What is an expert?

May 12, 2021

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Read full article Related posts:No related photos.center_img What is an expert?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today During our working lives, almost by default, we look at the long tenured staff members in our organisations with reverence. We see them as professionals to look up to, fountains of knowledge and information, given the years of service. Quite rightly so. In that time, they must have learned a fair amount about the industry in which they operate. But surely having 10, 15, 20 years of experience in an industry doesn’t constitute immediate ‘expert status’?In my opinion, it’s the breadth of experience you have in your chosen skill-set that will differentiate you. Let’s take the recruitment industry for example. Recruitment isn’t the type of industry that has one clear cut way to do things that’s considered “correct” and does not follow a specific formula or set of rules. Success in recruitment will come from tackling a range of recruitment challenges in your career and the way in which you handle them, along with the experience you gain from them. The length of time in an industry can of course ensure a certain depth of knowledge in one or a number of things and in my opinion, I would put a higher value in less depth of knowledge of 10 recruitment challenges learned over 20 years, than 20 years of experience facing one recruitment challenge.It’s the age old “1 year of experience 10 ways, or 10 years of experience 1 way” adage. I believe the most successful recruiters who can legitimately call themselves experts fall into the “1 year of experience 10 ways” group. We operate in an industry where our skill-set is not an exact science. It will be our adaptability and ability to be agile in our approach when grasping the intricacies of any given talent acquisition problem, (whether it’s internal or agency, large enterprise or SME, volume or not etc.) and offering expertise on efficient and effective ways to manage it based on previous experience, that will genuinely ensure the worthiness of the reverence you will receive.last_img read more


Scoreboard roundup — 8/29/19

May 8, 2021

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first_imgAugust 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/29/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUECleveland, 2 Detroit 0Oakland 9, Kansas City 8Minnesota 10, Chi White Sox 5Tampa Bay 9, Houston 8Seattle 5, Texas 3NATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 4, NY Mets 1Miami 4, Cincinnati 3Pittsburgh 11, Colorado 8San Diego 5, San Francisco 3Arizona 11, LA Dodgers 5WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhoenix 65, Atlanta 58Los Angeles 87, Indiana 83Dallas 88, Chicago 83TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALLUCF 62, Florida A&M 0Clemson 52, Georgia Tech 14Texas A&M 41, Texas State 7Utah 30, BYU 12 — delayedCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


Now U-See me

May 7, 2021

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first_imgHome » News » Now U-See me previous nextProptechNow U-See meThe Negotiator7th December 2020054 Views U-See Homes is a new tool for estate agents which brings together all current sales material and data into an all-in-one platform capable of driving sales and increase listings.“There is huge interest in connecting all the tools estate agents use effectively and a real buzz surrounding proptech and innovation going into 2021” said Founder, Tim Conniff.“Understanding what is happening within a business in real-time is a true differentiator. To be able to access all your marketing collateral and deliver a seamless user experience under one roof will bridge the gap between potential and clear profit.”There’s a real buzz surrounding proptech and innovation going into 2021.“We wanted to provide a simple, easy to use turnkey proptech platform that enhanced user experiences effectively and efficiently, whilst converting interest into sales.”Tim Conniff successfully raised SEIS funding in March and September 2020 to build and develop the platform that has the power to inspire and disrupt the sales and letting industry.“The market is evolving and digital transformation is high on the industry agenda,” Tim added. “We feel as a team the opportunity to carve out a position for U-Seehomes in the market is all part of the revolution.”u-seehomesturnkey proptech platform Tim Conniff marketing collateral U-See Homes December 7, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


