a way of building her profile. She currently works from her home kitchen and has so far relied on roping in friends and family to help prepare and serve food at events she’s catered for. “This is something that will obviously change when the business grows,” she says. “It’s my hope that event catering will eventually become the main income for the business.” However, her initial aim was simply to create something that, hopefully, people would want to buy. “Although I’ve done far fewer catering events than farmers’ markets, private catering looks to be where the turnover is going to come from in the future.” Her next move will be to concentrate on additional promotion of her business, as well as looking at the feasibility and cost of a commercial premises. Bolt says it’s early days to know what she’d do differently if setting up her business all over again, but she believes she should have had more confidence in herself and what she was capable of achieving.
(Photo supplied/University of Notre Dame It’s usually one of the hottest tickets on an Indiana Saturday afternoon during the fall. But this year, there won’t be many sold.The University of Notre Dame announced football games will be limited to 20% or less of the stadium’s normal capacity.Notre Dame students will gets first dibs on tickets. Then, the remaining tickets will go to faculty and staff and family members of players.There will be no tailgating allowed, and all tickets will be mobile.Those in attendance will be required to wear masks.The Irish kick off the season against Duke on September 12. Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleConstantine man arrested after police pursuit ends in crash ThursdayNext articleUSDA extends summer meal program for students through the end of the year 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. WhatsApp WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – August 31, 2020 1 340 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ University of Notre Dame announces football attendance restrictions Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews
Early this year, guitarist and bandleader Scott Sharrard revealed plans for The Gregg Allman Band to enter the studio to record original material, rumored to be called All Compositions By Gregg Allman. The session is currently going down at the legendary Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, where Allman has plenty of history already. Gregg Allman Reveals The Lineup For The First Of His Five ‘Laid Back’ FestivalsAccording to a heartfelt message from Sharrard’s Facebook page, this is “Gregg’s first studio album with his own band since the 1980’s (Searching for Simplicity and Low Country Blues were done with mostly studio sidemen instead of Gregg’s touring band).”Allman Brothers‘ percussionist Marc Quiñones is in the band, as well as bassist Ron Johnson, saxophonists Art Edmaiston and Jay Collins, trumpeter Marc Franklin, keyboardist Peter Levin, and drummer Steve Potts. They’ve got Don Was as their producer and are recording songs co-written by Allman and Sharrard, as well as some Scott Sharrard Band covers, like “Love Like Kerosene”. [All photos courtesy of Matt Butler]If you haven’t experienced Gregg Allman with his new band, we highly recommend it. The band takes a refreshed approach to some original ABB tunes, while also introducing more recent work by Allman and Sharrard. Take a listen to their freshly-imagined rendition of ‘Whipping Post’:You can also catch Gregg Allman Band at Red Rocks this summer, as well as at Wanee and Peach Music Festival.
Everybody’s favorite Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Phish tribute band is gearing up for a busy summer. Pink Talking Fish is going straight weekend warrior style during the summer season, with appearances at a number of festivals (StrangeCreek, Disc Jam, Backwoods Pondfest, and more), as well as a couple of Phish after-parties at The Vic Theatre in Chicago on June 25th, Putnam Den post-SPAC on July 2nd, and after Phish Dick’s at Dulcineas in Colorado on Sept. 1st and 2nd.Pink Talking Fish’s Eric Gould Gets Us Excited For Their Chicago Throwdown Post-PhishEric Gould and company will also be playing two shows in one night in New York City, aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise on July 8th. You can see the full tour schedule below.Pink Talking Fish Summer 2016 Tour Dates5/27: MAYfest Music Art Yoga in Cold Spring NY – w/s/g Elise Testone on vocals5/29: StrangeCreek Campout 2016 (_Official_) in Greenfield MA – Late Night Set!6/09: Disc Jam Music Festival in Stephentown NY – Headlining Thursday night6/23: Northeast Fair in Pittston PA – Carnival!6/25: The Vic Theatre in Chicago IL – Phish After-Party (less than 10 minute walk from Wrigley!)7/01: Paradise On The Point in Cincinnati OH – Free Outdoor Concert Series7/02: Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs NY – Phish After-Party7/08: Rocks Off Cruise in New York NY – 2 Cruises in 1 Day7/16: Lake Champlain Concert Cruise in Burlington VT7/17: Rock On! Concerts Cruise in Boston MA7/19: MEZZANINE in San Francisco CA – Phish After-Party7/22-23: Jerry Jam in Bath NH7/29: Grateful Getdown in Shartlesville PA8/04: Ocean Mist in Kingstown RI8/05: Backwoods Pondfest in Peru NY – PTF is Bowie concept8/19: Wellfleet Beachcomber in Wellfleet MA – Cape Cod Beach Party!8/31: The Fox Theatre in Boulder CO – Phish Pre-Party9/01-02: Dulcineas in Denver CO – Phish Pre-Party & After-Party
