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Notre Dame to file brief in support of Harvard, MIT court motion

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University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., today announced that the University would in coming days file an amicus curiae brief in support of a court motion by Harvard University and MIT to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from expelling international students who are enrolled exclusively online.

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Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute and Ukrainian Catholic University to study the role of religion in building civil society

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“We will pose with exemplary academic rigor a whole set of questions about the role of various religious groups — Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish and others — in Central and Eastern European societies,” said William Donahue, director of the Nanovic Institute. “We will launch an academic study into the ways contemporary religious actors affect civil society.”

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Caleb “C.J.” Pine: 2017 Valedictory Address

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"We all have our story, the unique place and family that we come from. And during our time at Notre Dame, our stories have become interwoven and linked. We have lived and studied alongside people very different from ourselves, who have become our friends and family. I want to tell you about two of my friends who have shaped my...

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Father Jenkins reflects on past, present and future collaboration with Brazil in São Paulo speech

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In a speech at the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discussed the importance of Catholic education in an era of corruption and injustice, the University’s vision for growth in the country and its research related to the Zika virus.

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How the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities is fighting to prevent homelessness

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The Homeless Prevention Call Center for the City of Chicago, currently run by Catholic Charities of Chicago, has helped thousands of families stay off the streets. Knowing funding for public programs is never guaranteed, it wanted to prove its method was cost effective and impactful. In 2012, it approached Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) for assistance. Could LEO...

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Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J.: 2018 Laetare Address

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Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, received the University of Notre Dame’s 2018 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 173rd University Commencement Ceremony on May 20. 

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Father Jenkins discusses the 2016 Laetare Medal and the common good

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Watch video University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in an interview with Nicolás Luco, columnist for one of Latin America’s leading dailies, El Mercurio of Chile, was asked about the “open gestures of dialogue” behind the selection of Vice President Joseph Biden and former Speaker John Boehner as the University’s Laetare medalists.

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Notre Dame files formal comment with Department of Homeland Security

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Three University of Notre Dame leaders have filed a formal comment on behalf of the University urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to withdraw a proposed rule that would make it harder for international students to enroll in U.S. universities. The comment amplifies concerns expressed this week in a letter from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.…...

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Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the status of international students

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"I was heartened to learn that the government has abandoned plans which would have resulted in the deportation of foreign students enrolled at certain American colleges and universities. Their presence enriches us all. They should be welcomed, not threatened or sent home." Originally published by Notre Dame News…

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Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on racial justice

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“George Floyd’s tragic death cries out for justice and a recommitment to fight racism. Recalling the image of Father Hesburgh and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. locked hand-in-hand in 1964, we pray, on this Feast of Pentecost: Come, Holy Spirit, inspire us to work for justice, solidarity and a healing of divisions.” …

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Not Irish? There’s still reason to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day

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Why do so many people celebrate and recognize St. Patrick’s Day – even if they’re not Irish at all? Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, professor of Irish language and literature at the University of Notre Dame and expert on popular religion in Ireland, as well as folklore and popular culture, explains the history and cultural significance of Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day...

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