Trump Org sues Marc Fisher for $1.5M in rent

first_img Share via Shortlink Email Address* Marc Fisher Footwear founder Marc Fisher, Trump Tower and Eric Trump (Getty)The Trump Organization is taking shoe designer Marc Fisher to court for allegedly skipping rent payments at Trump Tower.The former president’s company claims Marc Fisher owes $1.47 million under a 2015 lease at the building, where it had inked a deal to occupy the 21st floor and part of the 22nd floor.The Trump Organization claims Marc Fisher hasn’t paid its monthly rent of $144,936 since November, said the suit, first reported by Bloomberg News. The footwear company leases a total of 28,387 square feet of space, court documents show.Marc Fisher did not immediately comment on the suit. The company was the third-largest tenant at Trump Tower as of July 2019, behind Gucci and the Trump Organization itself.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreGucci renews at Trump Tower Fifth Avenue’s empty stores Manhattan D.A. ramps up Trump probe Full Name* fifth avenueretail renttrump organizationtrump tower Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Gucci recently extended its lease at Trump Tower beyond 2026. In exchange, the luxury retailer reportedly received a reduction in rent.But with retailers rethinking brick-and-mortar stores, the Trump Organization is facing retail vacancies elsewhere in its portfolio. Tiffany & Co. does not plan to extend its 74,000-square-foot lease at 6 East 57th Street, where it moved during a $250 million renovation of its flagship on Fifth Avenue.During the fourth quarter, the retail availability for upper Fifth Avenue was 23 percent, according to Cushman & Wakefield. And a survey on foot by The Real Deal found 32 vacant storefronts on Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 59th streets.Meanwhile, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s investigation into the Trump Organization appears to be ramping up. Vance’s office has obtained the former president’s tax returns and recently subpoenaed the New York City Tax Commission, seeking documents the Trump Organization filed in an effort to lower tax assessments for its portfolio, including Trump Tower.Contact E.B. Solomont Message*last_img read more

Cold Tolerance of Insects and Other Arthropods [and Discussion]

first_imgArthropods, as poikilotherms, adapt to cold environments in a variety of ways that include extension of locomotory activity to low temperatures, enhancement of metabolic rate and maintenance of a positive energy balance whenever possible. The ecological implications for many such animals are extension of the life cycle and a requirement for an individual to overwinter several times. Prolonged sub-zero temperatures increase the risk of tissue freezing, and two main strategies have been evolved, first avoidance of freezing by supercooling, and secondly, tolerance of extracellular ice. In the first strategy, freezing is invariably lethal and extensive supercooling (to — 30 °C and below) occurs through elimination or masking of potential ice nucleators in the body and accumulation of cryoprotective substances such as polyhydric alcohols and sugars. Such species are termed freezing intolerant. The second strategy, freezing tolerance, is uncommon in arthropods and other invertebrates, and usually occurs in a single life stage of a species. Freezing of liquid in the extracellular compartment is promoted by proteinaceous ice nucleators. Freezing is therefore protective, and the lethal temperature is well below the supercooling point in freezing tolerant individuals, whereas in most freezing intolerant species it is close to or at the supercooling point. Proteins also act as antifreezes in insects of both strategies, producing a thermal hysteresis by lowering the freezing point of haemolymph in a non-colligative fashion while not affecting the melting point temperature. Recent studies and developments in arthropod cold tolerance are discussed against this background, and a broader approach than hitherto is advocated, which integrates ecological information with physiological data.last_img read more

UVU Men’s Golf To Conduct Open Tryouts

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Per a Tuesday announcement, the Utah Valley University men’s golf team announced it will conduct open tryouts August 27 and 29 at a course yet to be determined.The location and time will be announced prior to the August 27 tryouts.In order to participate in tryouts, potential student-athletes must complete the walk-on/tryout package with the UVU compliance office.They must also complete a physical, register with the NCAA eligibility center and enroll in at least 12 credits at UVU with afternoons available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with mornings available on Tuesday and Thursday.Athletically, the minimal requirement is a USGA handicap of 2.5 or better. Written by Tags: NCAA Eligibility Center/USGA/UVU Men’s Golf Team August 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Golf To Conduct Open Tryouts Brad Jameslast_img read more