Good Prevails With GRiZ And Friends At Boston’s House Of Blues

March 2, 2021

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first_imgComing off of a stunning two night run at Terminal 5 in New York and sold out show at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, GRiZ’s “Good Will Prevail Tour” rolled down Landsdowne Street in Boston for yet another packed house in support of the critically acclaimed album of the same title. The sold out crowd at the House of Blues was pulsing with positive energy as the supporting acts Haywyre and The Geek x Vrv showcased their talents before GRiZ took the stage around 10pm.Much like his Red Rocks tour debut in Colorado earlier this fall, the Future Funk rock star GRiZ started his Boston show high above the crowd donning his musical weapon of choice, the saxophone. The energy never let up until the final note at midnight as the Detroit native mixed through a multiplicity of genres, from old school funk and dance tunes, to reggae and modern dubstep.Alongside the brass master GRiZ was guitarist/vocalist Muzzy Bear, a life-long friend who has been performing full-time on recent tours. Perhaps Muzzy’s best display of vocal prowess came during the encore with a song off of Good Will Prevail titled “Driftin’” with beautiful guitar playing that lends a somewhat of John Mayer vibe. This piece definitely stands out as one of the more unique tunes on the new album and was a great way to come down from a night full of excitement.GRiZ shows may be filled with great music, but his team does so much more to enact positive change. Boston fans raised well over $1,000 for Little Kids Rock, a charity that grants under-privileged children musical instruments and private lessons. With GRiZ himself providing matching donations, this show doubled as a great effort to help children in need. Amazing!All in all, the night proved why it is never wise to miss a Sunday show! Funk on my friends! Show Love. Spread Love.Check out an unofficial set list from the show, thanks to Brian Brewer, as well as a full gallery below courtesy of ATS Photography.Setlist: GRiZ at House Of Blues Boston, MA – 11/6/16Can’t Hold Me DownDTW to DIAFunk PartyPS GFYBefore I GoGood Times Roll (KNNO Remix)Dance With MeA Fine Way to Die(ID)Moment Seizes Us (Pt 2)Feelin’ FineWayfaring StrangerFeel the LoveChasin’ GalaxiesWarGet DownThe Way You Make Me FeelAs We Proceed (GrizMatik)Ain’t No Mountain High Enough20 Million Fire EmojisMy Friends and IWho Am I – Bennie Man RemixWelcome to JamrockNeed ThisRather Be FreeGotta Push OnEncore:Wicked into DNB VIPDriftin w/MuzzyWe Are the Champions Load remaining imageslast_img read more


All-Woman Supergroup Sideboob Titillates Northwest String Summit With 90’s Throwback Jams [Videos]

March 2, 2021

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first_img“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston“Every Day Is A Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow“You Learn” by Alanis Morrisette“Straight Up” by Paula Abdul“Toxic” by Brittany Spears“You Gotta Be” by Des’re“Are You That Somebody” By Aaliyah“Fallin’” by Alicia Keys“What’s Going On” by 4 Non Blondes The all-female supergroup Sideboob returned to Northwest String Summit this year for a stellar set of 90’s girl-power pop and good times for all. Organized by Laurie and Katelyn Shook (a.k.a. the Shook Twins), The Shook Twins welcomed Mimi Naja of Fruition, Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band, and a bevy of other badass ladies to throw a sing-a-long party of epic proportions for Sideboob’s set in the Kinfolk Tent. Attendees responded joyously to the performance, drawing a crowd with their celebration of sisterhood that spilled out of the tent and then some.Watch Fruition Rally The Home Crowd At Northwest String Summit [Videos]These numbers were a product both of Sideboob’s incredibly talented lineup of musicians as well as their set list consisting of feel-good covers of insanely popular material. Running through pretty much all of the biggest acts of their formative years, Sideboob took to the stage and clearly had a ball, and the group’s energy was infectious. From teen-pop divas of the 90’s, such as Brittany Spears and Christina Aquilera, to established stars from the era, such as Whitney Houston and Sheryl Crow, and even one-hit wonders like 4 Non Blondes , the setlist cherry picked from an elite sisterhood of chart toppers.What began as a spirited one-off show has grown to be one of the most anticipated sets of the entire Northwest String Summit. Sideboob has moved from a gaggle of folks surrounding the smallest stage to packing floors to the point that fans barely able to move, much less dance in the second-largest music staging area. With the level of production we saw this year, including dancers of both genders, costumes, and, obviously, stellar renditions of covers that appeal to the musical DNA of most audience members, there is only one logical step left—the main stage.18 Unbelievable Performances From Northwest String Summit [Videos] While the NWSS promoters continue to field calls and messages for more Sideboob, our own Rex Thomson captured the supergroup’s entire show, so that you all can get an idea of what the hype is all about! Check out the nostalgia-laden jams below!“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey“Genie In A Bottle” Christina Aquileralast_img read more


