Rector provides details on Walsh Hall renovations

first_imgAs the fall semester drew to a close, the Walsh community girls gathered for a meeting with the Walsh Hall renovation team to discuss the changes to the building. According to Liz Detwiler, the Walsh Hall rector, the building will have a number of updated features including expanded rooms and new common areas.“For the new renovations, I know that all of the piping and plumbing in the building is going to be new,” Detwiler said. “Some of the rooms are going to be resized to be more appropriate to the amount of people in them. … We’re going to have lounges on every floor with full kitchens.”The dorm will have a new elevator and the private restrooms connected to individual dorms will be replaced with public restrooms. The renovated residence hall will also include new apartments.“We’ll be getting a new apartment space for in-residence priests, or faculty members and probably most importantly, it’s going to be accessible for people of all physical abilities now,” Detwiler added.Walsh Hall president Aly Sonnen said before the meeting, the Walsh community girls did not know much about the renovations.“We had a ton of questions,” Sonnen said. “Until the presentation, we really did not know much about what was going on. You can’t see that much from outside the building.“There were a lot of questions just about what it’s going to look like and what our lives next year are going to look like as a result of the renovation. They answered them all really well, though.”Freshman Sammie Escamilla said she thinks Pangborn Hall is a nice building, though she has not lived in Walsh Hall yet.“I was never in Walsh, so I know nothing different,” Escamilla said. “To me … [Pangborn is] nice. Other people say it’s not so nice. When you tell people you live in Pangborn, they kind of give you the ‘Oh, I’m sorry face’ but I mean, I think it’s a nice building. The rooms aren’t too small. We have no headroom but other than that, it’s not too bad.”In Walsh Hall, each floor consisted of one long hallway and there weren’t any sections. Junior Shea Kelly-Buckley said she first noticed Pangborn’s hallways when moving into the dorm, as they were very distinct from Walsh’s.“It was different,” Kelly-Buckley said. “It felt a little bit smaller. There were sections, which was new. Just having corners was something kind of different. But my room in Pangborn is actually bigger than the rooms in Walsh, so it’s been very comfortable.”Pangborn’s smaller hallways have been an adjustment for the community, according to Sonnen.“I think the biggest thing is that Walsh as a building made for community really easily,” Sonnen said. “Pangborn has a lot narrower hallways and a lot less common space that, when we’re throwing events or even just meeting new people, it’s harder to do that.”Sonnen said the “non-physical” aspects of Walsh have not changed.“We talk about ‘Walsh Love’ a lot and we have three main tenets of our being,” Sonnen said. “They’re safety, inclusion and community, so that’s really what we’re trying to cultivate in Walsh.”Kelly-Buckley said in some ways, moving to Pangborn has not changed the feeling of dorm life for the Walsh community.“Because they kept the whole Walsh community together, it feels the same to me inside the dorm,” Kelly-Buckley said. “Obviously the physical location is different, but you know, we’re still Walsh.”Tags: Construction, Pangborn Hall, Walsh community, Walsh Halllast_img read more

The United States Delivers Additional 158 Life-Saving Ventilators to El Salvador for the COVID-19 Response

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in El Salvador/Edited by Diálogo Staff September 28, 2020 The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided El Salvador with a second donation of 158 portable ventilators in support of El Salvador’s COVID-19 response.The ventilators arrived in El Salvador on August 22. The first shipment of 250 ventilators arrived on May 21 and are already being used in 32 hospitals nationwide.To date, the United States has donated a total of 408 ventilators to the Salvadoran health system valued at $5.3 million.  A donation of another 192 ventilators is scheduled to arrive in El Salvador in the coming weeks, bringing the total donation of ventilators to 600.The U.S.-made ventilators are highly specialized, state-of the art medical equipment that are used in hospitals and other medical facilities to help support patients who are having trouble breathing.  These life saving devices will help El Salvador quickly and easily treat those patients most seriously affected by advanced COVID-19 symptoms throughout the country. The ventilators can be used to treat patients for respiratory ailments for years to come and are expected to save thousands of lives.During the donation ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Ronald D. Johnson said, “It has been an honor to support Salvadorans in this mission, including everything from the donations made by the U.S. government, to those made by NGOs, companies, and even individuals. We have all rallied together to support you in your efforts.”As a key partner to El Salvador, the United States has delivered more than 200,000 donations of food and hygiene kits, bedding, disinfectant gel, and protective and sanitation equipment for people in quarantine and in hospitals, and for those who protect the safety and health of the population. To date, the U.S. government has provided over $21.6 million to El Salvador to address the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

SeaBird Wraps Up Acquisition of BOA Galatea

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has completed the acquisition of BOA Galatea vessel from BOA SBL.The company entered into an agreement with BOA in May 2019, to acquire two vessels, BOA Galatea and BOA Thalassa.The acquisition of BOA Thalassa was completed on June 13, 2019, and the acquisition of BOA Galatea was completed on July 25, 2019.23,055,372 new shares of the company has been issued as part consideration for the vessel.The company earlier noted that values the vessels at NOK 185 million (close to $22 million).last_img read more

Five Sent Off in Istanbul Derby

first_imgFive players were sent off as Fenerbahce beat Besiktas in an Istanbul derby featuring two goals and three red cards in the final five minutes.Giuliano gave the hosts the lead and Vincent Janssen – on loan from Tottenham made it 2-0, before ex-Liverpool striker Ryan Babel pulled one back. Besiktas’ Ricardo Quaresma was sent off for two yellows before Luis Neto was dismissed for bringing down a player through on goal just before half-time.The visitors had Atiba Hutchinson sent off with five minutes left for two bookings.Ismail Koybası of Fenerbahce was then shown a red car for a dangerous tackle, before Oguzhan Ozyakup’s second yellow card deep into injury time meant the visitors ended with eight players.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more