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Administration

Presidents of Notre Dame, Sisters of Holy Cross sign letter on climate change
South Bend Tribune
The Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, and Sister Veronique Wiedower, president of the Sisters of Holy Cross, are among leaders of more than 150 Catholic colleges, religious congregations and health care providers that signed the letter, which was released Thursday by Catholic Climate Covenant.

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National Media

The politics of American free trade and how it shapes our elections
The Hill
Tamara Kay is associate professor of global affairs and sociology in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Where is Kaepernick on ladder of politicized athletes? It’s too early to say.
The Washington Post
A few years ago, with Omar Lizardo, now at Notre Dame, he authored a study on whether the commodification of Che Guevara — all that clothing and those accessories festooned with Che’s profile that can be had anywhere — disfigured the revolutionary politico that was Che and diluted his politics.

Detroit priest's beatification will bring him one step away from sainthood
USA Today
Casey “is at the beginning of a wave” of beatifications and canonizations involving American Catholics, said Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Notre Dame University professor and author of the upcoming book Citizen Saints.

The Trump Ocean Club: Ivanka's work with a fugitive from Panama
Reuters , (The New York Times, Yahoo)
Jimmy Gurule, a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a former under-secretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, agreed. 

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International Media

El corte de cuentas a la Paz (The cut of accounts to the Peace)
Semana
Al Instituto Kroc de Estudios Internacionales de Paz, adscrito a la Universidad de Notre Dame, con sede en Indiana, Estados Unidos, le fue encomendada la misión de monitorear la implementación del acuerdo de paz firmado por el gobierno de Colombia y la guerrilla de las Farc. (The Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, attached to the University of Notre Dame, based in Indiana, United States, was entrusted with the mission of monitoring the implementation of the peace agreement signed by the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla.)

Una implementación que avanza a media marcha ( An implementation that advances at mid-march)
El Espectador
Un pormenorizado análisis de los avances que hasta el momento se han dado en materia de implementación del Acuerdo Final de Paz suscrito entre Gobierno y Farc, entregó este jueves el Instituto Kroc en un documento que - con corte al  31 de agosto-  detalla punto por punto lo que se ha hecho en medidas a corto, mediano y largo plazo. (A detailed analysis of the progress that has been made so far in the implementation of the Final Peace Agreement signed between the Government and the Farc, delivered Thursday the Kroc Institute in a document that - with a cut to August 31 - details point by point what has been done in short, medium and long term measures.)

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Catholic Media

Will a Vatican conference on nuclear arms bring a diplomatic breakthrough?
America
 Thirty-seven students and faculty from Georgetown, the Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame attended the conference as part of the three universities’ efforts to re-engage the U.S. Catholic public with the cause of nuclear disarmament.

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Faculty/Staff

The Roy Moore scandal illustrates risks of close relationship between religion and politics
Deseret News
"When religious believers put politics ahead of their religion, they risk betraying their own principles," said Notre Dame professor David Campbell during a recent presentation at BYU.

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Campus News

Notre Dame closer to cutting out coal use
WNDU (video)
More than two years have passed since the University of Notre Dame announced ambitious plans to stop burning coal by 2020 and cut its carbon footprint in half by 2030.

Mishawaka cleaning company gives impoverished women a clean slate
WNDU (video)
My Best Friend services was contracted by the University of Notre Dame this past year as the school finished construction on its new buildings surrounding Notre Dame Stadium. 

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Issues

Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans
Catholic News Service
Questions and confusion continue to swirl around the University of Notre Dame's decision to allow the third-party administrators of its health plans to go on providing morally objectionable services to university employees, even though Notre Dame no longer is required by the government to do so.

Amid Title IX Turmoil, a Shift
Inside Higher Ed
The University of Notre Dame for years has been derided for its handling of campus sexual assault.

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Administration

Catholic leaders send climate change letter to President Trump, Congress
WNDU
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is among the leaders who signed the letter.

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National Media

Many small island nations can adapt to climate change with global support
Associated Press , Chicago Tribune, 16+ others
We all participate in an initiative hosted at the University of Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative that works to measure individual nations' vulnerability to climate change. 

