Notre Dame rescinds McCarrick’s 2008 honorary degree
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has issued a statement saying that it is rescinding an honorary degree that it conferred more than a decade ago to now-defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
Former US Sen. Joe Donnelly teaching classes at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is returning to his college alma mater as an instructor.
The University of Notre Dame says Donnelly is leading two one-credit courses this semester. One is in political science and the other is in the Keough School of Global Affairs.
NJ couple gives $10 million to the University of Notre Dame
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple has donated $10 million to the University of Notre Dame, which will rename a college center for them.
Activist who coined the phrase #MeToo coming to Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The activist who coined the phrase #MeToo more than a decade before it exploded as a global hashtag will speak this month at the University of Notre Dame.
Tarana Burke is scheduled to speak on Feb. 25 about the #MeToo movement as part of the university's Black History Month events. The event at the campus' DeBartolo Classroom Building is free and open to the public.
Actress Rita Moreno to appear at Notre Dame on Feb. 21
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame says actress, dancer and singer Rita Moreno will speak on the South Bend campus later this month.
Moreno will be the guest of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies as part of its Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture Series. Her appearance at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Leighton Concert Hall at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center is a free, but ticketed, event that's open to the public.
Notre Dame student in critical condition after stairway fall
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — University of Notre Dame officials say an 18-year-old freshman student was in critical condition after suffering a head injury in a fall at a residence hall.
Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers.
Notre Dame won’t sign pact to do own food safety inspections
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has opted not to sign an agreement that would have allowed it to do its own food safety inspections.
The St. Joseph County Health Department had signed off on an agreement with Notre Dame in August that would have allowed for the university's inspection reports to be confidential.
Court: Ex-Notre Dame player’s widow can sue over concussions
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions during his college playing days in the 1970s.
Steve and Yvette Schmitz filed a lawsuit in 2014 alleging the institutions showed "reckless disregard" for player safety and failed to protect them from concussions.
Garth Brooks’ concert at Notre Dame success despite weather
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over the weekend.
And it appears they really wanted to be at the event in northern Indiana. It was the first such concert in the stadium's 88-year history.
Mothers searching for the disappeared get Notre Dame Award
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The University of Notre Dame presented its 2018 Notre Dame Award Monday to a group of Mexican mothers who have led a tireless, yearslong search for missing loved ones.
The volunteer group known as Colectivo Solecito has found clandestine burial pits with the remains of hundreds of crime victims in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins participated in a Mass Monday at one of those sites.
Notre Dame set to shut down campus coal plant next year
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame says its plan to stop burning coal on campus is at least a year ahead of schedule.
The school's dwindling coal stockpile is now projected to be gone by mid-2019, more than 12 months ahead of the university's target date.
Garth Brooks sets Oct. 20 date for Notre Dame Stadium show
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks has set a late October date for his University of Notre Dame show that will be the first-ever music concert at the school's football stadium.
Brooks' publicist announced Monday that the concert would be held Oct. 20 at Notre Dame Stadium, rain or shine. Tickets go on sale Sept. 14 .
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Demolition has started on a University of Notre Dame building that dates to the 1890s and is one of the oldest on the South Bend campus.
ROSELAND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame plans to build a 180-unit housing complex for married graduate students to replace an off-campus apartment complex slated for demolition.
Notre Dame rescinds 1990 honorary degree given to Cosby
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame says it has rescinded the honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1990.
The university announced the move Thursday after a Pennsylvania jury found the comedian guilty of drugging and molesting a Temple University employee in 2004.
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed in central Pennsylvania, killing two men traveling to Indiana for a University of Notre Dame alumni conference.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine aircraft crashed about 8:45 a.m. Thursday in a residential area in Williamsburg, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Altoona. The plane had taken off in Lancaster and was originally bound for South Bend, Indiana, but was diverted to the Altoona airport.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is giving its top award to an advocate for immigrants and refugees in Texas.
The university announced Sunday it will award the Laetare (lay-TAH'-ray) Medal to Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in the Diocese of Brownsville. It will be awarded during the university commencement on May 20.
