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.
The legendary career of the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the University of Notre Dame’s president from 1952 to 1987, will be celebrated Sept. 1 when the U.S. Postal Service unveils a 49-cent Forever stamp in his honor at a ceremony on campus.
A Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration and Celebration of the Life of Ara Parseghian will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 6) at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015.
University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., joined City of South Bend leaders including Mayor Pete Buttigieg and community members in a march from the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center to Leighton Plaza in downtown South Bend. There, a sculpture was unveiled, based on a famous photo showing the late University president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., holding hands with King during a 1964 civil rights rally in Chicago.
A statement from President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO of GE.
For her years of selfless, dedicated service to the University of Notre Dame and to those struggling with rare diseases, Cindy Parseghian, class of ’77, will receive the prestigious 2017 Sorin Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
Father Wack, 49, is a native of South Bend, Indiana, and an alumnus of Notre Dame, who professed his final vows Aug. 28, 1993, and was ordained a priest at the University’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart on April 9, 1994.