The students of Saint Mary’s History Club hosted an event where students discussed women who inspire them and the future of the history department at Saint Mary’s. The event focused on the women of the past and how they inspire the women of Saint Mary’s. It was an open conversation.Club leader Ali Tipton, a senior history major, presented on Monique Mujawamariya, a Rwandan Genocide survivor and activist.Psychology major and senior Taylor Thomas presented on Patricia Hill Collins, the first woman African American president of the American Sociological Association and a professor at the University of Maryland.“I’ve used that book [Black Feminist Thought] every day of my life, and I quote it every five seconds in my senior composition,” Thomas said. “My advisor keeps telling me that I need to get other sources, but for me Collins is the source. … I pretty much live and breathe it.”The students and professors talked about the future of the history program and their desire for a Women’s Studies Masters program.“It would be nice if we had more African History classes,” Tipton said.She reminisced about past classes such as History of Genocide in the Modern World, “without which I would not know what I wanted to study in graduate school.”“I really wish that there was an African American studies major,” Thomas said. “I just wish that we could broaden up the field of studies within the major.”Tipton said the major needed more specification.“How do we get [the administration] to listen to us?” she said.Stacy Davis, a professor of Religious Studies and Gender Women’s Studies, said students need to let professors know they want certain classes.“The argument professors need to make is that there is student interest, so you need to say that [you are interested],” she said.Tipton said the club meetings are laid back, but that the event provides “a crucial part of Women’s history.”With the event, the History Club presented not only how the work of women affected them, but offered advice and guidance to the women who are only a few years younger than them.Tags: Saint Mary’s History Club
Algeria and Senegal are set to duel in the final of the 2019 Afcon and thus will be pleased with the work done by Belmadi and Cisse, the head coaches of their respective teams.However, the same cannot be said for all the countries that have participated in the tournament with a number of countries swinging the axe even before the competition comes to an end.Javier Aguirre – EgyptThe most high profile of them is Mexican, Javier Aguirre who was tasked to lead Egypt to their eighth Afcon trophy but unfortunately fell short at the round of 16 stage to unfancied South Africa.Prior to the commencement of the tournament, Aguirre himself had stated that winning the trophy was their only objective and thus it is no surprise that he was relieved less than twenty four hours after the hosts exit.Paul Put – Guinea Belgian journeyman Paul Put has also been given the boot by Guinea after their round of sixteen exit at the hands of finalists Algeria.It remains unclear what Guinea’s tournament aspirations were but perhaps the humiliating 3 – 0 defeat that sent them packing might have contributed to the decision.Ricardo Manetti – NamibiaRicardo Manetti of Namibia was not directly sacked but was not offered a contract renewal after his side lost all three of their group matches.He departs after five years in charge of the team and has already been replaced by his former assistant Bobby Samaria.Emmanuel Amunike – TanzaniaTanzania’s Nigerian manager Emmanuel Amunike was among the first to be relieved of his duties following a poor showing from the Kilmanjaro Stars.They lost all three of their Group D matches, finishing bottom with no points in the process.Sebastian Desabre – UgandaFrench manager Sebastain Desabre also mutually parted ways with the Cranes of Uganda after their round of 16 exit at the hands of Senegal.It appeared he was sitting on a time bomb as his players refused to train for 3 days prior to their elimination over unpaid bonuses.He has already been contracted by Egyptian Club side Pyramids FC.Clarence Seedorf – CameroonDefending champions Cameroon are the latest to dismiss their manager following a subpar Afcon campaign.Dutch manager Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert were engaged in August 2018 to help defend their crown but their campaign was ravaged by unrest in camp over bonuses.They played out a spirited game with finalists Nigeria in the round of 16 but lost in a five goal thriller 3 – 2.