COVID-19 relief fund to go towards student financial aid


first_imgFederal funds received by the University for coronavirus relief will be used to aid students whose families are struggling by the loss of a job or another hardship as a result of the pandemic, Notre Dame announced in a press release Wednesday.“Almost one-half (48 percent) of Notre Dame students receive financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships that do not require repayment,” the press release said. “The median amount per student is $38,000, about three-quarters the cost of tuition to Notre Dame.”One-third of University’s endowment goes toward student financial aid and the savings generated by Notre Dame’s early retirement package also went to student financial aid.Tags: COVID-19, Endowment, financial aid, pandemiclast_img read more

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: Sting & Shaggy top the charts, Wakanda Jam, and…


first_imgSting, Shaggy move to the top of the Billboard chartsThe unlikely duo of Sting and Shaggy continue to make waves in reggae circles, with their album taking the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts for another straight week.‘44/876,’ which features such tracks as ‘Don’t Make Me Wait,’ “Gotta Get Back My Baby,” “Waiting For The Break Of Day,” and ‘Morning Is Coming,’ has earned rave reviews for the chemistry between the two and playfulness of the album. The two apparently met after Shaggy apparently crashed one of Sting’s performances of ‘Roxanne.’”Shaggy has explained that despite the abrupt way the two met, they ended up having a good rapport with one another. So much so that he eventually asked Sting to offer his vocals to a track he was working on. In the studio, the duo realized that their voices blended really well together and the rest was history._______________________________________________________Mr. Vegas releases ‘Wakanda Jam’ Reggae and Dancehall star, Mr. Vegas, has dropped his newest single just as the blockbuster movie Black Panther is released on DVD.“Wakanda Jam” was officially released May 4th, 2018 and is a playful uptempo song that has taken dance floors by storm. It is a modern version of the classic Duck riddim from the 1990’s as Vegas merges the familiar beat with ‘must move to’ lyrics.The artist sings: “Turn around walk on and hug up yuh woman cause you know how much she love jam!”  The video for “Wakanda Jam” is available on Mr. Vegas’s YouTube and Vevo channels and has fans raving. Mr. Vegas will be on tour in Europe in July and August which includes stops in Belgium, Holland and Germany.  _______________________________________________________Romantic sounds of Jamaica come to life The romantic sounds of Jamaica has become a reality on one album as VP Records released “Reggae Loves Romance Vol.2” on May 11th. The compilation represents the finest reggae music made for true lovers and is the fourth in the Reggae Loves series, which also included ,Reggae Loves Africa,, released in 2014; ,Reggae Loves Jah, in 2015 and ,Reggae Loves Romance, in 2016.Tracks include “There For You” by Beres Hammond, “Superman” by Tarrus Riley, “If I Gave You My Heart” by Maxi Priest, “Forever” Sanchez and “Perfect Love Song” by Morgan Heritage” are included. Also on the album are romance staples “Show Love” by Jah Cure”, “I See It In You” by Freddie McGregor and “Love Crazy” by Jamelody. To appeal to the younger demo, Christopher Martin’s “Helpless” and Romain Virgo’s “Soul Provider.”Tracklist1- Tarrus Riley – Superman2- Tony Curtis – For Your Love3- Da’Ville – I’m In Love With You4- Beres Hammond – There For You5- Freddie McGregor – I see It In You6- Christopher Martin – Helpless7- Maxi Priest – If I Gave My Heart To You8- Gyptian – You Never Know9- Jamelody – Love Crazy10- Sanchez – Forever11- Romain Virgo – Soul Provider12- Jah Cure – Show Love13- Morgan Heritage – Perfect Love Songlast_img read more