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  1. Former NFL star Jerome Bettis returns to Notre Dame 30 years later to get his degree

    Thirty years after his final season as a running back for the University of Notre Dame, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis is back at his alma mater to finish his college degree.

  2. Column: Can sanctions repel a Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    “Targeted sanctions were supposedly going to focus narrowly on punishing the leaders most responsible for the terrible policies,” said George A. Lopez, a professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

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    George A. Lopez

    Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Keough School of Global Affairs

  3. Why is Ukraine coming up so much in American politics?

    But overall, the United States was caught off guard and didn’t respond forcefully, said Susanne Wengle, who studies the post-Soviet region at the University of Notre Dame.

  4. Starbucks workers agree to union in Buffalo, NY

    Labor shortages are giving workers a rare upper hand in wage negotiations. And Dan Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame, said the pandemic gave many workers the time and space to rethink what they want from their jobs.

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    Daniel Graff

    Center for Social Concerns

  5. Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to Vatican

    Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins called Donnelly “a person of deep Catholic faith and commitment to public service.”

  6. Donnelly is confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican

    “Joe is a person of deep Catholic faith and commitment to public service, and I am confident that he will serve in this important new role with vision and integrity,” said Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, Donnelly’s alma mater.

  7. Yemen: Saudi-led airstrike on rebel-run prison kills at least 60 and wounds 200

    “News of the Saudi air strike on a prison – a protected civilian site – and knocking out Yemen’s internet is both tragic and no surprise,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, a professor at Notre Dame law school in the US. 

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  8. As Russia braces for battle, sanctions can still be a deterrent

    George A. Lopez is professor emeritus at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame and author/editor of six books and 40 articles on economic sanctions.

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    George A. Lopez

    Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Keough School of Global Affairs

  9. Russia-Ukraine crisis: Can US sanctions sway Putin’s thinking?

    They’ve targeted oligarchs and organisations close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But they have so far failed to deter Putin from “continuing to stir up trouble over Ukraine,” said David Cortright, director of the Global Policy Initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute.

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    University

  10. Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador

    “Joe is a person of deep Catholic faith and commitment to public service, and I am confident that he will serve in this important new role with vision and integrity,” Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins said in response to his confirmation.

  11. Revelations in New York court underscore Trump's legal peril on multiple fronts

    "In the past, Trump's approach to any legal trouble has been to brush it off as some sort of political gamesmanship," said Jimmy Gurule, a former Justice Department official in the George H.W. Bush administration. 

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    Jimmy Gurulé

    Notre Dame Law School

  12. Florida opens investigation into dark-money group key to ‘ghost’ candidate scandal

    The reporting discrepancies raise “at least yellow flags,” said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a nonprofit expert and professor in the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

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    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  13. Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father’s captivity

    Mary Ellen O’Connell, a professor at the Notre Dame Law School, said it may be challenging for a case to be brought against Lebanon, which is not designated a “state sponsor of terrorism.”

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  14. Court leans toward allowing flag with cross to fly at Boston City Hall

    Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative similarly filed an amicus brief in this case. The program’s interim director, Nicole Stelle Garnett, a Notre Dame law professor, said this case provides the court with the chance to “clarify that religious voices are welcome in the public square and that our nation and communities are enriched by them.”

  15. EXPLAINER: Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up gaming

    Pushing more people into such virtual social networks will not be all fun and games, however, and could amplify existing problems with online harassment, trolling and identity theft, according to Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Elizabeth M. Renieris

    Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab

  16. Academic research award: smart ideas with real-world impact

    Sridhar worked with the lead author, Yixing Chen at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, as well as colleagues from Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University and Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, alongside two researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

  17. Biden’s soft-power policy faces reality of Xi-Putin big-power world

    “Big-power politics is back in a big way. It’s not a reality President Biden can wish away or ignore,” says Michael Desch, a professor of international relations at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the university’s International Security Center. 

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    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  18. Opening the Word: An awe for Scripture

    Catherine Cavadini, Ph.D., is the assistant chair of the Department of Theology and director of the master’s in theology program at the University of Notre Dame.

  19. American secularism is growing — and growing more complicated

    “Secularism is at the very heart of the battles for the soul of the Democratic Party,” write the authors, political scientists John C. Green of the University of Akron and David E. Campbell and Geoffrey C. Layman, both of the University of Notre Dame.

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    David Campbell

    Political Science

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    Geoffrey Layman

    Department of Political Science

  20. The Right Questions

    Virtue ethics, as Notre Dame’s Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko contend, offers a method for reasoning about, and gaining new insights into, these age-old questions.

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    Meghan Sullivan

    Department of Philosophy

  21. Does 5G dangerously crowd the spectrum? Federal referee may help.

    Altimeter interference is a “valid” concern, says Monisha Ghosh, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, who worked as chief technology officer at the FCC until last June, but she adds that tests in other countries where 5G has been deployed did not show evidence of interference.

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    Monisha Ghosh

    Electrical Engineering

  22. Guess Who’s Secretly Backing This ‘Anti-Smoking’ Vape Group

    Lloyd Mayer, nonprofit law expert at the University of Notre Dame School of Law, said that the setup and its corporate ties reminded him of another Koch-fueled effort, the American Legislative Exchange Council, which consulted with private entities in drafting model legislation to pass to lawmakers.

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    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  23. Jan 6, 2025: The day democracy dies?

    Matthew E. K. Hall is the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Professor of Constitutional Studies, Professor of Political Science, Concurrent Professor of Law, and Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Matthew Hall

    Political Science

  24. The rehabilitation of Trump national security officials says a lot about Washington

    “There is a very narrow range of acceptable opinion, and if you’re within it you can weather a lot. Both Pottinger and O’Brien in many respects are inside the Beltway consensus on the big issues of the day,” said Michael Desch, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  25. US democracy is still under threat a year after Capitol chaos

    By Robert Schmuhl, professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at DCU. He is the author of The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump.

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    Robert Schmuhl

    American Studies

  26. How Marxism ‘Won’ the War of Ideas

    Francis X. Maier is a senior research associate at Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government and a senior fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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