Serving Up A Data Center Winner for OEMs

first_imgThe server-centric data centerWe often hear about the macro trends impacting the industry like security, internet of things (IoT), analytics, and the cloud. However, there is another emerging trend that we don’t hear as much about, namely the rise of the server-centric, software-defined data center.Over the last fifteen years, we’ve seen huge changes with information technology (IT) platforms evolving from interdependent hardware and software through to early virtualization and now hardware-agnostic software. In parallel with these technology advances, the IT department has moved from an operational support function to a center of influence, helping to advise and guide innovation and technology consumption across the organization.An open common framework for maximum flexibility and returnFast forward to today and with the launch of our brand new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, we are poised to enter the new frontier of the software-defined data center. This latest PowerEdge portfolio is Dell EMC’s response to data center customer demands across all verticals for secure, scalable, high performance solutions with maximum flexibility, efficiency, and automation.Increased performance and more users per serverSo, what’s creating this demand? Many of the macro trends in the industry including IoT, big data, and analytics, are driving an ever-increasing need for system performance. Our 14th generation PowerEdge servers offer increased application performance and response time with up to 27 percent more processor cores and 19X more Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) low latency storage than the prior generation, while one-click BIOS tuning enables quick-and-easy deployment of many processing-intensive workloads. With enhancements to storage capacity and flexibility, storage configurations can be further tailored to match application needs, which is especially critical in software-defined-storage (SDS) environments.Automatic multi-vector cooling enables more GPU accelerators in a single configuration, allowing for up to 50 percent more VDI users per server. Multi-vector cooling technology not only enables increased efficiency with standard accelerator offerings but also works to efficiently enable any non-standard or custom accelerator options.Industry-first security featuresTwenty-eight percent of CIOs say that they have dealt with a major cyber security threat in the last two years.[i] In response, we continue to drive enhanced protection against malicious threats and unwanted internal changes.An industry-first, System Lockdown prevents configuration changes that might create security vulnerabilities and expose sensitive data. We’ve also incorporated features such as SecureBoot, BIOS recovery capabilities, signed firmware and iDRAC RESTful API (compliant with Redfish standards). To meet privacy concerns, System Erase quickly and securely removes user data from local storage devices when a server is retired.Enhanced systems management tools plus easier server configuration and monitoringIn a recent blog, we talked about how you can save money and speed up deployment with the special systems management tools available for OEMs. Important postscripts to add are that the enhanced iDRAC 9 with the new PowerEdge servers now provides up to four times better systems management performance over the prior generation, increasing the responsiveness when leveraging our agentless systems management in an OEM solution.The easy-to-use, next-generation OpenManage Enterprise™ console has also been engineered to unify system management experience. OEMs will also welcome the fact that server configuration, monitoring, and at-the-box troubleshooting is now possible via a handheld smart device with the optional Quick Sync feature, as opposed to the traditional LCD method.OEM-Ready and OEM XLAs OEM is part of our DNA, it goes without saying that our 14th generation PowerEdge servers continue to be offered as OEM Ready, providing you all the flexibility you need — add your own branding or opt for generic packaging, unbranded chassis and de-branded BIOS splash screens, iDRAC and LifeCycle controller menus. The choice is yours.OEM XL offerings also remain in place. Long, stable product life-cycles factor in the time you need for development, validation and certification without unnecessary technology churn. With these latest generation PowerEdge OEM XL servers, you have advanced visibility to product changes, and even more flexibility to make generational transitions on your schedule.Diverse Use CasesThe new PowerEdge is well suited to serve as the core building block for a variety of OEM solutions including everything from industrial automation to video surveillance, hyper-converged appliances, storage arrays, data protection, and many more. Based on open common platforms, it delivers maximum flexibility and return on investment, allowing you and your customers to focus on innovation while balancing operational priorities.ServicesFrom a deployment perspective, the award-winning ProDeploy Enterprise Suite will help you accelerate technology adoption at customer sites with up to 91 percent less IT effort[ii]. Our ProSupport Enterprise Suite, services include ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist, our automated, proactive and predictive technology that can resolve issues up to 90 percent faster[iii].Huge opportunity to better serve customersI believe that OEMs now have the right platform to accelerate digital adoption and optimization. Our 14th generation PowerEdge is the ultimate framework to serve as the bedrock of your modern appliance.The reality is that current legacy data center technologies simply aren’t agile, flexible or efficient enough to meet today’s needs. In fact, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study, commissioned by Dell EMC, showed that only five percent of survey respondents are currently prepared to meet the IT requirements of digitally transformed businesses with modern platforms. Other research indicates that only one in three businesses have developed an enterprise-wide digital strategy [iv] and that 75 percent of IoT projects will also require a new digital platform.[v]The x86 server is rapidly becoming the foundational building component of the modern data center, displacing much of the specialized hardware present there today. This represents a huge opportunity for all of us to better serve our customers. I’d love to hear your reactions and questionsFor more in the OEM spaceMeet the next generation of Dell EMC OEM PowerEdge appliances. I want to invite you to join our OEM customer webinar on July 20. Register here nowTo learn more about Dell EMC OEM, visit: in touch. Follow @DellOEM on Twitter, and join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page. [i] Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2016, The Creative CIO[ii] Source: Report from PT about ProDeploy (May 2016)[iii] Source:  Third-party lab testing with Principled Technologies (Resolving Server Problems with Dell ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist), September 2015[iv] Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2016, The Creative CIO[v] Gartner Keynote: The CIO’s Changing Role, March 2016last_img read more