Zoopla TV ad gets its claws into the property market

first_imgThe new Zoopla TV ad has been released. And it’s got legs. Plenty of them. And the stars are hermit crabs with model homes stuck to their backs.Hermit crabs, it seems, are the only creatures that move house more than humans. Rather than struggle with the elements on Brighton beach in January, Zoopla’s ad agency 101 enlisted the help of David Attenborough’s director of photography Doug Allan and trekked to Costa Rica to find appropriately qualified and one assumes, Equity-licensed actors to star in the film.Zoopla’s Chief Marketing Officer Gareth Helm says: “This is an exciting moment for the Zoopla brand, which has long been associated with helping consumers to make smarter choices when it comes to moving home.“We are looking forward to revealing our fresh take on the topic and to showing how even the house-moving experts of the animal world – who, quite literally, carry their homes on their backs – can benefit from all the tools and advice that Zoopla has to offer.“The launch of our new campaign and the use of hermit crabs, who themselves are moving experts, provides an ideal platform to talk more about the evolution of Zoopla. We expect our advertising to have reached over half the UK population in the first week of the campaign and will have communicated to this audience how Zoopla helps consumers to make smarter choices when it comes to moving and finding a home. This above the line activity is the biggest ever investment for Zoopla and has been designed to deliver even more enquiries and exposure for our members”.Gareth Helm 101 ad agency Zoopla Zoopla ad Zoopla crab ad Zoopla hermit crab Zoopla TV ad ZPG April 14, 2017Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Zoopla TV ad gets its claws into the property market previous nextMarketingZoopla TV ad gets its claws into the property marketZoopla gets its message across in a new TV ad starring hermit crabs and some threatening-looking seagulls.The Negotiator14th April 201701,732 Viewslast_img read more

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Baker of the year to open bakery school

first_imgIn a special Christmas feature, British Baker has asked its 2014 Baking Industry Awards (BIA) winners to tell us what they are predicting for 2015.All 11 winners will send us their plans for the next year and, in a grand finale, we at British Baker will offer our own thoughts on what lies ahead for the baking industry.Kicking off our BIA 12 Days of Christmas is Baker of the Year, Mark Bennett.In an exciting move, the baker said he plans to add a bakery school to the business next year, and has ambitions to write a book.“2014 has been an amazing year for us at Patisserie Mark Bennett. Obviously, winning Baker of the Year was the highlight of the past 12 months, but along with this we won eight medals at the World Bread Awards, including two golds.“On the financial side we have also had a great year. We have only been in business for two-and-a-half years and we have three shops – we opened our third shop in April 2014, which increased our turnover by 50%. We are on course to turnover £1.25 million this year.“2015 for Patisserie Mark Bennett, I think, will be very steady, as was 2014. Our shops are in very upmarket areas, so people still have a little money to spend, even when things get tough.“We are planning to open a bakery school this year, in which we will run courses for housewives and professionals. On a personal note I would like to write a book. I have been asked to do this many times but have turned it down due to being too busy, but now I have three other bakers working with me, so this would now be possible.“My advice to anyone who wants to listen is: keep it simple. Stop using bright-coloured heavy fondant icing, multi-coloured strands and plastic decorations and concentrate on using good-quality ingredients and getting your flavours right – it has worked for me!”last_img read more

Watch Ween’s Live Debut Of ‘I Play It Off Legit’ In New Official Video

first_imgOn April 14, 15, & 16, Ween rose the Boognish at Terminal 5 for the first time since Halloween 2011. Catapulting off an epic three-night reunion run in Colorado, and a one-night appearance at Okeechobee Music Festival, the band returned to NYC fully charged and ready to deliver. With a career-spanning 91 song run, Ween made an impressionable return visit to fans for the beginning of their festival-filled summer tour. Listen To All 90+ Songs Ween Played In NYC [Full Audio/HD Videos]As promised, the band has been sharing some quality footage from the NYC run, starting last week with an HD video of “Strap On That Jammy Pac” which you can watch here. Now, they’ve shared another video of a song, entitled “I Play It Off Legit,” which made it’s live debut on April 15th, from the 1992 album Pure Guava. The video, positioned from the “deaner-cam” side of the stage, includes soundboard audio and displays the song’s lyrics across the screen. Rock out to this monster:last_img read more

