The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C, president of the University of Notre Dame, on the Trump administration’s decision today (Oct. 6) to broaden religious and moral exemptions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, recently received an honorary monogram from her alma mater in a surprise presentation on campus.
Terrence J. McGlinn, an emeritus member of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, died Sept. 12 (Tuesday). He was 77.
The following letter was sent from University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in response to the senator's line of questioning of Notre Dame faculty member Amy Barrett during a confirmation hearing on September 6, 2017.
Members of the Notre Dame family have made a generous gift to the University to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship as part of the Fighting Irish Initiative for student aid.
A decision to discontinue DACA would be foolish, cruel and un-American.
“We urge the president to continue to give status to young people who have done nothing wrong, most of whom have only known life in the United States and who will make important contributions to it. Notre Dame intends to support these students and asks the administration to do the same.”
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Father Jenkins has invited Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to discuss U.S. foreign policy in a keynote Notre Dame Forum event at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Wednesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy” will be moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Global Policy Initiative in the new Keough School of Global Affairs.