Student Stories

Notre Dame makes $68 million commitment to fighting mental health crisis; scalable solutions could become national model

Notre Dame News

The University of Notre Dame is making a historic commitment to fighting the national mental health crisis by bringing together a coalition of benefactors, foundations and other funders who have committed more than $68 million over the past year to develop innovative solutions and expand access to…

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ND Founder Profile #150: Latinos’ lack of access to capital inspired this founder to launch a fast-growing angel group

Melanie Lux

Born in Gary, Indiana, in 1972 to immigrant parents from Puerto Rico, David Olivencia had a typical American childhood. He attended Catholic school. Played football, including his high school’s state champion team. He also enjoyed math and computers. One thing was different, however. All of his grandparents mainly spoke Spanish, and his extended family was bilingual. They’d come to his games...

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From prison to employment: Solar partnership advances Notre Dame’s mission, values

Erin Blasko

When the University of Notre Dame breaks ground on a new solar project later this year, it will be a full-circle moment for Patrick Regan, whose company, Crossroads Solar, is supplying the panels for the project — and helping formerly incarcerated men and women transition from prison to employment in the process.

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In the presence of Giants

Carrie Gates

Decades before Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to play in the major leagues, the Foundry Giants—a team of Black players working in the Studebaker factory’s foundry—were making a name for themselves as one of the strongest independent baseball teams in the Midwest. The South Bend team played in Studebaker’s otherwise all-white industrial league in the 1920s and 1930s...

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Senior Kendra Lyimo named 2024 Marshall Scholar

Erin Blasko

University of Notre Dame senior Kendra Lyimo will study in the United Kingdom next year as a member of the Marshall Scholars class of 2024. Lyimo is the 11th Marshall Scholar in Notre Dame’s history. With the award, she will continue her education in London, with a focus on the art of the African diaspora.

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