Education and innovation

March 1, 2021

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first_imgHarvard University announced today that Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser have given the University $40 million to support excellence and innovation in learning and teaching at Harvard.The gift will launch an initiative for learning and teaching and serve as a catalyst for transforming students’ educational experiences University-wide. The fund will enable the University to marshal its considerable intellectual resources to engage a new generation of students with pioneering teaching practices, building on the long history of educational reform at Harvard. The new gift combines the Hausers’ passions for technology, a global outlook, and teaching and learning with a desire to make an impact on both a University-wide and global scale.“Dramatic developments in technology and research aimed at understanding how people learn are radically changing the practice of teaching, offering instructors new and exciting ways to engage with students,” said Harvard President Drew Faust.  “This remarkable gift from the Hausers will allow us to support the efforts of our enormously creative faculty and provide a framework for making excellent teaching and engagement between faculty and students the touchstone of the educational experience at Harvard.”“Our gift is intended to support Harvard’s leadership at a very significant moment in higher education,” said Gustave Hauser, LL.B. ’53. “There is a whole generation of new students who require new teaching and learning methods. This project focuses Harvard’s enormous resources on making higher education more effective.”“This is in line with the philosophy of our giving,” said Rita Hauser, Harvard Law School ’58. “We are giving a sizable gift, which is just the beginning … This is really a startup if you like, and we hope it will be a catalytic gift.“We hope that this gift will be one that will touch all places in the University and help to bring the University together. We also hope that other people are going to see the potential of this gift, and in ways that none of us can contemplate. Innovative teaching and learning is the future, not just for Harvard, but for universities in general.”The new initiative will advance a range of projects, beginning with a University-wide conference in February that will bring together top thinkers, from both within and outside Harvard, in a range of fields related to pedagogical practices and the science of learning. Harvard will also use this funding to enhance classroom spaces for use by Schools across the University through designs that will allow for experimental teaching methods and the flexible use of a variety of technologies.In addition, the initiative will include a grant program to support innovative teaching projects across Harvard’s Schools. The grants — available to University faculty, deans, administrators, and students — will, over time, support both innovative ideas from individuals and structured projects that are central to the curricular planning and pedagogy of Harvard’s Schools. For more information on grant guidelines, please visit harvard.edu/sites/default/files/content/HILT-guidelines_111018.pdf.“This gift is a huge affirmation of Harvard’s ongoing commitment to excellent teaching,” said Harvard Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith. “Since the ’70s, we have had one of the world’s most highly regarded centers focused on teaching undergraduates. As we look to the future, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning will expand its efforts to bring insights from the science of learning into the classroom. Visionary investments in activities like these will establish Harvard as the institution for pedagogical innovation.”“New technologies have transformed the way students interact with the world, with information, and knowledge,” said Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds.  “With the new gift, Harvard can explore how best to meet students where they are and update the kind of teaching we have done so well in the past with new kinds of tools.”Harvard’s commitment to educational reform is longstanding. Harvard President Charles Eliot (term of office: 1869-1909) introduced the elective system. His successor, A. Lawrence Lowell (1909-1933), gave Harvard general examinations, fields of concentration, and tutorials. President James Bryant Conant (1933-1953) adopted the SAT to identify talented students from a broad range of high schools.Revolutionary in a similar way was the case method, introduced by Harvard Law School (HLS) in the 1870s. It quickly became the dominant teaching model in U.S. law. In 1920, Harvard Business School adopted the case method teaching technique. And in the sciences, Harvard Medical School restructured traditional medical education in 1985, when it adopted the New Pathway in General Medical Education. The revised system of learning acknowledged a greater need for analytical tools, adaptable skills, and flexible attitudes for lifelong learning.Most recently, in 2009, Harvard College revamped its General Education curriculum. Undergraduate core courses, newly defined, let students readily connect what they learn in the classroom to the wider world.The new Hauser-backed initiative builds on the strengths of proven methods and the momentum of curricular exploration at Harvard to incorporate and study groundbreaking techniques that aim to transform students’ learning experiences.“We as an institution remain very much unfinished. … We are constantly trying to get better and recognizing that we must be better. At the core of that is experimentation and innovation,” said Youngme Moon, Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration, senior associate dean, and chair of Harvard Business School’s M.B.A. program.“This gift is so vital because it allows faculty the opportunity to innovate and experiment — to step back and think of new ways to engage our students, and it provides the impetus for all University faculties to share best practices and work together,” said Jules Dienstag, dean for medical education at Harvard Medical School. “The Hauser gift gives us new resources to devote to innovation in teaching and learning.”The new initiative will operate in collaboration with the broad array of University efforts devoted to enhancing education, such as learning centers and academic instructional support units across Harvard’s campuses.The gift is one of many given to Harvard by the Hausers over the years. Examples include a gift for the construction of Harvard Law School’s Hauser Hall in 1994; the founding of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University in 1997, a University-wide center for the study of nonprofit organizations and civil society; the endowment of the Chair in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at HLS in 1998; and their support of an interfaculty initiative on human rights studies the same year.In looking to the future, Faust said she hopes the new gift will allow Harvard’s commitment to teaching and learning to be understood both within the Harvard community and beyond “as a fundamental part of who we are, at the very core of Harvard’s identity.”The gift embodies the Hausers’ “real citizenship, loyalty, and generosity to Harvard, and their deep commitment to innovative teaching,” added Faust. “It’s been an exciting set of interactions leading to this moment, and we thank them for this marvelous gift.”A $40 million gift by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser will launch an initiative for learning and teaching at Harvard and serve as a catalyst for transforming students’ educational experiences University-wide. Rose Lincoln /Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more


