In Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act that required states with the longest history of voter suppression and discrimination to get approval from the federal government before changing their voting laws.
Over fall break, 245 Notre Dame students traveled to the Appalachia region of the United States as a part of the Appalachia Fall Seminar through the Center for Social Concerns (CSC).
100 Notre Dame football players helped pack enough backpacks at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana on Sunday that over 2,000 kids could take food home over the weekend.
Notre Dame announces the launch of the Latino Studies Scholars Program (LSSP). The merit-based scholarship and accompanying curriculum for undergraduate students is designed to attract and shape leaders working to support and empower Latino communities.
Keri Kei Shibata, the University’s recently appointed police chief, is a 12-year veteran of the Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP).
Parade magazine reported in its September 9th issue that 10 percent of college grads polled thought Judge Judy was on the U.S. Supreme Court, but it was an actual Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who showed up on campus on September 12th to address Notre Dame students and members of the public. The session began with a look at...
Giving back to the special needs community has always been close to the heart of University of Notre Dame women’s soccer sophomore Shannon Hendricks. This spring, Shannon began helping coach the ND Special Olympics Unified soccer team, of which her brother Brian is a member. It was only a matter of time before she brought her two worlds together.
"While I thought I knew what I was getting myself into having worked in India last summer for two months at an NGO for children with disabilities, nothing could prepare me for this new adventure," blogged Adams, a senior goalkeeper on the Irish soccer team.
The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies, making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.
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,...
The Institute for Latino Studies hosted the first intercontinental conference examining the significance of Pope Francis’ visits to the Americas. The three-day colloquium in Havana included historian and papal biographer Austin Ivereigh from England, Jesuit theologian Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck of Loyola Marymount University, and other prominent theologians from the U.S., Cuba, Brazil and Bolivia.
Kicking off Notre Dame’s first Race Relations Week, student government hosted a performance of the play “The Cop” in Legends Nightclub. Following the performance, the audience broke into groups to discuss the issues of racism and implicit bias explored in the play and how these issues can be addressed in the Notre Dame community and American society as a whole.
"During my time at Notre Dame, I explored different areas outside of my academic interests which included faith-based groups, student government groups, and even worked as a research assistant. Each contributed to my growth as a Notre Dame student. Over the course of that exploration, I added Africana Studies as a minor and have since been dedicated to advocating for...
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.
Sociology and pre-med student King Fok has been awarded the Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship for his semester of study at the London Global Gateway. In his acceptance speech, King explained how studying in London would help him pursue his dreams of becoming an orthopedic surgeon; he plans to research rehabilitative services for amputees and to volunteer with organizations that support disabled people.
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,...
Notre Dame undergraduate Emily Vincent discovered the nonprofit Chunmiao Little Flower on a service trip during high school in 2013. There, she learned the extent of China’s issue with orphaned and abandoned children. There are an estimated 600,000 abandoned children in China—98 percent of whom have disabilities.
In 2017, The City of South Bend will install a sculpture at Leighton Plaza depicting figures of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh and the Rev. Martin Luther King joining hands, just as they did at a civil rights rally in 1964.
It may come as no surprise that, in times of division and frustration in the United States, members of the Notre Dame community choose to unite in prayer. Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to attend two prayer vigils promoting peace, unity and understanding. “We come here today to pray and spread love. ... WWe hope that love overcomes hate,...
Where doors and arms opened to the abandoned, abused, disabled and addicted.
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...
When Scott Miller, a single father of three kids and small business owner, was at risk of losing his home to foreclosure, Notre Dame Law School’s Economic Justice Clinic helped to make sure that didn’t happen.
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016, the Association for Women in Science–Notre Dame (AWIS-ND) hosted its inaugural conference for female graduate students, which was the first of its kind in the Midwest region.
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.
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.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes its new class of international human rights lawyers. The diversity of this year’s group is seen as one of its greatest strengths.
Cameasha Turner walked into South Bend’s Center for the Homeless earlier this month a little bit apprehensive, but mostly excited to volunteer in the community she would be calling home for the next three years. Turner grew up in a predominately black and poor community and is one of 11 children. Because her home life was not always stable — she...
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.
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...