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Faculty/Staff

Quit the habit today during the Great American Smokeout
WSBT (video)
Siyuan Zhang is a professor Harper Cancer Research Institute. 

Parents, residents fear South Bend schools plan could worsen segregation
South Bend Tribune
“All these stories you’re hearing are with a consent decree,” said Stuart Greene, a University of Notre Dame professor who has researched racial issues in the local schools.

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Campus News

Notre Dame hopes to attract more students with military service experience
WSBT (video)
A new office of veterans and military affairs will be actively recruiting more students with service experience.

Notre Dame adds new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
WVPE (audio)
The University of Notre Dame has established a new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs to help serve students in that population.

Notre Dame celebration to be rescheduled due to weather
WSBT (video)
Weather is changing plans for an event at the University of Notre Dame.

Artist to make Notre Dame sculpture with 3D scanned faces
WSBT (video)
A unique art project celebrating diversity is in the works at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame offers new office for military connected students
ABC 57 (video)
The University of Notre Dame is helping with the transition from the battlefield to the classroom with its newly established Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Gold Mass at Notre Dame celebrates scientists and engineers
WSBT (video)
The university celebrated its inaugural Gold Mass

Ireland theme of ND bands’ concert
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame Band’s Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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ND in the News, November 15, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1510704000 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Catholic Media

Opening the Word: The hidden Lord
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

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Campus News

NDSP accepting canned food in exchange for waived fines
WNDU
Notre Dame Security Police are now accepting non-perishable items in exchange for waiving fines.

Lighting Bolt Philanthropy: Unpacking a Historic Unrestricted Alumni Gift
Inside Philanthropy
Consider Kenneth Ricci's recent $100 million unrestricted gift to his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame creates Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
WSBT
The university now has an "Office of Military and Veterans Affairs".

Notre Dame establishes military, veterans affairs office
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame has established an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

New Notre Dame Office to Support Veterans
Inside Indiana Business
The University of Notre Dame has created an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs in what it calls a strengthened commitment to people who have served in the military. 

Notre Dame 'Under the Dome' video event postponed
South Bend Tribune
"Under the Dome: Celebrating 175 Years of Notre Dame,” a 3-D mapping projection video that had been scheduled for this Friday and Saturday outdoors on campus, has been postponed because of expected poor weather this weekend.

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Issues

On #ThxBirthControl Day, Latina advocates worry about reduced access under Trump administration
NBC News
Last Tuesday, Notre Dame announced in an email its reversal of this decision.

Notre Dame, contraception and a better conversation about sex
Religion News Service
In a surprising reversal, Notre Dame decided last week that allowing its health insurer to provide free contraceptives to female students and workers does not, after all, impinge on its religious liberty.

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ND in the News, November 14, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1510617600 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Wall Street Fines Fall During First Year of Trump Administration
The Wall Street Journal
“Enforcement against Wall Street has softened,” said Ms. Velikonja, who prepared the statistics for an article on enforcement trends scheduled to be published next year in the Notre Dame Law Review on enforcement trends. 

Ungrading
Inside Higher Ed
Susan D. Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.

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Catholic Media

Pope condemns possession of nuclear weapons in shift from church's acceptance of deterrence
National Catholic Reporter
"At a time of irresponsible nuclear brinksmanship over North Korea … the Holy See is engaged in a high-profile effort to change the debate and refocus attention on the disarmament momentum generated by the July nuclear ban treaty," said Gerard Powers, director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Academics and Research

New study shows disadvantage for firms possessing celebrity and status
phys.org
Together, they serve as lenses that influence how people process other information about a firm, according to researcher Tim Hubbard, assistant professor of management in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

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Faculty/Staff

Doctors, Researchers & Parents At Odds Over ‘Safe’ Sleep
Indiana Public Media
But James McKenna, who runs the Mother and Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab at Notre Dame, says blanket statements condemning bed-sharing are misguided.

Does America Really Respect Its Military Men and Women?
Big Think
Less than one half of one percent of its population serves, making civilians more cavalier about when and where to deploy its military, says Michael Desch, professor of political science and founding director of the Notre Dame International Security Center.

