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Statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on first anniversary of murder of George Floyd

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“The brutal death of George Floyd a year ago today caused soul-searching not only among municipalities and how they police their citizens, but among us all, including Notre Dame. We continue to work to better achieve diversity, equity and inclusion across the University and foster an environment in which each person’s dignity is respected, community is cultivated and the evil...

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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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Elizabeth M. Renieris appointed founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab

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Elizabeth M. Renieris, currently a technology and human rights fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a practitioner fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, has been appointed founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

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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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Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron

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“When Notre Dame bestowed an honorary degree on Hank Aaron in 2005, our citation referenced his legendary baseball career and concluded that, most importantly, he had done it all ‘fair and square.’ His many records, particularly in the face of racial prejudice, make him one of the greats of the game.

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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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