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A Clearer Path Out of Poverty

Colleen Sharkey

Many Catholics call on St. Anthony of Padua when they lose something, praying he will help them find their car keys or their wallet. Diana Morrison lost something too, and it was devastating. The life she had known for decades ended after her husband walked out. She was laid off from her well-paid government job and then lost her mother,...

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Muñoz to speak at Justice Department’s Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education

Colleen Sharkey

  Muñoz’s presentation, titled “Securing Free Speech and Free Inquiry: Lessons from the Notre Dame Experience,” will emphasize the vital role of universities as places where the search for truth is paramount. He also stresses the importance of diversity of thought on campuses. He believes it is crucial and fundamental to the very mission of higher education to make room...

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Sullivan testifies to effectiveness of wrap-around social service programs that truly fight poverty

Colleen Sharkey

At the invitation of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, ranking member of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee at the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Sullivan, co-founder of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame, testified at a March 10 hearing, “Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Past Successes and Future Uses.”...

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Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE

Colleen Sharkey

Research by David Cortez, assistant professor of political science, found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for their own economic interest.

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