Morrissey residents relocate to Pangborn Hall for renovations

first_imgThe men of Morrissey Manor have found a temporary home in Pangborn Hall while the Manor is being fully renovated for the first time in two decades. This overhaul of the South Quad dorm, constructed in 1925, follows renovations of Walsh Hall and Badin Hall in the previous two years. Residents of Walsh and Badin were also temporarily located to Pangborn during their renovations.Morrissey Manor’s Little Flower Chapel was renovated in 2015, but the building has not seen extensive improvements since 1998.“Morrissey will receive an elevator and fitness room for the first time in its history,” Morrissey Rector Zack Imfeld said in an email. “Every part of the building — except the Chapel — will be improved, balancing Morrissey’s classic 1925 feel with modern construction.”Residents of Morrissey, a hall long infamous for its small rooms, are looking forward to the new changes, Smith said.“Bigger rooms is the one thing that stands out, especially for a Morrissey guy,” sophomore Ryan Smith said. “It was pretty tight last year being in a double with such limited space. I’m looking forward to next year and having bigger rooms.”For the Manorites, the move across South Quad is a change of scenery but not of culture, as signified by their Little Flower Chapel, Smith said.“Seeing the chapel untouched while everything else is under construction was symbolic of how that culture and that vibe — no matter what you do to the physical appearance of Morrissey — you won’t touch that culture and that’s something that’s going to carry with us through Pangborn and to when we return to the Manor next year,” Smith said.Imfeld said the dorm has been preparing for the move since it was first announced during the 2015-16 academic year.“I don’t think the move will impact us drastically — we’ve been planning as a hall community for a few years, so all of our traditions and processes were created and enhanced to make our transition as smooth as possible,” Imfeld said. “The beauty of our move is that while the building may be different, the community is the same and that’s the beauty of the residential system here at Notre Dame.”Senior Brady McLaughlin, Morrissey’s hall president, said the Manor does not plan to commemorate their temporary relocation in any way.“Our plan this year is to keep on doing what we want to be known for, keep on doing what we have been known for,” McLaughlin said. “Honestly, as a senior, I would be kind of pissed off if we were trying to do something different this year. I stayed in Morrissey because I love Morrissey.”Smith said ensuring that first years who have only ever lived in Pangborn carry on the Morrissey legacy when they return to the Manor is a top priority for upperclassman.“We want [first years] to carry on the same traditions, and even though we’re being renovated that doesn’t mean that we’re wiping away the old Morrissey,” Smith said. “It still lives on pretty strong in our hearts and that’s something that we want to carry into the new building next year.”Smith said the changes may temporarily move Morrissey out of the home they love, but residents are optimistic about the new challenge and look forward to their return to the Manor next year.“It’s exciting because I think we do have a good community, and I don’t just say that as a Morrissey guy. I really do think it’s a great group of guys with great leadership at the top,” he said. “I think if we can carry that into a brand new building with brand new facilities, it’s going to be really great not just for us but for the rest of campus because we do some really cool stuff throughout the year.”Tags: Construction on Campus, Morrissey Manor, Pangborn Hall, renovationslast_img read more

Biker Loving/Loathing

first_imgRiders and drivers seem to have too much of a “them against us” attitude, and that makes it difficult for anyone to like each other. If we aren’t liking and respecting each other, there will be no productive end-result.I was driving my truck downtown today and after pulling through an intersection, I noticed a commuter in my left side view mirror. I thought it was smart of him to position himself into my direct line of view. This is also the proper place to be when following a line of traffic since every one of us has to wait our turn. This is especially important when traffic is moving slowly.Immediately after clearing the intersection, he moved over to the far right of the lane – where a bike lane would be should there actually be one. This too is fine. I don’t think there’s a problem for cyclists to pass traffic when they can get through faster.However, he was trying to pass me as we both approached a stop sign. I had been ahead of him, and I knew that I would be accelerating faster, and we both seemed to be going straight, so I pulled out first to make it 20 yards down to the next stop sign.Here comes the part that irks me…he shouts out, “Hey, share the road, huh?” He then turns left from the right side of the lane, allowing me to share a few thoughts within earshot of my open window.The first thing that came to my mind, was “Are you kidding me?! I RIDE A BIKE TOO!!” I’m watching him this whole time, making sure that he’s got space, staying off of the brakes, and ready for him to do something squirrelly, and then I get to watch him get self-righteous because I didn’t let him pull out in front of me.I’ve probably met the guy before, or drank beer with him at the same Bike Love party. I support SORBA, do trail maintenance, support the school mountain biking club, commute when I can, and teach my children how to ride safely through traffic. I quiz my kids in the car about traffic rules and road safety.“You need to ride your bike as if you are driving a car,” I said to him, which I thought was accurate, forthright and non-emotional. “I ride a bike, too!”I realize this blog is probably a lame excuse for me to rant over something that happened today, so I want to offer all of you a safe space to expel a little road rage. Please comment, and I really hope the guy I met today gets his peace too, because I’m really curious. 1 2last_img read more