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Campus News

Couple's $1M Gift Boosts Notre Dame Security Center
Inside Indiana Business
A $1 million gift will support the University of Notre Dame International Security Center

Canned food donations are parking ticket payments
WSBT (video)
Starting Monday, the University of Notre Dame Security Police will accept nonperishable food donations as payment for parking tickets or fines.

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Local Community

National lead prevention expert visits South Bend
South Bend Tribune
In particular, Norton was impressed by how the University of Notre Dame has stepped in to help with the local problem by conducting research and testing homes for lead.

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Issues

Professor Resigns After Exposed As Defrocked Priest Who Abused Kids
The Huffington Post
Paul J. Browne, Notre Dame’s vice president of public affairs & communications, told HuffPost that Lara’s employment with the university was terminated in July of 2011, “less than a year after he was hired.” 

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National Media

Libertarian billionaire Charles Koch is making a big bet on foreign policy
The Washington Post
It follows about $10 million in similar grants the Charles Koch Foundation has given in recent months to Notre Dame, Tufts University, Catholic University and the University of California at San Diego.

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Catholic Media

Nuclear disarmament now a ‘moral imperative’ as Pope Francis rejects deterrence
America
The two-day symposium (Nov. 10 to 11), whose sponsors included the German and Japanese bishops’ conferences, the Nuclear Threat Initiative and Georgetown University and the University of Notre Dame, brought together 11 Nobel Peace laureates and experts in the field of nuclear arms from civil society, states and international organizations as well as influential academics.

SGI Buddhist association urges nuclear weapons abolition as moral imperative at Vatican conference
Religion News Service
Other cooperating organizations were the Embassy of Italy to the Holy See, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Germany, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, Interdisciplinary Center “Sciences for Peace (CISP) at the University of Pisa, Georgetown University, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the Keough School of Global Affairs, Mazda Motor Europe GmbH, University of Notre Dame...

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Academics and Research

Michiana couple fights genetic disorder that claimed their son
WNDU (video)
They teamed up with the University of Notre Dame to do the research.

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Faculty/Staff

Your Primal Wound: What Happened in Childhood?
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. 

The Primal Wound: Do You Have One?
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

How to Heal the Primal Wound
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

Laura Hollis: Weinstein, DNC similarities are no coincidence
Northwest Indiana Times
Laura Hollis is a University of Notre Dame business and law professor. 

Beatification of Father Solanus Casey draws 70,000 faithful Catholics to Detroit
Detroit Free Press
Father Solanus Casey “is at the beginning of a wave” of beatifications and canonizations involving American Catholics, said Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Notre Dame University professor and author of the upcoming book “Citizen Saints.” 

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Students

IU senior Jack Evans wins 31st Keating writing competition
Indy Star
Other finalists were Sarah Bahr and Tyler Fenwick, both of IUPUI; Courtney Becker of Notre Dame; Austin Candor of DePauw; Dana Lee of Butler University; and Laurel Demkovich and Sarah Verschoor, both of Indiana University.

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Campus News

Review: Notre Dame's 'Earnest' an enjoyable night out
South Bend Tribune
Algernon Moncrieff's bachelor pad is so nice I would be quite pleased if set designer Marcus Stephens and his crew could be persuaded to install it in my living room when "The Importance of Being Earnest" ends Nov. 12 at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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Issues

John Waters attacks media ‘hoax’ over Tuam scandal
The Irish Times
Speaking on Saturday at the University of Notre Dame, Waters denounced the use of the word “Holocaust” in relation to the deaths of children at the mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.

“Tuam babies hoax” speaker at Notre Dame long accused of homophobia
Irish Central
John Waters, the Irish journalist who is speaking at a Notre Dame conference this weekend on what he calls the “Hoax ....of the Holocaust of Tuam,” is no stranger to controversy.

Notre Dame defends talk on Tuam ‘holocaust hoax’
Connacht Tribune
The University of Notre Dame in the US has defended its decision to host a talk by Irish journalist John Waters on the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

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National Media

Trump’s Crazy Choices for the Courts
The New York Times
A Notre Dame law professor, Ms. Barrett opposes abortion rights.

