Student publication honored by national conservative organization

Author: Notre Dame News

The Irish Rover

The Irish Rover, a University of Notre Dame student publication, was recognized as the 2012-13 publication of the year by the Collegiate Network (CN), a subsidiary of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), at a conference Nov. 1-3 (Friday-Sunday) in Fort Worth, Texas.

The award is based on factors such as frequency of publication, caliber of professionalism, campus engagement of the staff, participation in ISI and CN events, financial responsibility and commitment to “true, thoughtful conservatism.”

“The Rover presents a nuanced view that is thoughtfully conservative and that maintains an ND-specific focus,” said Lillian Gerken, managing director of the CN. “They … combine hard-hitting campus news items with thoughtful philosophical pieces.”

The 2012-13 staff of the Irish Rover was led by editor-in-chief Bob Burkett, publishers Sean Woods and Sean Buckley and executive editor Michael Bradley, and included Caroline Reuter, Madeline Roe, Jacqueline Rose, Madeline Gillen, Ellen Roof, Scott Englert, Sandra Laguerta and Rich Hidy.

The ISI was founded in 1953 with William F. Buckley Jr. as its first president and describes itself as “the educational pillar of the conservative movement.”

The CN judges the quality of publications with a conservative perspective at some 100 colleges and universities nationwide, including Stanford and Harvard universities, Boston College and the University of Virginia.

Contact: Michael Bradley,