Ørsted powers through pandemic

first_imgPower generation from offshore and onshore wind increased by 42 per cent and totalled 9.8 TWh in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the ramp-up of generation from Hornsea One, Lockett and Sage Draw, and to some extent the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, as well as higher wind speeds throughout the period. Power generation offshore increased by 36 per cent to 7.2 TWh for the period compared to H1 2019 when it stood at 5.3 TWh. “Despite the comprehensive health, social, and economic consequences of COVID-19, Ørsted has maintained stable operations and strong earnings during 2020. Our asset base has continued to be fully operational and we have maintained normal availability rates on our offshore and onshore wind farms,” Henrik Poulsen, CEO and President of Ørsted, said. The wind speeds in the first half of 2020 averaged 10.1 m/s, as compared to 9.2 m/s in the same period a year earlier. The production-based availability offshore amounted to 93 per cent, up one percentage point compared to the same period last year. The earnings, which stood at DKK 8.2 billion (EUR 1.08 billion), were driven by the ramp-up of power generation from the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, and Lockett and Sage Draw onshore wind farms, together with high wind speeds. World’s leading offshore wind developer Ørsted reported a 17 per cent increase in earnings from offshore and onshore wind farms in operation in the first half of 2020.center_img ”We have however seen negative COVID-19 related effects on European power markets, especially in the UK, driven by lower demand for electricity. The negative impact on our Q2 earnings was approx. DKK 150 million. A contained impact which does not change our full-year expectations.” The revenue from offshore wind farms for the period was DKK 17.3 billion, with gross investments amounting to DKK 7.1 billion. Overall, Ørsted’s operating profit (EBITDA) amounted to DKK 9.8 billion, an 11 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. The EBITDA guidance for the year is unchanged and stands at DKK 16-17 billion in 2020. The expectations of gross investments were lowered by DKK 2 billion to DKK 28-30 billion in 2020 due to the changed timing of payments. Net profit amounted to DKK 2.5 billion and return on capital employed (ROCE) came in at eleven per cent. The company’s green share of the heat and power generation increased from 82 per cent to 88 per cent.last_img read more

McNabb to have jersey retired

first_img Published on May 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will retire Donovan McNabb’s No. 5 jersey on Nov. 2 during the Wake Forest game, McNabb announced on his Twitter page on Saturday. McNabb, who starred for the Orangemen from 1995-1999, tweeted that the decision was announced at the Board of Trustees dinner on Friday night.At our Trustees dinner it was announced that SU will be retiring the # 5 on Nov 2. God is good.thx to all teammates and coaches from 94-99.— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) May 11, 2013McNabb is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in SU history, starting all 49 games in his college career and compiling a 35-14 record before playing 13 seasons in the NFL. He holds Syracuse records with 221.1 total yards per game, a 155.1 passing efficiency rating and 8.9 yards per attempt. A 96-yard touchdown pass against West Virginia during his freshman year is also a Syracuse record.McNabb also set several single-season school records. During his junior season he amassed an SU record 2,892 total yards. His 22 touchdown passes as a senior are a school record, and his four touchdown passes against Cincinnati are school records, as well. He guided the Orangemen to their most recent Bowl Championship Series game that year. Syracuse fell to Florida in the 1999 Orange Bowl.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe quarterback holds Big East records with 77 career touchdowns and 1,403 total offensive plays. He was a three-time Big East Offensive Player of the Year and was named the conference’s offensive player of the decade for the 1990s. In all, McNabb’s accolades earned him a spot on SU’s all-century team.He also served as a walk-on for the basketball team for two seasons, appearing in 18 games, including a 10-point outing against Georgetown. He was a walk-on on the 1996 team that lost to Kentucky in the national championship. Commentslast_img read more