Dell EMC Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File & Object Storage for 2nd Straight Year

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Gartner has recognized Dell EMC as a Leader in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. The report evaluates Distributed File and Object Storage vendors that help enterprises manage the rapid growth in unstructured data.Unstructured data is growing at an astonishing rate, and this growth is showing no signs of slowing down with the proliferation of the digital economy, spurred on by mobile and IoT devices. Today’s digital-first world is generating unstructured data at a breakneck pace, and organizations need storage platforms purpose-built for scale and performance. Gartner forecasts in its “2017 Strategic Roadmap for Storage” that by 2021, more than 80 percent of enterprise unstructured data will be stored in scale-out file system and object storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, an increase from 30 percent today.The Dell EMC position in this report was based on our Dell EMC Isilon and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) platforms. Isilon, Dell EMC’s scale-out NAS platform, is the foundation for building out a consolidated storage pool for file-based data, while ECS, Dell EMC’s scale-out Object platform, combines public cloud storage features and economics with private cloud benefits.Gartner Magic Quadrant reports are designed to help technology decision-makers “quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view.”[1] Notably, the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant clearly places Dell EMC in a strong position against all other competitors for “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.” Gartner also recognized Dell EMC as a leader in last year’s first-ever Magic Quadrant for File and Object Storage. We feel this recognition underscores Dell EMC’s continued and significant commitment to supporting unstructured data workloads.Our Isilon storage enables thousands of enterprises worldwide to manage large and rapidly growing amounts of data in a highly scalable, easy to manage, and cost-effective manner. Isilon is designed to accelerate workflow productivity and reduce capital and operational expenditures, while seamlessly scaling storage in lockstep with the growth of mission-critical data. ECS is a cloud-scale, object storage platform with a variety of consumption models. With ECS, organizations can cost-effectively manage their unstructured data under a single global namespace with anywhere access to content.We believe this continued recognition demonstrates the market demand from global enterprises for scalable, reliable and easy to use products that help them to focus on managing their businesses, not their storage.Read the complete report here.Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.[1] read more

