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National Media

Firefighters Want Halt on Money From Makers of PFAS-Laden Gear
Bloomberg
She’s spent years advocating against the dangers of PFAS in gear, and helped bring about a study by Notre Dame physicist Graham Peaslee that exposed high levels of PFAS in turnout gear.

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Catholic Media

Joe Biden's very Catholic Cabinet
National Catholic Reporter
Historian Kathleen Sprows Cummings told NCR that while there were a few Catholic Cabinet members during the 19th century, they were outliers and "their Catholicism didn't matter to their public life in any discernible way."

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Academics and Research

‘The Greatest Deception Ever’: Firefighters and Scientists Sound the Alarm About Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Protective Gear
Law & Crime
“There’s 1.2 million firefighters out there and nobody is telling them about this stuff,” University of Notre Dame professor Graham Peaslee said in an interview this week on the Law&Crime Network’s Brian Ross Investigates.

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Faculty/Staff

Evolving pandemic: New Coronavirus strain
ABC 57 Video
To help me answer those questions, I talked with Alex Perkins, an Associate Professor of Biological Science at Notre Dame.

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Campus News

Notre Dame celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
WNDU Video
The University of Notre Dame held a held a virtual fireside chat as part of the university’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Issues

Operation Education: CDC links in-person university classes with more virus cases
WSBT Video
“This is an exponential disease," said Michael. "So you want to tackle them as early as possible, which Notre Dame missed. And that’s why they got that spike.”

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FYI

National profile and media deals prove lucrative for Pete Buttigieg
South Bend Tribune
And he earned $36,667 from the University of Notre Dame as a faculty fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year, when he taught and researched on the nature of trust, the year's research theme for its Institute for Advanced Study.

Biden energy secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm has millions in energy investments, per new filing
ABC News
Buttigieg reported earning between $470,000 and $1.4 million from book deals over the last two years, and also received several lucrative six-figure and five-figure compensation deals through a podcast series and a faculty fellow post at the University of Notre Dame... McDonough also received multiple six-figure salaries from several employers, including the University of Notre Dame, a private foundation called the Markle Foundation, and a consulting firm called Macro Advisory Partners.

They were accepted to American colleges and followed the rules to get student visas. Then they were deported
Boston Globe
After four years of all-nighters spent poring over engineering textbooks, Mohabbat, 23, was accepted into a fully-funded doctoral program at the University of Notre Dame.

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National Media

How Trump's most consequential policies have changed America
CNN
Nearly 8 million more Americans have joined the ranks of the poor since June, according to researchers from the University of Chicago and University of Notre Dame.

Informal Networks Provide 18% Of Americans’ Total Retirement Savings
Forbes
Notre Dame Anthropologist Karen Richman and Stevens Institute of Technology’s Economist Joelle Saad-Lesslers’ recent research knocks me out.

How Pete Buttigieg Earned More Than $800,000 In 2019 And 2020
Forbes
Buttigieg also earned a $112,000 salary during his last year as mayor of South Bend in 2019, and $37,000 from the University of Notre Dame where he served as a faculty fellow beginning in June last year.

U. of I.’s COVID protocols praised, copied for new semester after campus saw no hospitalizations or deaths in the fall
Chicago Sun-Times
The University of Notre Dame started using the saliva-based tests in the fall, and the University of Wisconsin and Millikin University downstate are rolling out the protocol this month.

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International Media

Trump lived up to the nickname by disrupting in ways we never could have imagined possible
Irish Independent
Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

5 ways in which this inauguration will look and feel very different to any other
RTE Radio 1
"It’s really been a rollercoaster," says Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

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Catholic Media

‘A failure’ of love and solidarity creates societal divisions, says archbishop
Catholic News Service, Crux
Love is the solution to the deep divisions that trouble societies, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in his Jan. 12 keynote for a virtual conference at the University of Notre Dame.

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Academics and Research

Turns out you may not be as financially responsible as you think
The Ladders
“Collectively, this work shows that people view their financial responsibility through rose-colored glasses, which can undermine their financial well-being,” explains study author Emily Garbinsky, assistant professor of marketing at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, in a release.

University of Notre Dame Research Team Tracks Presidential Transition In First-Of-Its-Kind Study
Indiana Public Radio, WVPE Audio
“Up till now, everybody has respected the right of the winner of the election to take office and cooperated in that transition. That peaceful transfer of power is actually really, really important for the continued survival and health of American democracy,” said Bill Kakenmaster, a member of the Presidential Transition Index research team at the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

Right-wing online group uses Notre Dame’s leprechaun icon
WNDU Video
We’re digging deeper today into a right wing online group that claims no ties to the University of Notre Dame, but is using their trademarked leprechaun icon as their logo.

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