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In a series of seventy-five essays, beginning with the first African-American to graduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president, we can trace the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the African-American experience at Notre Dame through seven decades.
When Athena Aherrera immigrated to the United States from the Philippines seven years ago, she had to adjust to a new country and culture. She embraced the challenge, adapted quickly, and has been running full speed ever since – something she attributes to the support of her family, friends, school, and wider community.
A New York Times best-selling author. A Paralympic athlete. A national debate champion in India. The founder of a nonprofit that teaches Latin to inner-city students. These are just a few of the 2,052 students who comprise Notre Dame’s Class of 2021, an intellectually and globally diverse group and the first to feature more than 1,000 women.
The LL.M. class of 2018 includes 24 lawyers from 17 countries, who have come to Notre Dame to deepen their theoretical foundation and broaden their advocacy skill set.
Faculty will spend half of the institute studying the key teachings of Stoicism, Buddhism, Kantianism and other major movements in sessions led by nationally recognized senior scholars. The remainder will be dedicated to finding effective and innovative ways to help undergraduate students “try out” these teachings.
Formerly known as the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, LAF helps thousands of people obtain justice and start moving out of poverty every year.
This past summer, some students set their sights beyond the United States. Some turned to China, Israel or the United Kingdom. Others looked to Russia, Ireland or South Africa. A handful focused on France, Brazil or Italy.
Housed in the newly completed Jenkins Hall, the Keough School now enrolls 38 students in its new master of global affairs program. The students come from 21 countries and bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism and other fields.
Rome is the epicenter of the Catholic Church, but there is much more to the Eternal City than papal authority and Baroque architecture. It has many of the same problems that cities face the world over. East of the Vatican lies Termini railway station. Here, the train tracks end. So does the hope of the refugee.
Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This grant program is part of the University’s broader international strategy to engage Greater China by building upon existing academic partnerships and strengthening opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate student training.
Benjamin Wetzel reviews John B. Boles’ Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic, 2017).
“We try to help those students improve their Notre Dame experience and advocate for them,” senior Baylea Williams, PrismND’s president, said.
After last month’s violence in Charlottesville and its disturbing political repercussions, towns across the nation are pulling down their Confederate statues and monuments, while debate over their meaning and place in American culture continues. Removing these statues is an understandable approach. But is it the right one?
On Sunday, the 32 pilgrims visited Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette. John P. Warren, chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, accompanied them, holding a morning ceremony at the Circle of Stones.
In 1977, Fischer became the first woman associate at Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck, an insurance defense litigation firm in Pittsburgh. In 1980, she became the first woman to be named partner at the firm.
“This award encourages me to continue working with disadvantaged people in developing countries, especially in rural areas, to improve their lives,” said Lila Kumar Khatiwada, a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.