Morrissey Manor residents, rector discuss history, community

first_imgRosie LoVoi | The Observer Morrissey Manor stands next to Howard and Lyons halls on South Quad.Morrissey houses around 180 “Manorites” from each year. The dorm hosts signature events such as the Medallion Hunt, essentially a giant scavenger hunt to find a medallion hidden somewhere on Notre Dame’s campus. “The RAs and ARs that create the clues are usually very creative, and lots of people enjoy deciphering the clues and the hunt,” Quigley said. Morrissey also hosted the very first outdoor game watch on South Quad for the Michigan State football game this year. Sophomore and hall president Ryan Doyle said that the game watch was a huge success and that Morrissey plans to continue this tradition in the future. Another treasured tradition among the men of Morrissey is their basement food sales, Doyle said. The restaurant is called “Yaz’s” after Carl Yastrzemski, Hall of Fame baseball player for the Boston Red Sox and one of Morrissey’s more notable former residents. The profits from Yaz’s go to supporting Morrissey’s charity, the Hill School in Uganda. “The food sales in the basement of Morrissey are super effective and raise a lot of money,” Doyle said. “All the profits go to charity.” Morrissey is one of only three dorms on campus to not carry the title “hall,” along with Zahm House and Sorin College. In an email, rector Zack Imfeld shared a story he heard about how the Manor possibly came to be.“An older Holy Cross priest stopped by one day and said he lived in Morrissey during the 1950s and when they decided to call themselves the Manor,” Imfeld said. “He said that the men were getting into a little bit of trouble, so they thought by naming their building a Manor, the men would hold themselves to a higher standard. From my experience, it worked — we have some of the best guys on campus!”Morrissey is known for having the smallest rooms on campus, but Doyle said this is actually a positive quality because it increases fellowship among the residents. To make up for the small room sizes, there are large common rooms in each section that the residents can furnish as they choose.“There’s a great community because very few people are spending the majority of their time in their room because it’s so small,” Doyle said. “People are forced out, and you get to meet pretty much everyone. I don’t know if there’s many people in Morrissey that I don’t know.”Morrissey is the next dorm to be renovated, so its residents will be residing in Pangborn Hall next year. When asked how he felt the Morrissey community would respond to this change, Quigley expressed faith in the camaraderie of the Morrissey men to make it through the year.“While we do love our building and we think it is beautiful and will miss it, we don’t really think that the building identifies us,” Quigley said. “The people in the dorm are what are important, and we will all still be together whether it is in the Manor or Pangborn. Our traditions will continue, and we will adapt in any way that we have to in order to grow our community and events.” Tags: dorm features, Morrissey Manor, yaz’s Established in 1925, Morrissey Manor has been home to Notre Dame men for nearly a century. Part of the “Golden Coast” along with Lyons and Howard Halls on South Quad, the Manor’s elaborate architecture is among the most distinctive at Notre Dame. Junior and incoming RA Brian Quigley explained some of the symbolism behind Morrissey’s iconic exterior in an email. “[Morrissey] was intentionally built slightly asymmetric if you look at it closely, representing the fact that only God is truly perfect,” Quigley said. “It was named after Andrew Morrissey, the school’s seventh president. There is an X-shaped cross on the building that represents the crucifixion of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Fr. Morrissey.”last_img read more

SEI launches ‘enhanced CIO’ offering to support in-house teams

first_img“We’re offering a bundle where there is a lot of ability to customise the solution we bring to their office in order to make them more efficient and cost effective than if they try to build out internally by doing a lot of these things themselves.”Specific services can include aggregating and reconciling portfolio data, asset allocation studies, risk management, detailed manager due diligence reports and consolidating performance reporting across all asset classes.Kris Shergold, regional director within SEI’s UK institutional business development team, said the new offering allowed institutional investors to access some of the processing and technologies that the world’s largest asset managers and banking organisations had access to.SEI, which in the UK and Europe is best known as a fiduciary manager, estimates the size of the ECIO target market, excluding the US, at $17trn (€14trn), Matthews told IPE. Fin tech organisation SEI has launched a new package of services aimed at supporting large institutional investors that have made a strategic decision to insource investment management.Enhanced CIO, as the offering has been dubbed, is a suite of services across investment processing, investment operations, and investment management.“We’ve offered some of the components to institutions before, but never this combination,” said Kevin Matthews, vice president, strategic growth initiatives, in SEI’s institutional group.“Many of the investment teams we speak with are focused on having their team build out investment acumen and have people they’re hiring have expertise on manager selection or portfolio construction, but they haven’t always wanted to build out their own internal operations team or even if they have an individual or two doing operations it still can be a burden.last_img read more

Donncha Ryan in Ireland side for Twickenham clash

first_imgJosh Van Der Flier is at openside while Mike Ross is in the front row Keith Earls is over his recent injury and starts on the wing. The Nenagh man will partner will partner Devin Toner in the second row for the Twickenham clash.Ulster’s Stuart Mc Closkey will make his debut for Ireland at inside centre.Jared Payne misses the game through injury. last_img