ND Expert: Chinese government threatened by Christianity

Author: Shannon Chapla

Lionel Jensen

Government authorities in southeast China are continuing what local church leaders call a campaign against Christianity — knocking down crosses and razing sanctuaries at dozens of churches in the Zhejiang province.

Christianity has grown so rapidly, it’s viewed as a threat by the Communist government, according to Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame.

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Additional shuttles and parking realignment coming soon

Author: Notre Dame News


Upcoming construction projects on both the north and south sides of the Notre Dame campus are sure to positively impact the University’s teaching, research and service mission for decades to come. But with such growth will come some changes.

During this past spring semester, a 14-member committee composed of representatives from the undergraduate and graduate student bodies, the Faculty Senate, the Staff Advisory Council and staff from relevant departments examined how campus growth will affect parking and offered solutions to manage the situation for the next two to four years. The committee members placed a premium on preserving the pedestrian nature of the Notre Dame campus and ensuring convenience and safety. Their recommendations have resulted in the following changes and additions, effective at the start of the academic year:

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Grant propels largest growth of Notre Dame Haiti Program’s salt operations

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Workers at the Bon Sel Dayiti salt factory in Port-au-Prince bag clean, co-fortified salt for distribution in the nation’s marketplaces

The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will be matched by other donations and, in conjunction with several other resources, will fund the largest growth in the history of the salt program.

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ACE to send forth 254 Catholic school teachers and leaders in missioning ceremonies

Author: Bill Schmitt

Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will send forth 254 Catholic school teachers and leaders to serve in more than 175 schools around the country, capping a summer of intensive study, community formation and spiritual fellowship on campus.

ACE’s annual missioning Mass, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 25) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, serves to celebrate and bless the teachers and leaders as they return to the communities they serve across the country.

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Notre Dame earns sixth consecutive Great College to Work For honor

Author: Scott Palmer

Great Colleges to Work For 2014

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Notre Dame has been named to the honor roll of Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Great Colleges program is the premier recognition program in higher education. The results, released Monday (July 21) in The Chronicle’s annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.

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