The Cast of Incognito Celebrates Their Off-Broadway Opening

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 Let the mind games begin! Charlie Cox, Heather Lind, Geneva Carr and Morgan Spector play a whopping 21 characters between the four of them in Incognito, which opened at Manhattan Theatre Club on May 24. Nick Payne’s (center below) latest play explores three interwoven stories: a pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito weaves these mysterious tales into a whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Helmed by Doug Hughes, the limited engagement will run through June 26. Take a peek at the opening night pics, and be sure to catch the Constellations playwright’s latest work! Related Shows View Comments Charlie Coxcenter_img Star Files Charlie Cox, Heather Lind, Geneva Carr & Morgan Spector(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Incognitolast_img read more

Trying poultry markets

first_imgAmericans like white-meat”The U.S. is such a white-meat market,” Joiner said in the 18th annual J.W. Fanning Lecture Dec. 11 on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.Former chairman of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Export Council and a current member of its board of directors, Joiner is one of the world’s authorities on U.S. poultry exports.In the lecture, Joiner noted three major challenges the poultry industry faces.Compounding the dark-meat export problem, he said, is the fact that the U.S. market demands large chicken breasts. That means large leg quarters, which aren’t appealing in the Asian markets that have a demand for dark-meat chicken.”The industry has to move over 6 billion large leg quarters this year,” Joiner said. “The export market can’t take it.” Brazil is our biggest competitorThe second major challenge, he said, is competition from Brazil, which is second only to the United States in worldwide broiler production.”(Brazil) is blowing the doors off production,” Joiner said. “They have an incredible ability to grow and harvest soybeans (a chief component in chicken feed). And their plants are first-class. Brazil’s exports grew by 38 percent in 2001.”While he expects Brazil’s export growth rate to eventually level out, Brazil poses a substantial threat to U.S. poultry producers, he said, because of lower labor costs and high production standards.”If Brazil is limited at all, it is only in market access,” Joiner said. Coan and students recognizedA luncheon and awards ceremony followed Joiner’s lecture. Gaylord Coan, who retired in 2001 as chief executive officer and chairman of the management executive committee of Gold Kist, Inc., received the 2002 Award of Excellence from the UGA CAES Alumni Association.Two CAES agricultural and applied economics students, Carol Spruill and Swagata Banerjee, were recognized for their induction into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.The J.W. Fanning lecture series is named for a former vice president for services and professor of agricultural economics at UGA. Fanning was instrumental in developing public service and outreach at UGA. Industry needs more marketsThe third problem, he said, is market access. Making current markets more accessible and opening up new markets are crucial to the industry’s growth. “This is why everyone was so interested in Cuba opening its markets,” he said.After outlining the problems, Joiner offered possible solutions:”The U.S. could cut production, although that is very hard to do,” he said. “We need to develop more dark-meat products for the domestic market. We need to push hard to open up new markets and aggressively fund the industry fight for market access. We need to take food safety issues seriously and find a way to compete with the Brazilian labor market.”The picture isn’t pretty,” Joiner said. “But now you know what it looks like.”While the industry picture is grim, it’s ripe for study, said Glenn Ames, an agricultural economist with UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Ames specializes in the poultry industry.”Mr. Joiner has provided us with a tremendous menu of topics for further work and study here at UGA,” he said. “These are topics that are vital for Georgia’s economy.”Georgia is the top-producing broiler state in the U.S. Economists figure the economic impact of poultry in the state at more than $13 billion annually. By Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaEvery time someone eats a chicken breast, it compounds the biggest problem the U.S. poultry industry faces.That’s because the U.S. poultry market has more dark meat than it knows what to do with, said Eric Joiner, president, chief operating officer and co-founder of food-distribution giant AJC International.last_img read more