Are Face Scans Resurrecting the False Science of Physiognomy?
The Atlantic
Walter Scheirer, an assistant professor of computer science at Notre Dame, for example, said diversifying the people in the computer-science field can help, as would a broader dialogue between computer science and other disciplines.

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Catholic Media

Republican Tax Reform Goes Through the Wringer
National Catholic Register
Thomas Gresik, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame, also told the Register that he believes cutting the corporate tax rate will make U.S. businesses more competitive in the global economy and attract more investment in the United States.

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Academics and Research

Island Nations at Great Risk from Climate Change
ABC 57 (video)
"We rank 181 countries on a suite of indicators that attempt to capture how vulnerable countries are to climate driver stress and disasters, and how ready they are to accept adaptation resources," says Pat Regan, the Associate Director of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative.

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Faculty/Staff

The Week In Fact-Checking: Paul Horner's legacy, a nonexistent Twitter star and an octopus that teaches fact-checking
Poynter
"Two things are clear. First and most importantly, there will continue to be creative new uses to these platforms in ways that we cannot predict. Countries and organizations that we view as our adversaries see these platforms as our Achilles' heel. ...The old attack vectors of fake news and buying ads will be replaced by new attack vectors.” — Notre Dame professor Timothy Carone on CNBC.

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Local Community

Michiana 2027: diversifying South Bend's economy
ABC 57 (video)
“There have to be ways to get what’s happening on campus out to the community and what’s happening in the community on to campus,” said Bryan Ritchie, the Vice President and Associate Provost of Innovation Park.

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Issues

Journalist John Waters to give talk on "Hoax of the 'Holocaust of Tuam'" to American college
JOE
Author and journalist with The Irish Independent, John Waters, will be speaking at the University of Notre Dame in America at the 18th annual Fall Conference.

Minister slams 'shameful' rewriting of Tuam babies story
Galway Bay FM
One of the country’s best known journalists, John Waters, is to give a talk in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana on Saturday entitled ‘Cyberspace, Failing Media and the Hoax of the Holocaust of Tuam.’

Talk on Tuam babies branded ‘shameful’ revisionism
Connacht Tribune
One of the country’s best known journalists, John Waters, is to give a talk in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana on Saturday entitled ‘When Evil Becomes Virtual ‘Cyberspace, Failing Media and the Hoax of the Holocaust of Tuam.’

Brooklyn Diocese Names 8 Priests Who Sexually Abused Children
The New York Times
Robert M. Hoatson, a former priest who helps victims, said that he wrote to the University of Notre Dame around 2012 to warn it about Mr. Lara, who was a visiting professor at the time.

Sexual assault reported at Notre Dame residence hall
WNDU
In a crime alert, the university says the assault occurred on November 4 in a men's residence hall.

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ND in the News, November 09, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1510185600 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

TIAA Receives New York Subpoena on Sales Practices
The New York Times
Officials at the University of Notre Dame moved its $1.3 billion retirement plan from TIAA to Fidelity in 2014, a crushing blow.

World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict
The New York Times
In VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION: The Global Idea of the Communist Party, A. James McAdams, a historian at the University of Notre Dame, explores the rise and fall of Communism.

Pope Seeks to Defuse Korea Tension, Push Nuclear Disarmament
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, 200+ others
Francis is "keeping the issue alive and adding a new dimension," said George Lopez, who is attending the conference as a member of a delegation from the University of Notre Dame.

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International Media

GOP Plan To Tax College Endowments Like Yale’s And Harvard’s Would Be Neither Fair Nor Effective
International Business Times
The bill primarily punishes the Ivy League and a small number of other elite private universities like Stanford, MIT, Notre Dame and Duke. 

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Catholic Media

University of Notre Dame hosts ecumenical prayer service
Vatican Radio
The Catholic University of Notre Dame in the U.S. state of Indiana has hosted an ecumenical prayer service focused on remembrance, reconciliation and unity.

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Academics and Research

New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries
phys.org
As island nations prepare for a lead role in the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, the latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

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Faculty/Staff

At BYU, speaker says religious right's ties to Republican party spurred secularization
Deseret News
But at BYU on Tuesday, Notre Dame political science professor David Campbell said that the political movement known as the religious right would do better to look itself in the mirror than express outrage when Democrats, liberals and progressives rail against religious expressions in the political arena.

