Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, welcomed 23 Fellows for the 2018–19 academic year.“We are happy to welcome yet another class of scholars and artists engaged in timely and exciting work,” said Gates. “Images of the Black in Latin America and the Caribbean, political rap music and racial attitudes, Black women’s root-working traditions, Black mariners and eighteenth-century slavery, a novel about 9th Cavalry Buffalo soldiers, Ancient Egypt and race in visual culture, the origins of convict leasing, the gender politics of Black publishing, and Caribbean youth and police surveillance are among the extraordinary, important projects which the incoming fellows will be pursuing and presenting at the W. E. B Du Bois Research Institute, housed in the Hutchins Center.”The 2018–19 W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows and their projects are as follows:David Bindman is professor emeritus of the history of srt at University College London. As the Image of the Black in Western Art Fellow for Fall 2018, he will complete work on the volume “The Image of the Black in Latin America and the Caribbean.”Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey is associate professor of political science at Georgia State University. As a Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hiphop Archive Research Institute for Fall 2018, she will work on “What’s on Your Radio?: Political Rap Music and Racial Attitudes.”Kinitra Brooks is associate professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As the Advancing Equity Through Research Fellow for the 2018–19 academic year, she will work on “The Conjure Woman’s Garden: Black Women’s Rootworking Traditions.”Huey Copeland is associate professor of art history at Northwestern University. As a Cohen Fellow for Spring 2019, he will work on “In the Shadow of the Negress: Modern Artistic Practice in the Transatlantic World.”Robyn D’Avignon is assistant professor of history at New York University. As the McMillan-Stewart Fellow for the 2018–19 academic year, she will be at work on “Shadow Geology: The Search for Subterranean Knowledge in West Africa.”Mary Hicks is assistant professor of black studies and history at Amherst College. As the Mamolen Fellow for the 2018–19 academic year, she will be working on “Captivity’s Commerce: Black Mariners and the World of South Atlantic Slavery, 1721-1835.”Peter Hulme is professor emeritus of literature at the University of Essex. As the Stuart Hall Fellow for Fall 2018, he will be at work on “Wilfred A. Domingo: One of the chief trouble-makers among the Negroes.”Rumbi Katedza is a filmmaker and writer. As the Manyika Fellow for Fall 2018, she will address the subject of refugees and homeland.Antonia Lant is professor of cinema studies at New York University. As a Cohen fellow for Spring 2019, she will work on “Ancient Egypt and Race in American Visual Culture (1895-1939).”
Sometimes work can be more than just tedious – perhaps even fashionable. Senior Miranda Peretti’s internship this year serves as a learning experience and a fun activity that allows her to explore her interests in the fashion industry. Peretti interns with Rent the Runway, an online company that allows customers to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the price. The company attracted her because of its unique method for girls to switch up their wardrobe frequently, Peretti said. “With a roster of [more than] 150 top designers and 25,000 of the season’s hottest dresses and 4,000 accessories, [Rent the Runway] is designer fashion delivered to your doorstep for a fraction of the price,” she said. According to the company’s website, Rent the Runway offers high-quality products and individual customer service to each girl who rents a dress or accessory, because “users benefit from the expertise of professional stylists and the shared wisdom of like-minded fashion-forward members.” Peretti became involved with Rent the Runway after a conversation with Saint Mary’s graduate and fellow Rent the Runway intern Brenna Lasky. After applying online, Peretti was selected and began work right away. “I began as the marketing rep this year, but became co-manager when one of our other co-managers stepped down,” she said. “Brenna brought Rent the Runway to SMC last year and started our on-campus team. She also interned at the corporate office in New York this summer.” Peretti and her co-manager, senior Katie Thompson, oversee the promotion of Rent the Runway through various events at Saint Mary’s. They are responsible for encouraging students to sign up to be members and borrow from Rent the Runway. The pair manages a team of five interns who brainstorm ways to increase business. “We are the go-to people for team communication and also provide direction and leadership,” Peretti said. “We also relay information from corporate in relation to goals for the month.” For Peretti, this internship is a great way to gain experience in the professional world, but also to work in the fashion industry. “My favorite part about Rent the Runway is it combines two of my favorite topics, business and fashion,” she said. “I love getting the update emails of upcoming trends and new dresses [and] accessories that are available.” Despite her love of fashion and business, Peretti said there are still some obstacles she, Thompson and their team of interns must overcome in order to ensure the company goals are met. “Our biggest challenge is advertising,” she said. “We have to be creative to grab girl’s attention, but we must still comply with Saint Mary’s rules.” Regardless of any difficulties, Peretti said she is looking forward to the events she and Thompson have planned for this year. “We plan on having several events on campus this year, including tabling, trunk shows and a fashion show,” she said. “Trunk shows allow girls to try on various dresses while tabling helps to spread the word about the company.”