Here’s to the Educators

first_imgOver the course of the past few months, the teachers that helped our kindergartners read their first books and readied our high schoolers to step out on their own as adults have seen unprecedented challenges.Educators’ roles dramatically adjusted as schools around the world shifted to remote learning. Many had to completely surrender expectations for the end of their school year, and most didn’t have the opportunity to give their students a proper send-off.Every day is teacher appreciation day, and now, more than ever, we realize we can’t possibly live up to the standards our teachers have instilled. On behalf of our team members from around the world, the millions touched by teachers each day, and the entire technology community, we’re offering our sincerest thanks to the teachers for continuing to better our community day after day.Thank you for providing a sense of normalcy to the otherwise uprooted daily schedules of our children. Thank you for remembering those in our communities with differing needs and providing solutions to keep them learning. Thank you for rising to the challenge and using this opportunity to build up your teams, communities and leaders. The impact of COVID-19 is changing the way communities live, work and stay healthy. We know educators are impacted, in both their professional and personal lives, but they haven’t let the challenges they’re facing show through when teaching our children. They refuse to quit, committed to reaching every student and making the most of the tough situation.All of us have benefited from a teacher at some point in our lives. We recognize how difficult it is for these incredible educators to teach our children, even under normal circumstances.While technology has helped define the human experience for centuries, what we have learned over the past few weeks is that technology is nothing without teachers’ passion and dedication. We are here to help you succeed and listen to your needs as we navigate what the future brings. We are recognizing the adjustments we need to make to ensure we continue to provide the best education to all children. And we promise to continue to partner with you to find new ways to leverage technology as transform the way we teach and learn.To all of our teachers around the world, thank you.Please visit here for Teacher Appreciation Week discounts.last_img read more

At 80, Vermont’s Sen. Leahy ready to run impeachment trial

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy has been a fixture in Congress for 46 years. Now 80, he’s stepping into what will be one of his most visible and physically grueling roles. As Senate president pro tempore, he’ll be presiding over former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial. He’s the Senate’s longest-serving current member and just Tuesday night went to a hospital after feeling what he later described as “muscle spasms.” But he was back at work Wednesday, and colleagues and aides say he’ll be ready to handle the long hours of enforced sitting that impeachment trials entail.last_img

Nuns fight social issue

first_imgWhen it was announced that the Super Bowl would take place in Indianapolis this year, a group of nuns at Saint Mary’s got excited — not because of the football game, but because of the opportunity it presented. Sr. Ann Oestreich and nuns from 11 congregations across Indiana and Michigan saw the close location of the Super Bowl as an opportunity to raise awareness about human trafficking. “Usually when there’s a major sporting event in a city, trafficking incidents go up,” Oesteich said. “So, at sporting events like the Olympics or the World Cup, there’s always a lot of organizing to keep the incidents of trafficking down.” Oestreich, co-chair of the Coalition for Corporate Responsibility for Indiana and Michigan (CCRIM), said the group works to improve the social and sustainability issues in companies within which they invest. Their current focus is on hotels. “A lot of the times, traffickers can come into hotels and operate out of there without being noticed,” Oestreich said. Oestreich said the coalition teamed up with enforcement officials, the attorney general, people who own safe houses and people doing work with immigrants and refugees in order to keep incidents of human trafficking during the Super Bowl to a minimum. “We wanted to work with hotels to educate their staffs so they could recognize the signs of trafficking and take safe and responsible action when they thought that it might be occurring within their hotel,” she said. The group contacted 200 hotels within a 50-mile radius of Lucas Oil Stadium, she said. Of the 200 hotels contacted by the group, 45 said they had previously held training with their staff, seven asked the coalition for help to set up training for the Super Bowl and 99 asked for the local contact list and information about an industry-wide code of conduct against trafficking. “We’re really very grateful to the hotel managers who talked with us, worked with us, took our materials and are on the lookout for traffickers, especially this weekend in Indianapolis,” she said. However, the initiative runs deeper than making phone calls and delivering packets, Oestreich said. “The other part of this initiative … that is just as important as contacting the hotels, is the prayer part of it,” she said. On Jan. 11 — National Human Trafficking Awareness Day — the sisters held a prayer service at Saint Mary’s. The Sisters of the Holy Cross also sent information about this initiative to their fellow sisters around the world, so they could pray in solidarity. Oestreich said the coalition also published a prayer card with an image of Saint Josephine Bakhita on its front. Bakhita was a victim of human trafficking herself. “The sisters from these 11 congregations and a lot of others who joined with us from other places in the states and actually from around the world have been saying the prayer to end human trafficking every day from Jan. 12, and we’ll say it right up to Super Bowl Sunday,” she said. Despite highlighting a more serious side of the Super Bowl, Oestreich said she wants all Super Bowl fans to have a fun time on Sunday. “We’d really like for [the Super Bowl] to be a great event for Indianapolis and for the people who go, and we’d like them to have a real celebration without the exploitation that’s part of trafficking,” she said.last_img read more