A mosquito genetically modified to fight Zika virus, dengue fever, and other mosquito-borne ailments is being reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for possible release in Florida. The mosquito is programmed to pass along a lethal gene to offspring. The company behind the project, Oxitec Ltd., has reported a 90 percent decrease in the mosquito population in experimental releases in Brazil, Panama, and the Cayman Islands. That success hasn’t stopped some observers from airing concerns on the potential for unintended environmental consequences.The Gazette sought insight on those concerns and others from Flaminia Catteruccia, an associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.GAZETTE: I want to talk about the Zika virus and the genetically modified mosquito that might be released down in Florida. What can you tell us about that mosquito and how might it be useful?CATTERUCCIA: It’s the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are very good vectors and can actually harbor and transmit many viruses — including the Zika and dengue viruses. Originally Florida had been planning … on using transgenic mosquitoes, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, against dengue virus. But now the same strategy can also be implemented against transmission of Zika.The idea is to modify the mosquito genome so they will not be able to reproduce and propagate. You can generate in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes toxins that are repressed in the laboratory. … But once the mosquito is released, the repressor is not there anymore, the toxin gets activated, and the mosquito is killed.The toxin is active during the early development of larvae. So if the mosquitoes are released and mate with the wild-type mosquito, their progeny would all have the toxin. If a larva has the toxin and it doesn’t have the repressor, it would not be able to reproduce for the next generation. You would reduce the number of mosquitoes in that generation.GAZETTE: So the effect would be to essentially eliminate a generation of mosquitoes?CATTERUCCIA: Exactly, though you would not eliminate, you would reduce the number of mosquitoes in the next generation. You would keep releasing these mosquitoes and target the entire population over a period of time. It would eventually lead to suppression of the field population. There would be fewer and fewer mosquitoes that can transmit disease. This is an idea that has been already tested … in the Caribbean and Brazil, and they were successful to a certain extent.GAZETTE: So it’s aimed at the mosquito and not at Zika specifically? So every other disease — dengue and other diseases which that particular mosquito also transmits — would also be reduced?CATTERUCCIA: Exactly.GAZETTE: What are the chances that the mosquitoes might survive this preprogrammed self-destruction?CATTERUCCIA: Mosquitoes are highly flexible organisms that have evolved resistance to pretty much everything we’ve done to them. We’ve used insecticides that are very potent, very toxic, but mosquitoes have become resistant to their action. It’s [also] possible that they will evolve resistance to mechanisms that are actually incorporated in their DNA. If the toxin is not very effective or if there’s a mutation so that mosquitoes have a higher metabolism to remove the toxin, then, slowly, the system would lose its power and the genetically modified mosquitoes would reproduce and spread again.GAZETTE: So worst case is we’re back where we are now?CATTERUCCIA: Yes, though there could be a slight modification, if they go through a population bottleneck, reduce in numbers, and expand again.GAZETTE: You’ve done similar work with the malaria mosquito?CATTERUCCIA: Yes. The concept is the same for all disease-transmitting insects: If you can eliminate them, you eliminate the disease. It’s not a new idea to suppress insect populations; it’s been around 50 to 60 years.The idea of sterilization as a technique to reduce mosquito populations is based on the release of sterile males, in general, because females bite and can still transmit disease. The males go out in the field and they mate with the females, but there’s no progeny because the males are sterile. And eventually there are crashes in the population. It has been successful.GAZETTE: An important factor, though, is that the females only