John Kohne dropped out of Notre Dame late in the autumn of 1969, twelve credits shy of his chemical engineering degree. He traveled home to La Porte, Indiana, realizing as he walked in the door that he'd made a life-changing mistake.
The images of the millions of displaced people living in refugee camps can be overwhelming to those who wish to offer assistance. It hurts even more to know that, as the Refugee Council USA says, “Over half of all recorded refugees are children who have been deprived of their material possessions, statehood, and sometimes even loved ones.” Steve Lehmann ’14MBA...
When Father Scully launched ACE to send college grads to serve and teach in Catholic schools with designated needs, he wasn’t expecting this.
The late Allan J. Riley, a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame, and his wife, Radwan, have made a multi-million-dollar gift in support of need- and merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
African-American Catholics are the focus of Black Catholic History Month, celebrated every November. This year’s focus has been extended and energized at Notre Dame as the University prepares major new resources for ongoing studies of religious experiences and social contexts highlighted during this month.
As part of the annual Stand Against Hate Week, a panel of four young alumni gave their own stories of being in the minority when they were students and offered suggestions for what might be improved for current and future students.
As part of student government’s Race Relations Week, David Robinson, former NBA player and father of student body president Corey Robinson; David Krashna, Notre Dame’s first African-American body president; Christina Brooks, the City of South Bend’s diversity and inclusion officer; and Maria and Gabby Muñoz, undocumented students at Notre Dame spoke in a panel on racial justice in the context...
Keri Kei Shibata, the University’s recently appointed police chief, is a 12-year veteran of the Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP).
It may be, as my father warned me on the eve of my marriage — marriage being an apt metaphor for the indissoluble relationship among the races in America — that the very struggle to achieve the common understanding that eludes us is intensifying our frustrations.
Where doors and arms opened to the abandoned, abused, disabled and addicted.
Two NDLS alums, Jim Basile and Karen DeSantis, recounted the history, progress, and current issues for diverse lawyers, including racially and culturally diverse lawyers, women, and lawyers with diverse identities, while speaking Wednesday to students from the LGBT Law Forum at Notre Dame Law School.
The Greater China Scholars program, designed to promote global leadership and service, is the University of Notre Dame’s largest scholarship program for international undergraduate students, with a cohort of 45 scholars currently enrolled at Notre Dame.
Jessica Brock, LL.M. '11, is a South Bend-based Indiana Legal Services attorney dedicated to The Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults project.
A year ago, Russell Lovell, professor emeritus at Drake Law School, got a call from Benny Anders, the president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP. Anders joked that now that Lovell was retired, he was now going to be working full time for the NAACP after years of being a volunteer civil rights lawyer. According to Lovell, “it’s been...
As an African American growing up in the 1950s in Canton, Ohio, Alan Page thought his opportunities were limited. Most of his peers, like so many before them, would have little choice but to work in the steel mill: work that was physically demanding, dirty, and tedious. He wanted to have more of an impact.
A delegation of black Catholic priests paid a visit to the University of Notre Dame's Theodore Hesburgh Library in South Bend to entrust the archives there with historical documents about African-American Catholic priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, seminarians and laypeople.
Nicole Hurd '92 has led College Advising Corps from a pilot project in Virginia to the largest college access program in the country, placing hundreds of peer advisers in high schools from coast-to-coast. In the 2016-2017 school year, CAC’s 600 advisers will assist over 180,000 low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students in navigating the path to college.
A mix of entertainment and education to tell the story of slavery in America and the anti-slavery efforts of whites and blacks is the foundation of the Ray of Hope Project, launched by Alika Hope Bryan ’99 and Ray Morant in 2013.
How Jim O’Connell’s one-year plan turned into a lifetime of taking health care and humanity to the homeless of Boston.
“So, you’re Catholic, but you’re married to a Lutheran pastor. How does that work?” I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been asked this question in my seven years of marriage. Depending upon the inquirer, I have a few canned answers that easily roll off the tongue, but the simplest and most genuine is this: “By the grace of...
The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) was established as an introduction to the demands of college life by offering a free immersive academic boot camp hosted at American partner universities for current and former military service members who wish to pursue higher education.
An excerpt of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.'s remarks at an interfaith prayer service to pray for peace for the nation, wisdom for leaders and care for the most vulnerable.
Students from Notre Dame obtain valuable experience working in an international lab in a country which has a long-standing, strong program in science and engineering, particularly chemistry.
The Missouri Commission on Human Rights named Cynthia Cordes the recipient of its 2016 Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award for promoting civil rights and equal justice. The award honors individuals or organizations that show passion for civil rights and equal justice and is named after the federal judge who presided over Missouri’s 1865 Constitutional Convention, signing the ordinance abolishing slavery...
At a young age, it was ingrained into Brady Quinn ’07 that it was important to respect and support the military. His father was a marine in Vietnam. His grandfathers had both served.
My wife and I first met Sister Kateri Maureen Koverman in February 1975. She was bringing orphans from Vietnam to adoptive parents in the United States, and we helped babysit some of these children at the San Francisco International Airport while they awaited planes to take them to other states.
The Heisman Trophy Trust has named College and Pro Football Hall of Famer and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page as the eleventh Heisman Humanitarian Award Winner.
Watch video U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and Trustee, asked Ginsburg a series of questions on a wide range of issues.In a reflective, frank and often wryly humorous conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday night (Sept. 12) at the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center,...
To be effective voices in arresting our nation’s spiral into distance, disrespect and disenfranchisement, we must embrace dignity, our own and that of others, regardless of consequence. As a starting point, it is helpful to remember the difference between dignity and arrogance. Dignity flows from the belief that each human life is not just inherently valuable but is equally valuable. Arrogance says,...
Notre Dame’s sustainability program, open to all majors, seeks to inspire students to cultivate practices and ways of living that preserve natural resources for future generations. “It is important to think about how our different areas of knowledge complement each other and to understand that many of our most serious problems are not well behaved and do not stay within...