He said: “The Scotland fans are some of the best fans in the world. Wherever they go they find themselves in different parts of the ground, they join in in good humour, they sing and get on – there is never any trouble. “Back in November when we played Ireland the words, ‘tension’ and ‘safety’ were used [by Delaney]. That was a bit disappointing at the time and as we fully expected there was no issues at Celtic Park. “We’ve got around 3,500 tickets for the game in Dublin. I’m sure there will be a lot more fans in the stadium than that, I’m sure they will get on perfectly well with their Irish colleagues and I’m sure they’ll have a great night.” And Regan also downplayed claims by Irish Football Association president Jim Shaw that the power vacuum left by Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA chief would put the independent status of the Home Nations at risk. The Northern Irish FA boss was quoted saying: “Any change has always got that potential, even if at the moment there is no evidence of a threat.” But Regan – who has urged England’s David Gill to take up Britain’s vice-presidency at FIFA – said: “It’s very early days in terms of what has happened with FIFA. “It’s literally just over a week and if you think about what has happened in this past week it is phenomenal to think of all of the changes that have taken place, culminating in Sepp Blatter deciding to resign. “There is a lot of thought to be had over the next few months and discussions to take place – not least about who the candidates are who are going to come forward and potentially replace Sepp Blatter. “But also, as a group of British associations there will be time to reflect, consider the role of FIFA’s British vice-president and discuss our own strategy going forward. “It’s very early to be even considering anything like [a plan to deal with a threat to the four Home Nations’ independence]. There is no indication at the moment of any threat to the British nations. “That said, we have to constantly keep that issue in the back of our minds but certainly in my opinion, there is no immediate threat.” The FAI was handed the sum by the world governing body after agreeing to drop legal action over the Thierry Henry handball incident which saw France qualify for the 2010 World Cup in place of Ireland. But Regan insists the Scottish FA would never have threatened to take FIFA to court if it had been on the end of a similar wrong call. Press Association Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at his Football Association of Ireland counterpart John Delaney following the row over a controversial 5million euro payment from FIFA. Asked for his reaction to the payment revaluations, the Hampden boss – who will be in Dublin on Saturday to see the Scots face the Republic of Ireland in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier – said: “I’ve always worked on the assumption that if you haven’t got anything positive to say, you keep your mouth shut. “The issue is one for the FAI. It’s not one I want to comment on. We’re managing our qualification process, we’ve got a big game against Ireland on Saturday night and I think they will be reflecting long and hard on the events of the last week. “As far as the Scottish FA is concerned we respect the laws of the game, we respect the rules that govern UEFA and FIFA and if we qualify we’ll be overjoyed and look forward to trying to do that in France in 2016. “If every team who had a concern over a decision tried to make a claim on the back of it, there would be a queue down the steps from Hampden to Aitkenhead Road. “As far as we are concerned we are going to abide by the rules, the laws of the game and the statutes of FIFA and UEFA and if we qualify we’ll do it because we’ve won a match and qualified from our group.” This is not the first time that the SFA and FAI bosses have had a difference of opinion. Delaney claimed the decision to hand his country’s travelling support just over 3,200 tickets for last November’s clash with Scotland at Celtic Park could have sparked crowd trouble if Irish supporters ended up in amongst sections housing home fans. Ireland responded by handing Scotland a similar allocation for this weekend’s Aviva Stadium fixture but Regan has no worries about the Tartan Army’s behaviour.
The L.V. Rogers Bombers pitched a pair of shutouts en route to capturing the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships Saturday in Creston.Simon Sheppard scored twice and Ryan Lewis added a single sparking the Bombers past the Prince Charles Comets 3-0 in the Championship Final Saturday afternoon.”The team showed superior possession play throughout the tournament,” the coaching staff off Dave and Jamie Spendlove exclaimed after the game.LVR entered the game as the top-ranked team and received a bye into the semi final of the six-team tournament.The Bombers advanced to the final by easily picking apart the David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 5-0. Lewis led the charge offensively with a pair of goals. Danny Rodman, Luis Loeschnick, and Cormac Southam, on a penalty shot, also scored for the Bombers.The Lakers got past Stanley Humphries Rockers in quarterfinal play.Andrew Woodward and Cole Sutherland registered wins in goal for the Bombers.LVR now advances to the 16-team B.C. High School Boy’s Soccer Championships November 19-21 in Burnaby.OVERTIME: Saturday’s win marks the first time in three years a team from LVR has advanced to the boy’s soccer provincials. The past two seasons, at the AAA level, Mount Baker Trojans of Cranbrook defeated the Bombers to advance the the provincial tournament — 3-2 in 2010 and 3-1 in overtime in 2011. . . .The Bombers padded their goal average stats with the two shutouts. In 11 games this season, LVR has scored 50 times while allowing only four goals.