mate once, is that right?CATTERUCCIA: This works with females who mate multiple times, but is particularly effective with females who mate just once. This system works if the released males can successfully compete for mating against field males who are not sterile.GAZETTE: You’re also working on a gene drive to make the mosquitoes immune to the malaria parasite.CATTERUCCIA: Yes. This is a very hot topic of research at the moment. The mosquitoes, after all, are just carriers of the parasite and the virus. So what if we make the mosquito incapable of transmitting the disease? We don’t actually interfere with their population structure, keep the population the same, but we introduce factors that kill the parasite.Not all mosquitoes transmit parasites and viruses. Some mosquitoes are actually refractory. What if we could engineer that refractoriness into mosquitoes that transmit disease and make them incapable of carrying parasites and virus?The problem is how to introduce this refractoriness into mosquitoes. That’s where the gene drive comes into the picture. The gene drive is an element that can spread through the population fast and in a non-Mendelian fashion.GAZETTE: What about people who say we’re asking for trouble here, risking unintended consequences with either gene drives or the GM mosquito down in Florida?CATTERUCCIA: I share those concerns. I think any modification of the environment should be tested carefully in the laboratory and in confined conditions. Studies have been carried out against agricultural insects that were wiped out in certain areas, and they weren’t followed up by studies about possible ecological harm in the following years.It is very difficult to predict what will happen if you remove mosquitoes from the ecosystem, but there are not many organisms that feed on a specific and exclusive mosquito diet. Probably the food chain will not be much affected by targeting a specific species — not all mosquitoes. All these genetic [approaches] are very specific. You target one mosquito species at a time, which is very different from insecticides that can kill not just all mosquitoes, but all insects. So the specificity of the system means that the impact on the environment will be minimal.When you release something that has a gene drive, however, could it potentially jump into other organisms, from the species that you released into a sister species? The chances are low, but it could happen. Gene drives [also] do not have boundaries and could spread to neighboring countries. So any release would have to be modifiable. Any release should be reversible. One of the things I’ve been discussing with [Harvard geneticist] George Church is that any gene drive mechanism should have a counter-drive mechanism … so the spread could be blocked and reversed. These are countermeasures that should be in place in case something goes wrong.One needs to be very, very careful. If you use a gene that kills the plasmodium parasite in mosquitoes, how will it behave with other pathogens? Will it affect, for instance, insecticide resistance? If you affect dengue, how will that behave with yellow fever or now Zika virus? There are some things that can and should be done. There are lots of questions to be addressed before we can safely release them.GAZETTE: So do you feel that the release of these mosquitoes in Florida is a good idea or is it premature?CATTERUCCIA: Florida has the means to deal with the possible negative consequences, [though] I’m not convinced this strategy will work in the long term.It might work for a few years or for a few seasons but resistance may spread in. This mosquito is highly resilient and highly adaptable. It is widespread around the globe. They’re a highly invasive species with a presence in the Caribbean and South America. If wiped out in Florida, how do you avoid the reintroduction of this mosquito? Then we’re back where we initially were.They definitely should have a long-term plan. What happens the year after and the year after that is not clear. That’s what I would like to see before getting behind the release in the environment. It’s not a final step against these mosquitoes. We will have to deal with them again.
NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring “God is on your side,” a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops are declaring their support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. It comes in a statement released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for the Rutgers University student who took his own life in 2010 after being targeted by online harassment. Among those signing the statement are Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, and Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Catholic teaching holds that LGBT people should be respected, loved and not discriminated against, but considers homosexual activity “intrinsically disordered.”
