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Campus strives to end the ‘R’ word

first_img“End the ‘R’ Word Day” is returning to campus for its second year to raise public awareness about the social prejudice faced by people with intellectual disabilities, now with celebrity endorsements and a national platform. “The point of the campaign is to educate the public, not to take away the rights of free speech,” said junior Soeren Palumbo, the campaign’s co-founder. “The word ‘retarded’ has a profound effect on people with intellectual disabilities and should be eliminated by social consensus, not by a legal means.”With Notre Dame’s service-oriented mentality, Palumbo said he hopes Notre Dame will be a leader in the campaign.“Notre Dame has an unprecedented service orientation toward people with disabilities, and people here want to make the world a better place for people with intellectual disabilities,” Palumbo said, “I want Notre Dame to be the jewel in the crown of this year’s events.”The official event began last year at the Special Olympics Winter Games when Palumbo and a Yale student came up with the idea to create an event to draw media attention and educate the public on the word “retarded” and its isolating effects on those with intellectual disabilities, Palumbo said.“We expected to get about a dozen schools involved in last year’s campaign and ended up [getting] 45 universities and even schools in other countries to participate,” Palumbo said.  He said he anticipates even more involvement this year as service organizations such as Best Buddies International Inc. and Push America have joined the effort.The campaign has also garnered celebrity involvement with “Scrubs” actor John C. McGinley as the main spokesperson.  Other celebrities involved with the campaign include Joe Jonas, Carl Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Alonzo Mourning.  These celebrities have shown their support by creating public service announcements in which they recite the pledge and post the videos on YouTube or other media outlets. This year, Palumbo said he hopes the campaign will gain national media engagements or a possible op-ed in a major publication like The New York Times to raise attention for the campaign to “Spread the Word to End the Word.” The goal is for people to sign pledges similar to Notre Dame’s pledge: “As a member of the Notre Dame community, I pledge to end my pejorative use of the word ‘retarded.’”At Notre Dame, students can participate by signing one of the banners that will be located in both dining halls during lunch and dinner, as well as in LaFortune Student Center from late morning to mid-afternoon. There will also be T-shirts available for $5.“We want to bring the event to students and to make it simple for them so it’s not something they have to work to do,” Palumbo said. “It’s something they carry with them.“Society gets a brighter, more enriched future to see what people with intellectual disabilities can bring to the table. It’s a powerful, humbling, spiritual affirmation to be a part of that.”last_img read more

Edu tells Freddie Ljungberg to work on game-by-game basis amid Arsenal manager search

first_img Coral BarryTuesday 10 Dec 2019 10:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link82Shares Edu tells Freddie Ljungberg to work on game-by-game basis amid Arsenal manager search Comment Advertisement Ljungberg is not under consideration for the full-time position (Picture: Getty)Edu has told Freddie Ljungberg to work on a game-by-game basis as Arsenal continue their search for a new manager.Ljungberg got his first win as interim coach against West Ham on Monday night, with Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe sparking a second-half comeback, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 3-1.The victory is a relief for Arsenal fans and players following a nine-match winless streak and Ljungberg has now revealed what technical director Edu told him before the game.‘I speak with Edu,’ Ljungberg told reporters after the match. ‘Of course we played with each other, so we try to speak because I don’t have much staff so I talk to him sometimes about football.ADVERTISEMENT Ljungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West HamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:09FullscreenLjungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West Hamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-speaks-arsenals-win-10-against-west-ham-2066642/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I’ve been told to work on a game-to-game basis and that is what I try to do. I’ve said this is a club I love and I’ll try to help as much as I can and then it is up to them to do what they do.’AdvertisementAdvertisementThere is yet to be a consensus among the Arsenal board about who should take charge following the sacking of Unai Emery.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are considering a number of candidates, including Marcelino, Mikel Arteta, Robert Moreno, Massimiliano Allegri and Patrick Vieira.Arteta appears to be the leading name, but the club hierarchy will demand the Pep Guardiola’s No.2 undergoes an exhaustive interview process.The former Gunner interviewed for the same position when Arsenal were searching for Arsene Wenger’s successor 18 months ago.center_img Edu is a key figure in Arsenal’s search for a new manager (Picture: Getty)Ljungberg is not thought to be in the running for the permanent position and has won one, lost one and drawn one since taking charge.Pepe and Martinelli stepped up to save Arsenal from another embarrassing Premier League defeat at West Ham and Ljungberg heaped praise on the Gunners’ record signing.‘People always ask me about Pepe, and he needs to adapt and that’s not so easy, especially with his price,’ he said. Advertisement Pepe put Arsenal in front against West Ham (Picture: AP)‘But he showed his quality tonight and he can sleep happy. He will get better and better.‘I hope the win changes the mood. They look happy. But we are demanded to win football matches and I can sense the pressure that we have been under.‘That lifted a bit today. You always hope one win can transform a season – but we can’t get carried away.’MORE: Alan Shearer explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be ‘going mad’ despite Arsenal winMORE: Gabriel Martinelli sets new Arsenal record during West Ham winlast_img read more