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Members recommend medical amnesty policy

first_imgCampus Life Council (CLC) passed a recommendation to include a medical amnesty policy in du Lac while also debating progressive discipline and the levels of administrative action at its meeting Monday.Council members passed the medical amnesty recommendation with a 12-1 vote. The policy would prevent a student seeking medical treatment for a friend from getting in trouble with the Office of Residence Life and Housing (ORLH).Controversy over the policy in past meetings caused the recommendation to be revised and represented to CLC at Monday’s meeting.“Students would at least know that this would be kept in consideration,” student body president Grant Schmidt said. “I feel that these revised points attest to that.”The new recommendation suggests a medical amnesty policy be established “that, under normal circumstances, allows students to report emergencies without automatically incurring a disciplinary record.” The ultimate decision on whether to adapt this policy will be left up to ORLH, Schmidt said.Council members also discussed how to best keep discipline at the lowest administrative level, which is often a student’s dorm.“This recommendation is about keeping things in the realm of the people who know students most closely,” student body vice president Cynthia Weber said.Weber said this policy would allow students to avoid an unnecessary disciplinary record when a rector could deal with a minor offense instead of sending the student to ORLH. Several of the rectors on the council objected to the lack of clarity in the definition for this recommendation.“I am a structure guy,” Fr. Pete McCormick, rector of Keough Hall, said. “I don’t see the structure here and I’m worried about the message that gets sent that [discipline] will always get kicked back to the rector.” The recommendation would free the hands of ORLH by giving more room for discretion, Judicial Council president Ian Secviar said. It would also be in keeping with the goal of pastoral care that is central to the philosophy behind residence life at Notre Dame, he said.Zahm House rector Corry Colonna said CLC should not assume that sending a student to ORLH for discipline negates the educative role of the rector.Council member Gus Gari said there was a need to recognize that the policy of referring discipline to the rector would work as “an exception rather than a norm.”CLC members will review the recommendation and represent it to the council next week.Council members also agreed to recommend that the new issue of du Lac should clarify the undergraduate tailgating policy.The suggested change asks that individual students who wish to host a tailgate may do so without consulting the Student Activities Office, Schmidt said. CLC will invite Bill Kirk, associate vice president of Residence Life, to its next meeting in order to hear its recommendations and continue its discussion on du Lac revisions.last_img read more

Bulldogs Sweep Panthers In Middle School Track

first_imgBatesville vs. Jennings County Middle School Track results from Monday (4-9).Girls:  Batesville  95              Jennings County 14For Batesville: Shot Put-1 Sarah Ripperger (27’1.5”)  3 Carley Fox (20’6”); Discus-1 Cora Deputy (56’4.5”)  3 Alyssa Nobbe (50’10”); High Jump-1 Carley Pride (4’6”)  2 Ava Hanson (4’4”); Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (15’1.5”)  3 Nadine Davis (14”10.75”); 100M Hurdles-3 Kate Walke (19.20); 100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.25)  2 Nadine Davis (13.98)  3 Lily Meyer (14.05); 200M-1 Ava Hanson (29.0)  2 Lily Meyer (30.01)  3 Kate Walke (30.08); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:07.02)  2 Ava Hanson (1:08.18)  3 Angela Diaz (1:12); 800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:44.87)  2 Lily Pinckley (2:49.78)  3 Jada Day (2:54.16); 1600M-1 Lily Pinckley (5:55.18)  2 Jada Day (6:26.93)  3 Maria Lopez (6:27.57); 400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Angela Diaz, Madelyn Pohlman (58.80); 800M Relay-1 BMS Cora Deputy, Elena Kuisel, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen (2:10.46); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Madelyn Pohlman, Sarah Ripperger, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride (4:56.96); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Lily Pinckley, Sarah Ripperger, Jada Day, Katie Olsen (11:31.45).Boys:  Batesville  66              Jennings County  44For Batesville: Shot Put-2 Chase Hamilton (33’3”)  3 Blake Hon (27’1/2”); Discus-3 Ean Loichinger (62’3.5”); High Jump-2 Bryson Bonelli (4’4”)  3 Elliott Mertz (4’4”); Long Jump-1 Vonley Hund (14’9”)  2 Will Nuhring (14’6.5”)  3 Zach Gutzwiller (13’11”); 110M Hurdles-2 Chase Hamilton (20.62)  3 Trenton Kincade (21.66); 100M-1 Evan Williamson (13.37)  3 Trenton Kincade (14.41); 200M-1 Evan Williamson (27.98)  2 Vonley Hund (28.56)  3 Cole Pride (29.74); 400M-2 Vonley Hund (1:01.15); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:20.54)  3 Daren Smith (2:43.45); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:57.84); 400M Relay-1 BMS Evan Williamson, Thomas Hartman, Trenton Kincade , Cole Pride (56.32); 800M Relay-1 BMS Elliott Mertz, Jonah Martz, Carter Walsman, Deacon Hamilton (2:02.72); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Chase Hamilton, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund(4:27.22); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Tacoma Nicholas, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger (10:22.81).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Patent or perish? Jeers greet proposal to tie Australia’s academic science funding to patents

