Junior Pat McCormick and sophomore Brett Rocheleau won the election for student body president and vice president after capturing 64 percent of the vote in Thursday’s runoff, Judicial Council president Marcelo Perez said. McCormick and Rocheleau defeated junior James Ward and freshman Heather Eaton in the runoff election. “It was a very normal turnout, with just a little over 3,000 students voting,” Perez said. “No more or no less than usual.” McCormick, who currently serves as the chair of the Senate Social Concerns Committee, said he looks forward to working toward a smooth transition with current student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell. “We want to build on the extraordinary foundation their leadership has built for student government,” he said. The ticket’s top priority is going to be trying to connect to students in all areas of their life, McCormick said. “We want to try to transform student government as a way of amplifying students’ voices and responding to issues that students care about,” he said. “It is our hope that we can build a student government that allows students to chart their own course for the future of Notre Dame.” McCormick said they hope to make student government more about students by creating a committee for constituent services. “Ultimately, moral conscience is at the core of all of our ideas,” he said. Rocheleau, who was out of town when the polls closed at 8 p.m., received the results of the election via Skype. “I’m very excited and I wish I was there,” he said. “We’re both looking forward to a great year.” Ward and Eaton received 35.9 percent of the vote in the runoff. Eaton said the ticket was excited to have made it to this point in the election. “It’s definitely something to cross off the bucket list,” Eaton said. “I just want to thank everyone who has supported us. It’s been a great run.” Ward said he hopes to remain involved with student government despite the loss. “I’m thinking about jumping into the policy side of things,” he said. “It definitely opens up a lot of opportunities.” McCormick said he and Rocheleau are looking forward to taking office April 1. “We have high hopes for Notre Dame and the role that Notre Dame can play in higher education,” McCormick said. “We want to help students realize those hopes for our school.”
New Edubiase United striker Abdul Adam Basit has signed a three-year deal with South African side Free State Stars, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.The 18-year-old penned the contract on Wednesday and has been handed the number 19 jersey.He has since joined Ea Lla Koto’s pre-season training in Klerksdorp.“Basit has come to a club capable of shaping his dream as a top footballer,” Edubiase vice-chairman Alex Ackumey told MTNFootball.com“The league is strong so it will help him to develop as one of the best strikers.”Basit was spotted by Free State Stars officials last June while playing for Ghana’s U20 team in the an invitational tournament. He played for Edubiase in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup qualifier where the Bekwai-based side were eliminated after the first round.He becomes the second Ghanaian player to sign for the club during the transfer window after goalkeeper Daniel Agyei inked a three-year deal on Monday.
Wellington Police notes for Monday, August 26, 2013â€¢12:10 a.m. Officers took a report suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢4:50 a.m. Jonathan D. Bowman, 31, Cheney, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 38 mph in a 25 mph construction zone. (radar)â€¢9:55 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and assault by a known suspect in the 300 block. S. F, Wellington.â€¢10:30 a.m. Katie L. Harrington, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with allowing two dogs to run at large.â€¢3:35 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated burglary by a known suspect in the 1600 block. N. B, Wellington.â€¢3:49 p.m. Juvenile 16-year-old male from Wellington was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.â€¢6:30 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the 500 block. N. Plum, Wellington.â€¢7 p.m. Vincent C. Myers, 38, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.â€¢7:15 p.m. Vincent C. Myers, 38, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for possession of marijuana.