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Issues

Amid Uncertainty About Insurance Coverage, Contraceptive Access is Already Limited on Religious Campuses
U.S. News & World Report
The University of Notre Dame, an ardent critic of the contraceptive mandate, made headlines in late October as the first employer to drop birth control coverage for employees following the Trump administration's new rule--a decision they reversed Nov. 7. Notre Dame also announced Nov. 7 that student contraceptive coverage will likely continue next year as well.

Update: Notre Dame police investigating reported sexual offense near Bulla Road
South Bend Tribune
In addition, Notre Dame students and employees today received an email alert about another reported campus sexual assault.

Tuam babies doubter given platform at Notre Dame - orphan survivors furious
Irish Central
Now she is furious that this weekend the University of Notre Dame is hosting a lecture casting doubt on the scale of the Tuam babies scandal. 

Notre Dame reverses decision to end birth control coverage
CNN
Reversing an earlier decision, the University of Notre Dame will continue providing students and employees with access to birth control free of charge.

Notre Dame Students Win Their Fight for Free Birth Control
New York Magazine
Now, Notre Dame has announced they’ve reversed their position.

In Reversal, Notre Dame Now Says Employees Will Still Get Free Contraceptives
National Catholic Register
In an unexpected policy reversal, the University of Notre Dame has said that it will continue to provide free contraceptive services to its faculty and staff.

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ND in the News, November 08, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1510099200 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Do Americans support free speech on college campuses? Absolutely. Except sometimes.
The Washington Post
We took advantage of the fact that, in the past two years, Barack Obama (at Howard University) and Mike Pence (at Notre Dame) gave commencement speeches that made broadly similar points about how important it was that students support free expression on their campuses.

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International Media

Morning Ireland
RTE Radio 1
Bob Schmuhl - Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame.

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Catholic Media

Opening the Word: Generosity wasted
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

What should the Catholic Church have learned this year?
National Catholic Reporter
There was an entire conference on the subject of polarization in which I participated, at the University of Notre Dame, which resulted in the book Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal.

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame to Lead Center Focused on Nuclear Research
Inside Indiana Business
The University of Notre Dame has been tapped to lead a National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence.

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Alumni

Who Is Jenny Durkan? Seattle Set To Have First Lesbian Mayor
International Business Times
Jenny Durkan, a Seattle native and a graduate of Notre Dame and University of Washington School of Law, earned a reputation as a formidable litigator and was the first ever openly gay attorney to be appointed to the position.

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Issues

Why Notre Dame Reversed Course on Contraception
The Atlantic
Notre Dame announced on Tuesday that faculty, students, and staff will be able to obtain coverage for contraceptives through their university-sponsored insurance plans.

Note Dame, in Reversal, Keeps Birth Control Coverage for Employees
Inside Higher Ed
The University of Notre Dame last week said it would end a program that provided employees with access to birth control. 

University of Notre Dame announces birth control coverage will not end
WSBT (video)
Students and staff at the University of Notre Dame will continue to receive contraceptive health care coverage.

Notre Dame faculty, students to retain birth control coverage
Catholic News Agency
A little more than a week after announcing it would end birth control coverage for employees and students, the University of Notre Dame said Tuesday that its insurance provider will continue contraceptive coverage, albeit not funded by the university.

Notre Dame, reentering 21st century, restores employees' access to birth control
Los Angeles Times
The University of Notre Dame, in an abrupt reversal, says it will continue to allow its employees access to contraception under their insurance policies.

In Reversal, Notre Dame Says Health Plans Will Still Cover Birth Control
NPR
After announcing an end to health insurance coverage for contraceptives, the University of Notre Dame now says that the coverage will continue to be available through third-party providers, as it has been before.

Notre Dame to keep third-party contraceptive coverage
National Catholic Reporter
Employees at the University of Notre Dame will retain access to cost-free birth control through third-party health insurers, with a likewise outcome expected for students, despite earlier announcements that such coverage would terminate.

Notre Dame employees keeping free birth control coverage
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, 310+ others
The University of Notre Dame told its employees Tuesday that they will continue to receive no-cost birth control coverage in a reversal from what the university told its faculty and staff last week.

