Schmuhl selected to political office

first_imgOne eighth grade morning, Mike Schmuhl, ’05, woke up, got dressed and headed to Saint Joseph’s High School in South Bend to catch a glimpse of what his academic, athletic and social future might hold. Little did he realize that his day spent shadowing the life of a high school freshman would lead to a career 14 years later. Pete Buttigieg, now the mayor-elect of South Bend, greeted Schmuhl at the door to give him a tour. The rest … is history. Schmuhl was selected as the Democratic party chairman for Indiana’s 2nd District Sunday after managing winning campaigns for Buttigieg this year and U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly last year. He is also working as Buttigieg’s chief of staff, assisting Buttigieg with his transition into office. “I think we’re a great team and we’re very invested in the future of South Bend, and we want to get more young people involved in the process,” Schmuhl said. Yet, the ties between Buttigieg and Schmuhl run deeper, as both of their fathers are professors at Notre Dame. English Professor Joseph Buttigieg and Robert Schmuhl, the director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, have known each other for years,Mike Schmuhl said. “Our dads are friends … I think they started [at Notre Dame] the exact same year,” Schmuhl said. While Buttigieg headed to Harvard after high school, Schmuhl decided to pursue a History major and European Studies minor at the University of Notre Dame. His involvement on campus ranged from playing football for O’Neill to writing for the school paper. “I was an Assistant Scene Editor for The Observer in — I believe 2001 and 2002,” Schmuhl said. “I used to do music reviews when I was at The Observer and I did Snoop Dog and I did a Battle of the Bands … music reviews and concert reviews and album reviews and it was really funny … I had no idea probably what I was writing about or anything like that.” As a junior, Schmuhl spent a semester in Washington, D.C., interning for “Meet the Press” with the late Tim Russert. The 2004 Democratic Primaries were the big news item at the time, and Schmuhl said the experience hardened his interest in politics and journalism. “One of the main reasons I got involved with politics and journalism was I did the Washington, D.C. program my junior year,” Schmuhl said. “[Interning with ‘Meet the Press’] was awesome and just a great experience.” After graduating in 2005, Schmuhl took a job as a journalist in Minneapolis, then became a radio and television producer for The Washington Post for three years. Schmuhl said while he enjoyed being a journalist, his interest in serving South Bend drove him back home. “I love the [Washington] Post and I love journalism but … I guess my interest to get involved in my hometown and my community was too strong,” Schmuhl said. He came back to South Bend in 2009 and has worked in politics ever since. “I think the fundamental reason … why Pete ran for mayor and why I moved back home was that a number of the people that we grew up with had a choice, … [and they] chose to leave South Bend,” Schmuhl said. “And Pete and I, through this election and hopefully through his service as our next mayor, hopefully we can change that because it’s a great place to live. It’s a great  place to grow up. There’s a lot more to South Bend than meets the eye.” Robert Schmuhl said he is proud of his son, who has worked on the district and municipal levels of government since he came back to South Bend. “Mike’s always been fascinated by the workings of government and politics,” Robert Schmuhl said. “He returned to South Bend in 2009 to become civically involved … Young people deserve their chance, and we’re proud of him.” Though he never took a class with his dad, Schmuhl said his father influenced his career pursuits. “When I was little, I had this great interest in news and politics because my dad and mom and I would watch ‘NBC Nightly News‘ before dinner every night,” Schmuhl said. “I just grew up with a great appreciation for … my dad’s interest in news and politics and culture, and the apple did not fall too far from the tree.” As the new Democratic chairman for Indiana’s 2nd District, Schmuhl coordinates Democratic events in North Central Indiana and serves on the state’s Central Committee, which is the governing body of the Indiana Democratic party. Schmuhl said he also recruits candidates to run for office and hopes that young people will get more involved in local politics. Anything that connects Notre Dame students to the city of South Bend is a great thing for the community, he said. “We want to make sure that there are no barriers between the universities and our communities and the city of South Bend, because when we have fewer barriers, then you’ll start to see that we’re a definitive college town,” Schmuhl said. “I think that South Bend residents and Notre Dame students need to think of their future collectively — that the community will be better off if Notre Dame succeeds in graduating young smart people that can serve the community, and Notre Dame succeeds if the city of South Bend has more jobs and economic growth and more prosperity for all of its residents.”last_img read more

Cricket News How have India fared in ODI series in New Zealand? The answer is a sorry one