Rachel Lee of Armistead Caregiver Services Wins a $20,000.00 Grant from the Eileen Fisher Clothing Company

first_imgShelburne, VT Rachel Lee, President of Armistead Caregiver Services, has been presented a $20,000.00 grant from the Eileen Fisher Company. The award to Armistead, one of five $20,000.00 Eileen Fisher Grants, was the only award given to a for-profit business. Armistead was singled out from over 250 other for-profit applicants nationally. The grant, for growth and development, will aid Armistead in service expansion to Addison and Franklin Counties. Armistead provides non-medical caregiver services to the elderly and adults with disabilities.I was really impressed that Eileen Fisher chose to award money to a for-profit business and, specifically, a business owned by a woman, says Lee. Ms. Fisher, President and owner of a successful womens clothing line, developed the grants as a means of promoting the growth of fledgling businesses and non-profit organizations that promote the health, independence and empowerment of women.The Eileen Fisher 20th Anniversary Grants were presented on October 20th at a luncheon in the home of Ms. Fisher in Irvington, New York.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events July 10-16

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York AerosmithThe bad boys from Beantown are back at it, with Steven Tyler flashing his pearly whites at the mic and the one and only mad-hatter himself, Slash, as he opens up for the band with his own hot licks on the jump-start of their 20-city “Let Rock Rule” tour. It’s a mutual musical appreciation society. The boys dig Slash, and he credits them with influencing him when he was just another alienated teenager with a pipe dream and an electric guitar. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh.$26-$750. 7:30 p.m. July 10.Huntington Arts FestivalThe summer-long, weekend parks performances continue with the Long Island Dance Consortium doing “Kaleidoscope of Dance, No.1” on Thursday night (second performance Aug. 6). Black Violin, a viola and violin duo featuring Kev Marcus and Wil B., blending classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, with a twist of bluegrass music plays Friday. Plaza Theatrical Productions perform “Young Frankenstein” on Saturday. And the Kristen Murphy, winner of “Got Talent! Long Island,” opens for the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra on Sunday. Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington. Free. 8:30 p.m. July 10-13.O.A.R.The Maryland-based indie rockers headlining this show will play their hits, such as “This Town” and “Shattered (Turn the Car Around).” Opening up is Phillip Phillips, who’s touring to promote his second album, Behind the Light, released in May. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh.$49.50-$117.65. 6:30 p.m. July 11.The Band Perry (Facebook)The Band PerryKimberly Perry and her younger brothers Neil and Reid have notched a string of hit country/pop/rock singles as The Band Perry since the Alabama natives made their self-titled debut four years ago. They include chart-toppers “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “All Your Life.” With supporting country acts Austin Webb and Maggie Rose. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. $39.50-$89.50. 5 p.m. July 11. Spin DoctorsCasual listeners who recall their catchy ‘90s hits “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes” may be surprised to learn upon seeing these New York City natives play live that the Spin Doctors fancy themselves a jam band. Just go ahead now. With supporting act, Circus Mind. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25, $30 DOS. 8 p.m. July 11. American Idol LiveAmerican Idol Season 14—14 (!!)—debuts next year, but auditions to the sing-for-votes reality show are in full swing. The next stop: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Hundreds, if not thousands, of fantastic and lousy singers alike will perform before the show’s celebrity judges for a chance of living their dreams and winning over the hearts of rabid American fans who still tune in despite the influx of similar (though lousier, oops, did we say that!?) singing competition shows. Don’t miss out on a chance to cheer on your fellow Long Islanders who have been waiting their whole life for this crucial, mind-numbing moment! Most importantly, tell J Lo and Rye-Rye we looove them!!! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $28.50-$80.05. 8 p.m. July 11.Ninth Annual Long Island Comedy FestivalWith about six comics at more than a dozen dates set at venues from Rockville Centre to Riverhead—never a repeat, 50 comedians total—this summer’s LI comedy fest is sure to include more laughs than a barrel of monkeys. OK, we’ll leave it to the professionals. Through Aug. 23. Opening Night at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson 8 p.m. July 11; The Summertime Comedy Showcase, a slap-happy barrage of hilarity and can’t-stop-laughing euphoria that’ll leave you lying on the floor, gigglin’ and hollerin’ long past the actual performances (partnered with Bacardi !!) at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. $15, $20, $25. 8 p.m. July 12; Full schedule at LIComedy.comSummer of 1969 Exhibit DebutCelebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Woodstock Festival and the amazing ’69 Mets World Series win at the Summer of 1969 exhibit’s opening weekend. For those who were alive, it’ll be a trip down memory lane. The rest will see why Bryan Adams sang in his hit “Summer of ’69” that “those were the best days of my life.” An evening with Apollo Astronauts Walt Cunningham and Fred Haise. $15 members, $20 public. 7:30-8:30 p.m., July 11. Meet Legendary Woodstock Festival Organizer Artie Kornfeld. Free with museum admission. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4p.m. July 12. Apollo Space Program Dinner with Apollo Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Walt Cunningham and Fred Haise. $100 public, $50 for former Lunar Module workers. 