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April 20, 2021

Despite falling unemployment, America’s poverty rate just reached the highest level since the pandemic began

Since spring of 2020, real-time poverty data in the U.S. has been tracked every month by economists Bruce Meyer, from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and James Sullivan of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Economics and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities.

National Catholic Reporter

April 19, 2021

Conservative legal experts take up Apache Oak Flat religious freedom case

Stephanie Barclay, director of the Religious Liberty Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, worked on the case during her time at Becket. 

USA Today

April 16, 2021

Becoming American: This unaccompanied minor nearly drowned coming to the US. Now he has a new life in Florida

The foster care program overseen by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, known as the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program, has more stringent vetting and oversight than state-level foster care, said Lisa Koop, associate director of legal services at the National Immigrant Justice Center, a legal advocacy group that represents young immigrants.


April 15, 2021

Professor Hui on U.S.-China Climate Talks, Taiwan Tensions

University of Notre Dame Associate Professor Victoria Hui, discusses the U.S.-China climate meetings, tensions with Taiwan. 

National Catholic Reporter

April 15, 2021

Panel: Catholics, white Americans must reckon with their role in violence against Asian women

The shooter was acting on a combination of anti-Asian racism, misogyny and Christian theology around sexual purity, said Tang, a doctoral student in theology and peace studies at Notre Dame, in an April 8 panel hosted by Notre Dame's Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

The Wall Street Journal

April 14, 2021

China Rivalry Spurs Republicans and Democrats to Align on Tech Spending

The hearing featured testimony from academics at several universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame and Mississippi State University, who focused on how to make more efficient use of federal research dollars.

Associated Press

April 13, 2021

Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 contribute to a crowdfunding drive

Charities could broaden their reach by asking supporters to tap their networks for gifts, says Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a professor of nonprofit law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. 

The Washington Post

April 13, 2021

Americans have a long history of waiting in line, but waiting for vaccinations feels different

University of Notre Dame sociologist David R. Gibson took a stab at describing these unspoken rules with his 2008 paper, “Doing Time in Space: Line Formation Rules and Resultant Morphologies.”

Associated Press

April 12, 2021

US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

At the University of Notre Dame, one of the latest schools to require student vaccinations, shots are still optional for workers. 


April 12, 2021

More colleges make Covid vaccines mandatory for students

In just the last few days, Duke University, Brown, Northeastern University, the University of Notre Dame, Syracuse University and Ithaca College all announced that students returning to campus in the fall must be fully vaccinated before the first day of class.


April 11, 2021

More Colleges Say They'll Require Students To Have COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall

The University of Notre Dame; two Ivy League universities, Brown and Cornell; and Northeastern University in Massachusetts are among those requiring the vaccine for the fall. 

Irish Independent

April 10, 2021

Book Brief: A new thriller from Gianrico Carofiglio, plus new titles by Mel Giedroyc and Claire Fuller

In these 15 insightful pieces, Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kerry, former Bernie Sanders adviser Tad Devine, Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan plus regular Review writer Robert Schmuhl are among the contributors who look at JFK’s enduring legacy.

The Hill

April 09, 2021

Notre Dame to require COVID-19 vaccination for fall attendance

The University of Notre Dame declared this week that it will require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition for enrollment in the 2021-22 fall semester, joining a slate of other universities that plan to mandate vaccines for most students.

NBC News

April 09, 2021

Apache tribe fights to save its centuries-old holy place

Notre Dame Law School's Stephanie Barclay talks to NBC News. 

USA Today

April 09, 2021

Johnson & Johnson dose allocation to fall 85% next week; Notre Dame latest university to require vaccination: Latest COVID-19 updates

The University of Notre Dame announced Thursday that it would become the latest college to require all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester.


April 08, 2021

Opioid abuse spiked during the pandemic. What can Congress do?

Major universities like Cornell, Rutgers, and Notre Dame are already requiring students to be vaccinated, and some airlines have floated vaccination requirements as well.


April 08, 2021

A growing number of US colleges and universities are requiring students to get Covid-19 vaccinations

Cornell, Brown, the University of Notre Dame, Northeastern, Syracuse University and Ithaca in New York and Fort Lewis College in Colorado have since made similar announcements, though all will make exceptions for medical or religious reasons.

Inside Higher Ed

April 07, 2021

Making Teamwork Work

Steve Reifenberg is an associate professor of the practice of international development at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and co-director of the school’s Integration Lab.


April 07, 2021

U.S. Senate panel to hold hearing on tech bill to combat China

The hearing will include Kelvin Droegemeier, who headed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Donald Trump, University of Notre Dame Provost Marie Lynn Miranda and others including educators from Mississippi State University and the MIT Office of Open Learning.


April 07, 2021

Notre Dame Is The Latest University To Require Students To Get A Coronavirus Vaccine

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana has joined an increasing number of universities in announcing they will require students and faculty to receive a coronavirus vaccine before stepping on campus this fall.