Railroad Earth Celebrates The Horn O’ Plenty With Two Exceptional Performances [Full Audio/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Beloved bluegrass ensemble Railroad Earth just wrapped up a two night Thanksgiving weekend celebration at The Sherman Theater, keeping things fresh with their soulful bluegrass sound at the Sherman, PA venue. RRE has made a tradition of their Thanksgiving shows, called the Horn O’ Plenty, and brought some great supporting acts like Circles Around The Sun and Boris Garcia along for the ride. Railroad Earth welcomed Neal Casal on night one, as the guitarist joined in for “My Sisters And My Brothers” and, later on, “Warhead Boogie.” The band was also joined by mandolinist Bud Burroughs on night two, accompanying on the peppy set closer “Long Way To Go.”Fortunately, to capture this exciting two night run, we have taped audio recordings and a full gallery of images courtesy of Sam Watson.Night One, 11/25/16 courtesy of taper Bill Goldberg:Night Two, 11/26/16 courtesy of taper tom:last_img read more

Rulan Chao Pian

first_imgPian is fondly remembered by all who knew her for having offered both scholarly guidance as well as exceptional hospitality. Her former students recall that her home was always open to them; several of their number lived in the Pian household for periods of time during their student years. Members of the Chinese academic community in Cambridge still transmit tales of the regular monthly meetings held over the years at the Pian home for discussion of Chinese music, literature, and culture, gatherings that came to be known as “New Dialogues in Cambridge” (Kangqiao Xinyu). Invariably, these events ended with the appearance of a large pot of red bean porridge (hongdou xifan) of which all partook. One can only surmise that this culinary tradition was inspired by Pian’s memories of her mother, food writer Buwei Yang Chao, whose book, How to Cook and Eat in Chinese, Rulan had edited and translated into English in collaboration with her father. It is said that this book introduced the terms “stir fry” and “pot sticker” into English.From 1975-1978 Rulan Pian and her husband, Theodore H. H. Pian, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as Co-House Masters of South House (now Cabot House), the first minorities to serve in this capacity at Harvard. Their portraits hang today in the Cabot House Senior Common Room. Following her retirement in 1992, Pian helped compile and edit her father’s complete works, the twenty-volume Zhao Yuanren Quanji (2002-). She also continued to be an active presence in the Music Department and elsewhere on campus, dropping by colleagues’ offices to chat, consulting sources in the library, and attending classes and lectures. Rulan Pian faithfully attended departmental events and regularly brought one of her legendary home-cooked Peking ducks to the Music Department holiday party table.Professor Rulan Chao Pian died on November 30, 2013, at the age of 91, predeceased by her beloved husband, Ted, in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Canta Chao-po Pian, and her son- in-law, Michael Lent, of Washington, D.C.; her grand- daughter, Jessica Lent of New York City; and by her three sisters, Nova Huang of Changsha, China, Lensey Namioka of Seattle, and Bella Chiu of Arlington, Massachusetts.Respectfully submitted,Edwin A. CranstonDavid G. HughesThomas F. KellyStephen OwenKay Kaufman Shelemay, Chair At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 3, 2015, the following Minute was placed upon the records.Rulan Chao Pian was a true cosmopolitan, a woman who crossed boundaries with quiet courage and grace. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during a period when her father, the Chinese linguist and composer Yuen Ren Chao, taught at Harvard, she spent most of her childhood in various cities in China as well as in Paris, returning to the U.S. at age 16. Pian received her B.A. (1944) and M.A. (1946), both in Western music history, from Radcliffe College, and a Harvard Ph.D. (1960) in East Asian Languages and in Music.Pian’s career at Harvard reflected professional constraints confronting women of her generation. In 1947, during her graduate studies, she began work at Harvard as a Chinese language teaching fellow. In 1961, the year after receiving her Ph.D., Pian was appointed as a lecturer in both the Departments of Music and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Only in 1974 was she named a professor, one of the first women to attain this rank at Harvard.Early on Rulan Pian carried out historical research that provided the basis for her 1967 monograph, Sonq Dynasty Musical Sources and Their Interpretation. Noteworthy for its dual impact on musical scholarship and Chinese studies, this book received the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society as the best scholarly book of the year. Pian carried out research and published articles on numerous subjects related to Chinese traditional music. She analyzed the workings of rhythm as well as the formal structures of Peking opera arias; unraveled the meaning of little-known musical notations from the distant past and transcribed the music into modern notational systems; documented genres of dance in Northeast China; and explored diversity and interrelationships among East Asian musics from a comparative perspective. Among her widely read later work was a reflexive essay titled “Return of the Native Ethnomusicologist” (1992). Pian also made important contributions well beyond the boundaries of musical studies: her 1961 textbook, A Syllabus for the Mandarin Primer, inspired many who were to become accomplished Sinologists, and Pian’s writings in general clarified the timbrel and melodic relationships between Chinese speech and song.In the 1960s Pian undertook ethnographic research on Peking Opera in Taiwan, later extending her purview to field sites in Mainland China. An unsung pioneer in the use of then new video technology, Pian recognized early on its potential for capturing ephemeral music and dance performances. She eventually compiled a collection of over five thousand original audio-visual recordings that she donated in 2009 to the library of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.In addition to her scholarly work and activity as a devoted teacher and mentor, in 1969 Pian founded the Conference on Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (CHINOPERL) in collaboration with other Chinese scholars in North America. A charter member of the Association for Chinese Music Research founded in 1986, Pian served until the end of her life as an anchor for both organizations. Over the years she received many honors: she was named a Fellow of the Academia Sinica (Taiwan, 1990), awarded an Honorary Membership in the Society for Ethnomusicology (2004), and received honorary professorships and fellowships across China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.last_img read more

