Three-day disaster simulation preps students for humanitarian relief work

first_img Read Full Story Ninety-three students spent April 26-28, 2013 learning how to rapidly respond to a refugee crisis while being faced with a host of stressful distractions from confrontational child-soldiers to rogue journalists. It was all part of the annual disaster simulation organized by The Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative, the flagship training and professional development program of the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. The group included graduate students from Harvard School of Public Health, MIT, and Tufts University, and humanitarian professionals who attended as part of the academy’s two-week Humanitarian Response Intensive Course.For the weekend, Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover, Mass., was transformed into a Sub-Saharan border region beset by extreme weather, food shortages, and militia violence. Students were assigned to teams representing nongovernmental organization such as CARE and Save the Children, and worked to develop a plan to provide services for the region’s refugees. The goal of the simulation exercise is to prepare students to work in crisis situations such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.last_img read more

Binghamton University speaks out on death of professor

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University has responded to the death of 30-year-old Dominic Davy, a professor on the campus. A statement from Binghamton University can be read below: The campus is saddened to learn of the death of Dominic Davy, a doctoral student in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and adjunct lecturer at Binghamton University.“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this young father and veteran whose students have called him selfless and inspirational,” said President Harvey Stenger. “His loss is a loss for our entire campus community.”For those in need of counseling services, the University Counseling Center (UCC), along with the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team, can offer support. To reach someone after hours or for emergencies, students should call 911 or the UCC after-hours counselor by calling 607-777-2772 and selecting #2.During business hours, students who would like to speak to someone should reach out to the UCC by calling 607-777-2772 or the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team by calling 607-777-2804.Faculty and staff seeking assistance should contact the Employee Assistance Program at 607-777-6655 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. An off-campus coordinator can be reached after hours by calling the 24-hour EAP call line at 1-800-822-0244.The Binghamton University Interfaith Council is also available to students, faculty and staff via email at [email protected] The university says it is planning a public Zoom event for those mourning the loss of Davy.center_img Details for the event will available later, the university says. Davy was found dead along the Susquehanna River in Owego Monday morning. He was reported missing to the Endicott Police Department on April 10.last_img read more