Dillon is ready to rally

first_imgAll the excitement and emotion of Notre Dame football’s home opener will be on fully display Thursday night as Dillon Hall hosts its annual pep rally.   The Dillon pep rally will take place on South Quad at 7:30 p.m., bringing together students and fans to enjoy music and skit comedy in anticipation of the football team’s clash with Purdue this coming Saturday. Dillon pep rally organizer James Baker said the event will be separate from the official football pep rally this year, despite past collaboration between the two rallies. The Irish football team will celebrate its 125th anniversary this Friday in front of the Knute Rockne Memorial Gym, Baker said. Baker said holding the Dillon pep rally without the football team spurred planners to rethink the event’s focus. “I think the separation will create a little bit of a different flavor,” Baker said. “You get a lot of people on Friday nights who are fans of the football team, alumni who aren’t going to be there on a Thursday night. I think the crowd will be different this year, so we’re going to cater the event toward students more than toward families who come out for the rally.” Baker said this year’s rally will feature Irish dancing, an appearance by the Notre Dame Pom Squad and comedic performances from residents of Dillon.  Positive reviews of a student rendition of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” at last year’s pep rally also led to the inclusion of more music-based material, Baker said. “Even people at the back of the rally who couldn’t hear the words could still sing along and have a good time,” Baker said. “So, I think we’re going to continue that theme and incorporate more musical aspects into the event.” The pep rally is Dillon’s signature event, bringing together Notre Dame students to express excitement for the year’s football season accumulated over long months of waiting, Baker said.   “In past years, there has been tons of excitement and expectation going into the first home game,” Baker said. “I think this event definitely commemorates that excitement.” Baker said he and other students from Dillon began planning the pep rally earlier this summe, and have held numerous creative thinking and rehearsal sessions since returning to school. He said planners of last year’s pep rally viewed the event as largely successful, with the only true difficulties coming from a sound system malfunction and the day’s scorching heat. Baker encouraged all Notre Dame students to attend this year’s pep rally, promising a memorable and lighthearted experience. “We’re going to have a live band, really good performers and a ton of great laughs,” Baker said. “It’s going to be a really good time.”last_img read more

Brazilian band visits campus

first_img40 members of the Brazilian youth band Meninos do Morumbi arrived on campus Tuesday to visit the University and perform during the halftime show on Saturday at the Notre Dame-Stanford football game. In English, Meninos do Morumbi means “Kids of Morumbi,” the neighborhood in São Paulo, Brazil, where the band is based. The students will remain on campus until Sunday and are lodging at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. According to the Notre Dame Band website, in 2011, 66 members of the Notre Dame band toured Brazil and performed for Meninos do Morumbi in São Paulo, the country’s largest city and Dr. Ken Dye, director of bands, said he enjoyed the visit to Brazil. “They were very gracious hosts and shared their exciting music with our band,” Dye said. The band later invited the youth band to Notre Dame to perform and experience campus life. Dye is looking forward to the interaction between the Notre Dame Band members and the young performers from Brazil. According to their website, Meninos do Morumbi is a social project that gives youth an alternative to delinquency, violence and drugs through music. “We attend around 2,000 children and young from 22 slums of São Paulo,” Ana Paula Costa, the band’s spokeswoman,said. According to Costa, Meninos do Morumbi has had 14,000 youth participants thus far. Musician and current director Flávio Pimenta founded the band in 1996. “I originally invited children from the slums and poor communities found begging on the streets of my neighborhood to teach music in my studio in my house,” Pimenta said. “The idea was not and is not charity.” According to Pimenta, the band has greatly impacted the students’ lives. “Not only the music, but the experience of good values. We are a place for good values,” Pimenta said. According to a press release, the group provides an escape from situations of personal and social risk through many expressions. “We offer them a range of activities in the areas of culture, music, arts, education and sports,” Costa said. The band has performed for former U.S. President George W. Bush as well as singer Madonna, according to Costa. They have also performed in the United Kingdom and France. The band’s style of music interprets songs of Brazilian and African folklore. According to Costa, the youth play music from Brazilian genres including jongo, maracatu, funk and samba. Sandra Teixeira, a Notre Dame Portuguese professor originally from Brazil, is excited for the band’s visit. “The Portuguese and Brazilian studies program is very excited about this incredible opportunity,” Teixeira said. “The visit will share an important aspect of Brazilian culture, as well as our love for music and dance, with the entire Notre Dame community.” Meninos do Morumbi will participate in many events throughout Notre Dame’s campus. The band is holding a performance today and a Brazilian instrument and dance workshop at the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, the Brazil and Portuguese Language Clubs of Notre Dame will host a welcome reception and social hour in the ballroom of Lafortune Student Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Besides having the unique opportunity to watch a vibrant and culturally infused show, students will be able to witness a very successful story of the determination and talent exemplified by these kids and mentors,” Teixeira said.last_img read more

