Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church, and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97. Read More

The New York Times

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Anthony DePalma | The New York Times 


The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the scrappy former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday. He was 97. Read More


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Todd Leopold | CNN 


Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame to national academic prominence and became an influential figure in both the spiritual and political worlds, has died. He was 97.

Hesburgh died Thursday. His death was confirmed by a posting on the university's website.…
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The Washington Post

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Nick Anderson | The Washington Post  


The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. Read More

The Chicago Tribune

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Tom Coyne | The Chicago Tribune  


The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was always a man of conscience.

He did what he thought was right during his 35 years as president of the University of Notre Dame, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.…
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Father Ted Month of Service

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The initiative inspired Notre Dame alumni and friends all across the country to give, donate, build, as well as teach, feed and support tens of thousands of people all in his honor. Read More

The Picture of Purpose

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Father Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, answered the phone on the morning of July 21, 1964, a date that would become famous for the murder of three young civil rights workers in Mississippi. Martin Luther King’s crusade had moved north to Chicago, and a massive rally was scheduled in Soldier Field that day.  Read More

Fathers Hesburgh and Joyce sculptures

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The piece is located between the library and the reflecting pool. Hesburgh, 5-foot-11 in real life, and Joyce, who was 6-1 but measures 7-foot-4 in Cella’s bronze, stand on a granite base inscribed with a quote from each. Read More

A Desert Song

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Jimmy Carter

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The 39th President of the United States reflects on his 40-year friendship with Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Read More

Sen. Joe Donnelly '81

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U.S. Senator and Double Domer Joe Donnelly comments on the death of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.  Read More

Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg reacts Friday morning to the death of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. Read More

Thomas Tweed

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Thomas Tweed, the W. Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies and professor of history in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, was elected to lead the American Academy of Religion. Read More

In Memoriam

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Donald R. Keough, chair emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, chair of Allen & Company and former president and chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Company, died Tuesday (Feb. 24) in Atlanta with family members at his side. Read More

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