Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Twitter Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Facebook ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandt McLaughlin added that the additional supervision at the student entrance will allow officers to make sure somebody isn’t getting into the student section who doesn’t belong. “I think it’s better for safety,” said sophomore business major Kendall Graff. “I would feel safer knowing that police know who is entering the stadium.” McLaughlin and Steen said that safety is always the number one concern, which is why it is important to implement these new student ID policies. “We consider the big things that happen,” said Steen. “We’re here to make sure that you all have a safe and healthy learning environment.”Students next chance to use their IDs at a football game will be Friday when the Horned Frogs take on the rival Baylor Bears at 11 a.m. Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Previous articleHorned Frogs get ready for senior day match up against BaylorNext articleWomen’s basketball suffers first loss, falls to Yale Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Twitter printSome TCU students don’t hesitate to loan their campus ID along to a friend to get into a football game, but what they see as harmless has TCU Police worried and cracking down on the practice. Sophomore Colby Castro, said he isn’t worried about loaning out IDs to friends.“I don’t think there are any safety concerns behind it because students aren’t just going to give it to a stranger,” he said. “They’re just going to give it to their best friend who is coming in to visit.”According to Officer George Steen, however, many students fail to recognize the safety concerns that coincide with the selling or loaning of their TCU ID because they do so much more than just get people into athletic events.“Students are selling their ID cards which gives anybody access to our campus, especially our residential halls,” he explained.The police department said they see people with “borrowed” IDs at every football game. Officer Tom McLaughlin said that males come through the gates with female IDs and females enter with male IDs. This fall, there have been more officers at every entrance to Amon G. Carter Stadium. Steen said if event staff find the person entering does not match the face presented on the ID, the ID will be confiscated and the matter will be referred to Campus Life. Days before game day, social media platforms are filled with posts of students looking to borrow or offering to rent their ID cards. McLaughlin said the problem became acute at last year’s game against the University of Oklahoma.“We would see fans coming in wearing Oklahoma clothes, but swiping in with a TCU student ID card,” he said. Facebook What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina + posts Linkedin What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ TAGSsafetyStudent IDsTCU Police Linkedin ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025
The Office of Community Standards, more commonly known as OCS, is the campus body tasked with helping students make “good choices,” office director Heather Ryan said. Particularly, she said, the office deals with “social” misconduct — such as alcohol and parietals violations. Changes to office procedures this year are small: it is amending its process for student expulsion appeals as well as expanding its online platform for reporting incidents.“We educate the on-campus community about standards of conduct, as well as about expectations for what it means to live in community,” Ryan said. “We work very closely with folks in residential life, because they work with most of our students in that space. We also oversee the student conduct process for all students. … We work with students to help them understand how to gain insight into their values, get a better understanding of the impact of decision-making on themselves, on the community and make sure they can make a plan to be more aligned with expectations and also how to implement that plan.”While some of OCS work is disciplinary in nature, Ryan said the office’s main responsibility is helping students to grow. She said there are three levels of disciplinary gatherings: meetings, conferences and hearings. Of the three, expulsion from the University is only a possibility in the last option.“For the most part, especially in the conference and meeting settings, the outcome is really focused on formation and growth and trying to help students understand how to make a better choice in the future, or maybe make safer choices,” she said. “The hearing is a little bit more administrative, so having some of those conversations but dismissal is a possible outcome.”Much of the work, Ryan said, centers around conversations with students.“A conference would happen at a table, and we talk,” she said. “I think there’s a lot of lore out there, but we’re having conversations for the most part.”While OCS did not spearhead any new policies this year, the office did make some changes regarding appeals for cases in which expulsion from the University was a possibility, Ryan said.“There weren’t any new policies — those were not updated this year because we made some updates last year and felt like we were in a good place with that for the time being,” she said. “We did make an update to clarify information about the grounds for case review for permanent dismissal outcomes. We learned from students who were participating in that process that it would be helpful to have a little bit more understanding of what grounds would look like and how to organize something like that.”Ryan said the main change was ensuring the response appropriately fit the misconduct.“Initially, the grounds typically talked about sharing information about why [the case] should be reviewed,” she said. “Typically, students would coordinate those based on procedural defect, or substantive new information or a concern that the outcome was not appropriate for the behavior that was exhibited. So matching the actual identification of that through the process with what they had actually been using it for.”As in previous school years, Ryan said OCS’ priority is to make sure students are behaving safely and responsibly.“We want to make sure we’re continuing to educate the campus community about standards and about health, safety and how to make reports if you have concerns. We’re a campus that’s really committed to being our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers,” she said. “We want to make sure people know how to do that. We’re working to get into the halls a little bit more and to help students understand the expectation of responsibility. We know that being concerned about another student that sometimes there are barriers to getting them help and we want to make sure we’re helping them to understand and removing some of those barriers.”To that end, Ryan also said OCS is seeking to promote its Speak Up program, a website where students and community members can report incidents. Though the resource has been available for some time, Ryan said OCS is trying to make it more widely known.“It’s a website that has information about reporting and about resources,” she said. “It is not anonymous, but it does offer the opportunity to reach out for information. Making a report does not necessarily mean that it moves forward in different directions. You have some agency with that … We realized it’s not in the vernacular. We want to make sure we change that.”Ryan advised students to always seek help for others in need.“One of the pieces I would like to make sure we continue working on is understanding the expectation of responsibility,” she said. “I think it’s really important that students understand that helping a friend is never a bad idea. Students and everybody in our community’s health and safety is paramount. I really want to encourage folks to lean more about that. If a student is referred, and you’re getting someone help and you stay and comply, folks are going to get the assistance that they need and disciplinary status outcomes are typically not in play. I want to make sure people know that they can get people help. It’s really important.”On the whole, Ryan said OCS’ work is intended to guide students down the path that will allow them to attain success in their college careers.“We make mistakes, and that’s how we learn,” Ryan said. “My hope is that when we have conversations with students — whether that’s in the meeting setting with rectors or in our office through conference and hearing settings — that a student is heard, and that we’ve identified outcomes that are going to address some of the underlying concerns so they can move forward. The bulk of our students are not going to be dismissed. My hope is that they can continue and graduate as successful students.”Tags: office of community standards, Responsibility, safety, Speak Up!