Republicans, Democrats compete for Senate majority

first_imgThirty-three seats are up for grabs in the United States Senate during this election, but Notre Dame professors are still not convinced the Republican challenge to the Democratic majority will be enough to earn GOP dominance in tight races around the country. The Democratic majority in the current Senate is slim, with just 51 seats to the Republican’s 47. Political science professor Geoffrey Layman predicted the fight for the Senate majority would be closer than originally anticipated this year. “I do expect the Republicans to challenge the Democratic majority, but I think it will be very close,” Layman said. “I think six months or a year ago, there was sort of an expectation that the Republicans would almost certainly gain the majority because of the big seat gains in 2010 in the House, less so in the Senate.” Compared to 2010, when Republican candidates – especially those from the Tea Party – enjoyed sweeping success in the House of Representatives, Layman said 2012 is more favorable for the Democratic Party. In the past two years, the nation has seen slow improvements in the economy and a more positive national attitude toward the Affordable Care Act than when it was first proposed. “I think it is certainly a better year than 2010, which was an awful year for Democrats,” he said. However, more of the seats up for reelection have traditionally been held by Democrats and, with only a few states to swing for a Senate majority, the GOP has been fighting hard in election season. Twenty-three Democratic seats are on the ballot, as opposed to 10 Republican. Layman cited Missouri, Virginia and Florida as examples of states where Democrats are trying to cling to a Senate seat despite tough opposition from Republican candidates. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida are both Democratic incumbents trying to keep their jobs, while the Virginia seat is open to new challengers from both parties after the retirement of incumbent Sen. Jim Webb. “A lot of those seats that the Democrats have to defend, a fair number of them are in red states or at least states where the Republicans are very competitive,” Layman said. Political science professor Peri Arnold also pointed to close races in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Even Indiana, traditionally a Republican state, has become a more spirited battle this year. “The fact that Indiana is contentious is a signal that the Republicans are doing less well than they expected to do originally,” Arnold said. As they make their decisions, voters’ concerns in the Senate races mirror the most important issues in the presidential race, Arnold said. “They’re worried about the economy and economic growth and jobs … so that’s a major pitch, saying, ‘Vote for me, I’ll contribute to a better economy,’” he said. “It isn’t like elections are rifle shots, one issue, one concern. But certainly the economy creates a climate.” Layman also said the economy was the most important issue for voters in 2012. However, he said some states have seen other significant conversations come up in debate. “The feasibility of national health care and sort of the size and role of the federal government have been the big issues,” he said. “Then in a couple of key races like Missouri and Indiana, abortion has unexpectedly reared its ugly head.”last_img read more

