first_imgStudent Senate met in LaFortune Student Center on Wednesday night to discuss potential issues with the revised O’SNAP program and possible future budget cuts.“I think there’s been some concern about the ways that SafeWalk and O’SNAP are being utilized. … There have been some issues with dispatching SafeWalk; I know it’s not an isolated thing,” St. Edward’s Hall senator and sophomore Jake Wittenberg said. “There have been a few issues with dispatching and a little clarification that we could take back to dorms, or some discussion on the procedures and efficiency of the program would be helpful.”While the topic will not enter into a formal discussion for a few weeks, other senators shared similar sentiments.“I feel like there’s been some discrimination with size and gender,” Keenan Hall senator and junior Ryan Rizzuto said. “… A few weeks ago, I called, and I had to keep belaboring a point that I was concerned for a girl who was very intoxicated.”Rizzuto also said he experienced an issue several weeks ago when he called to be picked up with a few of his friends. He was told there was no danger or reason for O’SNAP to pick them up if it was a group of six or more.“I don’t think they have any right to do that,” Rizzuto said. “If O’SNAP is a shuttle service, then we really need to hone in that message to the student body and figure out why it’s harder to be picked up if you’re a guy than a girl.”Student body vice president and senior Matthew Devine brought up the issue of newspaper subscription and distribution on campus.According to Devine, the University currently spends about $50,000 on newspaper subscriptions annually, but only about 100-150 papers are actually picked up per day.“I think we need to reassess,” Devine said. “… We’re looking to see if we can do individual subscriptions, but that doesn’t necessarily stay true to the purpose of making it available to everyone.”Alumni Hall senator and sophomore Scott Moore proposed potentially decreasing the order, if possible.“If we can’t get a smaller quantity, I’d rather see it disbanded,” Moore said.The Senate will continue the conversation on the topic throughout the remainder of the semester, ultimately deciding whether to keep all of the subscriptions for the 2015-2016 school year.“It’s going to be contentious, whatever the decision is, so we’re trying to make sure we get the most comprehensive thoughts from everyone,” Devine said.The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution moving Off Campus Council elections to the third week of April, as opposed to April 1.“The purpose behind this is essentially is that there can’t be a comprehensive list of all the students living off campus in about mid-February, when we’re asked for one, which makes it hard to have elections,” Judicial Council president and off-campus senior Kathryn Peruski said.Tags: ND student senate, Notre Dame Senate, Senate, student senatelast_img read more

first_img Star Files View Comments Sutton Foster We’re fully confident this cast knows how to raise the roof. Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor, John Ellison Conlee and more will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at New York City Center. Performances will run from July 15 through 18 as part of the Encores! Off-Center series.Pasquale will take on the role of Burrs, a part that he understudied in his New York stage debut in the original MTC production of the musical. Since then, he has appeared on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County and Reasons to be Pretty; he recently starred in Chicago Lyric Opera’s Carousel.Dixon replaces the previously announced Joshua Henry as Mr. Black. His Broadway credits include Motown and a Tony-nominated performance in The Color Purple. Shor will play Madelaine True; she originated the role of Yitzhak off-Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and recently wore multitudes of statement jewelry in the TV Land series Younger opposite Foster. Conlee, who is set to play Eddie, earned a Tony nomination for The Full Monty. His additional credits include The Constant Wife, 1776, Murder Ballad and The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence.Additionally, Broadway alum Ciara Renée will take on the role of Kate, having previously appeared on in Pippin and Big Fish on the Great White Way and in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse. Kimiko Glenn, who has appeared in Spring Awakening on tour and in Orange is the New Black, will play Mae.The musical is adapted from the Jazz Age narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March and is the story of one tragic, decadent night in a Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie (Foster) and her menacing lover, and the handsome stranger (Dixon) who wants to lure her away. It opened at Manhattan Theatre Club on February 24, 2000 and played 54 performances. This production will be directed by Leigh Silvermand and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.Rounding out the cast are Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita Miller, Talene Monahon, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele, and Samantha Sturm. Brandon Victor Dixonlast_img read more