Saint Mary’s leadership urges adherence to safety policies

first_imgGloria Roldán Jenkins, interim vice president for student affairs, addressed students’ personal conduct in an email sent to the student body Friday.Jenkins said she is overall pleased with students following the safety mandates on campus but acknowledged this cannot be said for the entire of the student body.“Those who walk through the halls and pull up their masks only when a faculty member is seen; extended visiting without masks after dining. Students who inadvertently or willfully disregard the safety plans we have enacted pose a threat to the health of our community and destabilize our efforts,” she said.The email urged students to review the code of conduct, share concerns about the actions of other students and take responsibility for their actions. Jenkins emphasized that students should “think twice about socializing in large numbers,” especially in circumstances where physical distancing and mask-wearing cannot be followed.“As Saint Mary’s works diligently to provide an environment that seeks to protect your health and wellbeing, we look to you to do the same,” she said. “By holding yourself and each other accountable, we can have a safe, full semester of in-person campus time.”Jenkins’ email follows a pledge sent Friday afternoon by College President Katie Conboy and student government association president Giavanna Paradiso asking students to commit to making campus a safe environment.Tags: COVID-19, Giavanna Paradiso, Gloria Roldán Jenkins, Katie Conboylast_img read more

CUNA forecasts improving economy will boost credit union earnings

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Improved economic and credit conditions, leading to higher interest rates in 2015 and 2016, will bolster credit union earnings, asset quality and capital, according to CUNA’s recently updated 2015-16 economic forecast.“We do not see an interest-rate hike (by the Federal Open Market Committee) dampening growth,” said Perc Pineda, CUNA senior economist.Credit union loan balances will climb 11% this year after a 10.4% jump last year, as households are expected to release pent-up demand for automobiles, furniture and appliances over the next two years, the forecast said.New-auto loans, credit card loans and purchase-mortgage loans will see strong gains in growth as well.After climbing by 4.5% in 2014, savings balances will rise 4% in 2015 and 4% in 2016, according to the new forecast. Further, memberships will expand at 3% in both 2015 and 2016.The forecast also calls for delinquencies to drop to 0.75% in 2016, for net charge-offs to decline to an average of 0.45% from 0.49% by 2016, and for the return on assets to remain at 0.8% for 2015 and 2016.Also, capital-to-asset ratios will climb to 11% by the end of 2015. continue reading »last_img read more

Halep faces Ostapenko in French Open final

first_imgAfter her defeat in last year’s final, Simona Halep hopes to go one better and be crowned women’s French Open champion this afternoon.Standing in her way at Roland Garros is unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.Halep is a strong-favourite to win and become the new world number one, the Romanian is not feeling the pressure Photo: © pixabaylast_img