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Notre Dame Improves to 3-0 on Season

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Joanne Norell | January 31, 2017


The University of Notre Dame women’s tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season and opened the Atlantic Coast Conference slate with a win Sunday, defeating Pittsburgh 6-1 at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center.

How It Happened

The Irish (3-0, 1-0 ACC) got a pair of breezy wins on the first and second doubles courts to clinch the doubles point. Senior Monica Robinson and junior Brooke Broda defeated Amber Washington and Callie Frey 6-2 on Court 1, and senior Mary Closs and junior Allison Miller secured the point with a 6-3 win over Gabriela Rezende and Jovana Knezevic. Read More

Swimming & Diving Celebrate Senior Night

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Sinhue Mendoza | February 1, 2017


After breaking three different team records and another two pool records in the first-day of action of the 2017 Shamrock Invitational, Notre Dame concluded its annual meet with another record setting effort at the Rolfs Aquatic Center Saturday. The Fighting Irish men ran away with the team title (1192.5 points), while the women came in second (1053) behind Wisconsin (1194.5).  Read More

Celebrating the Murdy Family Organ

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The Murdy Family Organ has been ensconced in its new home at the Basilica since October and played twice a day since then. The dedication ceremony marked the project’s official completion. Read More

Students Take 2nd in Disney Competition

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Four ND students, Mark Davidson, Jessica Klouda, Erin Rice, and Madeline Zupan, won second place Friday in the Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition.  Read More

Allen's Double-Double Leads Irish to Victory

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Leigh Torbin | January 30, 2017


On the day where Beth (Morgan) Cunningham went into the Notre Dame basketball Ring of Honor, it is fitting that one of the "wings" which she coaches would lead the team's scoring chart. Marina Mabrey scored 26 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 21 more and Lindsay Allen recorded a double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Irish (20-3, 8-1 ACC) downed Virginia (14-7, 3-5), 82-74, on Sunday afternoon at a sold out Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Read More

Settling for Your Dream Job

Author: Daily Domer Staff

A lot of people hate their job, around 70 percent of Americans, according to some studies. I don’t hate my job so much as I hate myself for the decisions I’ve made that have put me here. Read More

Fencing Coaches Contribute to Team USA

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Jennifer Prosser | January 30, 2017


As the athletes wielded their weapons at the 2016 National Fencing Championships, it was Hall of Fame Olympic women's foil coach Anthony “Buckie” Leach who dropped the bombshell: he would be moving from his elite Manhattan fencing club to join the Fighting Irish program in Notre Dame, Indiana. Read More

Katherine Corcoran

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Journalist Katherine Corcoran will spend the semester as the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy. Read More

Grad Student To Share Findings at St. Jude

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Biological sciences graduate student Joshua Mason has been selected to attend the 2017 National Graduate Student Symposium at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Read More

NDTL Partners with Doosan

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The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) has entered into a 19-month, $2.5 million partnership with Doosan Heavy Industries to conduct compressor research and testing.  Read More

Diogo Bolster

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Bolster was named associate director of the ND Environmental Change Initiative. Read More

Teammates Re-Elect Wester To Lead

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Tony Jones | January 29, 2017


The journey to the start of her senior season for University of Notre Dame outfielder Karley Wester has been filled with its share of twists and turns. The active hits leaders in all of NCAA softball entering her senior campaign, and already regarded as one of the best all-around players to ever don the Notre Dame uniform, Wester was recognized for her selfless dedication and leadership prior to the start of the 2017 Irish season. Read More

The Organ Builders: Paul Fritts

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Now 65, the recognized distinguished alumnus of the university he attended but from which he didn’t graduate says he doesn’t expect he’ll ever build an organ larger than the basilica’s. Read More

Margot E. Fassler

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Professor Margot E. Fassler has been elected President of the Medieval Academy of America. Read More

Bjork A Hockey Humanitarian Nominee

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Dan Colleran | January 28, 2017


Junior forward Anders Bjork has been named one of 15 nominees for the 2017 Hockey Humanitarian award, which is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen. 

Heading into this weekend’s series with New Hampshire, Bjork has 35 points on 15 goals and 20 assists in 23 games this season. His 35 points rank third in Hockey East and are tied for fifth in the country, while his five game-winning goals are tied for the NCAA lead. He is averaging 1.52 points-per game, which ranks third in Hockey East and eighth in the country. Read More

ND Research Awards Internal Grants

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23 faculty members were recently awarded grants through the Notre Dame Research Faculty Research Support Program, which provides seed funding for new or ongoing research. Read More

Notes on a Life in Music

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When he arrived in 1973, the hip new professor, with his long sideburns, unruly hair and bell bottoms, signaled a break with the old music department. Read More

ACE Enters Into New Partnership

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The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) has embarked upon a new partnership with the American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN). Read More

Therese Cory

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Cory won the American Catholic Philosophical Association’s Rising Scholar Award.  Read More

Irish Wrap New York Stay At NYU Invite

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Joanne Norell | January 26, 2017


The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s fencing programs wrapped the weekend with matching 3-1 records Sunday at the NYU Invitational. Both the No. 4 Irish men and No. 3 Irish women defeated St. John’s, NYU and Wayne State, but fell to No. 1 Columbia for the second time on the weekend. Read More

Being Mercy: Praying with Everyone

Author: Daily Domer Staff

As I looked out at the people while celebrating the second Mass, it became very clear to me that I did not favor the candidate that many of them had most likely voted for in the recent election. Read More

Alum Being Considered for Supreme Court

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Notre Dame alum Thomas Hardiman '87, Judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is reportedly one of three finalists for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Read More

Turner On Midseason Drysdale Watch List

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Leigh Torbin | January 26, 2017


Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner took a step towards becoming the second Notre Dame recipient of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award on Tuesday as she was named to the midseason watch list for the honor that is annually presented to the USBWA’s Player of the Year. Read More

ND Finalists in Disney Imagineering Contest

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Imagine bringing the magic of a Disney theme park to the Notre Dame campus. Students in Scott Shim’s Collaborative Product Development course took on that challenge—with great success.  Read More