7:00 PM Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT Noon to 1:30 PM Luncheon for invited guests, under the tent, Randolph Center Sept. 30th, Friday 10:30 AM to Noon Diversified Agriculture Symposium “Carbon Literacy” Red School House, Randolph Campus 2:00 to 3:30 PM Induction Ceremony Judd Hall, Randolph Center 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Inaugural Celebration Luncheon Morey Dining Hall Sept. 27th, Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30 PM Nursing Education Symposium “Educating Nurses in the 21st Century” Room 401, Williston Campus Sept 26th, Monday 9:00 AM Sustainability Commitment Event The Allen House, Randolph Center 3:30 to 4:30 Reception for attendees and participants Campus Center, Randolph Center Philip A Conroy, Jr, EdD, will be inducted as the 18th president of Vermont Technical College on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2 pm in Judd Hall on the Randolph Center campus. Delegates representing colleges and universities from all of New England will join VTC faculty, staff and students in the academic procession and investiture ceremony.Dr. Conroy comes to Vermont Tech from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, where he served as vice president of enrollment management and marketing, responsible for admissions, financial aid, marketing, publications, the web site, public relations, and retention related activities.President Conroy, who has served in a variety of roles at Mount Ida since 1997, is an internationally recognized expert on higher education management, particularly in the areas of strategic enrollment management and institutional advancement. “I am excited for Vermont Technical College and the Vermont State Colleges,” said Gary Moore, Chair of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) Board of Trustees. “I believe Phil Conroy is the right person to take the college to new levels. He is an inspiring educator and leader who will be an asset to the college and to the state.”VSC Chancellor Tim Donovan echoed Moore’s comments, adding “When you look for a next president of a college, you seek the right person for the time and circumstance of the institution. The college community, the Board of Trustees, and I all agree that Dr. Conroy has the skills and character to lead Vermont Tech to an expanded role in Vermont’s economic and educational future. I anticipate that we will see Vermont Tech’s value to Vermont reach even greater heights under Dr. Conroy’s leadership.”Prior to his service at Mount Ida, Dr. Conroy served as the director of development for the College of Food and Natural Resources at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Director of Development and founding Executive Director of the Bridgewater State University Foundation, where he also served as a faculty member, financial aid counselor, and alumni relations director.Dr. Conroy has more than thirty years of teaching and management experience in higher education, including resource development, endowment management, volunteer and constituent management, strategic enrollment management, financial aid, integrated marketing, international and multi-cultural education, transition to college and the first year of college. In addition, he has earned a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Conroy is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops in Europe and North America on enrollment management, academic affairs, and institutional advancement issues, and he’s served in a number of volunteer positions, both in higher education and in his local community.President Conroy is “intrigued by the potential for Vermont Tech evolving into an applied university serving the state of Vermont and greater New England region. There are some very exciting possibilities ahead for Vermont Tech, and I am looking forward to working with the faculty and staff and bringing those possibilities to reality.”Conroy earned his Doctorate of Education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; his Master of Education in educational administration from Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island; and his Bachelor of Science in education from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He has also completed graduate studies at the University of Tampere, Finland; University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Boston College. Dr. Jo Ann Rooney Keynote Speaker Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to keynote inaugural ceremony. Sept. 29th, Thursday 3:00 to 4:30 PM Sustainable Technologies Symposium “Becoming a Sustainable Energy Community” Randolph Center 1:00 – 3:30 PM Computer Information Systems Symposium “The CIS Dynamic Curriculum” Red School House, Randolph Campus Sept. 28th, Wednesday 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Summit on the Future of Vermont Tech Sugarbush Resort, Warren, Vermont Inauguration Week – September 26 through October 1 Schedule of Events October 1, Saturday 10:00 to 4:00 PM Open House and Alumni Homecoming Day Randolph Center Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to keynote inaugural ceremonyDr. Jo Ann Rooney, Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, will be the keynote speaker at Dr. Conroy’s induction ceremony on Friday, September 30th.She was sworn in on June 2, 2011. Dr. Rooney is deputy senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense on recruitment, career development, pay and benefits for 1.4 million active duty military personnel, 1.3 million Guard and Reserve personnel, 680,000 DoD civilians, and is responsible for overseeing the overall state of military readiness. Before assuming her current position, Dr. Rooney was President of Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, from July 2010 until December 2010 following a successful tenure as the President of Spalding University for eight years from 2002-2010. At Spalding she was credited with leading a successful financial turnaround and implemented a unique block scheduling system, achieved significant academic improvements and expansion