Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Take Your Shot


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III
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1. Take Your Shot

Vaccination Mandates: Considerations for Employers | Jones Day
by Andy Thomason, Chronicle of Higher Education

As colleges look toward the fall-2021 semester, they’re grappling with whether to require — or just strongly encourage — students to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Here’s a list of institutions that have decided to require students to be vaccinated in order to enroll this fall:

>> Of Note: "Many others are hoping a word of encouragement will be enough. Campus officials at Bowdoin College in Maine said it’s their “hope and expectation” that all students will get shots." - courtesy of Associated Press

>> List of All Institutions


2.  Hampden-Sydney Receives $12M Gift

Hampden-Sydney College is pleased to announce a $12 million gift from the estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. Blair Dickinson, Jr. ’37. The Dickinsons’ extraordinary gift is the second-largest in the College’s history. 

“Furthering their lifelong commitment to education, Blair and Lucile Dickinson’s incredible act of devotion and generosity will forever support the College’s mission and its academic program,” said President Larry Stimpert. “Let us all be humbled by, and grateful for, their lives of service to education and their decision to honor the College in their estate plans. Their generosity secures for them an enduring legacy in the storied history of Hampden-Sydney College.”

“In celebration of this historic gift, the College will make sure the Dickinsons’ lifelong devotion to education will have an indelible impact on our students, faculty, and campus," said Vice President for College Advancement Heather Krajewski.

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3.  Lions Roar

Ben Balen

Sixth-ranked Piedmont held off a late charge from #8 Carnegie Mellon to win the Wynlakes (Ala.) Intercollegiate.

The Lions carried a one-shot lead over #1 Guilford and a six-shot advantage over the Tartans entering the final 18. CMU posted a 283 but fell four shots shy as Piedmont posted a 285 for a four-shot victory.

The Tartans' Jason Folker shot a final-round 67 to take medalist honors at six-under-par 138 - three shots clear of teammate Jason Li, Piedmont's Ben Balen and Guilford's James Mishoe.

>> Recap

Webster's Will Hocker shot a seven-under-par 209 to win the Rhodes College Spring Classic. The senior posted rounds of 69-72-68 to win his sixth collegiate title. The Gorloks captured the team title by 20 shots over the U. of Dallas.

>> Recap

Jillian Drinkard and Paige Church finished 1-2 to lead second-ranked Methodist to the team title at the MCC (Ala.) Invitational. Drinkard carded a final-round 66 to finish at six-under 138 - three shots clear of Church. The Monarchs posted 294-286-580 - 17 shots better than runner-up #4 Carnegie Mellon.

>> Recap 



4.  Around the Diamond

Baseball - Washington & Jefferson College Athletics
photo: Adrian Barnhart

This Week's NCBWA/ Poll

  1. Washington, Mo. (14), 17-1
  2. Trinity, Texas (9), 19-2
  3. Salisbury, 12-2
  4. Webster, 19-5
  5. Marietta (1), 16-1
  6. Cal Lutheran, 2-1
  7. N.C. Wesleyan, 23-3
  8. Aurora, 16-2
  9. Babson (1), 4-0
  10. Washington & Jefferson, 20-0
11-15: Chapman, Randolph-Macon, UW-Whitewater, North Central (Ill.), Shenandoah
16-20: Berry, Rowan, Centenary (La.), Wheaton (Mass.), Adrian
21-25: Southern Maine, William Paterson, Coe, Augustana, Birmingham-Southern

>> Moving On Up: W&J (+7), UW-Whitewater (+3), Shenandoah (+3), Rowan (+3)
>> Sliding: Southern Maine (-10), Centenary (-4)

>> Games to Watch: #15 Shenandoah vs. PSU Harrisburg (Wed.); #16 Berry vs. #25 Birmingham-Southern (Fri-Sat.); #20 Adrian vs. Calvin (Fri.); #1 Washington, Mo. vs. Spalding (Sat-Sun.); #5 Marietta vs. Baldwin Wallace (Sat-Sun.); #7 Aurora vs. Illinois Tech (Sat-Sun.); #8 Babson vs. #19 Wheaton, Mass. (Sat-Sun.); #3 Salisbury vs. #15 Shenandoah (Sun.)

>> Complete Poll
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5.  Comings and Goings

6. Do You Tip The Pizza Robot?

Domino's, the world's largest pizza company based on global retail sales, this week begins autonomous pizza delivery in Houston.

  • Some customers who place a prepaid order from Domino's in Woodland Heights will be able to choose to have their pies delivered by an R2 robot from Nuro, the self-driving delivery company.

Nuro says it's the first fully autonomous, occupant-less on-road delivery vehicle approved by the Department of Transportation.

- courtesy of Axios
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