Student Stories

Liberal studies alumnus uses big data to fight inequality in education

Jack Rooney

For his entire academic career, Sean Reardon ’86 has sought to use his passions — the humanities and quantitative research — to make a difference in the field of education. One of the nation’s leading experts on educational inequality, Reardon researches how opportunities and outcomes vary in the United States for students of different racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds. 

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Big business in Beijing

Ryan Millbern

With the launch of Notre Dame’s Beijing Global Gateway, the university ensures that an even greater number of MBA students can gain professional experience in a country that is shaping the way the world does business.

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Notre Dame history and Africana studies alumna wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Josh Weinhold

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a 1998 Notre Dame graduate, has won a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — commonly known as a “Genius” Grant. Hannah-Jones, who majored in history and African American studies (now Africana studies), is an investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, covering issues of racial inequality, especially in education. 

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Building community partnerships for ethical global engagement

AAC&U News

Each semester, global learning educators set out to change the way their students see the world. Global service-learning experiences, whether they occur internationally or within local communities, can be transformative experiences that strengthen students’ global self-awareness, identity formation, and understanding of diverse cultures.

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Mendoza students in Brazil

Daily Domer Staff

Through the International Portfolio Management course, students will understand investing from a global vantage point, contribute solutions in a collaborative setting, and build connections with practicing industry professionals abroad.

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Street Law brings Notre Dame students to local high schools

Amanda Gray

Street Law started in 1972 in Washington, D.C., as a way to provide high school students with a basic legal background before graduation. Since then, the program has spread out across the nation and morphed into a facet of government or history courses, giving students the opportunity to examine the state of U.S. law and discuss with their classmates and law...

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