Harvard Divinity School examines its 200-year history

first_imgHow should we approach religion? Whose religion should we study? What should we include?Students, faculty, and staff at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) have labored over these questions for 200 years. Together, they have undertaken an audacious project to combine critical thinking about religion with the training of religious leaders in the context of a research university. A special exhibit for HDS’s bicentennial year, “Faces of Divinity: Envisioning Inclusion for 200 Years,” tells the story of the School since its founding in 1816. It brings together the student experience, faculty work, and University initiatives. It draws on the School’s history to explore how it became a multireligious divinity school, while also broadening its reach as a multidisciplinary center of academic excellence, religious scholarship, and service to the communities — both locally and globally. At the same time, it follows students, faculty, and staff across porous and shifting lines between HDS and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a line often discussed in relation to the exhibit’s themes.It includes 21 exhibits of photographs, poetry, paintings, and audiovisual materials throughout three of the Divinity School’s buildings: Andover, Divinity, and Rockefeller halls. Curated by Ann Braude, director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at HDS, the exhibit explores the development of HDS through a series of themes, including theology and ethics, history, and Unitarian and Universalist traditions, as well as Jewish, Asian, Islamic, African-American and women’s religious studies, ministry training, preaching, and social justice.“Faces of Divinity” is one part of HDS’s larger yearlong celebration of its bicentennial, which kicks off on Tuesday. There will be a public unveiling of the exhibit (on display throughout the academic year) in Andover Hall at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Also marking the day is the Divinity School’s Convocation ceremony. Harvard President Drew Faust will offer welcoming remarks during HDS’s Convocation at 5 p.m. on the Campus Green. Keynote speaker George Rupp, former HDS dean and past president of the International Rescue Committee, will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing HDS in its third century. 5The 1971 appointment of Preston N. Williams, Ph.D. ’67, was a watershed in the intellectual life of HDS. His work brought attention to the idea that studying the appropriation of a religion by people with a shared historical experience could be as important as studying a religion’s classical expressions, expanding hermeneutical discussions across the curriculum. Williams was Houghton Professor from 1971 to 2002 and was founding director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute. Photo courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library 10Among the first women to graduate from HDS was Judith Hoehler, B.D. ’58. After graduation, Hoehler was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister, serving for more than 20 years at First Parish Church, Weston, Mass., and becoming an active spokesperson for women’s equality within that denomination. In the early 1970s, she also became the denominational counselor for Unitarian Universalist students at HDS, guiding a generation toward the ministry and teaching a course in UU polity. Photo courtesy of Harvard Divinity Bulletin 6Dana McLean Greeley ’31, S.T.B. ’33 (second from left), marches with other clergy to the funeral of James Reeb, a Unitarian Universalist minister and a member of Boston’s Arlington Street Church. Reeb was slain in Selma, Ala., on March 11, 1965. Photo courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library 12First CSWR director Robert Slater (right) exploring the new building in 1960 with three of its first affiliates: Sao Htun Hmat Win (from left), a Buddhist scholar from Burma; Rabindrabijay