Declan Memorial Fund aids students

January 26, 2021

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first_imgSince Declan Sullivan’s death three years ago, the fund his family created in his memory has sponsored 52 students at Horizons for Youth, a tutoring and scholarship nonprofit organization in Chicago. “We’re really happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish with the funds over the past few years,” Declan’s father, Barry Sullivan, said. “What pleases us the most is the idea that all these people who never had the chance to meet Declan are remembering him and are helping us to remember him in an appropriate way.” Declan Sullivan, a member of the Class of 2012, died in October 2010 after a video tower from which he was filming football practice fell. He was double-majoring in marketing and Film, Television and Theatre, and he was a videographer for the football team. Sunday marked the third anniversary of his death. When the Sullivans received abundant support from their community after Declan’s death, they decided to create something positive in his memory, according to Allison Ackerman, the communications manager at Horizons for Youth and a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame. “They were looking for causes to support that would reflect Declan’s life,” Ackerman said. “They knew Declan loved Notre Dame and loved his education, so they wanted to find something that would support low-income kids from Chicago.” Horizons for Youth is a scholarship, mentoring and community organization for children, Ackerman said. The program accepts students from kindergarten through third grade and supports them through high school graduation, sometimes providing 95 percent of tuition for students placed in private schools. Horizons for Youth also connects students with Big Siblings twice a month and with other individualized tutoring services. “Students are not selected based on academic ability level,” Ackerman said. “A lot of them are average and need help.” Ackerman said the Sullivans finalized their decision to make Horizons for Youth the primary beneficiary of the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund when they discovered the organization’s offices were located next to Old Saint Patrick’s Church, where Barry and his wife Alison were married and where all their children were baptized. Barry Sullivan said the fund receives other contributions throughout the year. The Sullivans put these funds toward their children’s former elementary and high schools, Old Saint Patrick’s Church in Chicago and the community center on Beaver Island, Michigan, where the family spent many summer vacations. Barry Sullivan said it’s also fitting that Horizons for Youth is the fund’s primary beneficiary because of the work the staff contributes to the main fundraising event, No Ordinary Evening. Every year, Horizons for Youth works with the Sullivans to host the 700-guest fundraising gala in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Ackerman said. The inaugural event raised more than $600,000, and Horizons for Youth received the bulk of the proceeds. “We were able to accept 40 new students into our program and double our tutoring and counseling services,” she said. “The second event allowed us to sustain the first class and add 12 new students.” Ackerman said the size of Declan’s next class completely depends on the success of next year’s event, slated for April 5, 2014, at the same location. “For a student at a charter school, it costs $4,000, and for a private school it’s $8,000, but we need to sustain them year after a year,” she said. The title of the event comes from one of Declan’s favorite films, “American Beauty,” in which one character says, “I don’t think that there is anything worse than being ordinary.” “Declan was anything from ordinary,” Barry Sullivan said. The theme for the upcoming gala is “No Ordinary Evening In Wonderland,” Sullivan said. “Some if the craziness and the fantasy aspects seem to fit Declan’s personality,” he said. “[Declan’s siblings] Mac and Wyn were also involved in coming up with the theme. it was actually suggested by one of Wyn’s good friends. It just all struck a chord with us.” This Saturday, 20 students from Horizons for Youth and their mentors will attend the Notre Dame football game against Navy to meet and tailgate with the Sullivan family. “It’s a special game for Horizons,” Sullivan said. Contact Meghan Thomassen at [email protected]last_img read more


