Congressional, city leaders pitch in to welcome new students at move-in

first_img Published: Aug. 23, 2017 There are two key sentiments Boulder City Manager Jane S. Brautigam works to impart as she and her staff help students and their parents move into CU Boulder residence halls during move-in week. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail As the city official fills bins with electronics, rugs, mirrors and other college essentials and pushes them into rooms students will call home for the next academic year, she does her best to make students feel welcome and to reassure parents that the city cares about the well-being of their children.“I want them to hear that from my voice—that their kids are going to be safe and welcome and our community will embrace them,” said Brautigam, herself the mother of two CU Boulder graduates. “We as a city are happy that young people are here to make us more vibrant.”As in previous years, the city manager and her staff will join other campus and government leaders who are rolling up their sleeves during Fall Welcome and move-in week, an annual rite of passage at college campuses across the country that helps create a sense of belonging, permanence, interconnectedness and tradition.This year’s notable volunteers at CU Boulder will include Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Provost Russell Moore and Colorado Congressman Jared Polis.”As a friend and neighbor of CU Boulder, I’m happy to help students move in as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Move-in day provides me with an opportunity to hear directly from students about their goals and discuss how they are managing the costs of their education.”While I’m moving boxes today, I will soon be back in Washington, D.C., continuing my advocacy to make higher education more affordable. Today I welcome all the new Buffs to this beautiful campus, and I want them to know I’m here for them,” said Polis. Altogether, about 1,750 volunteers signed up for Fall Welcome, with 1,200 of them focusing on moving students into residence halls, said Hannah Wilks, director of the CU Boulder Volunteer Resource Center.Most of the volunteers are upperclassmen, staff and faculty who will ferry students and their families across campus in golf carts or help them cart belongings from vehicles to residence halls. They and others have many reasons for helping students move into their residence halls each year. For some, it’s about community service and sharing advice on how to navigate successfully through the campus environment.For city staff, it’s all of that, plus an opportunity for team building.“I like being on campus with my team,” said Jennifer Korbelik, a CU Boulder alumna who is the CU community coordinator and liaison between the campus and the city manager’s office. “It’s a chance to bring them up to my other home—to CU—where I spend a lot of time.”Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Communitylast_img read more

Chiliboy’s rise and fall is a cautionary tale

first_img Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ The ignominious end to Chiliboy Ralepelle’s once-inspirational career must not be quickly forgotten in a South African rugby context, writes CRAIG LEWIS.By way of punishment, the eight-year ban handed down to Ralepelle sends out a serious statement.It comes after the former Bok hooker tested positive for a banned anabolic substance – Zeranol – during an out-of-competition test last year.It’s the third time he’s been seriously linked with a banned substance. From the first 2010 incident, Ralepelle was cleared of culpability after supplements were deemed to have been contaminated, but he tested positive again in France in 2015, and served a two-year ban before the Sharks offered him a second chance.READ: ‘It’s a sad end to my career’That period back in South Africa appeared to be one of redemption for Ralepelle, who started two Tests for the Springboks in 2018, while he was hailed for his leadership role when the Sharks went on to win the Currie Cup later that same year.‘I have to give credit to this group of players, and particularly Chiliboy, who played a magnificent leadership role throughout the whole season,’ then Sharks coach Robert du Preez said after the win over Western Province in the final.It’s less than two years later, and despite Ralepelle’s decision to appeal the latest ban, his career is over. He may hope to clear his name to some degree, but the damage is done.As a trailblazer at the start of his career, and who captained the Boks in an ‘unofficial’ match against a World XV in 2006, Ralepelle was once an icon of South African rugby.Born in Tzaneen of all places, Ralepelle’s rise from humble beginnings to effectively becoming South Africa’s first black captain was a story that should have been celebrated for generations to come.Instead, as the 33-year-old has admitted himself, it’s a really ‘sad’ end to his career.There’s no point in pretending we have all the facts when it comes to this ultimate and final fall from grace.What also should be noted is how Ralepelle made an interesting – if not strange – comment to Sport24 when he issued words of warning to other players.‘All I’ll say is that the athletes out there have just got to take care of themselves, look after themselves and make sure that, even if you buy bread, you know who the baker is and what they put in that bread.‘At the end of the day you’ve got to protect yourself because the onus stays with you as an athlete. It doesn’t matter what you drink, eat or take. Whatever plant you smell, you better make sure it’s clean.’Ultimately, his implication is that once again he unwittingly consumed a banned substance. Yet that flies in the face of the old idiom: once bitten, twice shy.It almost beggars belief that Ralepelle would not have taken every possible precaution to ensure any testing would return a ‘clean’ finding after his past incidents.His point does remain a valid one, though. In this day and age – with stringent and regular testing – players cannot afford to take any risks. And, essentially, the onus is entirely on the player – intent or lack thereof to ‘dope’ does not matter in the professional sports world.A positive test is a positive test.Only time will tell whether the full story of Ralepelle’s latest finding are aired in a public space, but one can only hope that he can find a road to redemption once again.In the meantime, it should serve as a reminder for all athletes about just how quickly things can come crashing down if every precaution is not taken.And, in a wider context, perhaps it also speaks to the need for mentorship, support and guidance to be provided to players – particularly those who find themselves thrust into an unfamiliar spotlight and immense pressures that are not always easy to handle.It’s a cautionary tale that should resonate throughout South African rugby. 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