Sraman, a Buddhist monk from Pakistan; and Nobusada Nishitakatsuji, a Shinto priest from Japan. Photo courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library 4A service in Andover Hall marking Black History Month. Delores Lovett-Sconiers, M.Div. ’91 (center), and Natalie P. Alford, M.Div. ’92 (right), worship in Andover Chapel. Four guest preachers spoke at weekly services during Black History Month in 1991. Among them were two fathers of students, the Rev. Hycel B. Taylor (father of Chandra Taylor Smith, M.Div. ’88) and the Rev. Howard Fauntroy Jr., B.Div. ’66 (father of Howard Fauntroy III, M.Div. ’93), and the Rev. Frank M. Reid, M.Div. ’78. Dean Ronald Thiemann sponsored the program and is visible in a back pew. Photo by Bradford Herzog/HDS 8Three mandalas have been created at the CSWR over the past 15 years. In 2008, Geshe Kalsang and Venerable Phuntsok from the Gaden Shartse Monastery sifted colored sand to create a mandala of compassion, named for Chenrezig, who pledged not to attain Buddhahood until all sentient beings were free from the sufferings of samsara. In keeping with tradition, each sand painting, once complete, is swept away in a communal ceremony to demonstrate the impermanence of all things. At an audiovisual station, Janet Gyatso narrates the creation of the Wheel of Life mandala in 2005 for the 45th anniversary of the CSWR. Photo by Kristie Welsh/HDS 1As part of their service to the churches, Harvard Divinity School faculty addressed laywomen on Thursday mornings, followed by tea at Jewett House. From right: Brita Stendahl, Elinor Lamont, and Anne Pusey, wife of Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey ’28. In 1973, Brita Stendahl, wife of then-Dean Krister Stendahl and a biblical scholar in her own right, reformulated the Ladies Lectures as Theological Opportunities for Women. The group incorporated lecturers from the new WSRP Research Associates and combined theological exploration with feminist consciousness-raising. Ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Dobson Gray directed the program from 1978 until 2010. Photo courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library 3In 1979, the 14th Dalai Lama made his first trip to the United States. His final stop, at the invitation of the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR), was Harvard, where he gave a lecture in Sanders Theatre and taught a seminar to HDS students in Andover Chapel. He returned in 1981, 1995, 2003, and 2009. Here, he is pictured with Robert Thurman ’62, A.M. ’69, Ph.D. ’72, an affiliate of the CSWR in 1978–79. Photo courtesy of CSWR 9Nicole Saxon, M.Div. ’12, performs the Yankadi/Makru, a common dance from Guinea, as part of the Wednesday Noon Service hosted by Harambee in 2012. Photo by Steve Gilbert 2Before coming to Harvard, Wilfred Cantwell Smith founded McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies in 1951, a program unique at the time for recruiting scholars of Islam, without whose perspectives he believed Islam could not be understood. In 1964, Smith was appointed director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, where he continued to bring scholars from different faiths together for common scholarly endeavor. Photo courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library 11At the 2013 Seasons of Light celebration in Andover Chapel, students from 11 religious groups each lit a candle or candles in recognition of their tradition’s winter celebration. Usra Ghazi, M.T.S. ’15, who lit a candle for the Muslim faith, is seen behind the flaming chalice, the symbol of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Photo by Brian Tortora/HDS 7Churches were the original sites of HDS student internships and remain a major location for field education. Willie Bodrick, M.Div. ’14, currently serves as minister to youth and young adults at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, where he did field education in 2013. Photo by Kristie Welsh/HDSlast_img read more