Notre Dame reverses course, will allow free birth control coverage for employees
USA Today
The University Notre Dame has changed course on the issue of free birth control.

Marissa Mayer, Domestic Violence, Taylor Swift: Broadsheet for Nov. 8
Fortune
Less than a week after announcing it would end birth control coverage for its students and staff, the University of Notre Dame has reversed course, now saying it will allow coverage to be available to employees via an independently funded and administered plan.

Notre Dame Students May Keep Contraceptive Coverage
U.S. News & World Report
Students at the University of Notre Dame will likely retain insurance coverage for contraceptives next year, the university said in an email Tuesday afternoon, a decision that mirrors a similar announcement earlier that day concerning faculty and staff coverage.

Overnight Health Care: Trump officials to allow work requirements for Medicaid
The Hill
The University of Notre Dame has reversed its decision to end free contraceptive coverage for employees.

In Reversal, Notre Dame Will Continue to Cover Contraception for Employees
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Notre Dame will continue to cover contraception for employees on its health-insurance plan, the university announced on Tuesday.

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National Media

FEMA Rethinking Ban on Disaster Aid to Church Buildings
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, 439+ others
Richard W. Garnett, a University of Notre Dame law professor who runs the school's program on Church, State and Society, said that based on that ruling, there is a good chance the high court would allow FEMA to provide aid to rebuild places of worship.

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Catholic Media

Billy Graham at 99: He kept the faith and (mostly) dropped the politics
Religion News Service
While Graham rarely endorsed candidates, from the 1950s to the 1970s “he was more partisan than he let out,” said Mark Noll, a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

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Issues

Notre Dame employees will have access to contraceptive coverage
ABC 57
Employees at Notre Dame were notified by email they will have access to contraceptive coverage next year.

Notre Dame does about-face on birth control. It will allow free coverage for employees.
Indy Star
The University Notre Dame has changed course on the issue of free birth control. 

After a Lawsuit, the University of Notre Dame Will Continue to Offer No-Cost Contraception
Fortune
After announcing last week plans to stop offering birth control as part of its health insurance plans, WNDU reports the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will now allow no-cost contraceptive coverage to be available to employees via a plan that is funded and administered independently of the university.

Notre Dame employees will retain access to free birth control
South Bend Tribune
University of Notre Dame employees received an email Tuesday morning saying contraceptives coverage will continue to be provided to health care plan members at no cost.

Notre Dame Reverses Birth Control Coverage Decision
U.S. News & World Report
Notre Dame faculty and staff will not lose birth control coverage at the end of the calendar year, the university announced in an email Tuesday morning, reversing its late-October decision to eliminate contraceptive coverage from employee health plans.

Notre Dame reverses decision to end no-cost contraceptive coverage
The Hill
The University of Notre Dame has reversed its decision to end free contraceptive coverage for employees.

The Debate Over Contraception Has An Ancient History
Forbes
Last week the University of Notre Dame announced that it would stop covering contraception in the healthcare benefits provided to faculty, staff and students. 

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National Media

Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers
The New York Times

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (11/10/2017)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Christians Supposed to Be Communists?
The New York Times

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International Media

A president without precedent
Irish Independent

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Catholic Media

In foreign relations, Trump shifts rhetoric but policy largely unchanged
National Catholic Reporter

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Academics and Research

The case for why parents should fight in front of their kids
Quartz

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Faculty/Staff

Laura Hollis: Abortion case law on collision course with itself
Northwest Indiana Times

McConnell just got a bunch of Trump's judicial nominees confirmed in one week
Business Insider

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Campus News

Notre Dame meeting sustainability goals in food rescue project
ABC 57 (video)

ND presents Wilde’s ‘Earnest’
South Bend Tribune

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Issues

Notre Dame Students: Ending Birth Control Coverage Is Sexist and Elitist
Time

Notre Dame police searching for sexual assault suspect
WNDU (video)

'My sexual health shouldn't depend on college morals': Catholic Notre Dame uni halts birth control
International Business Times

Notre Dame police investigating incident on pedestrian path
South Bend Tribune

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