Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board (SDB) will be holding a Disabilities Awareness Week this week. Events will be held daily, including Disabilities Awareness Activities Table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium today. “The purpose of Disabilities Awareness Week is to make people aware that there are disabilities all around us, whether the disabilities are physical or learning disabilities,” senior Adrienne Quatman, Students With Disabilities chair, said. There is a showing of “I am Sam” Tuesday in Vander Vennet at 8 p.m. with refreshments provided, Quatman said. On Wednesday, Josh Diehl, professor of psychology at Notre Dame, will give a lecture on Autism in Vander Vannet at 7 p.m. An SDB Gives Back to the Dining Hall Staff night is Thursday. A Disabilities Awareness table will be set up Friday in the Student Center atrium, Quatman said. According to Qautman, bracelets will be sold in the Student Center atrium all week for $1. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The week is one of SDB’s annual events and it grows from year to year. “This is one of our annual events that we have had since the board was created,” Quatman said. “We have expanded on it, and each year it is different depending on who the board’s chair is. This year we have chosen to focus on a variety of disabilities.” According to Quatman, the goal of the week is to bring understanding to the variety of disabilities that exist. “We would like to make everyone aware of what it is like to have a disability and promote the understanding of the challenges that people with disabilities face,” she said. More than raising awareness, she said they also hope to bring a respect for those who have a disability. “We hope to encourage sensitivity about what it’s truly like to be a person with disabilities in a society that does not fully embrace their capabilities,” Quatman said. “We also really wanted to publicize the Disabilities Center provided at Saint Mary’s.” Quatman said this follows SDB’s goal of showing the value of all diversity on campus. “SDB recognizes that every person is diverse and contributes to making our community a better place,” she said. “Disabilities Awareness Week relates to our mission in that the events we promote emphasize equality and recognize the value of all peoples.” All events are open to everyone on campus. “Everyone is encouraged to come to all of our events,” she said. “We also hope that people are aware of the Disabilities Center on Saint Mary’s campus. There will be more information about it at our Disabilities Awareness table in the Atrium all next week.”
At its weekly meeting Tuesday night, the Undergraduate Student Government Senate considered a corrective change to the USG bylaws and hearings to address complaints regarding appointments to positions throughout the organization.After restructuring and streamlining USG for the next academic year, some officers realized that, in the new organization, they would not receive proper compensation. The Senate considered changing the bylaws to allow an increase in USG members’ stipends. A vote on these changes will take place during the next USG meeting.Vice President Austin Dunn and Sen. Sabrina Enriquez described modifying the bylaws as a “loophole” to correct the error with compensation.“This is meant as a Band-Aid because we did a restructure. [In the previous Senate], we didn’t anticipate that we would need a bylaw like this,” Enriquez said.Other senators expressed concern about setting a poor precedent. Sen. Tyler Matheson asked about the amount of funding that would need to be increased to address stipend errors. Dunn and Enriquez dismissed those concerns.“The budget is totally different this year than years past,” Dunn said. Dunn also said that budget hearings will be held over the weekend to determine how USG will allocate funding.A move by Enriquez to limit the bylaw change only to the 2016-2017 school year passed unanimously. Sen. Daniel Newman’s move to vote on the bylaw change at this week’s meeting failed. The Senate will consider the matter again at next week’s meeting.A large portion of the Senate meeting was spent discussing complaints regarding students who were appointed to Funding Board and other divisions of USG. They received emails from three different USG members who were upset with the appointment process.“All the complaints have been … that the qualified person was not hired,” Lurie said. “The executive team is talking about how they can handle it and meet with those people and deal with all the complaints.”Newman accepted the mistakes that were made with the appointments by USG and hopes to amend them for the future.“I wanted to express my disappointment in the way that this was handled,” Newman said. “I know we can’t do anything now, but I hope that we can all learn from this.”Some senators, including Lurie, expressed interest in attending the executives’ hearings with those who filed complaints. Dunn and USG Chief of Staff Jenny Di agreed to allow senators to sit in.Lurie proposed that other USG members be allowed to sit in on the hearings so that senators could have “context” for what a good candidate for the position would be like, but Di said that letting other USG members attend the hearings would put them in an “uncomfortable position.”“The priority is to address specific people who have specific complaints. … After these preliminary conversations are had, … I’m totally fine with looping in as many people as we need to,” Di said.Dunn reiterated that although the executive board supported their appointments, they could have been more transparent with their appointments.“Our executive team firmly and with totality stands behind the decisions that we made, with one exception, and that was the way it was presented to all of you,” Dunn said. “It made it seem like there was something to hide, and there wasn’t necessarily complete and total transparency. And the same way that you can’t take back your vote, we can’t take back the decision we made in that moment.”