Jenkins converses with White House

first_imgBefore President Obama publicly announced each decision regarding the contraception mandate, a Holy Cross priest in South Bend received a phone call. University President Fr. John Jenkins heard from the White House prior to the original contraception mandate announcement in January and before the subsequent accommodation announcement earlier this month, University Spokesman Dennis Brown said.  “[Jenkins] appreciates the dialogue he’s had with the White House and will continue to keep the lines of communication open,” Brown said. Since he invited Obama to speak at Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony in 2009, Jenkins has been criticized for initiating dialogue with an administration that takes a pro-choice stance on abortion.  Now, as tensions between the Obama administration and Catholic leaders across the country rise over another right-to-life issue, Jenkins has engaged in a give-and-take conversation with the White House in an attempt to tackle unresolved issues with the contraception mandate.  The current version of the mandate requires insurance companies rather than religiously-affiliated employers to pay for contraception for employees. The Obama administration said self-insured employers, like Notre Dame, would be included in the exemption, but has not released specifics as to how this will work.  Brown said Jenkins welcomes conversations with the White House because respectful dialogue is the only path to resolving disagreements. “He has emphasized over the past three years that you can’t change society unless you persuade people, and you can’t persuade them unless you engage them in a respectful way,” Brown said. “So you don’t shun the person you want to persuade perhaps especially when that person is our president.” Nick Papas, a White House spokesman, said the Obama administration appreciates its relationship with Jenkins. “We deeply value Fr. Jenkins’ advice and counsel,” he said. “The White House also benefits from a number of Notre Dame alums who play an integral role in our Administration.” The spokesmen for the White House and Notre Dame declined to share specifics about the nature and extent of Jenkins’ relationship with the White House, citing those conversations as private. “It would be imprudent for us to get into an detail on these private conversations,” Brown said.  Sometimes, part of the conversation has meant pushing back. When Obama responded to opposition from religious groups earlier this month and announced a modification that put responsibility for funding contraception onto insurance companies, Jenkins released a statement saying the accommodation was a “welcome step toward recognizing the freedom of religious institutions.” But when the White House included Jenkins’ statement in a blog post of statements from organizations supportive of Obama’s accommodation, including Planned Parenthood, Notre Dame asked for Jenkins’ statement to be removed. “We asked the White House to remove it from their blog because, while he viewed the ‘accommodation’ … as a step in the right direction, he believes there is much still to be done and was not offering the same support as others who were cited,” Brown said.  Jenkins previously spoke out against the original proposal for the contraception mandate.  When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened the original rule up for comment, Jenkins sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in September asking that Notre Dame and other religious institutions be exempt from providing contraceptive services. “This would compel Notre Dame to either pay for contraception and sterilization in violation of the Church’s moral teaching, or to discontinue our employee and student health care plans in violation of the Church’s social teaching,” Jenkins wrote. “It’s an impossible position.” Jenkins has since worked with the Obama administration to resolve this “impossible position.” In addition, he has been in conversation with Church leaders at a national and local level. “He also has been in regular conversation with Cardinal [Timothy] Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Kevin Rhoades from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as we work together in a united effort on this issue,” Brown said. Brown said the University plans to discuss specifics as to how the contraception mandate will affect Notre Dame in the near future. In the mean time, Jenkins will remain in communication with the White House, he said.   “There will continue to be engagement with the administration on this and other issues,” Brown said.last_img read more