Zada Ballew, a Potawatomi citizen and a senior in the College of Arts and Letters, said, “As both a member of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi and a student at the University of Notre Dame, I am honored to have the chance to share my culture with my classmates.
Special Olympics Notre Dame is a non-profit service club for Notre Dame students that provides year-round training and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bend area, consistent with the Special Olympics movement.
One part law enforcement. One part youth. Add culinary professionals and garnish with fresh ingredients and food for thought. That’s the recipe for Cooking with Cops, a pilot program at the University of Notre Dame that brings local youth and law enforcement together around food.
The luncheon — sponsored by the Office of the President and the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion — featured former student body president Corey Robinson and his father, retired former NBA Hall of Famer and philanthropist David Robinson, as keynote speakers.
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 event featured Q&A with local law enforcement, covering topics such as safety on an open campus, bias in policing and blue-light emergency phones.
Both intellectually and globally diverse, the class of 2,070 first-year students includes more than 600 international students or U.S. students of color and nearly 160 first-generation students.
The Critical Language Scholarships program is part of the U.S. government’s effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages in the name of U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.
The two-day seminar is part of Teachers as Scholars, a program that brings local educators together to study, discuss and reflect upon scholarly issues with Notre Dame professors.
Walk the Walk Week offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to celebrate the diversity that exists on campus and to reflect on ways to make Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive.
In addition to gender diversity, Girls Who Invest promotes social, racial and ethnic diversity. About 20 percent of this year’s class are historically underrepresented minorities, and one quarter of the women come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Center for Arts and Culture provides educational opportunities and inspiration through the creation and appreciation of art, the study of cultures and community engagement.
The Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame will host a series of events in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.