Both the purse ($7,200,000) and winner’s share ($1,036,800 each) get a slight increase from the 2018 total.Zurich Classic betting oddsTeamOddsJason Day/Adam Scott13/2Sergio Garcia/Tommy Fleetwood15/2Patrick Reed/Patrick Cantlay12/1Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy18/1Jon Rahm/Ryan Palmer18/1Bubba Watson/J.B. Holmes18/1Tony Finau/Kyle Stanley20/1Henrik Stenson/Graeme McDowell20/1Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel25/1Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown33/1Brooks Koepka/Chase Koepka33/1(Odds via VegasInsider)Zurich Classic past winnersYearWinning TeamScore2019TBD/TBDTBD2018Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy-222017Jonas Blixt/Cameron Smith-27Prior to 2017, the Zurich Classic was a more standard stroke play PGA Tour tournament with a single winner. Horschel is the only golfer to win both individually and as part of a team.YearWinnerScore2016Brian Stuard-152015Justin Rose-222014Noh Seung-yul-192013Billy Horschel-202012Jason Dufner-192011Bubba Watson-152010Jason Bohn-182009Jerry Kelly-14 The Zurich Classic is next on the 2019 PGA Tour calendar and brings a different format from the traditional tournament. Golfers will play in teams of two over the course of the four rounds, meaning there will be a pair of winners. The first and third rounds consist of best ball and the second and fourth are played using alternate shot. Thirty-five teams, plus ties, make the cut. The top players from the PGA Tour priority rankings who choose to participate get a spot in the tournament. They then select a partner, who either has to have PGA Tour status or a sponsor exemption. The tournament will be played at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana, which is outside New Orleans and has been the event’s location every year since 2005.MORE: Watch the Zurich Classic live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)C.T. Pan, who won the RBC Heritage last week for his first career PGA Tour victory, will be playing with Michael Kim, while Zurich Classic defending champs Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy will try for a victory for the second consecutive year.Here is everything to know about the 2019 Zurich Classic, including the TV schedule, updated tee times and odds. You can also follow our live leaderboard for hole-by-hole updates from the tournament.Zurich Classic TV schedule, live streamThe first two rounds Thursday and Friday will be broadcast exclusively on Golf Channel. CBS picks up coverage in most national markets Saturday and Sunday. You can also live stream the Zurich Classic by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.DateTimeTV ChannelThursday, April 252-5 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVFriday, April 262-5 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, April 2712-1:30 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, April 272-5 p.m. ETCBS/fuboTVSunday, April 2812-1:30 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSunday, April 282-5 p.m. ETCBS/fuboTVWho is in the Zurich Classic field?The tournament doesn’t draw as many big names as many other events, but there are still several accomplished professionals playing, including Adam Scott and Tommy Fleetwood. They will be on a team with Jason Day and Sergio Garcia, respectively. A team of Patricks — Reed and Cantlay — are also a formidable duo. Two-time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka will compete with his brother, Chase. Tee times for Zurich Classic featured groupsBelow are the Thursday tee times for the featured groups in Round 1. You can find a full list of tee times here.Tee timePairings7:39 a.m. ETJason Day & Adam Scott vs. Jhonattan Vegas & Abraham Ancer7:52 a.m. ETSergio Garcia & Tommy Fleetwood vs. Kyle Stanley & Tony Finau12:44 p.m. ETPatrick Reed & Henrik Stenson vs. Henrik Stenson & Graeme McDowell12:57 p.m. ETBilly Horschel & Scott Piercy vs. Jonas Blixt & Cameron SmithWhat is the Zurich Classic purseThe total purse for the event is $7,500,000, with the total winners share being higher than normal since two golfers will earn the prize. In 2019, the winning team will get $1,080,800 each, which makes up $2,161,600 of the total purse.
Officials with Miami-Dade Police and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating what they are calling an act of vandalism, after someone beheaded a statue of Jesus Christ in the courtyard of a South Florida church.The statue was apparently destroyed sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday in the courtyard of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in West Kendall.The Archdiocese of Miami released a statement that reads, “The Archdiocese of Miami expects the police to investigate this desecration of the Jesus Christ statue as a hate crime. This crime reflects the increasing attacks on the Catholic church across the country.”“This is an attack on the church,” says Mary Ross Agosta, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Miami “This is not only private property, it is sacred property.”Agosta explains that the statue’s head was found on the ground just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday. “This is not something you can trip over and say, ‘Oh, sorry,’ ” she said. “Someone did this intentionally.”She added that surveillance video has been handed over to police.“People find peace at these types of places, especially during these times,” police spokesman Argemis Colome told the newspaper. “We want to ensure the community that MDPD will look into the matter so people can continue to feel safe.”Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS. You may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.