Throughout this week, the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon fundraising committee will host various events for Riley Week on the Saint Mary’s campus, including a pizza party and yoga, according to junior Marissa Galloway.“This year, we tried to incorporate new events that would be popular among the student body,” Galloway said. “We are really excited about our pizza party. We got a lot of support from the South Bend community.“We are inviting the entire student body for $5, and the registered dancers get in for free. We will have tons of food from different restaurants like Domino’s, Jimmy Johns, Chipotle and Hacienda.”Sophomore Maranda Pennington said Riley Week is a push to promote the Dance Marathon, which is set to take place March 28, as well as support Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.“[Riley Week] is important because it is a whole week dedicated to an amazing cause,” Pennington said. “It is a chance for more students to learn about what exactly Dance Marathon members do and also how they can contribute. One of our main goals this year is to increase participation.”Galloway said Dance Marathon is, above all, about the patients at Riley. She said students who attend Dance Marathon will find that they are taking part in something greater than themselves.“I know that when I look back on my childhood, my favorite memories consist of swimming in my pool with my sisters, having sleepovers with my friends and playing kickball with the neighbors,” Galloway said. “That isn’t the case for the kids at Riley. Their memories consist of treatments and hospital visits.“We do all of this for those kids. Throughout Riley Week, we want to create awareness for Riley’s Children’s Hospital and how raising money can enhance their [patients’] quality of life because they truly deserve it. We don’t realize how lucky we truly are.”“All of our funds go directly to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis,” Pennington said. “The money raised assists children and families in need and improves the quality of care experienced at Riley.”Galloway said students should become involved with Dance Marathon because it brings people together for a worthy cause.“I think that a huge part of college is becoming involved in clubs and organizations,” Galloway said. “With Dance Marathon, you realize that what you are doing is for a much greater good. I have developed incredibly close relationships with other students that I wouldn’t have even had the privilege of meeting.“We all work very closely together. We are like puzzle pieces and when one is missing, things start to fall apart. We all rely on each other, and it creates an amazing atmosphere. Each year, we strive to become better and better and to raise more money for Riley Children’s Hospital.”Pennington said the Dance Marathon committee will be holding registration for the event throughout the week.Tags: Dance Marathon, Riley Children’s Hospital, Riley Week, saint mary’s, SMC
Observer File Photo Jan Cervelli, pictured, resigned as Saint Mary’s College President on Friday. Former Provost Nancy Nekvasil will act as Interim President of the College until the summer of 2020.“I wanted to make you aware of an immediate change in our Saint Mary’s family,” Burke said in the letter. “Earlier this week, President Cervelli informed the Board of Trustees of her intent to resign. We appreciate all that she has contributed to Saint Mary’s during her tenure here and we wish her the best. We are grateful for her leadership and devotion to the Belles. Her on-campus camaraderie and interactions will be missed.”Interim President Nekvasil, who will serve in this role until the summer of 2020, said her focus will be to promote the values that encompass Saint Mary’s during this transition. “I am humbled and inspired to work with our entire campus community to uphold and strengthen Saint Mary’s and ensure continuity in this time of transition,” Nekvasil said in an email. “In my three decades as a faculty member and administrator, the constants have been the educational and spiritual values that distinguish the College, creating a supportive environment in which students can meet the challenges inherent in an excellent education.”This is the second time in the College’s history that an interim president has been appointed, the first being Sister Alma Peter. Peter served as interim president from 1970-1972 following the sudden death of College President Emeritus Monsignor John J. McGrath, the College’s sixth president. Cervelli took over the role of president in the fall of 2016 after the retirement of College President Emerita Carol Ann Mooney. Cervelli was known on campus for her connection with students. In an article published May 19, 2017, at the end of her first academic year in office, Cervelli told The Observer, “I have fallen in love with the Belles here.” Cervelli did not respond to a request for comment following her resignation.This year, Cervelli established office hours to give students the opportunity to speak with her individually in 10-minute sessions. The first of these sessions occurred Sept. 20, and the second was set for Oct. 2. However, the Oct. 2 session was abruptly canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to an email from the President’s Office that day. Burke spoke with The Observer on Saturday regarding the resignation of Cervelli and the future of the College. Burke said the Board of Trustees was made aware earlier this week of Cervelli’s intent to resign and the board was not aware that her resignation was a possibility prior to Cervelli making her decision. Rather than having one specific answer, Burke said there are likely several reasons for Cervelli’s departure, and the Board of Trustees is choosing to respect her privacy rather than divulge those reasons. “Why