6-9 p.m. July 12. The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City cradleofaviation.orgLong Island International Film FestivalTechnically, the 17th installment of this film fest started Wednesday, but the opening night party and tech awards don’t get underway until 5 p.m. Friday. There were screenings of shorts before that, although the panel discussions don’t get underway until this weekend. Read more about the woman behind the event in her Press profile. Bellmore Movies, 222 Petit Ave., Bellmore. Prices, times vary. July 9-17YesFounded in 1968, Yes has seamlessly overcome a generational alteration in their audience and are considered among the longest continuing and successful ’70s progressive rock groups. The English natives are renowned for their usage of cosmic and mystical lyrics combined with complicated instrumental and vocal arrangements. Despite the departure of key members over the decades, Yes is still producing top-charting music, including their 21st album, Heaven and Earth, which hits stands July 21. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. July 12Procol HarumWhat could be whiter than a whiter shade of pale? That’s a ghostly question only Gary Brooker, the smashing piano player and the spooky vocalist of this classic British rock band, could answer if the waiter would only bring in another tray of dreams. Those who miss this show can catch the band the following night at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $40-$75. 8 p.m. July 12VANS Warped Tour 2014With about 100 bands performing on various stages during the nation’s longest traveling music festival—celebrating its 20th year!—there are simply too many performers to list here. Even the biggest music gluttons on Long Island would be hard-pressed not to walk away having heard some new tunes. The lineup, to name but a few, is set to include alt-hip hop group Air Dubai, pop-punk rockers Yellowcard and alt-metal band The Devil Wears Prada. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. $39.50. 11 a.m. July 12Strong Island Ol’ Skool Summer Soul JamDust off the Kangol hats because the ‘90s are making a comeback. With various artists, including Melle Mel, Joeski Love, Oran “Juice” Jones, Brand Nubian featuring Grand Puba, Aly-Us and T-Ski Valley. Hosted by WBLS’ Doctor Bob Lee. DJ Legend spinning all night. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. July 12The Original WailersAre you picking up now? The vibration is positive and the “riddim” is reggae. Bob Marley may have gone up in smoke but his band is still with us and for that we can only say: “Praise Jah! The legend lives on!” The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. $30-$50. 9 p.m. July 12Summer Wings and BeerFestWing aficionados will go head-to-head at “one million scoville hot wing eating competition” while eight Long Island restaurants and four local breweries will duke it out as they vie for the Summer Wings and Beer Cup. With admission, spectators get 16 chicken wings and 42oz of craft beer. Among the competitors is celebrity chef Johnny McLaughlin from Food Network’s Chopped. Cannon’s Blackthorn, 49 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. $35 2-7:30 p.m. July 12First Annual Smithtown Blues FestivalThis is a mega Blues-arts & crafts-food explosion to benefit the Smithtown Historical Society in conjunction with the Long Island Blues Society. Long Island’s own Blue Roots, D.A. Blues Band and Dog House Blues Band will be supplying the tunes; you’ll be helping create the stellar vibes. So bring your lawn chair or blanket and get ready for some of the most soul-satisfying tunes and eats (for purchase from Famous Dave’s BBQ Truck & Grill) this side of the Mississippi Delta! Smithtown Historical Society, 239 Middle Country Rd. (Main Street), Smithtown. $30 SHS Members/$35 Non-Members. Gates open at 2 p.m. 3-10 p.m. July 12Peter Frampton (Facebook)Peter FramptonMan, it’s the 70s showing us the way! The rocking great Brit guitarist Peter Frampton has kissed his golden curly locks goodbye years ago—he can wig out if he wants to, considering he co-founded Humble Pie at 18—so here he is today, still hitting the high notes that shimmer all night long. And he’s doing it on the road with the Doobie Brothers, that hard-driving Grammy-winning American band of good old boys who keep on takin’ it to the streets and rockin’ down the highway. Just listen to the music, it’ll be all right. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh.$29.50-$117.65. 6 p.m. July 13The Long Island Battle of the BandsFeaturing Schoeffel, Typhon Rising, Reluctant Mortem, Rest Until It Needs Sacrifice, Them Poor Kids, Nexus Canvas, Bear Success, Orange No. 9 and Avale. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $8, $10 DOS. 1 p.m. July 13Mash Up: Collages in Mixed MediaExhibit opening featuring the mixed media works of critically acclaimed Port Washington-based artist Jennifer Scott, who also is a professor of art at Long Island Post and Nassau Community College. Her work is also on view at the Second Avenue Fire House Gallery in Bay Shore. Runs through Sep. 14. The Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Free. 1-4 p.m. July 13Alive Inside: A Story of Music & MemoryMoviegoers will get a sneak peak of this documentary that followed social worker Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, a Mineola-based nonprofit that trains elder-care professionals to create personalized playlists of memory-triggering music for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive disorders. Meet Cohen following the screening. Get $2 off ticket price by donating an old iPod to help the cause. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $6 Members/$11 Public. 7:30 p.m. July 14The Who: The Early YearsWatch this iconic band’s then-controversial rise to fame as a part of the British invasion of the ‘60s. Aside from early live concerts of their hits, the movie includes TV performances and rarely seen promotional material. With guest speaker Bill Shelley, host of Rock Legends Live! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $6 Members/$11 Public. 7:30 p.m. July 15Anthony Hamilton (Facebook)Anthony HamiltonThis Grammy-nominated North Carolina-native soulful R&B crooner, whose latest hit, “Freedom,” was featured last year on the Django Unchained soundtrack, is coming to town. With supporting acts Keke Wyatt and Shaliek. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m., July 16—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Nick Crispino, Peter Chin and Timothy Bolger.last_img read more

