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Vice President of Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson placed The Row on social probation Thursday, prohibiting informal gatherings at fraternities on Tuesday and Thursday nights for the rest of the spring semester because of the recent negative events within the Greek community.Parties at fraternity houses will only be allowed Fridays and Saturdays, according to Jackson. These events must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development.“If houses are found in violation of these instructions, they will be placed on immediate suspension pending a group judicial hearing,” Jackson wrote in an email. Jackson met with more than 150 leaders from USC fraternities and sororities Thursday to discuss the state of The Row, which has been plagued by behavioral problems and public incidents this year.“We discussed the collective responsibility chapters have for their members and that the Greek Councils have for their chapters,” Jackson wrote. This is the second time this year The Row has been placed on social probation.The Row was shut down Aug. 30, after 16 Interfraternity Council chapters were cited for unauthorized parties. Eight students were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning during what is often referred to by students as “Black Monday.”More recently, a misogynistic email sent on the Kappa Sigma fraternity listserv spread virally around campus and beyond, and graphic photos of a suspended member of Kappa Sigma appearing to have sex on the rooftop of Waite Phillips Hall made national news. Pat Lauer, president of IFC, said the leaders of USC fraternities and sororities understand how serious the situation is, and now they need to pass that message on to all of the Greek members.“Because of everything that’s happened, we need to get our act together completely and identify our weak points and improve upon them,” Lauer said. “It’s up to the leaders to help change the culture of the Greek community that has taken a negative turn.”At Thursday’s meeting, Jackson also established a task force composed of leaders of the various Greek councils and university staff from the USC Center for Women and Men and MenCare.Denzil Suite, associate vice president for Student Affairs, will be heading the task force, which will address issues including risk management, hazing, sexual assault, healthy relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, knowledge of USC policies, and chapter fire, health and safety programs.“I told students that we are depending on them to step up as leaders of their organizations, that [Student Affairs] will provide leadership, guidance and support, and that we want USC to have the strongest possible Greek community,” Jackson wrote.Lauer said the Greek community needs to make sure the negative attention from these actions does not conceal the positive things the Greek community brings to the university.“We’re kind of on thin ice right now, and we need to take it upon ourselves to confront these challenges we are faced with,” Lauer said.Jackson pointed out that USC’s Greek community has the highest GPA of any school west of the Mississippi and has received many national awards for service and leadership.“The hard work students devote to community service, philanthropic activity and participation in providing leadership for the broader USC student community is severely tarnished when members’ actions are arrogant, selfish, show a lack of respect for others, and threaten women in our community,” Jackson wrote.It is up to the members of the Greek community to change this negative perception, according to Lauer.“We owe it to ourselves to fix this image,” Lauer said.
SC Villa players celebrate after Friday’s win over Express FC at Wankulukuku. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League Express FC 0-1 SC VillaBetway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Friday, 13-09-2019SC Villa maintained top spot in the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League thanks to a 1-0 victory over eternal rivals Express FC at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku on Friday.The Jogoos who came into the game top of the pile by vitual of goal difference had vice-captain Ambrose Kirya to thank as the midfielder scored the only goal of the game.Kirya who was scoring his second goal of the campaign struck with 20 minutes to play to ensure Edward Kaziba’s side registers a third victory of the season.Villa dominated play throughout the entire 90 minutes but struggled to create clear goal scoring opportunities.Bashir Mutanda who is yet to score a goal this season shot weakly straight at Joshia Adea in the Express goal.Yayo Lutimba who is known for having a venomous strike saw one sail over and wide.Charles Lwanga came the closest but tapped wide a David Owori well weighted low cross.On 70 minutes, Kirya who scored one of the three goals as Villa beat Mbarara City FC 3-1 on match-day three, scored the all important goal.The longest serving Jogoo on the current rooster, rose highest to nod a Derrick Ndahiro cross into the back of the net to hand Villa a lead that they held onto till the final whistle.Express will feel hard-done by a late penalty decision that did not go their way after Frank Ssenyondo was brought down in the forbidden area by Villa custodian Saidi Keni.Even before the penalty appeal, the Red Eagles had created the better chances despite enjoying less possession.Veteran striker Frank Kalanda connected neatly with Disan Ggaliwango’s cross to call Keni into action early in the game.Hamdan Nsubuga who was on target in Express’s last game against Mbarara also forced Keni into a brilliant save in the second half.Joshua Musoke shot over from a good position after getting past Derrick Ndahiro.Action between Express FC and SC Villa on Friday.The loss is Express’s third of the season having previously succumbed to a similar fate away to Bul FC and at home to Bright Stars.George Ssemwogerere’s side stay on 4 points so far following a 3-2 victory at Mbarara City FC and a 1-1 draw with Bright Stars.For Villa, they now have 10 points from the first five games and are three points ahead of second placed Wakiso Giants who play their match-day 5 fixture on Saturday afternoon.Express takes on Proline in their next fixture while Villa are at home to Vipers.Staring TeamsExpress FCJoshua Adea (GK), Lawrence Kigonya, Andrew Kiwanuka, Cyrus Kibande, Martin Kizza, Dennis Sserukwaya, Hamdan Nsubuga, Daniel Shabena, Frank Ssenyondo, Frank Kalanda, Disan GaliwangoSC VILLASaid Keni, Ibrahim Kibumba, Yayo Lutimba, Moses Kiggundu, Asuman Alishe, Amir Kakomo, David Owori, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Ambrose Kirya, Bashir Mutanda, Derrick Ndahiro.The other game played on Friday-URA FC 1-2 Tooro United FCComments Tags: Ambrose KiryaEdward KazibaExpress FCFrank SsenyondoGeorge SsemwogerereSaidi KeniSC VillatopUganda Premier League
Share April 27, 2018 507 Views OpenClose Implements LOS Platform for Federal Credit Union in Headlines, News, Origination West Palm Beach, Florida-headquartered OpenClose, a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, has announced that Ascend Federal Credit Union (Ascend) is leveraging its LenderAssist LOS platform and DecisionAssist product and pricing engine (PPE). OpenClose’s browser-based solution has delivered additional efficiencies and heightened service levels for the credit union’s growing mortgage lending division.Ascend engaged with OpenClose to provide the credit union with a robust LOS that will simplify its mortgage processes, ensure compliance, improve efficiencies, maximize productivity, and reduce costs without the time and expense of implementing and maintaining a legacy system. LenderAssist is configured to support Ascend’s specific business processes and automate the lending workflow from start to finish. The entire platform was implemented in less than 60 days.“Since implementing OpenClose, we have enhanced our overall mortgage lending process and ability to provide faster, better service to members looking for a home loan,” said Don Gilliam, VP of Mortgage Lending at Ascend. OpenClose maintains the entire system for Ascend, avoiding the need to add internal staff and dramatically reducing total cost of ownership. DecisionAssist provides instant, accurate loan pricing and eligibility for Ascend’s mortgage staff. OpenClose’s team of mortgage specialists manage all guidelines and pricing on a daily basis for Ascend. In addition, as Ascend grows, LenderAssist is designed to flex and scale with the business, preventing expansion challenges.“Attaining a home loan can be an intimidating, complex experience for many consumers, but Ascend’s focus on service and use of technology makes it very easy for members to do business with them,” said JP Kelly, President of OpenClose. “LenderAssist and DecisionAssist have contributed to Ascend’s already high service levels by helping add simplicity, transparency, and excellence in service to members.” Ascend Federal Credit Union FinTech Lenders LOS mortgage Mortgage Lending OpenClose technology 2018-04-27 Radhika Ojha