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  1. One billionaire was minted every 30 hours during the pandemic. Now, a million people may fall into extreme poverty every 33 hours, Oxfam estimates.

    In January 2021, 8.1 million Americans entered into poverty, Insider's Ayelet Sheffey reported, citing a study by the University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame economists.

  2. Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

    Mary Ellen O’Connell, an expert on international law at the University of Notre Dame, said that putting Shishimarin on trial could prove “extremely detrimental to Ukrainian soldiers in the hands of Russia.”

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  3. Catholic college graduates praised for pandemic resilience

    When he was announced at Notre Dame, more than 3,300 graduates rose and waved Ukrainian flags in a show of solidarity with a nation under siege. Gudziak, who also is the head of external relations for the worldwide Ukrainian Catholic Church, said the university “has offered a singular response to the Russian invasion and devastation of Ukraine.”

  4. At 2022 commencement ceremonies, an ecological theme for several Catholic colleges

    Graduates at the University of Notre Dame also heard remarks from Sharon Lavigne, a Catholic environmental justice advocate and recipient of the school's 2022 Laetare Medal.

  5. Black Lives Matter’s National Organization Opens Its Books. What Do They Reveal?

    “My impression is that they’re trying to clean up the transparency and accountability problems they’ve had, but they still have a lot of work to do,” Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School who specializes in nonprofits, said after reviewing the document.

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    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  6. The price of friendship: China has much to offer African governments, but it also wants much in return

    Joshua Eisenman of the University of Notre Dame found that, in Ghana, the department had courted the New Patriotic Party (npp) even when it was out of government.

  7. Deal or no deal, Elon Musk could upend Twitter’s business for a long time

    “The places which are just cesspools of no content moderation have not taken off,” said Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame. Thus, there could be conflict between Musk’s stated goal to grow Twitter’s business and his plans for how to handle content moderation.

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    Kirsten Martin

    Kirsten Martin

    Mendoza College of Business

  8. A Ukrainian academic on sabbatical experiences solidarity at Notre Dame

    Since January, I have been at the University of Notre Dame for my research project. What distinguishes Notre Dame in the present context is its long friendship with Ukraine.

  9. After Raising $90 Million in 2020, Black Lives Matter Has $42 Million in Assets

    “I think they are doing what a lawyer in this situation would advise them to do, which is be as open as you possibly can be and be as accurate as you possibly can be,” said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in nonprofits.

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    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  10. New Presidents or Provosts: Fitchburg State U, Hampton U, Holy Cross College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown, U of Arkansas CC Batesville, U of Maryland Eastern Shore, U of Notre Dame, Vermont Law School

    John T. McGreevy, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History and former dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed Charles and Jill Fischer Provost there.

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    John McGreevy

    John McGreevy

    History

  11. With Roe in peril, abortion rights advocates prepare appeals to religious liberty

    Richard Garnett, director of Notre Dame University’s Program on Church, State and Society, expressed skepticism that religious freedom challenges to abortion restrictions could prevail.

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    Rick Garnett

    Richard Garnett

    Notre Dame Law School

  12. McDonald's selling its Russian business

    "This was the very best of a series of difficult choices," James O'Rourke, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, said in an email. 

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    James O’Rourke

    James O'Rourke

    Mendoza College of Business

  13. Big tech is fighting a new Texas law targeting social media — here's what happens next

    “Even though there's been an increase in [use of the docket] the last few years, it is still relatively unusual for the Supreme Court to stay or vacate a stay of a lower court decision,” University of Notre Dame law professor Samuel Bray explains.

  14. If Elon Musk restores Trump’s Twitter account, it could pave the way for other platforms to do the same

    Although far from perfect, Twitter has, at least historically, been viewed as “more nuanced in their content moderation” and as “trying to do the right thing more often than other platforms,” said Kristin Martin, professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame. 

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    Kirsten Martin

    Kirsten Martin

    Mendoza College of Business

  15. Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

    Professor O. Carter Snead, who teaches law and political science at the University of Notre Dame, said via email that most Catholics engaging in anti-abortion activism “are not hard political partisans but rather people seeking to care for moms and babies by whatever means are available.”

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    Carter Snead Portrait

    Carter Snead

    Notre Dame Law School

  16. What does the 'post-liberal right' actually want?

    This is a conversation about what Patrick Deneen’s “postliberal” political project looks like — and the tensions and contradictions it reveals about the modern populist right. 