West Babylon Woman, 23, Killed In Lindenhurst Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning in Lindenhurst, Suffolk County Police said. AlyssaMarie Gerbasio, 23, of West Babylon, was traveling north on Straight Path at 7:12 a.m. March 17 when her 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee was struck by a 2015 Jeep Liberty headed east on 49th Street that attempted to cross Straight Path, according to Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives. Gerbasio was ejected from her vehicle, said police, and pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The 17-year-old female driver who collided with her, of Lindenhurst, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and released, said police.The investigation is continuing, and First Squad detectives ask anyone with information about the fatal crash to call 631-854-8152.last_img read more

Thomaston Fatal Hit-and-run Driver Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 43-year-old man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Thomaston on Friday morning has died, Nassau County police said.The victim was crossing Middle Neck Road when he was hit by a southbound vehicle that left the scene at the corner of Barstow Road at 9:53 a.m., police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he died. His identity was not immediately released.Witnesses described the vehicle as being a gray or bluish gray Nissan Rogue.Homicide Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

US 36, Bethany open with IMCA points, spectators

first_imgAn open practice session is also planned Saturday, May 2 at Osborne from 2-8 p.m. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. Pit passes will be $25 and the grandstands will be closed.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m., hot laps are at approximately 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.  Racing both nights will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV.  Social distancing guidelines will be maintained in both the pit area and grandstand; track officials will ask each team to stay within their respective pit area and that everyone attending wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs Missouri State and track points will be given for IMCA Modified, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod divisions at both Friday and Saturday shows. Central and North Central Region points will be available to Modified drivers. “Response has already been great and we’re expecting tremendous car counts both Friday and Saturday,” said promoter Jon Boller Jr.  OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway will open May 8 and Bethany Speedway on May 9 with all IMCA points awarded both nights. Drivers are also asked to pre-register through MyRacePass or the track website. Pit passes are $35 while grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Questions about the season-opening weekend can be directed to Boller at 816 752-3645.last_img read more

