Notre Dame awards honorary monogram to Condoleezza Rice

first_imgNotre Dame awarded an honorary monogram to former Secretary of State and member of the class of 1975 Condoleezza Rice, the University announced in a press release Monday.According to the release, Rice joined former President Gerald Ford and former President Ronald Reagan as an honorary monogram recipient in a “surprise ceremony” Sept. 1. The ceremony took place after Rice spoke at the unveiling of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh’s Forever stamp.Director of athletics Jack Swarbrick presented Rice with the monogram after she spoke with the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, which Swarbrick said Rice represents.“This is a program that achieves at a very high level,” Swarbrick said of the women’s basketball team in the press release. “They have an important symbol of when they have success. When they succeed in the classroom and when they succeed athletically, there’s a very special and unique honor they earn that they want to share with you.“You represent the philosophy of our coach and this program so well. You said once, ‘We have to move past the idea that women can become leaders to the expectation that they will be leaders.’ That is what this program is built on and that is what these young women represent. They would officially like to make you a Notre Dame monogram winner.”According to the release, the Notre Dame Monogram Club only bestows honorary monograms upon those who “have demonstrated a commitment to the betterment of Notre Dame athletics and the development of Fighting Irish student-athletes and graduates.”Rice achieved this status by acting as a member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2001 before moving on to serve as national security advisor and then secretary of state for former President George W. Bush, the press release said. She was the first African-American woman to hold this position.In addition to her honorary monogram, the University presented Rice with an honorary doctor of laws degree at the 1995 University Commencement Ceremony, for which she was the Commencement speaker.Tags: Condoleezza Rice, honorary monogram, Notre Dame Monogram Clublast_img read more

Real Madrid add Nigeria midfielder to their shopping list

first_img Mundo Deportivo says Real chiefs see the Nigeria international as an alternative to Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga. Real are unhappy with Rennes’ €75m valuation for the teenager.Advertisement Real Madrid have added Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, to their summer shopping list. Instead, they’re seriously considering a move for Ndidi, who has a contract with Leicester until 2024. read also:Leicester boss targeting FA Cup glory with Ndidi, Iheanacho The youngster is viewed at Real as cover for Casemiro, though Camavinga remains their top target. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian WomenTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?last_img read more

Jones: Fans have the right to boo

first_img The feel-good factor that arrived at United following Ryan Giggs’ appointment as manager disappeared on Saturday afternoon as the Welshman tasted defeat for the first time during his caretaker reign. Sebastian Larsson swept home Connor Wickham’s cross on the half-hour and United never looked like mounting a successful comeback against the Black Cats, who are now all but safe. Phil Jones admits Manchester United fans had every right to boo their team off following their 1-0 home defeat to Sunderland. United lacked urgency, width and speed. Had Emanuele Giaccherini and Fabio Borini found the net instead of the woodwork in the second half, the scoreline would have been almost embarrassing. Fans started streaming out of Old Trafford with 10 minutes to go, and a few of those who remained booed the players off – justifiably so in Jones’ eyes. “Of course they had every right to do that,” the United defender said. “You can understand that totally. They have had a difficult season. It has not been easy for them, especially here at Old Trafford. “It’s the story of our season isn’t it? You win one, but you can’t carry the form on. It’s disappointing.” Last season United lost three times at home, which was considered a poor record. But this term things have been far worse at Old Trafford. Under Giggs and David Moyes, United have been beaten seven times in the league at home. That is the club’s worst home record since the 1973-74 season, when United were relegated. Press Association Jones admits he and his team-mates cannot afford to have such a woeful record on home turf next term. “We are up at the top of the table on away form, but the home form for whatever reason has not been as good,” the England defender said. “It’s caught us out and that’s something next season we really nail down and work on.” With Louis van Gaal reportedly set to be appointed next week, United have one more chance to register a home win against Hull on Tuesday. The match could be a significant one for a number of reasons. Nemanja Vidic will play his final game at Old Trafford. For Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra – both of whom are out of contract this summer – it could be their last home game too. And it may well be the last time United fans get a glimpse of Giggs for a while as he has not been assured that he will figure in Van Gaal’s plans – either as a player or coach. Ticker tape and champagne usually follow United’s final home match of the season, but even though that will not be the case this term, Jones still wants to end the year on a high. “We can’t afford to make it flat,” he said. “We have to lift ourselves again and win the game for the fans.” Sunderland, who claimed their first win at Old Trafford for 46 years, are likely to have reason to celebrate on Wednesday following their penultimate home game of the season against West Brom. Just three weeks after being seven points from safety at the foot of the table, Sunderland are within touching distance of guaranteeing their Premier League status. “It’s been an incredible few weeks,” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said. “Beating (Chelsea boss) Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for the first time, winning at Manchester United, drawing at Manchester City, and beating Cardiff… it has been unbelievable. “The players never gave up.” Poyet believes Premier League player of the month Wickham, who has scored five goals in his last four games, has been key to Sunderland’s revival. “He has given us something special,” said Poyet of the 21-year-old striker, who had loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds earlier this season. “He scored the goals we could not find. He is on fire. “A player with his physique and his ability can go wherever he wants.” last_img read more