ND in the News


USA Today

July 30, 2021

Lawmakers want to know about 'every minute' of Jan. 6: A DOJ policy change may help compel Trump officials to testify

“As soon as the subpoenas are served, they will be challenged,” said Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor and former Justice official.


July 27, 2021

Trump Ally Barrack Charged With Illegal Lobbying

Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the charges against Trump ally Tom Barrack, the founder of investment firm Colony Capital, that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to the FBI about it.

BBC News

July 26, 2021

Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating?

But as Susan D Blum's linguistic anthropology class found out, it makes having a natural conversation practically impossible.

The Wall Street Journal

July 26, 2021

Activision Blizzard Gender-Bias Suit Shows Videogame Culture Remains a Flashpoint

“Deeply entrenched gender inequities have made reform an uphill climb,” said a University of Notre Dame assistant professor, Matthew Thomas Payne, who studies the videogame industry.

July 26, 2021

Superstars of service — Deacon Mel and Annie Tardy

“Our family moved to Wisconsin, and I attended Brown Deer High School. I attended the University of Notre Dame and earned my MBA. "

Associated Press

July 22, 2021

Attorneys: Dismissal exonerates mentally ill man in killing

According to the Notre Dame Law School Exoneration Justice Clinic, which assisted Royer’s attorneys, police took advantage of his intellectual disability to coerce his false confession during a two-day interrogation. 


July 22, 2021

Tips And 'Service With A Smile' Rules Fuel Sex Harassment In Restaurants, Study Says

"Much of the research and media attention has focused on why organizational insiders, or other employees engage in sexual harassment. It really didn't address why service employees were likely to face sexual harassment from organizational outsiders, like customers," said Timothy Kundro, a professor at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. 


July 21, 2021

Robinhood faces 'looming regulatory risk' as it gears up for its IPO

The risk from regulators like these could be a greater threat than the many pending lawsuits, according to University of Notre Dame associate law school professor Patrick Corrigan.

Daily Mail

July 21, 2021

Singapore, India and China are among the top 10 countries that are 'significantly' more likely to be impacted by both toxic pollution and climate change, study warns

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana discovered that if a nation is at risk of toxic air pollution, they will find it harder to adapt to global warming.


July 21, 2021

The Cyclones Destroyed Everything. Climate Change Will Likely Make Things Worse

Mozambique is the 45th most vulnerable country to the effects of climate change and the 24th least ready country to deal with those effects, according to the Notre Dame Global Climate Adaptation Index, which ranks countries and assesses their need for climate change adaptation.


July 17, 2021

The Seemingly Minor Change the Pope Just Made That Is Freaking Out Conservative Catholics

The issue, according to Timothy P. O’Malley, the academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, was that many of the clergy and faithful who were drawn to the traditional mass also believed that the Latin Mass was the only authentic and valid way to worship.

USA Today

July 15, 2021

Will virtual happy hours go offline as COVID restrictions ease and in-person social events return?

Lee Anna Clark, a psychology professor at the University of Notre Dame, agrees. “There will be extremes on both ends. The hard part is going to be respecting others’ perspectives.”

BBC News

July 15, 2021

Why the US is launching a $300 monthly child benefit

James Sullivan, economics professor at the University of Notre Dame, said that families near the poverty line could see their income increase by more than 25% in the second half of the year.


July 15, 2021

The birthrate in the U.S. fell 4% in 2020 and immigration may be the solution, say economists

Kasey Buckles, an economics professor at Notre Dame, said that is a “huge” decline. 

Religion News Service

July 15, 2021

LDS outreach to immigrants grows, pushing church members to examine GOP ties

David Campbell is a political scientist who teaches at the University of Notre Dame and is co-author, along with Monson and University of Akron political scientist John C. Green, of the 2014 book “Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics.”

USA Today

July 14, 2021

‘We are fundamentally a racist and sexist society’: How top companies in US are struggling to diversify leadership

Only by removing bias can companies begin to identify the full range of candidates who have the talent and skill to succeed, said Charlice Hurst, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. 

Business Insider

July 14, 2021

Parents are gearing up to spend big on back-to-school stuff, boosted by pandemic savings and the new child tax credit payments

"It's a good thing for Walmart and grocery stores," Jim Sullivan, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame, told CNBC. "The retail sectors where middle- and lower-income families spend money are likely to benefit some from this."

The Independent

July 13, 2021

From Super Mario to Zelda: Why vintage video games are selling for more than $1million

Matthew Payne, an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame, who specialises in media and video games studies, says he is not surprised at the spike in classic video game values.


July 13, 2021

What’s a point on the Dow, S&P or Nasdaq?

“Charles Dow and his partners Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser were putting out a two-page bulletin that they would circulate in the firms in Wall Street,” explained Thomas Stapleford, an economic historian at the University of Notre Dame and author of the book “The Cost of Living in America: A Political History of Economic Statistics.”

Fast Company

July 12, 2021

U.S. restaurant culture inadvertently leads to sexual harassment

In the service industry, that deference can come in the form of smiling, says Tim Kundro, assistant professor of management and organization at Notre Dame.