ND in the News https://news.nd.edu/ Notre Dame News gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s academic and research mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institute of higher learning. en-us Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:42:42 -0500 ND in the News, October 29, 2020 https://news.nd.edu/ 1603929600 Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News) ND in the News, October 28, 2020 https://news.nd.edu/ 1603843200 Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

The Big Choice
The Wall Street Journal
Elsa Barron, University of Notre Dame, biology and peace studies.

What’s Amy Coney Barrett’s child-care secret? Maybe she should let us in on it.
The Washington Post
Patrick J. Deneen, a friend and colleague of Barrett’s at Notre Dame, paints her as an ordinary mom.

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Faculty/Staff

Notre Dame
South Bend Tribune
Walter Nicgorski, Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame law professor discusses colleague Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation
ABC 57 Video
O. Carter Snead, Notre Dame law professor and Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, talks with ABC57’s Brian Conybeare about Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation.

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Students

What we must do to stop bike fatalities in Michiana and honor grieving families
South Bend Tribune
At 4 a.m. Sunday, two University of Notre Dame students died and a third was critically injured when a car hit them as they walked on Ironwood Drive, north of Indiana 23, where there aren’t sidewalks.

Mass In ND Stadium Honored Two Students Hit And Killed By Van
WVPE Audio
An outdoor mass was held Tuesday evening at Notre Dame Stadium to remember the two 19-year-old students who were hit by a van and killed over the weekend. 

Notre Dame holds mass in remembrance of students struck and killed by vehicle
WSBT Video
It was a solemn scene at the University of Notre Dame Tuesday as the school held a mass in remembrance of the two freshman students who were struck and killed over the weekend.

Third Notre Dame student from fatal crash released from hospital
WNDU Video
We’re continuing to follow the tragic news from over the weekend as three Notre Dame students were hit by a minivan early Saturday morning.

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Issues

White House could have traced and contained its covid-19 outbreak. It chose not to.
The Washington Post
It was Oct. 1, and Mark Fox, a county public health officer in South Bend, had just learned that the University of Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after attending a Rose Garden ceremony days earlier in honor of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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ND in the News, October 27, 2020 https://news.nd.edu/ 1603756800 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Notre Dame's Rev. Jenkins releases statement on confirmation hearing
ABC 57
Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, releases a statement on Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

BREAKING: Barrett Takes 1st Oath To Join Supreme Court
WVPE
Moments after the confirmation, the following statement was posted from the President of the University of Notre Dame.

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National Media

Trump is waging a quiet war against civilians in Iran as the coronavirus pandemic drags on
Business Insider
Niloofar Adnani, Keough School of Global Affairs. 

Opinion: Why L.A.’s archbishop might have been passed over for a cardinal’s hat
Los Angeles Times
But Prof. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, questioned the idea that Francis meant to slight Gomez or Chaput.

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote
Associated Press, 220+ others
While two Democratic senators voted to confirm Barrett in 2017 after Trump nominated the Notre Dame Law School professor to the appellate court, none voted to confirm her to the high court.

Senate Confirms Barrett, Delivering for Trump and Reshaping the Court
The New York Times
A Notre Dame alumna, she will be the only justice who did not graduate from Harvard or Yale. 

In Swearing In Barrett, Trump Defiantly Mimics ‘Superspreader’ Rose Garden Ceremony
The New York Times
A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where she later taught, she has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since Mr. Trump appointed her in 2017 and has become a favorite of conservatives.

Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court, cementing its conservative majority
The Washington Post
Barrett’s qualifications — two federal clerkships, including with Scalia, a lengthy tenure as a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and three years as a federal appeals court judge — were not questioned by her opponents. 

Amy Coney Barrett takes oath as Supreme Court justice, as GOP celebrates 6-3 conservative majority
USA Today
She is highly regarded in legal circles, including by some prominent liberals, for her scholarly background as a Notre Dame Law School professor. 

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International Media

Can Donald Trump call in troops to quell Election Day unrest?
Reuters, The Economic Times
In the event of unrest on Nov. 3 or in the ensuing days, Trump is more likely to activate these federal agents than the military, said Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor and former Justice Department official.

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Academics and Research

Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain
Medical Xpress
However, that evolutionary control may work against it when a cancer cell attempts to spread to the brain, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered.

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Faculty/Staff

Water on the moon should be more accessible than we thought
MIT Technology Review
“It’s a new area we’ve not really looked at in any great detail before,” says Clive Neal, a planetary geologist at the University of Notre Dame, who was not involved in either study.

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Students

These Firms Are Keeping Classical Design Alive
Architectural Digest
Perhaps most excitingly, two students, José Hernández of New York University and Madeline Fairman of the University of Notre Dame, were also recognized for their design concepts, called Experience Pennsylvania Station and The Webster Apartments—Manhattan’s Home for Professional Women, respectively.

Four out of Five Electoral Experts are Concerned about a Peaceful Transfer of Power
Mischiefs of Faction

Romelia M. Solano, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Paul Friesen, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Ilana Rothkopf, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Maggie Shum, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Keough School.

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Issues

The Daily 202: Voting wars flare up as Justice Barrett joins Supreme Court
The Washington Post
The president, first lady, two senators, the president of the University of Notre Dame and top Trump advisers including Kellyanne Conway and Chris Christie all contracted the contagion after attending the Sept. 26 event.

Notre Dame Faculty Senate to vote on motion of no confidence in President Fr. John Jenkins
WSBT Video
 They're making a motion of no confidence in Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins.

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