26 Jan
2021

Administration analyzes Campus Climate survey results

first_imgIn the results of the 2016 Campus Climate survey, 14 percent of respondents indicated they had experienced some form of non-consensual sexual intercourse or contact while a student at Notre Dame.That number, vice president of student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding said, is too high. “We know, always, that these instances are happening on our campus, and that is not what we want,” Hoffmann Harding said. “We want to do everything we can to prevent these instances, and make students feel comfortable with reporting. You still see that it’s happening, but you still see there is underreporting, which is sobering, but it motivates us to do more and work harder.”While the number is down 2 percent from the 2015 result, Christine Caron Gebhardt, director of the Gender Relations Center at Notre Dame, says there is still a long way to go to get that number down. “That’s not us sitting back and saying ‘[The number] declined so we must be doing great things,’” Gebhardt said. “It’s us saying ‘Great, it declined — what more can we do?’”Hoffmann Harding said it is encouraging to see awareness of policies regarding sexual assault is high. “I was really proud of students who don’t think this behavior should be tolerated on our campus,” Hoffmann Harding said. “The numbers are really good. We’ve seen some of the education programs … give way to a big bump in awareness strategies, so that’s good news.”Heather Ryan, deputy Title IX coordinator, said she was happy to see that 98 percent of respondents indicated they would identify at least one University resource for support. “That [resource] can be wherever they want to go for them, so that was good news in my opinion,” Ryan said. However, according to the results of the survey, only 10 percent of students who indicated they had experienced non-consensual sexual intercourse reported this to the University. The challenge, Ryan said, is removing some of those barriers to reporting incidents.“If we’re going to make a difference here, we have to figure out what’s holding students back,” Gebhardt said. “We’re really trying to empower them and help them see there are resources and things available.”Satisfaction rates for respondents that have reported incidents to the University and gone through the processes were low, according to the results, which is a major focal point for improvement, Ryan said. “We receive feedback on an ongoing basis,” she said. “Continuing to remain open to those conversations is really important … but I think we can do better with that.”The Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP) will meet in the coming months to address these barriers and other notable results of the survey. “We try to take our students’ experience, dig deeper into what you’re all saying in focus groups and then look at peer institutions and say, okay let’s hold our programs, our initiatives, the things that we’re doing under a light and see what’s effective,” Gebhardt said. “But let’s not do things because we’ve done it before, let’s do things because they’re effective.”The University plans to administer the survey every other year, Hoffmann Harding said. “We will do focus groups to learn from the results, so we’re not just surveying and surveying,” Hoffmann Harding said. “We’re trying to learn, talk with our community about what the survey has shared with us. For us, that feels like every other year is about the right time frame for us to look at that.”Tags: campus climate, GRC, sexual assault, Student Affairs, Title IXlast_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Season Two of Broadway Balances America Premieres in August

first_imgGrab an extra cup of coffee because your mornings are about to get a Great White Way-sized makeover! Lifetime Channel’s award-winning morning show The Balancing Act will present the second season of its six-part special series Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. Season two of the series, which takes you backstage of some of Broadway’s most-beloved musicals, will premiere on Lifetime in August.Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews highlighting the shows that are featured on Broadway Across America’s 2015-2016 Broadway series nationwide, including Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Kinky Boots, If/Then, The Wizard of Oz, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Cabaret. Our hosts get up close and personal with the casts and crews, even experiencing what it’s like to dance in their shoes!“Broadway musicals are not just the New York art form; they are the great American art form,” said Lauren Reid, CEO Theater Division, Broadway Across America. “We thank our network of local theater partners nationwide and The Balancing Act for helping us share Broadway with that wider audience across the country.”So, do you want to know what the second season of Broadway Balances America has in store for you? Of course you do! You’ll meet the leading lady of Cinderella and find out how she balances raising her son with performing across the country, get an exclusive behind-the-curtain look at the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots with pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, learn the inspiration behind the contemporary new musical If/Then, find out how The Wizard of Oz has been reconceived for the stage with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, receive a first look at the reimagined The Sound of Music and meet the quadruple-threat Kit Kat Klub girls of Cabaret.“We are so happy to take The Balancing Act viewers behind-the-scenes of the most popular Broadway shows, meeting some of the actors, directors and choreographers who bring it all to life,” said Jeanne Kelly, Supervising Producer for The Balancing Act. “These productions are hitting the road as their national tours get underway and heading to a stage near you. Everyone can now experience the excitement, music and magic that is Broadway right in their local community.”The air dates for Broadway Balances America will be:Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on August 25 & September 1Kinky Boots on September 22 & 29If/Then on October 20 & 27The Wizard of Oz on November 17 & 24Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on December 1 & 8Cabaret on January 26, 2016 & February 2The first season of Broadway Balances America included segments on the national tours of Annie, Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage, Pippin, Newsies, Motown The Music and the Broadway Classroom workshop in NYC. View Comments Broadway Balances Americalast_img read more

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6 Oct
2020

Entertain family and friends right here in this superb location

first_imgOne of the large bathrooms at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Making the most of a rear northern aspect and privacy of the grounds, the kitchen, lounge and dining areas flow out through floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, on to flawless alfresco entertaining areas. Enjoy the open-plan design at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Mr Sung said the home was great for entertaining friends and family.“From the kitchen, there’s a clear view of the outside area,” he said.“It’s perfect for parents wanting to keep an eye on children.”Located within the catchment of the highly-regarded Seven Hills State School, the property is an easy walk to St Thomas’ Primary, transport, local cafes, shops and the popular Perth Street Park. You could certainly cook up a storm here at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Mr Sung said the two-level property at 82 McIlwraith Ave, had four bedrooms, each serviced by their own bathroom.One of the bathrooms is a shared ensuite.He said there was an easy option of a fifth bedroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 Invite your mates around and enjoy the space at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Surrounded by established greenery, the shaded terrace with integrated barbecue sits beside the grassed yard and saltwater pool with stone water feature.A separate theatre or children’s playroom and private home office are also on the ground level.Mr Sung says the property is in one of the area’s top end streets.“It’s on the crest of the street and there is a very nice outlook at the front,” he said. 82 Mcilwraith Ave, Norman Park.A new build at Norman Park has hit the market and is designed for growing families.Builder Richard Sung, who is selling the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property, said it was “probably one of the best homes” he has built.“It really is a great family house,” said Mr Sung, who lives in the area.“This home would be perfect for a family with young kids or even teenage children – there’s lots of separate living areas.”last_img read more

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