Colleges must follow through on their promises of global education, R. Michael Paige, professor of International and Intercultural Education at the University of Minnesota, said. In his lecture, “Global Learning and the Intercultural Dimension of Internationalization,” delivered at Saint Mary’s College on Friday, Paige said universities promise perspective students a global education, but rarely go beyond the promise. “Many times universities say they prepare globally perspective students, but the evidence is just not there,” he said. “The rhetoric often exceeds the practices.” In order to follow through on these promises, Paige said faculty members must encourage their students to study abroad. “Studying abroad stands as a beacon for students,” Paige said. “It is continuously listed as the most influential instrument in a student’s higher education learning experience. A real solid undergraduate education involves academic study abroad.” Paige said faculty must question how they can prepare and support their students’ global perspectives. “[Faculty must] foster a learning environment that prepares students to fully participate in the global community,” Paige said. “Colleges must have internationalization permeate the climate of learning.” Incorporating global learning into the curriculum will also make classes more engaging, he said. “Internationalization must be seen in the curriculum,” Paige said. “This aspect of learning makes courses more exciting and students love courses with an international dimension. We must be thinking how we teach and how we can enhance our student’s overall education.” Marc Belanger, professor of Political Science at Saint Mary’s, said he agrees with Paige’s perspective. “[Global learning] is important because today’sstudents simply will not be successful without an understanding of the global forces which impact how they live and work,” he said. “I have long believed it was our responsibility as humans to be globally aware.”
The New England Patriots finally showed up in the NFL after two weeks of disappointing results. At the Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday night, the New England Patriots got back to winning ways with a 34-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Tom Brady was the star of the show as the Patriots veteran led from the front and threw for two touchdowns on the night. The win against the Cincinnati Bengals secures an NFL playoffs berth for the reigning Super Bowl champions. Also Read | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential NFL Teams For Patriots QBPatriots vs Bengals highlights LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th December, 2019 12:28 IST Colin DCunha Patriots struggle in offence, but Bill Belichick makes historyPatriots receiver N’Keal Harry provided some much-needed respite for the Patriots on Sunday night. Tom Brady was visibly frustrated with his receivers during the earlier defeats against the Texans and the Chiefs, but N’Keal Harry showed that the New England Patriots’ offence still has some potential as he made an impressive diving touchdown catch in the third quarter. Tom Brady, meanwhile, finished with a season-low 128 passing yards against the Cincinnati Bengals and completed 15 of 29 passes on the night. Interestingly, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick set an NFL record on the night, becoming the first coach in the league’s history to lead a team to 11 consecutive playoffs berths. Also Read | Tom Brady Issues Challenge To Ravens QB Lamar Jackson With One Condition FOLLOW US Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 12:28 IST New England Patriots Snap Losing Streak After Easy 34-13 Win Over Cincinnati Bengals The New England Patriots finally got back to winning ways in the NFL after successive disappointing defeats to the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs A “Spygate 2.0” controversy overshadowed the Patriots vs Bengals game. The New England Patriots, however, showed no signs of being bothered by the incident as they secured a playoffs spot for the 11th consecutive season. After back-to-back losses against the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots were always likely to emerge winners against a Cincinnati Bengals side with the worst record in the NFL (1-13). The Patriots raced to a 7-0 lead in the opening minutes. Like the game against the Chiefs, however, the Patriots couldn’t hold on to that lead for too long as the Bengals restored parity. The Patriots did, however, restore their lead and held on to it. All of this, despite an offence still not in the best of rhythm. Considering the fact that they face much stronger opposition in the form of the Buffalo Bills in Week 16, the New England Patriots will have to sort out their offensive struggles if they are to mount a serious challenge to retain the Super Bowl. Also Read | Bill Belichick Reveals An Interesting Anecdote About Rob Gronkowski’s Pre-draft Visit WATCH US LIVE COMMENT
Florio says the contract numbers for the free agent quarterback “suggest that Bridgewater would be installed as the No. 1 option in Chicago.”UPDATE: NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports it’s unlikely Bridgewater lands with the Bears.Not expecting Teddy Bridgewater to land with the #Bears. Other QB options in play there.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 16, 2020Bridgewater has had an interesting career; a first-round draft pick by the Vikings in 2014, he suffered a devastating knee injury during a team practice in 2016. Bridgewater sat out that season, and played sparingly in 2017. The Vikings declined the fifth-year option on Bridgewater’s contract, making him a free agent in 2017.MORE: Tracking 2020 NFL free agency moves, rumorsBridegwater signed with the Jets, but was traded to the Saints before the start of the regular season, where he played sparingly in 2018. He stayed in New Orleans, signing a 1-year deal to play in 2019, and he ended up starting a stretch of games while Drew Brees sat out with injury. Bridgewater started five games, going 5-0 in that stretch.According to Spotrac, Bridgewater’s market value is $21.5 million, which would rank 16th among all quarterbacks. In other words, that’s starter money. If the Bears ended up signing Bridgewater, it’d be ridiculous to pay him that kind of money without making him the starter.There’s also the fact Ryan Pace, GM of the Bears, used to work in the Saints front office for 14 years.Teddy Bridgewater has many allies in Saints football ops, including head coach Sean Payton. Have to think Bears GM Ryan Pace somehow tapped into those resources with his former team.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) March 16, 2020Bears running back Tarik Cohen was live streaming on Twitch when he saw the news. He responded at first saying, “I don’t know why y’all think the Bears are going to sign Teddy Bridgewater.” He later responded by calling Trubisky his “dog.”Interest in Nick FolesFormer NFL GM Michael Lombardi reports the Bears have interest in Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles.Hearing from a source Bears trying to get involved with trading for Nick Foles. Bears are all over this QB market.— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) March 16, 2020Not only does this report add a new name in the quarterback mix, but it doubles down on the fact Chicago is indeed looking at other quarterback options. Whether it’s Bridgewater, Foles or someone else, expect some sort of new face to arrive in Chicago to give Trubisky some competition. In 2017 the Bears traded up in the 2017 NFL Draft to select Mitch Trubisky second overall, ahead of Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. Just three seasons later, Chicago may be giving up on their first-round quarterback.According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, “talks are underway” between free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the Bears. Florio adds that this likely won’t be a situation similar to last year for Bridgewater where he was signed to be a backup option. Interest in Andy DaltonSource: #Bears are focused on acquiring Andy Dalton or Nick Foles – both veteran quarterbacks who have played for either Matt Nagy or members of coaching staff. There’s a sense in the organization that Mitchell Trubisky should be forced to compete for the starting position.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) March 16, 2020What’s next for Mitch Trubisky?It’s likely the Bears would just keep Trubisky for this season if they do move forward with Bridgewater. He’d be a reliable backup at an affordable price ($9,327,591 cap hit). He’s only under contract through the 2020 season. Chicago has a fifth-year option for 2021 if it wants to exercise it, but that’d be a surprising move if the decided to give Bridgewater starting QB money.Trubisky has been disappointing since taking over as the Bears starter in 2017. After starting in 15 games in 2019, Trubisky only finished five games with more than one touchdown pass, finishing with 17 total on the season. He had more games (7) with no touchdown passes at all.He’d likely land somewhere as a backup quarterback option as a 2021 free agent, but unless he shows something else, a signing of Bridgewater could signal the end of Trubisky’s starting career.