Speaker emphasizes need for sustainable development

January 26, 2021

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One of Pope Francis’s top advisors challenged the Catholic community at Notre Dame and beyond to care for all those across the world affected by environmental degradation.Archbishop Benardito Auza, the Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said the Catholic world should cultivate empathy for those that suffer acutely from climate change and the economic systems that create environmental damage Sunday night during the keynote address of a Mendoza College of Business conference titled “A Global Compact for Sustainable Development: Advancing Care for Our Common Home.”“Pope Francis shows us that the bond between concern for nature, concern for the poor and the commitment to the betterment of society … are all together inseparable,” Auza said.Keeping with the conference’s focus on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, the archbishop began by highlighting the strengths of the pope, the accomplishments of his papacy and his influence in the world.“We have seen a pope who has already visited 21 countries … from war-torn Central African Republic to the United States, from Cuba to the Philippines, from South Korea to Mexico,” Auza said.With this international influence, the pope has also been active in international institutions, he said, highlighting the pope’s attendance in Europe and at a joint session of the U.S. Congress as examples.The strength of Francis’s words and actions have influenced people to act and have contributed to the pope’s status as the most popular world leader, Auza said. He said Francis has been instrumental in building bridges amongst people.“In all his words and examples and gestures, I see one golden thread. … [It’s] a unifying inspiration that has overarching implications not only for the spiritual and pastoral activity of the Church but also for the primary socioeconomic and political concerns of our time,” said Auza.Auza then focused on another form of leadership on a global scale: the United Nations. The UN serves as a conduit for important diplomacy, and the issues discussed through this institution are fundamental concerns for the Church, rooted in Jesus Christ, Auza argued.“If Jesus cares about these things, then the Church cannot but care. There is nothing genuinely human that is alienable to the Church,” he said.In speaking of these concerns, Auza again cited the pope’s Laudato Si’. He said Francis’s encyclical on the environment emphasizes the interconnectedness between humanity and nature and argued that different perspectives need to be brought together to foster discussion on sustainable development.“In this specific encyclical, he made it a point to say that, ‘With this encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all the people about our common goal,’” Auza said. “Pope Francis wants to bring into conversation individuals and entire societies, state institutions and civic organizations, each one bringing its specific contribution.” Auza concluded by emphasizing the need for a new approach to politics and economics embracing the interconnectedness of society and nature. He said the conferences and discussions being held in the world are indicative of the collective will to protect the environment and are steps towards attaining sustainability.“Although our common home is falling into serious disrepair, as [Pope Francis] says somewhere in the beginning of the encyclical, ‘In the end we can reverse this trend because while we are capable of the worst, we are also capable of the best, rising above ourselves, choosing again what is good and making a new start.’”Tags: Benardito Auza, environment, laudato si’, Pope Francis, sustainability read more