  17. Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

    Zen’s arrest marks “the darkest day to date in the Chinese Communist Party’s incremental destruction of the vitality of Hong Kong and is likely to provoke a reconsideration by the Vatican of its several-year long diplomatic engagement with Beijing over the ordination of bishops,” said Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Notre Dame, who helped welcome Zen to the U.S. school in 2019.

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    Lionel Jensen

    Lionel Jensen

    East Asian Languages and Cultures, History

  18. Justices to meet for 1st time since leak of draft Roe ruling

    Sherif Gergis, a University of Notre Dame law professor who once was a law clerk for Alito, agreed. “I’ll be surprised if it changes very much,” Gergis said.

  19. Hong Kong arrests 90-year-old cardinal on foreign collusion charges

    Lionel Jensen, an associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Notre Dame, said Zen’s arrest “sounds the death knell of Hong Kong.”

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    Lionel Jensen

    Lionel Jensen

    East Asian Languages and Cultures, History

  20. Running Twitter may be much harder than Elon Musk thinks

    “If Musk is concerned that many people were upset that Trump was banned, he should see how many more people would be upset if Trump was not banned,” said Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Kirsten Martin

    Kirsten Martin

    Mendoza College of Business

  21. Reversing Trump Twitter ban will provoke user backlash, Elon Musk warned

    Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame in Chicago, said Musk would face a backlash if he reinstated Trump’s account. “If Musk is concerned that many people were upset that Trump was banned, he should see how many more people would be upset if Trump was not banned,” she said. “Musk only appears to be worried about the opinion of a small group of individuals who incite violence or perpetuate hate speech.”

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    Kirsten Martin

    Kirsten Martin

    Mendoza College of Business

  22. Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

    “If Musk is concerned that many people were upset that Trump was banned, he should see how many more people would be upset if Trump was not banned,” said Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame. “Musk only appears to be worried about the opinion of a small group of individuals who incite violence or perpetuate hate speech.”

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    Kirsten Martin

    Kirsten Martin

    Mendoza College of Business

  23. Opening the Word: Mystery of the Kingdom

    Catherine Cavadini, Ph.D., is the assistant chair of the Department of Theology and director of the master’s in theology program at the University of Notre Dame.

  24. A better abortion debate is possible. Here’s where we can start.

    And most of all, I would want people to read What It Means to Be Human, by O. Carter Snead

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    Carter Snead Portrait

    Carter Snead

    Notre Dame Law School

  25. Supreme Court says Christian group can fly flag at City Hall

    The program’s interim director, Nicole Stelle Garnett, a Notre Dame law professor, said this case provides the court with the chance to “clarify that religious voices are welcome in the public square and that our nation and communities are enriched by them.”

  26. How do Americans really feel about abortion?

    Tricia Bruce, a sociologist working with the University of Notre Dame who conducted a national survey on Americans’ attitudes on abortion in 2020, said she hears control-related language from people on both sides of the issue, such as: “We shouldn’t play God; that’s not for humans to do.” Or: “People shouldn’t tell strangers whether or not they should continue a pregnancy; that’s up to me.”

  27. Op-Ed: Pregnancy is risky. Losing access to abortion puts women’s lives at stake

    Tamara Kay is a professor of global affairs and sociology at University of Notre Dame. Susan L. Ostermann is an assistant professor of global affairs and political science at University of Notre Dame. Tricia C. Bruce is a sociologist and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at University of Notre Dame. 

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    Tamara Kay

    Tamara Kay

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  28. Ten Books to Understand the Abortion Debate in the United States

    ‘What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics,’ by O. Carter Snead.

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    Carter Snead Portrait

    Carter Snead

    Notre Dame Law School

  29. Academics consider fallout, motivations from leak on Roe decision

    Richard Garnett, a Notre Dame Law School professor who clerked for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 1996-97, wrote in a May 5 essay for Newsweek Magazine, that it is not yet clear who or what was the source of the leak, what were the leaker’s motives, whether the draft opinion reflects the court’s final decision or what will be the revelation’s electoral or political fallout in a midterm election year.

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    Rick Garnett

    Richard Garnett

    Notre Dame Law School

  30. Why are Americans still ignoring our junk mail?

    Notre Dame management professor James O’Rourke feared the agency could “go out of business” within a year without this intervention.

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    James O’Rourke

    James O'Rourke

    Mendoza College of Business

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