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Commencement to be Held Online

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In a letter today to the Class of 2020, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced that the University Commencement Ceremony on May 17 will be held online rather than in Notre Dame Stadium, and that an on-campus celebration has been scheduled for the spring of 2021. Read More

The Vault: ND on NBC

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | March 31, 2020 

During this unprecedented time, our promise will continue to be sharing personal stories, treasured memories and authentic conversations of the Fighting Irish. Enjoy our first installment of those treasured memories: Full Home Games of the 2018 Notre Dame Football Season, available for a limited time exclusively on the Fighting Irish YouTube channel. Read More

Research in Hibernation

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame suspends lab operations, altering the academic and career landscape for graduate students and postdocs. Read More

DeBartolo Virtual Movie Club

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC) will be hosting a virtual movie club Mondays through Thursdays. The initiative, entitled Zoom Back Camera, is an ad hoc movie club that encourages cinephiles to watch specific films on their own time and later join scheduled online discussions.  Read More

Chad Harms

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame professor tackles online teaching with style.  Read More

Jobless Claims Reach Record High

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The U.S. Department of Labor reported March 26 that jobless claims from Americans displaced by the coronavirus pandemic soared to 3.28 million — a record high, shattering the Great Recession peak of 665,000 in 2009 and the all-time mark of 695,000 in 1982. Read More

RCLC Spreads Shakespeare Challenge

Author: Daily Domer Staff

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, members of the Robinson Shakespeare Company, part of the Robinson Community Learning Center at Notre Dame, are washing their hands while reciting monologues of at least 20 seconds in length. They're inviting others to do the same with the hashtag #ShakespeareChallenge. Read More

Fighting Discrimination Online

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online. Read More

Coronavirus Bailout Package

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The White House and Senate reached a historic $2 trillion legislative package to counteract the negative shock from the coronavirus to the U.S. economy. Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, weighs in with his comments.  Read More

Our Promise to You

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | March 26, 2020 


Signed, The Irish 

Signed, The Irish is a series of personal accounts from Notre Dame student-athletes, detailing key moments, memories and mindsets of the Fighting Irish. Junior women’s lacrosse player Maddie Howe introduces the series below. Read More

Hindsight in 2020

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Missing the end of senior year is a disappointment, but we don’t have to be on campus to be together. Read More

2020 Olympics Postponed

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Tuesday, March 24, the 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to begin July 24 in Tokyo, have been postponed to a date “no later than summer 2021” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Faculty Adapt to Online Teaching

Author: Daily Domer Staff

University of Notre Dame professors have had to adjust their classes and teaching methods to online forms following President Jenkins announcement on March 18 that all in-person classes would be suspended for rest of the semester. Read More

Strong of Heart: Pete McCormick

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Notre Dame Athletics | March 24, 2020 

For several years now the University of Notre Dame men’s basketball student managers have attempted to arrange impromptu basketball games in conjunction with both home and road games with their counterparts from whatever team is facing Mike Brey’s Irish. Read More

Soundings: Week One

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Following quarantine advisories, many employees are adjusting to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.  Read More

2020 Laetare Medal Recipient

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Kathleen McChesney, former FBI executive assistant director and a leading expert in addressing the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse and coverup crisis, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2020 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.  Read More

Solar Energy Helps Puerto Ricans

Author: Daily Domer Staff

ND Energy collaborated with Casa Pueblo in Puerto Rico to hold an energy workshop to celebrate the transformative solar panels installed at the Domingo Massol Ramos School.  Read More

Do Not Travel Advisory Posted

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The U.S. Department of State announced that its Worldwide Global Health Advisory has been raised to Level 4, “Do Not Travel.” This message advises those who are abroad to return to the US as soon as possible by commercial means while still available and, if you cannot, to shelter in place until you are able to depart safely. Read More

Artificial Intelligence Warning System

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In a new article published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, three University of Notre Dame researchers preview the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) early warning system meant to monitor the ways manipulated content online can lead to violent conflict, societal instability, and interfere with democratic elections. Read More

NDISC Distinguished Fellow

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame’s International Security Center (NDISC) has named James Webb its first distinguished fellow. Webb, a Vietnam Marine combat veteran, former senator and former secretary of the Navy is a national security and foreign policy specialist and the author of 10 books. Read More

ACC Postgraduate Scholarships Awarded

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | March 19, 2020 

NOTRE DAME, Indiana —  The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday four Irish student-athletes have been selected as 2020 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients.

Football’s Chris Finke, Softball’s Katie Marino, Women’s Tennis’ Zoe Spence and Volleyball’s Jemma Yeadon performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education, following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Read More

The Sequestered Campus

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Notre Dame is quiet and mostly vacant. Remaining students and faculty wonder, worry, and prepare for online-only classes. Read More

Marie Lynn Miranda Elected Provost

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Marie Lynn Miranda, the former provost of Rice University and a distinguished scholar in the field of children’s environmental health, has been elected the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees, acting on the recommendation of the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Read More

Bradley Tener

Author: Daily Domer Staff

How a McCloskey Grand Prize Winner is taking northern cities by storm. Read More

Reaction Time

Author: Daily Domer Staff

A Notre Dame alum left China, but is now encountering the social ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak all over again. Read More

IDEA Week 2020 Canceled

Author: Daily Domer Staff

IDEA Week 2020, including performances by Trevor Noah and OneRepublic, the Fighting Irish Esports Invitational tournament and the over 50 other events, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Only the McCloskey New Venture Competition will not be canceled, but will be conducted virtually. Read More