UW crew seeks first win

first_imgIn Madison for the only home competition of the year, UW men’s rowing head coach Chris Clark actually has more to worry about than a typical race. “In a home race, there’s almost as much worry about just getting things set up and mak[ing] sure the officials are here, et cetera, than it is worrying about your own team,” Clark said at a press conference Monday. “But the only thing that makes that regatta successful is the weather, so I don’t have control over that, but I wish I did.” Forecasts call for temperatures in the 70s and partly cloudy weather Saturday, so that’s one less thing for Clark to worry about when No. 8 Wisconsin hosts No. 18 Michigan and Northern Michigan for the Midwest Rowing Championships at Lake Wingra Saturday. However, adding to Clark’s list of worries is the stiff competition his team has had to face to start off the spring season. Last weekend, Wisconsin’s varsity eight fell to No. 1 Washington, No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 California at the Windermere Classic in Redwood City, Calif. “In football parlance, it’s probably scheduling Michigan and Florida and Notre Dame in the first couple of weeks,” Clark said. “Which can really work well depending on the way it plays out, but it also wipes you out a little bit.” And this weekend won’t be any easier with Big Ten opponent Michigan in town. In recent years, the Badgers and Wolverines have squared off in the season opener. However, schedule conflicts this season pushed the rivalry meet back to this weekend’s regatta. Typically the Midwest Rowing Championships serve as a showcase to the Madison community and campus for the UW crew team, but this year will be different with Michigan lining up on the other side of the water. “There’s been a few years that the competition hasn’t been so stiff, but [Michigan’s] pretty good,” Clark said. “That’s our main competition in this race; there’s no question it’s Michigan. … It’s the real deal when it’s Michigan.” And Clark knows this weekend is the time for his team to start winning. Despite a strong showing in the Windermere Classic, Wisconsin has nothing to show for it. While Clark isn’t upset with the varsity team’s 0-3 start, he is optimistic about being a championship contender come the end of May. “You don’t usually win championships by losing a lot of races,” Clark said. “That’s what I’ve found. You know, you’ve got to. Somehow you have to win at some point. “The reality is we’re just not usually as good as we will be later in the year. That’s a fact,” Clark continued. “So when you can come out and be competitive right away, that’s a good thing. It’s a really good thing. But nonetheless, there’s only so many times you can spend losing.” This year will be the 35th time UW has hosted the Lake Wingra event that dates back to 1973.last_img read more

Showdown ends 21-year run with shootout

first_imgDavies led Wisconsin with two goals in regulation and another after OT in the shootout.[/media-credit]After 21 years running, the Badger Hockey Showdown went out in style, as Wisconsin edged Yale 2-1 in a shootout following a 2-2 tie through overtime.It was not the most well-attended game of the season for the Badgers, and it was not one in which they played at full strength, with three key players at the World Junior Championships. Nonetheless, UW gave fans plenty to cheer about, especially after senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion put one away in the shootout for the win.“Wasn’t this a great way to have it end?” head coach Mike Eaves said. “I mean, I’m nervous on the bench, I’m standing and I looked around and everybody’s standing. It’s kind of an exciting way for it to end, and a memorable one.”While the Showdown will not continue in 2011, Eaves was not so sure Wisconsin would not host a similar tournament again in the future.It’s unclear how long such an occurrence would take to materialize, but Eaves voiced a confidence in the fact a tournament similar in nature to the Showdown would be back.“Now we put it to rest for a while,” Eaves said. “As the flow and ebb of these tournaments come and go, we’ll see when it comes back, because I’ve got a feeling that down the line somewhere that this tournament will come back in some shape or form.”WJC impacts Badger Hockey ShowdownIf you were wondering just how much the Wisconsin men’s hockey team was affected by the 2010 World Junior Championships and the loss of three players to the competition, all you had to do was watch the four UW players during the postgame press conference.Whichever player was called on was respectfully attentive to those asking questions, but the remaining three could not resist the television to their right, watching intently to see what was happening in the USA-Sweden semifinal contest.In fact, one reporter even let Geoffrion finish watching the highlights of a USA goal after noticing how the senior from Brentwood, Tenn., was so focused on the game.According to fellow senior and tri-captain Ben Street, it was all about focusing on the basics with the absence of sophomore forward Derek Stepan, sophomore defenseman Jake Gardiner and freshman defenseman John Ramage.UW forwards, goalie disagree on shootout advantage With the Pettit Cup on the line Sunday night, the intense matchup between No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 8 Yale could not end in a tie. As a result, a rare shootout was seen at the Kohl Center, something that was thrilling for coaches, players and fans alike.Wisconsin came out on top 2-1, thanks to scores from Geoffrion and senior Michael Davies, earning the Badgers their 11th title in the Badger Hockey Showdown.Following the game, Davies was asked to explain whether the shooter or the goalie has the advantage in a shootout situation. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound senior was dumbfounded.“I don’t know; I’m not in a shootout enough to know,” Davies said. “I think it’s kind of both ways there. I just came down and took what was given, and the goalie bit. I don’t really know who has the advantage. I guess you really never know.”Davies continued by remarking that it depended on who was in goal.“If I’m going against (NHL goaltender Martin) Brodeur, he has the advantage, but if I’m going against Guddy (Scott Gudmandson) here, I have the advantage.”Davies’ opinion was not necessarily shared by his teammates, however.Gudmandson, who made 40 saves on the night — including two in the shootout — jumped in with his opinion on who has the shootout advantage.“I’m going to jump in here and say I think the goalie has the advantage all the time,” Gudmandson said.Not to be outdone by his teammates, Geoffrion added his opinion.“I’m going to jump in too and say that Mikey, with the mitts that he has, he has the advantage on every goaltender,” Geoffrion said. “Me, the goalie definitely has the advantage.”Fortunately for Wisconsin, though, Geoffrion overcame that disadvantage for the game-winner Sunday night, flipping a shot past Yale’s Nick Maricic and sparking a celebration on the ice.last_img read more

