New members elected to Notre Dame Board of Fellows

first_imgShayla Keough Rumely and Sara Martinez Tucker were elected fellows of the University by the Notre Dame Board of Trustees on May 3, the University announced in a press release Wednesday. It was also announced that John J. Brennan, the chair of the Board, was elected to a second three-year term and president-elect of the Alumni Association Kevin Buckley would join the Board in an ex officio capacity beginning July 1.As fellows of the University — which consists of six lay peoples and six priests form the Congregation of Holy Cross — Rumely and Martinez Tucker will help elect members of the Board of Trustees and have the ability to “adopt and amend the bylaws” of the University, the release said. The fellows are also responsible for maintaining the Catholic character of the University.Rumely, a graduate of Notre Dame who received her J.D. at Emory University, has served a member of the Board of Trustees since 2002. Rumely practiced law for seven years and has also worked as publisher of the Fulton County Daily Report, a daily newspaper serving the Atlanta legal community. Prior to becoming a fellow, Rumely had served on the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council for a decade.A graduate of the bachelor’s and master’s programs at the University of Texas at Austin, Martinez Tucker is a former U.S. under secretary of education, which made her the nation’s top higher education official. Martinez Tucker has also served as CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative, CEO and president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and chair of the University of Texas System board of regents.Tags: Board of Trustees, Fellows of the University, John Brennanlast_img read more

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WCW to Launch on Saturday

first_imgCome Saturday, May 28 at Club Gossip, the winners of the Liberia Music Contest (LMC), STUNNA and A-Raw, will be launching their first/debut single, “Women Crush Wednesday” or WCW, the song that won the LMC. The song, which is now on sale on ITune, has been rated as a true club banger with a catchy colloqua flow that can put anyone in session mode. But the youngsters are about business.“We believe that music is about business, so we don’t just want to make music without profit,” STUNNA explained in an interview highlighting problems local artists have faced.“We decided to come out with this show so that we can know our strength and market ourselves to the public. But we cannot do that by just releasing the song for free; we need money to keep our new found celebrity status,” STUNNA added.Still on the show, he said much cannot be said about their performance, but that it will be definitely great and worth the money paid for it. Junda Morris-Kennedy described the artists as “rising stars that give a breath of fresh air to the kind of amazing untapped talent on the rise in the Liberian Music Industry.”Africa’s leading music online distributor Africori and JMK, publicist of Junda Morris- Kennedy, organized the contest. 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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