Girls Area Middle School Basketball Scores

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Cards beat SD with a final score of 56-15.  Scoring for SLS on their final game was Catherine Streator with 12pts, Kate Weber with 9 pts, Claire Saner and Iza Wonnell both bringing 6 pts, Rhea Miller with 5 pts, Ava Owens with 4 pts, Lilly Schebler with 4 pts, Lea Cossentino with 4 pts, Madison Wanstrath with 3 pts, and Sadie Wachsmann with 3 pts.  What a great way to have an 8th-grade night with all girls scoring and working as a team on their home court one last time.  Nice job ladies and way to represent SLS. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.The 7th Grade JCD Lady Eagles fell to Greensburg 49-27.  Scoring for the Eagles Moorman 7, Borgman 6, Groth 6, Sullivan 4, Kunz 4. The 8th Grade Lady Eagles fell to Greensburg 41-36.  Scoring for the Lady Eagles R. Hughes 10, Meyer 9, Wagner 8, Obendorf 5, Miller 2, Sullivan 2.Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Basketball beat Waldron 32-17. The Lady Chargers advance to 12-0 beating conference opponent Waldron. Once again, defense proves to be the Chargers’ kickstart to the game. The offense was led by Kelsey Haley with 10 including 2 3-balls. Next in line, Ally Whitaker added 6, followed by Madi Allen and Hannah Gorrell each with 5. Clare Kinker with 4 and Kasey Barker with 2. The Chargers are back at home Tuesday to face South Ripley at 6:00.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Eric Whitaker.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball beat Waldron 38-34. Kunz with season-high 24 points, Motz 5 points, Ogden 4 points, Stier 4 points, Abrams 1 point.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.The St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Lady Cardinals improved to 10-0 on the season with a 47-4 victory over the St. Lawrence Panthers at St. Lawrence on Monday, February 24. The Lady Cardinals played a very strong defensive game hardly allowing the Lady Panthers to get a shot off. The Lady Cardinals used 11 of Mimi Smith’s game-high 19 points in the second quarter to jump out to a 25-0 halftime lead. The Lady Cardinals used a well balanced attack where four Lady Cardinals each scored 4 points in the 3rd quarter to take a 41-2 lead. Madden Showalter had a very well balanced game with 12 points, numerous steals, and a few rebounds. Belle Young had a strong 2nd half scoring all of her 8 points and adding a few steals as well. One of the really bright spots of the game was Riley Siegel, she only scored 2 points but put on a defensive clinic in the game creating a turnover almost every time down the court. The Lady Cardinals return to the court on Thursday as they play their last three games at home starting with a rematch with Laurel.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young.The 6th Grade St. Louis Cardinals traveled to St. Lawrence to take on the Panthers. The Cardinals started off strong and never looked back, winning the game 18-14. The Cardinals had 6 of 9 girls score on the evening. Leading in scoring was Rachel Suttmann with 6 points, who did an excellent job on defense and handling the ball. Cora Roth added 4 points with some very impressive defense and rebounding. Katelyn Rahe, Karsyn Watson, Bridget Lohmueller, and Meg Ritter all chipped in 2 apiece. Paige Watters rebounded and played great defense. Jaelyn Owens and Isabel Imel both hustled well and had a solid game. This win moves the Cardinals to 5-6 on the season. They are in action again on Thursday at home against Laurel.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttman. The 7th Grade JCD Lady Eagles defeated Waldron 23-12.  Scoring for the Lady Eagles were Sophia Sullivan 6, Delaney Hughes 6, Kelsey Borgman 5, Ashlynn Moorman 3, Cheyenne Cullen 2, Hayley Kunz 1.  The 8th Grade Lady Eagles defeated Waldron 56-15.  Scoring for the Lady Eagles Reagan Hughes 18, Julia Meyer 13, Reese Obendorf 13, Emma Wagner 6, Hayley Kunz 4, Delaney Hughes 2.Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer.The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs moved to 8-4 on the season winning their fourth straight game against Sunman-Dearborn.  The entire team played great defense all night to holding the Lady Trojans to just 14 points while shutting them out in the fourth quarter to get the win 18-14.   Leading the way scoring was Aly Peters with 5 points, followed by Eden Williams/Veronica King/Lydia Haskamp with 4 points each, and Sophie Gesell with 1 point.   The Bulldogs play at home Thursday night against Greensburg at 5:30 pm.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs beat Sunman-Dearborn last night, 26-19. The Lady Bulldogs held the Trojans scoreless in the 3rd quarter and played all-around great team defense. Leading scorers were Elena Kuisel with 10, Kaylie Raver and Kaylin Hinners each with 5, Rachel Lamping with 4, and Elaney McGuire also chipping in a bucket. The Bulldogs had 10 steals and crashed the boards well on the offensive end. Next up the Lady Bulldogs face Greensburg Thursday night at home. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Amber Erhart.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Basketball beat South Ripley 50-19. The Lady Chargers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The charge from North’s offense was led by Madi Allen racking up 24 points. Following her was Hannah Gorrell with 8 including 2 3’s. Clare Kinker and Kelsey Haley added 4 each. Brooke Mauer and Laney Saunders contributed 3 apiece. Kacie Barker and Ally Whitaker chipped in 2 each. The Lady Chargers move to 13-0 on the season and travel to South Decatur Thursday.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Eric Whitaker.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball falls to South Ripley 32-28. Ogden leading scorer with 13 pts. Kunz with 10 pts. Motz with 3 pts. Gearhart with 2 pts.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.The 7th Grade Lady Cards fell to Sunman-Dearborn with a final score of 30-10.  We played hard but struggled to break the press of SD.  Scoring for us were Lucy Abplanalp with 6 pts, and McKenzie Maple with 4 pts.  We gave great efforts under the basket with boxing out and putting up several shots they just didn’t fall for us.  Nice job ladies keep working hard.last_img read more