Jenkins urges ND community to comply with safety directives, says violations could lead to expulsion or dismissal

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins urged Notre Dame students, faculty and staff to follow new safety protocols to ensure the completion of the semester in an email Wednesday.All community members must wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash their hands frequently and complete the daily health check in order to ensure safety for all community members upon return to campus.“The special character of the current challenge is that success does not depend on the actions of a single individual nor on each person’s commitment simply to take care of his or her own health,” Jenkins said.Three faculty members have been developing a model to determine the spread of  COVID-19 under different scenarios. According to the model, “the difference between only 60% of us wearing masks as required compared to 90% or more doing so could be the difference between our having to shut down campus again or having a successful, safe semester here,” Jenkins said.As the health of community members relies on compliance to the safety practices, student violation of the standards will be considered a disciplinary matter with the possibility of expulsion from campus. Faculty and staff who fail to comply may face serious sanctions including dismissal.“We have the chance to show the world how to continue the work of the University in the midst of the threat of this terrible virus,” Jenkins said. “Success depends on the choices we make individually and collectively.”Tags: COVID-19, John Jenkins, masks, safety protocolslast_img read more

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Mirallas prefers Martinez to Moyes

first_img Press Association “For me it is better, although I was very happy playing under David Moyes because he is a good manager, but Roberto is different because the Spanish style of playing football is different. “It’s easier because I speak Spanish with him and I understand better. “The Spanish style of football is my type of football and with Roberto it is very different. “Every day I have spoken with him and it’s helped my confidence. “It’s better because under David Moyes I was not as free but now I am on the line (out wide) more under Roberto – it’s different but that’s what Roberto wants me to do. “I feel I am more consistent now. I play better and better. The first game I was not so good and felt tired but now my body is excellent and everything is okay.” Mirallas is keen to keep the first goal despite Gareth Barry wanting to claim it after appearing to get the slightest of touches despite being in an offside position. “I shot and for me it’s my goal. Gareth maybe touched it a little bit but I’ve seen the results on the television and it’s my name and my goal,” he added. The Belgium international can converse in the Toffees boss’ native tongue and believes that is helping him progress, although he says the Spaniard has also given him more freedom. “The major change for me is the language change because I speak Spanish,” said Mirallas, who scored his first goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Hull at Goodison Park. Everton forward Kevin Mirallas admits his communication is better with manager Roberto Martinez than predecessor David Moyes – but only because he is Spanish. “But it doesn’t matter if the goal is Gareth’s or mine – there is not a problem.” Mirallas felt it was important to beat Hull after losing to Manchester City before the international break and has ambitions to break into the top four this season. “I am happy because this was an important game for us,” he added. “The ambition for the club this season is to reach the Champions League. “It is a long campaign and it can be difficult to finish in the top four, but maybe it is possible for us to do it.” last_img read more