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Notre Dame observes Black History Month

Author: Monika Spalinski

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the accomplishments of and celebrate the rich history of African-Americans. In celebration, groups at the University of Notre Dame are holding several events.

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Why not recycled concrete?

Author: William G. Gilroy

Queens, NY

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It’s a question that a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is examining.

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Notre Dame junior wins New York Times journalism contest

Author: Sue Lister

Cassidy McDonald

For the second time in three years, a University of Notre Dame student will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof, The New York Times announced Saturday (Feb. 6). Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest.

Her prize is traveling this summer with the Times columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues. During the trip, she will report for a blog and may appear in videos that will be published on The New York Times website.

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Former NAACP chief’s endorsement signals lackluster Clinton support, expert says

Author: William G. Gilroy

Darren Davis

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ standing among black voters could receive a boost with the expected endorsement of Benjamin Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013. Jealous is expected to appear with Sanders in New Hampshire Friday (Feb. 5) and offer his endorsement.

Darren Davis, a professor of political science and an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, notes that political endorsements are primarily symbolic, but Jealous’ endorsement is more symbolic than most.

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