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New Dean of Arts and Letters

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Sarah A. Mustillo, department chair and professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Read More

Itkin Claims First ACC Fencing Title

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Joanne Norell | February 28, 2018

The University of Notre Dame men's fencing team boasted two individual champions and six medalists on Sunday's final day of competition at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at Carmichael Arena.

Senior sabreur Jonah Shainberg won his second ACC championship in three seasons, winning a thrilling championship bout over reigning champ Pascual Di Tella of Duke. Freshman foilist Nick Itkin snared his first conference crown, defeating Duke's Eoin Gronningsater in the final. Read More

Bengal Bouts Conclude Semifinals

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The University of Notre Dame's annual Bengal Bouts concluded the semifinals. Bengal Bouts helps raise funds for the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh.  Read More

A Red Dot in Kansas

Author: Daily Domer Staff

As Route 70 headed west out near the town of Emporia, there was a little red dot indicating the Rockne Memorial. My mind flashed back to the movie, the books and the lore I had grown up with. Read More

Irish Come From Behind to Beat Elon

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Matt Paras | February 27, 2018

The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team (3-2) had its back against the wall at halftime Sunday afternoon. The Irish trailed Elon 7-3 after a first half where they struggled to find the back of the cage. It all changed in the second half, as the Irish found their offensive spark. Notre Dame outscored Elon 8-2 in the final 30 minutes to earn a hard-fought 11-9 win. Read More

A Test of Faith

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Specifically targeted because he was a Chaldean Catholic priest, Hanna suffered 28 harrowing days of captivity in 2006 at the hands of a militant group associated with al Qaeda.  Read More

Justin Crepp

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Crepp named to National Academy of Sciences committee on exoplanets. Read More

Student Body Election Held

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The 2018 campaign for student body president and vice president ended this weekend, with juniors Gates McGavick and Corey Gayheart named the winner’s of this year’s election. Read More

Irish Get 5th Straight ACC Regular Season Title

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Notre Dame Athletics | February 26, 2018

Through all the adversity and challenges overcome, the No. 5 University of Notre Dame women's basketball team are ACC regular season champions for the fifth consecutive year. The Irish (27-2, 15-1) picked up its nation-leading eighth ranked win on Sunday after defeating No. 21 NC State (22-6, 11-4) by the score of, 86-67, inside Purcell Pavilion.  Read More

BCe2 Recognized by State

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (BCe2) has been awarded by the Indiana Department of Education for excellence in postsecondary partnership. Read More

Irish Ride Record Night Into ACC Top 5

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Tony Jones | February 25, 2018

With a pair of program records and an NCAA qualifying time under its belt on Thursday, the University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team firmly established itself in fifth place at the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Swimming and Diving Championships. Read More

Irish Youth At Junior Olympics

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Joanne Norell | February 24, 2018

Youthful members of the University of Notre Dame fencing program recorded top performances over the long weekend at the Junior Olympic National Championship in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sophomore women's foilist Samantha Viqueira and freshman men's epeeist Stephen Ewart each snared gold in their respective events in their final tune-up ahead of this weekend's Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sophomore women's foilist Morgan Partridge (seventh), freshman women's epeeist Dasha Yefremenko (eighth) and freshman sabreuse Reghan Ward (ninth) all finished in the top 10, as well, and will be among the Irish contingent competing at ACCs. Read More

Visiting a Recovering Puerto Rico

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Maria had blown through Puerto Rico nearly two months before I arrived, but, in many places, it seemed like it had just hit. No stop lights were working.  Read More

Cool Classes: Irish-American Tap Dance

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The cacophony comes courtesy of ANTH 20900, better known as Irish-American Tap Dance, a legendary elective that James McKenna has taught over the past 21 years.  Read More

Nuguse ACC Track Performer of the Week

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Matt Paras | February 23, 2018

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Tuesday that freshman Yared Nuguse has been named the Men’s Track Performer of the Week following a record-setting performance on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

Nuguse ran with Jacob Dumford, Elijah Silva and Edward Cheatham in the distance medley relay against some of the toughest teams in the country. Many of the top times in the nation for the DMR come out of the Alex Wilson Invitational and it was no different this year. Read More

10th Human Development Conference

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies will be hosting the 10th annual Human Development Conference in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. Read More

Norman Named Women's Soccer Head Coach

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Notre Dame Athletics | February 22, 2018

Nate Norman, a former University of Notre Dame soccer player, Irish women's soccer assistant coach and head women's soccer coach at Western Michigan and Liberty for five combined seasons, has been named the women's soccer head coach for the University. Read More

NDLS Students Launch Impowerus

Author: Daily Domer Staff

An entrepreneurial-inspired legal answers website, started by Notre Dame Law School students, is preparing to go live, attracting funders and still turning heads. Read More

New Findings on Cancer Metastasis

Author: Daily Domer Staff

While seeking to further understand cancer cell death, researchers at the University of Notre Dame discovered that the activation of a specific enzyme may help suppress the spread of tumors. Read More

No. 16 Notre Dame blows by Stetson, 21-7

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Matt Paras | February 21, 2018

The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team (2-1) finished off their two-game road trip with a stellar all-around performance in a 21-7 win over Stetson (0-2). The Irish spread the wealth offensively with 10 different players scoring for the second-straight game.  Read More

Gilgenbach Is ACC Co-Player of the Week

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Megan Golden | February 20, 2018

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday that Irish outfielder Eric Gilgenbach has been named Co-Player of the Week after recording three home runs and nine RBI in Notre Dame’s series win at No. 9 LSU this past weekend.

A junior from Rochester Hills, Michigan, Gilgenbach tallied four extra-base hits, including three home runs over the weekend. Through three games this season, Gilgenbach is hitting .385 (5-13) with five runs scored, nine RBI, two walks and a stolen base. Read More

Top Producers of Fulbright Students

Author: Daily Domer Staff

29 University of Notre Dame students and alumni were awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants during the 2017-18 academic year, second among all research institutions in the U.S. Read More

Notre Dame Top Catholic College

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The University of Notre Dame leads the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings list among Catholic schools, ranking No. 24 overall nationally. Read More

Serving the Poor in Ecuador

Author: Daily Domer Staff

As a senior, David Gaus ’84 had a crisis moment when he realized he didn’t want to be an accountant. So he did what any sensible Notre Dame student would do. Read More

AFTLS Returns to Campus

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The Taming of the Shrew will be performed by the renowned five-member British touring group, Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), Feb. 28, March 1, and March 2. Read More

No. 5 Irish Get Victory at Virginia

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Notre Dame Athletics | February 17, 2018

The No. 5 University of Notre Dame women's basketball team used a strong first quarter at the University of Virginia to garner an instant 16-point lead in which they primarily maintained throughout the remainder, defeating the Cavaliers (16-10, 9-4) by the final, 83-69. Read More