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Alumni Association, Muffet McGraw partner for ‘Meals With Muffet’ food drive

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In the United States, more than 37 million people, including 11 million children, are food insecure. The Meals With Muffet partnership hopes to collect 100,000 pounds of food during the month to help Notre Dame’s neighbors in need. The initiative provides a service opportunity for clubs, groups, families and individuals, while still following physical distancing guidelines.  Read More

Notre Dame to begin gradual resumption of in-person classes Sept. 2

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In an online address to the campus community, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today that after a two-week break, all in-person undergraduate classes will resume in stages beginning Wednesday (Sept. 2). In-person instruction was suspended and several gathering restrictions were instituted Aug. 18 after a steep rise in new COVID-19 cases on campus. Read More

M.S. in accountancy program adds new data analytics concentration

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Developed through a collaboration between existing accounting analytics faculty and new associate teaching professor of accountancy Elizabeth Chorvat, the concentration can be earned through eight credit hours of approved coursework and is available to students pursuing either MSA degree track: Assurance and Advisory Services or Tax Services. Read More

Brian Rycyna MSBA '21

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) candidate shares how Mendoza's Chicago-based program gave him the freedom to balance his student life and home life.

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Rituals Sacrificed

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The pandemic has forced changes to how we mark life’s transitions. What do we lose when our rites of passage are altered? Read More

IDEA Center to become commercialization office for Saint Mary’s College

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Saint Mary’s faculty and staff will be able to access resources at the IDEA Center to take their research and ideas and turn them into businesses in part of a wide-ranging acceleration of programming to support innovation and entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s. 10 Saint Mary’s student workers will be hired to work as analysts and startup coaches at the IDEA Center and will be involved every step of the way in the commercialization process.  Read More

Burke Golf Course to open for on-campus students, faculty, and staff

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Notre Dame Athletics | August 26, 2020

otre Dame’s Burke Golf Course is now open to the University community. The course will be open Monday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. before resuming regular days of operation: Tuesday-Sunday (closed all other Mondays) for tee times from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Read More

ACE teachers prepared for a different kind of school year

Author: Daily Domer Staff

ACE teachers come from all over the country and teach in 35 communities using varied instruction, including in-person, e-learning and hybrid teaching instruction, all of which may change as schools navigate their new year. The ACE curriculum anticipated this ever-changing landscape. Read More

Notre Dame receives $40 million federal award to improve global education outcomes

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The University of Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute for Global Development — together with the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and its Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child — has won a $40 million cooperative agreement to lead a five-year program to advance U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) learning priorities in the global education sector. This USAID E3/Education Office award is one of the largest federal grants Notre Dame has ever received. Read More

Master of Global Affairs International Peace Studies students begin virtual field experiences

Author: Daily Domer Staff

As they have every July for the past three years, second-year master of global affairs students with a concentration in International Peace Studies (IPS) began internships with partner peacebuilding organizations around the world. But unlike in previous years, most students began these internships working remotely due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Read More

New ThinkND discussion series brings leaders across industries together

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The Inspired Leadership Initiative and the Notre Dame Alumni Association have partnered to launch Inspiring Conversations, a new discussion series that will invite leaders from a broad spectrum of disciplines addressing their approach to leading people in this ever-changing world. Inspiring Conversations will welcome thoughtful, engaged and passionate people to address the challenges they and their organizations face in health care, food production, retail, ministry, athletics, academia and publishing. Read More

Notre Dame-backed solar project breaks ground in St. Joseph County

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) broke ground recently on a $37 million solar project that will provide clean energy credits equal to 10 percent of the University of Notre Dame’s total demand for electricity, helping the University meet its goals around clean, renewable energy. Read More

John McNulty: Trust the Experience, Adapt the Process

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Claire Kramer | August 21, 2020

For a kid from Scranton, Pennsylvania, the chance to work at one of the most storied college football programs in the nation was, in John McNulty’s words, a “no-brainer.”

McNulty, along with his brother and father, would drive to New York Giants games during his childhood, accompanied by a guest: Jim Crowley, one of the original four horsemen of Notre Dame. They’d ascend the stairs to the 300 level of the stadium in such normal fashion that you’d nearly forget the legend climbing alongside.  Read More

The View Down Notre Dame Avenue

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Erin Blasko | August 21, 2020

Two decades ago, the area south of the University of Notre Dame, encompassing Notre Dame Avenue and South Bend’s Northeast Neighborhood, was less than welcoming. Years of disinvestment, combined with the loss of many longtime residents to the nearby suburbs, had left many homes empty or abandoned. Curbs and sidewalks crumbled from age and neglect. Weeds grew in empty lots. Crime sprouted. Property values plummeted. Read More

The Gist: Sorry, Reeg

Author: Daily Domer Staff

A Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant wanted to apologize to host Regis Philbin ’53 for his demeanor on the show. He was terrified of getting an easy question wrong. Read More

McGrath Institute invites reflection on saints in online lecture series

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The McGrath Institute for Church Life is inviting remote audiences to join University of Notre Dame faculty and staff for an online lecture series taking place this fall. The series is self-paced and encourages participants to learn about and foster devotion to six saints whose feast days fall between September and December.  Read More

Notre Dame enacts two weeks of remote instruction

Author: Daily Domer Staff

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today that, effective Wednesday, in-person classes for the University’s undergraduate students are suspended until Sept. 2 and for graduate and professional students until Aug. 24, replaced by remote instruction only because positive rates for the coronavirus continue to climb. Read More

Cam Morrison Signs with Chicago Blackhawks

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | August 19, 2020

Former Fighting Irish forward Cam Morrison ’20 has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks the National Hockey League team announced today (August 18).

Morrison’s two-year deal runs through the 2021-22 season ($925,000 AAV). Read More

Expanding testing, daily health check updates

Author: Daily Domer Staff

When we began our efforts to reopen the University, we knew we faced many challenges, and that we would all have to work incredibly hard to reach our collective goal. We have emphasized the importance of being agile, flexible, and responsive. We have received feedback and questions directly from you, as well as through social media. We write today to clarify a few areas and to share some new information. Read More

HERE For It: Notre Dame community takes in the first week of 2020-21 (photo gallery)

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Students and faculty began the fall semester early this year on Monday, Aug. 10. They received Welcome Back Kits with a number of goodies including a voucher for a free t-shirt, additional health and safety information and a letter from University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Faculty, staff and students can be seen around campus, business as usual, while practicing physical distancing and wearing masks. Read More

Remote assistance for low-income taxpayers amid coronavirus

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The University of Notre Dame partnered with the United Way of St. Joseph County and Goodwill Industries of Michiana to provide remote tax assistance to low-income individuals and households in the South Bend area while other local tax assistance programs were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

2020 Camp Chronicles

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | August 14, 2020

The Notre Dame football team held it’s first practice, as the team officially begins preparation for a 2020 season.

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Podcast features Notre Dame’s new provost, Marie Lynn Miranda

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The season 4 premiere of the With a Side of Knowledge podcast sits down for a chat with Marie Lynn Miranda, Notre Dame's new Charles and Jill Fischer Provost. That meant talking to her about not only what she could take from being provost at Rice University during Hurricane Harvey and apply to leading during a pandemic, but also about why she loves her dogs so much. We covered her ongoing and active research in public health, as well as the time she quoted A League of Their Own to her son’s Little League team.  Read More