Ricci family donates $5 million for marching band practice fields

January 26, 2021

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first_imgThe Band of the Fighting Irish will soon have a new home on campus: a permanent outdoor rehearsal field.A $5 million gift from Kenn and Pamela Ricci of Willoughby, Ohio, will be used to create three fully-lit, artificial turf football fields adjacent to the Stepan Center, according to a University press release. The Ricci Family Fields will provide a practice space for the marching band, including a new storage building, restrooms and locker room facilities. The field will also be used for RecSports activities throughout the year, according to the release. John Affleck-Graves, University executive vice president, said Notre Dame is grateful for the Riccis’ gift. “[It] will not only impact the marching band and students participating in RecSports, but will also allow the University to continue to pursue our ambitious path toward carbon reduction,” Affleck-Graves said in the release. “The Ricci Family Fields construction project creates an opportunity to build a 1,350-ton geothermal well field beneath the new playing fields, therefore maximizing the benefits to the University from this single important site.”According to the release, construction on the Ricci Family Fields will begin in spring 2017 and is expected to be completed by August 2017. Kenn Ricci is a 1978 graduate of the University and was a member of the band during his undergraduate career, according to the release. “The band in many ways is the audio spirit of Notre Dame, and we are very proud to contribute to its continuing mission and successes,” Ricci said in the release. Ricci, who is currently a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, has also contributed money to create the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall and the Ricci Band Musical Excellence fund.The gift was announced amidst a number of other campus construction projects working to improve student life at Notre Dame, including the LaFortune Student Center renovations, the construction of two new residence halls and the Campus Crossroads project.“The Riccis’ gift will not only ensure the band has a first-rate, permanent home to practice, but will serve generations of students through our nationally-renowned club and intramural sports programs,” Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president of student affairs, said in the release. Tags: band, Band of the Fighting Irish, Kenn Ricci, Pamela Ricci, Ricci Family Fieldslast_img read more


Saint Mary’s declares Dining Hall ‘strawless’

January 26, 2021

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first_imgTags: Noble Family Dining Hall, skipthestraw, strawless, The Last Plastic Straw To limit its environmental impact, Saint Mary’s will no longer offer straws in Noble Family Dining Hall, according to a College press release.College President Jan Cervelli and seniors Carolyn Arcuri and Kristhel Torre launched this campaign in an effort to combat plastic waste, since Americans throw away an estimated 500 million plastic straws every day, the release states.“Disposable straws are piling up in landfills and harming the environment, adding substantially to the tons of plastic waste discharged into the ocean and lakes every year,” Cervelli said. “If you can make a choice to skip using a plastic straw, why not? And if you can make this one choice, maybe you can do even more.”Director of dining services Kenneth Acosta is looking into providing reusable straws for purchase, according to the release. Eco-friendlier options include straws made out of glass, silicone or washable stainless-steel.Cafes on campus will still offer straws as an option, but the move to eliminate straws from the dining hall is intended to encourage students to avoid straws. Students are encouraged to join the movement on social media by using the hashtag #SkipTheStraw and by check out the anti-straw advocacy organization The Last Plastic Straw, the release states.last_img read more