of programs, put in place major IT infrastructure initiatives, significantly expanded enrollment and completed both a new academic building and laboratory and health science classroom facility. From 1996 to 2002, she served as chief counsel, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and partner of The Lyons Companies in Waltham, Massachusetts. That firm maintained a national practice specializing in estate planning, capital advising, charitable planning, executive compensation, business succession planning, and benefits planning and administration for corporations, individuals and nonprofit organizations. Prior to the Lyons Companies, she practiced tax law in the Boston area and was a founding partner of the consulting firm of Stearns, Rooney & Associates in Hingham, Massachusetts. In addition to practicing law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida, U.S. District Court and U.S. Tax Court, Rooney is a member of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida and American Bar Associations. Throughout her career, Dr. Rooney has been a leader in education and had a passion for service. Until appointment, she served as Vice Chair of the Jewish St Mary’s Health Care System and was a member of the Board ofTrustees at Regis University, Denver, Colorado, in addition to numerous other civil and community involvement. In 2010, she was honored with the Mayor’s citation for community service and the Lucy Award from Louisville Scholar House – its highest community leadership award. She alsoreceived the Today’s Woman Magazine, 2006 Most Admired Woman in Education Award, the Business and Professional Women/River City, Woman of Achievement Award and the Business First, Partners in Health Care Award for 5 consecutive years. She has been a national speaker and presenter at the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), the CIC President’s Institute,Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS) annual conference and CAP/CAEL Conferences. A native of West Hazelton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Rooney has earned an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation, from Boston University’s School of Law, the Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Suffolk University Law School and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Boston University.
Danica Pension has joined a now 26-strong group of asset owners committing to a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2050, with the DKK450bn (€60bn) provider stating it viewed active ownership as an important tool for doing so.It is now the fourth Danish member of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, after MP Pension and PFA joined in the past two months; PensionDanmark was a member at launch.Danich Pension CEO Ole Krogh Petersen said the provider’s €60bn in assets under management “can make a huge difference for the green transformation”.“That is our focus already now and will be for many years to come,” he said, adding that long-term ambitions were “a good thing but acting in a timely manner is even more important”. Danica is aiming to have DKK30bn invested in the “green transformation” by 2023, DKK50bn by 2025, and DKK100bn by 2030; the latter represents around one-fifth of the provider’s current assets under management.In the first quarter, Danica increased its green transformation investments by 38%, from around DKK10bn to DKK14bn.Announcing its net-zero commitment, Danica said it saw active ownership as an important tool in the work to achieve a carbon-neutral portfolio.“By addressing climate issues through climate dialogue and voting at general meetings, Danica Pension as an investor can help, encourage or require the companies to transform their business on a scale and at a pace that is consistent with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target,” it said.Earlier this month Danica released its first climate report, according to which the CO2 emissions related to its equity and corporate bond investments were 33 tons per DKK1m invested at the end of 2019, 21% less CO2 than the global benchmark for these asset classes.The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance was launched in September. Its action “focuses on implementing the Paris Agreement, the main goal of which is to limit the rise in global average temperature to 1.5°C”.Participating investors’ must emphasise emission reduction outcomes in the real economy. According to the alliance, those joining make their commitment to net-zero “in the expectation that governments will follow through on their own commitments to ensure the objectives of the Paris Agreement are met”.The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is part of a new campaign called Race to Zero that is seeking to build momentum ahead of COP26, rescheduled for November 2021, by rallying the private sector, including finance, to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.It is under the stewardship of Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Munoz, UN high-level climate champions for the UK and Chile, and supported by Mark Carney, UN special envoy for climate and finance and advisor to the UK government on COP26.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Brookville, In. — Three groups have teamed up to donate more than $500,000 for the proposed Brookville Aquatic Center.The Brookville American Legion donated $1,000, Mary Lou Hertel donated $4,400 from a past fundraiser for a skateboard park and the Brookville Foundation presented a check for $500,000.The Brookville Foundation donation is a dollar-for-dollar match from the gift left by Robert J. Hofer.All the funds collected will be administered by the Franklin County Community Foundation.
Wales are among the sides in action as they take-on Group B rivals Israel at 5pm.The Ireland Under-19’s are also involved in a European qualifier today.After a narrow 1-0 defeat to the Czech Republic earlier this week, Paul Doolin’s side will now face Germany in their second match in Group 2, which will kick-off at 11 o’clock this morning.