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: In the last one year, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team have sought to erase some statistical anomalies in countries like Australia and South Africa. In the series against the Proteas, India registered a 5-1 series win, their first series win in South Africa in history to improve their record in the country. In the recently concluded series against Australia, they won the series 2-1 to register a bilateral series win for the first time Down Under. Now, they will be bidding to improve their record in New Zealand, a country where they have struggled in the past. Out of 34 ODIs played in New Zealand, they have managed just 10 wins, their joint-worst overseas after South Africa.Kohli’s side arrive to face a side who have lost just two series at home in the last five years, one to South Africa and one to England. In the last encounter between these two sides in 2014, New Zealand comprehensively thrashed MS Dhoni’s side in the ODIs. Kohli and his team face an immense burden of history but the team has shown, in performances in South Africa and Australia that they are not burdened by the poor numbers. Here is a look back at the previous India vs New Zealand series in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Virat Kohli scored a century in Napier but India still lost a game, which is a rarity. (Image credit: Twitter)1.)    India in New Zealand 2014 (Result: New Zealand won five-match series 4-0)Napier witnessed a slice of history in the first ODI as Virat Kohli slammed a century while chasing but India lost. It was the first time such a fate befell the Indian team as they lost a close game against an inspired New Zealand side by 24 runs. In a rain-affected game in Hamilton, New Zealand came out on the right side of the Duckworth-Lewis method to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In a humdinger in Auckland, New Zealand hit 314 and a late blitz from Ravindra Jadeja ensured the game was tied. Ross Taylor’s century in Hamilton gave them the series and an all-round show from the Kiwis in Wellington ensured India ended the series without a single win.Virender Sehwag was in top form for India in their only series win in New Zealand in 2009. (Image credit: Twitter)2.)    India in New Zealand 2009 (Result: India won the five-match series 3-1)MS Dhoni’s blazing 84 gave India the perfect start in Napier as they won by 53 runs. A wash-out in Wellington meant the series was still wide open. Sachin Tendulkar blasted 163, Yuvraj Singh 87 and Dhoni 63 in Christchurch as India notched up 392/4. New Zealand gave a spirited reply but they ended up 58 runs short. Virender Sehwag blasted 125 off 74 balls in the Hamilton ODI to give India their first-ever series win. However, New Zealand salvaged some pride as they won the final game in Auckland by eight wickets.The 2003 New Zealand tour was tough for India, getting bowled out for low scores in every game. (Image credit: Twitter)3.)    India in New Zealand 2003 (Result: New Zealand won seven-match series 5-2)In the World Cup year, New Zealand decided to roll out pitches which favoured bowlers and India were found wanting. In a series punctuated by low scores, New Zealand got the better of India in most of the games. In the first ODI at Auckland, New Zealand won by three wickets in their chase of 109. In Napier, they survived a Sehwag hurricane to win by 35 runs. India were bowled out for 108 in Christchurch and the hosts won by five wickets. In Queenstown, New Zealand claimed the series by chasing down 123 with seven wickets to spare. In Wellington, Yuvraj’s 54 and Zaheer Khan’s 34 gave India something to smile with a two-wicket win. In Auckland, Sehwag blasted 112 but a collapse almost resulted in embarrassment for India. Ashish Nehra held his nerve as India won the game by one wicket. In Hamilton, India were bowled out for 122 and New Zealand won the game by six wickets.  Rahul Dravid was the star of the 1999 tour to New Zealand as he hit a century and a fifty. (Image credit: Twitter)4.)    India in New Zealand 1999 (Result: Five-match series drawn 2-2)Rahul Dravid smashed 123 in Taupo but New Zealand chased down the target in a match affected by a power failure as they won the game by six wickets via Duckworth Lewis method. India bounced back in style with a tense two-wicket win in Napier and after a wash-out in Wellington, the series hung in the balance. In Auckland, Dravid hit a fifty along with Ganguly as they won the match by five wickets. Any hopes of a series win were dashed in the final match in Christchurch as Chris Cairns hit 115 and Chris Harris’ 4/40 helped New Zealand level the series 2-2.Sachin Tendulkar opened for the first time in international cricket during the tour in 1994. (Image credit: Twitter)5.)    India in New Zealand 1994 (Result: Four-match series drawn 2-2)A hat-trick from Danny Morrison in Napier gave New Zealand a 28-run win in the first ODI. In Auckland, India bowled New Zealand out for 142 and the match saw Tendulkar open the batting for the first time ever. He smashed 82 off 49 balls as India thrashed the Kiwis by seven wickets. Tendulkar (63) and Navjot Singh Sidhu (71) helped India reach 255/5 but Anil Kumble took 5/33 to help them win by 12 runs in Wellington. India’s hopes of a series win were extinguished when New Zealand won the final game in Christchurch by six wickets with a ball to spare. India have won only one bilateral series in New Zealand.India were thrashed 4-0 in New Zealand in 2014.India have won just 10 out of 34 ODIs in New Zealand.last_img read more

The Latest: Packers not allowing fans at training camp

first_imgThis also applies to the annual Packers Family Night, an annual event that features a practice and other activities. The Family Night event will still take place at Lambeau Field and will be televised statewide, though the date and time haven’t been announced yet.Plans regarding attendance for regular-season games haven’t been announced yet. Season ticket holders have the of opting out of the chance to buy tickets this year without losing control of their tickets for next season.The Packers have already conceded their regular-season home games will have a “significantly reduced” capacity, if there are any spectators at all.___The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the NFL plays games this season. July 15, 2020 Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium.___The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. A graduate assistant for the football team tested positive and was quarantined for 14 days. The city banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia.The Phillies will host the Miami Marlins next weekend when the major league baseball season begins.___The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies. Associated Press center_img The Latest: Packers not allowing fans at training camp Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Green Bay Packers say they won’t admit fans to any training camp practices or preseason home games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tennessee is bringing athletes back to campus in phases, with football the first to return on June 8.Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more