GSG, USG condemn Board for lack of student representatives

first_imgUSG President Debbie Lee and Vice President Blake Ackerman said University leaders must earn back student trust. (Daily Trojan file photo)Following the first public Presidential Search Advisory Committee Forum on Thursday, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government released a joint statement to the USC community criticizing the lack of student representation in the presidential search process. Even before C. L. Max Nikias agreed to step down as president, USG and GSG wrote that they continuously made an effort to reach out to the Board of Trustees to incorporate student representation within decision-making bodies. The student groups had specifically requested two student seats — one for undergraduate and another for graduate — on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. The statement argues that students must be included in the search because they will be greatly affected by the decision. Students have a vested interest in the leadership as they are the University’s “reason for existence,” the statement read.“Excluding students on the committee is not only a disservice to the very individuals the University failed to protect, but also a failure to provide students an opportunity to advocate for presidential candidates who will strive to protect students to the best of their ability,” wrote USG and GSG.The statement details USG and GSG’s multiple attempts to have student representation on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, a process they said had begun in May. According to the statement, after USG and GSG reached out multiple times to schedule meetings with Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso and Interim President Wanda Austin, they were invited to Caruso’s home in Brentwood for a meeting on Sept. 4 and met with Caruso again on Sept. 10 to further advocate for student representation. According to the statement, Caruso said that despite all of the recent scandals the University has faced, students should take a “measured leap of faith” to trust the Board in regards to the decisions being made, which the Daily Trojan could not independently confirm.USG President Debbie Lee said  that students cannot place their faith or trust in an administration that has repeatedly failed them.“I think before asking students to take a ‘leap of faith’ or to continue trusting in administration, you [have] got to give us reasons to do so,” Lee said. “I don’t think there have been tangible reasons to do so for awhile.”In an email obtained by the Daily Trojan, Caruso responded to Lee about the statement before it was released to the public. Caruso wrote that he and Lee are in agreement that student voices are a “critical component” of the presidential search process.“Your voices are not being ignored,” Caruso wrote. “[On] the contrary, for the first time in the Board’s recent history, I started an open-door policy to meet with student government leaders on a regular basis and to make sure that any student can contact me via email with questions, suggestions, or concerns.”Caruso said that the Board is seeking student government counsel on the Special Committee on Governance’s board reform efforts, in addition to establishing a special student leaders’ subcommittee that would meet with the Search Advisory Committee.In the statement, GSG and USG wrote that students would still have no part in the “substantive discussion that establish the criteria” or have the ability to review and interview candidates. USG and GSG wrote that based on the information they have gathered, students will not have the opportunity to meet with candidates throughout the search process. “Without any firsthand student interaction, this incoming president might be left with the lasting impression that engagement with students is neither a priority, nor a necessity,” the statement read.last_img read more