first_imgA senior minister’s suggestion that the Australian government may consider tying science funding for universities to the number of patents they generate is drawing a sharp reaction from the nation’s academic research community and some opposition politicians.“I think tying grants to patents is simply the wrong way to go,” Les Field, the secretary for science policy at the Australian Academy of Science and a deputy vice chancellor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told reporter David Mark of “The World Today,” a radio program produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Field was reacting to a speech given on 6 August by Ian Macfarlane, a former peanut farmer who last fall was named minister for industry by the conservative government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (The new government has drawn fierce criticism from some researchers as a result of budget cuts and other decisions.) According to an ABC transcript, during the presentation at the Queensland Media Club in Brisbane, Macfarlane said:  “I am freelancing a bit here, but I’m just painting a picture. We may think about realigning block grants to commercial outcomes, and rewarding them to universities not on the basis of how many papers they’ve had published, but actually on the basis of how many patents they’ve had registered. Look this is not rocket science. I hate to tell you, but just about every other country in the world is doing it. We need to do it here in Australia, so watch this space.”Macfarlane also said that government grants are now linked to a researcher’s productivity in publishing technical papers, “which are great if you’re into producing papers, but I’m into producing jobs, and I’m into producing products that are commercialised from the IP [intellectual property] that that scientist or researcher may have developed. So I think that we need to ensure that commercialisation of IP and the registration of patents is part of the process of giving taxpayers’ money to researchers generally, not just universities.”Macfarlane was referring to Australia’s system of distributing about AU$1.7 million annually to universities in the form of so-called block grants, which are linked to a variety of metrics, including publications rates and research funding.Political opponents and researchers, however, quickly decried the idea of putting more emphasis on patents, saying it could shift funding away from basic research, particularly in areas with no obvious short-term potential for commercialization.“In Macfarlane’s world, whole branches of discovery would never have been funded,” wrote Kim Carr, a member of the Labor Party and the opposition’s shadow minister for higher education, research, innovation, and industry, today in The Guardian. “And as for the suggestion that this is what ‘every other country in the world is doing’, this is simply not the case.” The minister, he added, had “waded into waters where he was completely out of his depth,” with “very little idea of the implications of what he was proposing.”A focus on patents could create “perverse incentives,” Aidan Byrne, chief of the Australian Research Council, told Andrew Trounson of The Australian newspaper. “I have emphasised many times, it is important that one indicator, such as patents, is not considered in isolation to other indicators.”On “The World Today,” Field struck a similar tone. “One really has to recognise quality research and research excellence,” he said, according to a transcript. “[T]here may well be a commercial outcome to this and you need to facilitate that or make it as easy as possible, but some of the best developments in fact probably will come from the research which at the moment is what I call ‘blue sky’. It’s looking into the unknown, trying to tackle problems that perhaps we haven’t even identified yet.”Although Macfarlane has generated attention with his remarks, several commentators note that his ministry would have a limited role in developing or implementing any change in university research funding policy, which is primarily the responsibility of the Australia’s education ministry.last_img read more