Chipotle sales to benefit charity

first_imgStudents will be able to support a great cause while enjoying a tasty burrito Thursday when Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon hosts a giveback night at the Chipotle in Eddy Street Commons. From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., 50 percent of the proceeds generated will benefit the Riley Hospital for Children when patrons bring in a voucher advertising the giveback. Dance Marathon vice president of marketing Kate Kellogg said students should take time out from studying for finals to visit the event. “It’s a good break from studying,” Kellogg said. “It’s a good way to give back to the community.” Kellogg said Dance Marathon chose to partner with Chipotle because of its close proximity to both the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s campuses. “It’s easy access for students and freshmen who don’t have cars,” she said. “They can just take the trolley.” Although the Riley Hospital for Children is located in Indianapolis, it helps treat children of local families, and some of them attended the Dance Marathon family dinner last Friday. “It’s really neat to see that Riley doesn’t just treat children from Indianapolis, but children from all over,” Kellogg said, “[Riley] is doing great work all over.” Last year SMC Dance Marathon held a similar giveback night and earned $2,000 for its cause. Kellogg said that Dance Marathon is aiming to match that amount this year. If students can’t make it to the giveback event but still want to help Dance Marathon, Kellogg said the group will host a Buffalo Wild Wings giveback event next semester. Students will also be able to register as a dancer for the Dance Marathon event in the spring during three days in January and three days in February, Kellogg said. Kellogg said she and the other members of Dance Marathon are passionate about the event because they’ve met some of the children affected. “We went to a luncheon at the hospital and [saw] the children treated at Riley and how great the families’ experience was,” she said. “[We heard] the children’s stories of growth and feeling and the way the hospital touches them.”last_img read more

SMC holds bonfire to celebrate ‘every form’ of diversity

first_imgA bonfire held by the Student Diversity Board (SDB) at Saint Mary’s will celebrate cultural diversity and raise money for victims affected by recent storms in Mexico. The bonfire will take place Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. on the soccer fields. Sophomore Vanessa Troglia, SDB member and event coordinator, said music and food will be key parts of the event, “Students can expect great music and performances from different clubs and associations around our community,” Troglia said. “There will also be yummy fall treats to munch on by the bonfires and various activities for everyone to participate in. We invite students to come take a study break and enjoy the crisp, fall evening by the fire.” Senior Carmen Cardenas, SDB president, said the board’s mission is to “unite the Saint Mary’s College community in celebration of the cultural diversity of every woman on campus.”  Junior SDB member Taylor Etzell said she hopes students will bond at the bonfire.   “The [bonfire] will be a fun event where students can come together to enjoy the talents and experiences of diverse students on our campus and in our community,” Etzell said. “The bonfire highlights that diversity comes from more avenues than just ethnicity; it comes in every form of our human behavior.” Cardenas said the bonfire will provide fall foods in addition to live entertainment by Troop ND, Bella Acapella, Irish Dance, Saint Mary’s Dance, La Republica and St. Aldaberts Ballet Folklorico. Cultural clubs will also attend the event, including the Chinese club, Korean club, Sisters of Nefertiti, La Fuerza and other organizations. “What is really amazing this year is that we will have two different performances done by international students,” she said. “Yaqi Song will be playing live traditional Chinese background music and Liangiun Wang will be dancing to music.” A unique addition to this year’s event is a humanitarian relief fund for the people affected by the recent storms in Mexico, Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Troglia said there will be a raffle and a donations table for this year’s Mexico fund. “Recently deadly floods have devastated a large population in Mexico. With the help of our community, we can raise awareness for this cause and give aid and resources to some affected victims,” she said. “We feel that it is important to help people within our community as well as others around the world. After all, that’s what the celebration of diversity is about.” SDB hopes to raise awareness of the plights of the Mexican victims of recent natural disasters, and to mobilize support on campus, Cardenas said.        “The devastation caused by the storms in Mexico has left the region of Tierra Caliente, inSsouthern Mexico, in a deep humanitarian crisis,” Cardenas said. “People from Altamirano City and Coyuca de Catalan have lost everything due to the floods. Their entire communities are now gone. Some of the victims have been left without communication, food, or water. “Urban areas have received government relief, however, Tierra Caliente, a marginalized region plagued with extreme poverty, has not received any aid from local, state or federal authorities. “ SDB is working with local community members at this year’sBbonfire to join forces and help those who have been impactedd Cardenas said. The donation table will be collecting money to buy items such as bottled water, canned foods, rice, crackers, soap, shampoo, baby formula, baby bottle, and diapers. “No amount is too small,” Cardenas said. “Donations will help provide the most basic needs.”  For more information on the relief fund sponsored at this event, visit Contact Samantha Grady at sgrady01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

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