UL Alumni Donates to Alma Mater

first_imgDr. Weeks, UL VP for Accademic Affairs receives office materials and chairs from alumniThe Alumni Association of the University of Liberia (AAUL) has donated assorted office materials valued at US$11,118 to the administration of the university to help take care of some pressing office needs.The items donated included two digital Canon copiers, two external hard drives (terabytes), 200 chairs, and printing machines (for labeling the chairs and copiers).The president of the UL Alumni Association, James S. Davis II, made the donation recently at the Capitol Hill campus of the university.Mr. Davies also formally launched the project to erect the Alumni Center at the cost of over US$25K.  When completed, the center will contain offices, computer labs, conference and reading rooms and other facilities.He also launched the endowment of scholarships for students in need to the tune of US$5,000.He said the donation was part of the UL Alumni Fund (ULAFUND), a drive which was launched in April 2016 to raised US$2 million to tackle the financial difficulties the university was faced with.The ULAFUND will include short, medium and long term approaches, and all funds collected for that purpose will be directed toward faculty and infrastructural development (internet facility, library, laboratory, alumni center, computer labs, electronic processing equipment and scholarships).Furthermore, the ULAFUND drive is expected to be characterized by presentations underscoring the achievements and challenges of the UL as well as soliciting financial contributions in cash or kind from invited stakeholders and the general public.“The fund was collected only from alumni in Liberia,” Mr. Davis said.The vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, on behalf the UL administration, thanked the AAUL for the items donated. She promised to use them for the intended purposes as they were made at a time the university needed the items the most.The secretary general of the interim leadership of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), James Bernard, termed the AAUL’s donation as “a kind gesture.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Martz out due to heart infection

first_img The antibiotics that Martz began taking on Friday didn’t seem to help, Shaw said, but he didn’t know if any additional procedures would be necessary. Severe cases of endocarditis can require open-heart surgery. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt will take over as coach. Martz told his players during a brief but emotional team meeting that he would step aside, Vitt said. Deuce likely out for year Deuce McAllister likely will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Sunday at Green Bay. Saints coach Jim Haslett said that the running back got a second opinion in San Antonio. He’ll get a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., later this week. “If that’s the case, a torn ligament, he’s out for the year,” Haslett said. “I feel bad first of all for Deuce. He’s worked hard to get to this point. He’s a great football player.” Haslett said McAllister’s playing time will be split between Aaron Stecker and Antowain Smith. Ricky ‘s back The Miami Dolphins made a substantial offensive upgrade, adding a certified yoga instructor and student of holistic medicine notorious for his shyness and mercurial behavior. Yes, Ricky Williams is back. Returning from a four-week suspension that followed a one-year retirement, Williams took part in the team’s brief walkthrough session. He’ll rejoin practice Wednesday and likely play Sunday at Tampa Bay his first game since December 2003. Update on Burleson Minnesota Vikings WR Nate Burleson missed the previous two games with a sprained knee, but coach Mike Tice said it is a shoulder injury holding back the team’s No. 1 receiver now. “The shoulder’s bugging him more than the knee,” Tice said. “If we can get the shoulder to make strides this week, he should be questionable.” WR set for surgery Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Darrell Jackson is scheduled to have surgery on his right knee Wednesday to remove loose cartilage from an old injury. Jackson has a bone bruise in the knee, but while getting a second opinion in Florida late last week, doctors noticed the loose cartilage from an injury suffered a few years ago, coach Mike Holmgren said. Davenport on IR Running back Najeh Davenport underwent season-ending surgery to repair his broken right ankle and the Green Bay Packers placed him on injured reserve. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rams president John Shaw said Monday that Martz will be hospitalized four to 12 days but would not speculate on the length of his absence. Shaw said he wasn’t told the specific name of the illness, but was led to believe that Martz’s heart valve had weakened since last week. “I think he was concerned he was letting down a lot of people, but also had concern about the gravity of the situation,” Shaw said. Mike Martz is out indefinitely as coach of the St. Louis Rams with a bacterial infection of the heart. Martz was told by a specialist Monday that his condition, which kept him out of two practices last week, had worsened. The 54-year-old has been ill for more than a month and was tested for endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart or a heart valve. After the Rams’ 37-31 loss Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks, Martz said he shouldn’t have been on the sideline. St. Louis dropped to 2-3. last_img read more

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