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Biden and Boehner to jointly receive Laetare Medal

Author: Dennis Brown

Laetare Medal

In recognition of their leadership, civility and dedication to our nation, the University of Notre Dame will present two Catholic officials from opposing political parties — Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner — with its 2016 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor accorded to American Catholics. The award will be presented at Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony on May 15 (Sunday).

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Father Jenkins leads University delegation to South America

Author: Sue Lister

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will lead a University delegation on a week-long trip to three South American countries in order to strengthen relationships and grow Notre Dame’s presence in academic, Church and government sectors there.

The trip begins Sunday, March 6, in Santiago, Chile, where the delegation will spend three days meeting with government and academic leaders. Highlighting the trip will be audiences with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and with Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, who also serves as the great chancellor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He was appointed cardinal by Pope Francis in January 2014.

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One year later, Father Jenkins remembers Father Hesburgh

Author: Notre Dame News

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the one-year anniversary of the death of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president from 1952 to 1987.

“As we mark today the one-year anniversary of the passing of Father Hesburgh, it hardly seems possible it was that long ago. But perhaps that is because his presence can tangibly be felt in so many ways still, through the results of his service to the Vatican and Church, his presence on presidential commissions, and, of course, his leadership of Notre Dame."

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U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg highlight Financial Security Day program

Author: Sue Lister

Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin

Tax season is a time when personal finances are top-of-mind for many, including whether you are saving enough to secure a decent retirement. To help individuals, families and small-business owners understand and improve their finances, the University of Notre Dame is bringing together national experts from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the financial wellness industry for Financial Security Day on Feb. 25 (Thursday) at the McKenna Conference Center on the Notre Dame campus. The program is co-sponsored by the United Way of St. Joseph County.

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Father Jenkins welcomes new Saint Mary’s College president

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the election of Jan Cervelli as the 12th president of neighboring Saint Mary’s College.

“Allow me to be among the first to say welcome home to Jan Cervelli. The Saint Mary’s Board has elected an outstanding university administrator and scholar for the college’s 12th president. Her experience combined with a love for her native South Bend bodes very well, indeed, for Saint Mary’s future. I also wish only the best for President Mooney in the months and years ahead. I was privileged to collaborate with her over the past decade on issues important to both of our institutions, the community and higher education at-large. I look forward to continuing a similarly fruitful partnership with her successor."

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A look back on 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

The Main Building at sunset

From construction cranes spanning across the campus to a record high in research funding, and from fighting a rare disease in Haiti to designing a sanctuary in Philadelphia for the Pope, 2015 was an eventful one for the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of the many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection.

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart to open mercy doors in accordance with Jubilee

Author: Kate Morgan

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

In accordance with the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame will open a symbolic Door of Mercy on Dec. 13, the Third Sunday of Advent. The opening of the door will mark the beginning of the extraordinary Holy Year. Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., Basilica rector, will preside over the rite, which will occur during the 10 a.m. Mass.

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On Thanksgiving, welcome Syrian refugees to America

Author: Notre Dame News

Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C.

On Thanksgiving, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., issued the following statement welcoming Syrian refugees to America.

On Friday night, Nov. 13, many from the Notre Dame community gathered at our Grotto and illuminated the word “PARIS” in votive candles as a way of marking our prayers for, and solidarity with, the people of France in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks there. The next day, thousands stood in silence at Notre Dame Stadium to mourn the dead.

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Notre Dame’s Emily Mediate named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate, a 2015 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar, and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.

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Rev. Jenkins urges dialogue at Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education

Author: Paul Browne

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Invited by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education to a meeting of Catholic educators from around the world at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo near Rome, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Thursday (Nov. 19) cited Pope Francis and the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, in urging that Catholic universities serve as “both a beacon for the world, which shows the light of the Gospel, and a crossroads, where genuine seekers of truth can come together in dialogue.”

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Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Author: Sue Lister

Notre Dame seal

As we pause for a moment of silence before today’s football game to mourn the untimely loss in our own country of Notre Dame junior Jake Scanlan and Wake Forest junior Jordan Bayer, we also ask that​ you pray for the victims of the​ barbaric​ terrorist attacks in Paris​ and for peace.

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