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Rev. Ray Hammond to replace Patten as Notre Dame’s commencement speaker

Dennis Brown

Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, will deliver the principal address at the University of Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday), replacing the previously announced speaker, Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust. Patten informed the University this week that he is withdrawing from several...

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Enrollment Division establishes Matriculate chapter

Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame’s Enrollment Division has established a Matriculate chapter on campus. Founded in the fall of 2014, Matriculate is a college-access organization based in New York City that helps high-achieving, low-income high school students make the transition to college by pairing them with advising fellows at leading colleges and universities nationwide.

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Maura Ryan appointed vice president and associate provost

Dennis Brown

Maura A. Ryan, associate dean for the humanities and faculty affairs in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs at the University. The appointment, effective Aug. 1, was made by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the recommendation of Thomas G....

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Father Jenkins receives Champion of Diversity Award

Dennis Brown

Indiana Minority Business Magazine (IMBM) has honored Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, with a 2011 Champion of Diversity Award. Father Jenkins was one of 14 individuals, institutions and companies recognized by the magazine at a ceremony Jan. 14 in Indianapolis. Father Jenkins and the other award recipients were cited as “leaders in their...

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Gutman will speak on business diversity

Dennis Brown

Bobbi Gutman, vice president and director of global diversity at Motorola Inc., will speak on “The Business Case for Diversity” Monday (April 6) at 4 p.m. in room 162 of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Business Administration complex.p….

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$20 million gift to fund initiative to support students from low socioeconomic families

Dennis Brown

  University of Notre Dame graduate Sean Cullinan and his wife, Sue, from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, have made a $20 million gift to his alma mater to fund a groundbreaking program that will make a Notre Dame education a reality for students from low socioeconomic households. The Fighting Irish Initiative will fully fund the cost for low-income students to...

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Symposium to examine diversity on campus

Dennis Brown

Herman Blake and Emily Moore, cofounders of Scholars for Educational Excellence and Diversity, Inc., and faculty members at Iowa State University, will lead a symposium on campus diversity Thursday-Friday (March 22-23) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Conceptualizing Diversity in Higher Education for a New Millennium,” the symposium…

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