does anybody resign?” Burke said. “I just think she probably had a number of different factors that she weighed, and this worked best for her. So we have to respect that. If we didn’t respect her as a person, and as a woman, we could’ve handled things very, very differently.”However, Burke did address several rumors regarding Cervelli’s resignation. Burke said it was solely Cervelli’s decision and not the result of internal pressure to resign. “There’s probably lots of different pieces to it,” Burke said. “So, it was her decision, her decision alone to resign, and we respect her privacy as to why the reasons were.”Burke said while she cannot say with certainty Cervelli did not leave due to health reasons, she appears to be in “good health.” “I’ve spoken with her, she sounds in good health, she says she’s in good health, but who knows why?” Burke said. “There’s probably a thousand reasons to pull together, and I think we have to respect her privacy on it as well.”Cervelli was formerly a dean at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture from 2008 to 2016. In March 2018, Cervelli joined another former dean in filing a lawsuit against the University of Arizona alleging discriminatory pay. Cervelli argues she did not receive a single pay raise during her time as dean while the men working as deans received $80,000 more on average per year than she did. Burke said she finds it extremely unlikely this lawsuit would have factored into Cervelli’s decision.“I would be really surprised if that had something to do with it,” Burke said. “I could be wrong, but that would surprise me. That was a separate decision to get involved with that she had.”Burke also said the College is in good financial shape and has been during Cervelli’s tenure as president. She does not believe this related to Cervelli’s decision. “[Cervelli] brought in a really good class this year,” Burke said. “You know, 406 [students] is a really good entering class. So the budget’s in good shape. Financially, we are in strong shape.”Saint Mary’s does not make full financial reports publicly available.Along with the Interim President, the College has appointed Jill Vihtelic as Interim Provost and has asked vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson to postpone her retirement in order to assist with the transition. “I am grateful to be able to support Saint Mary’s and Interim President Nekvasil,” Johnson said in an email. “Retirement can be saved for another time.”While Johnson had already announced her intention to retire, Burke said Nekvasil was also considering retirement. However, both women decided to continue working at the College in order to ensure a smooth transition after the departure of Cervelli. “Think about how strong of a school we are that we have two women who were thinking of retiring — Karen and Nancy — who have said, ‘I want to be here, I want to help. I want to keep moving us forward,’” Burke said. “And they came back. I think that speaks volumes, they’re long-term employees.”As for policy initiatives and goals for Cervelli’s administration, Burke said all milestones reached at the time of Cervelli’s resignation were met. Nekvasil will be working on her own goals in the weeks to come. “There were no milestones that were not met by President Cervelli,” Burke said. “I think over the next couple of weeks you’ll hear some milestones and some initiatives that Interim President Nekvasil will be launching, and then we can measure those.” The College is not currently in the search for a new president, Burke said. The search for a new college or university president is formulaic and takes place over the course of a year. Due to Cervelli’s departure mid-semester, Saint Mary’s is unable to complete a search for a president until the summer of 2019.“We are not on the cycle right now, because it’s October,” Burke said. “So that’s why I announced yesterday that Interim President Nekvasil will be here until the summer of 2020. So we’ll start a search in the summer of 2019, we’ll then have us a new president by the spring to summer of 2020.”In the summer of 2019, the College will begin the search process. This includes posting an advertisement in higher education periodicals, collecting resumes and conducting interviews with potential candidates, Burke said. The search will be open to all — both current Saint Mary’s faculty and administration, and those outside of the Saint Mary’s community. “There will be characteristics and qualities, skill-sets that we are looking for, and it will be open,” Burke said. “Anybody can apply, as we did the last search.” Assistant director of media relations Haleigh Ehmsen said the two-year process Saint Mary’s is utilizing with their search for a new president is standard within the world of higher education. “It’s kind of like a formula process that everyone follows,” Ehmsen said. “It’s the same with hiring faculty.” (Editor’s note: Ehmsen is a former Saint Mary’s Editor of The Observer.)Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame both have Board of Trustees meetings this coming week, Burke said. The immediate goals for the transition are to prepare Nekvasil to meet with both boards. “We’re making sure that Nancy is prepared for the board meeting, comfortable with the agenda,” Burke said. “[We’re] working with her on the agenda because she is the president and just kind of business as usual to move us forward.”Tags: Jan Cervelli, Jill Vihtelic, Karen Johnson, Mary Burke, Nancy Nekvasil, resignation, resigned For the second time in the last three years, Saint Mary’s has a new College president. In an open letter to students Friday, chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Burke announced the resignation of President Jan Cervelli and the appointment of former Provost Nancy Nekvasil as the Interim President of the College.