MICHIGAN CITY – University of Notre Dame Vice President (The Rev. Canon) Hugh R. Page Jr. will be visiting Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 Franklin St., Michigan City, as guest clergy.
He will be celebrating Mass and preaching Sunday at 9 a.m.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is coming to the University of Notre Dame to discuss his pioneering work using microcredit to lift people out of poverty.
The social entrepreneur, banker and economist from Bangladesh will deliver a keynote address on April 12 during the school's Notre Dame Forum .
Yunus will discuss his work with the director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.
The Latest: Notre Dame clears building after small explosion
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a small explosion at a Notre Dame academic building (all times local):
Authorities evacuated an academic building at the University of Notre Dame following a small chemical explosion in a laboratory.
University spokesman Dennis Brown says the explosion occurred Monday morning on the third floor of the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.
Officials evacuate Notre Dame building after small explosion
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an academic building at the University of Notre Dame following what's described as a small explosion in a laboratory.
University spokesman Dennis Brown tells the South Bend Tribune that the explosion happened Monday morning on the third floor of the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.
Brown says no life-threatening injuries were reported. WNDU-TV reports a staff member was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Ex-Notre Dame employee pleads guilty in $200,000 theft
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A former University of Notre Dame employee accused of taking about $200,000 from the law school's Clinical Law Center has pleaded guilty in the case.
Jennifer Ihns is awaiting sentencing April 13 after entering a plea last week to charges including forgery and theft. The 44-year-old will be required to pay $199,000 in restitution to Notre Dame.
Notre Dame: Digital archive of Hesburgh works now available
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Some of the most important writings of late University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh are now available online.
The university has announced the Hesburgh Portal is available at hesburghportal.nd.edu .
The material includes Hesburgh's work on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The Holy Cross priest was a charter member of the commission in 1957 and chaired the panel from 1969 to 1972.
University of Notre Dame researchers want to learn from Fort Wayne families, and they have established offices in southwest Allen County to do just that.
"We're really excited to be here," said Katie Bergman, director of the Fort Wayne Center for Children and Families.
Notre Dame plans to build new $66 million campus art museum
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is planning construction of a new $66 million campus art museum.
Notre Dame says the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art will be named in honor of longtime benefactors Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy. The school says they've made an unspecified lead contribution toward the project.
Notre Dame students seek removal of campus’ Columbus murals
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Some University of Notre Dame students, employees and alumni say 19th century murals of Christopher Columbus should be removed from a campus building because they depict Native Americans and blacks in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers.
Notre Dame partners with high school for lead research
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has partnered with a nearby high school in northern Indiana to research and map neighborhoods with lead-tainted homes.
Notre Dame employees keeping free birth control coverage
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Notre Dame told its employees Tuesday that they will continue to receive no-cost birth control coverage in a reversal from what the university told its faculty and staff last week.
The Roman Catholic university in northern Indiana sent an email to employees saying its insurance provider is continuing to offer contraception coverage not funded by the university. Notre Dame notified employees a week earlier that contraception coverage would end Jan. 1.
Lawsuit targets Trump’s rollback of birth-control rule
Two national advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana on Tuesday challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers.
The suit was filed on behalf of five women at risk of being denied birth control coverage, including three University of Notre Dame students.
The Latest: Lawsuit targets rollback of birth-control rule
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the fight over President Donald Trump's decision no-cost birth control for workers (all times local):
Two advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers.
Notre Dame alum donates $100M to school in unrestricted gift
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A University of Notre Dame graduate is donating $100 million to the university, in the largest unrestricted philanthropic gift the school has ever received.
Notre Dame's president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, said in a statement Tuesday that he's grateful for the "bold, innovative gift" from aviation entrepreneur Kenn Ricci and his wife, Pamela.
The gift's unrestricted status means school leaders can use the money however they choose.
Notre Dame honoring anti-abortion scholar who rejected award
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican who turned down a top honor from the University of Notre Dame the year then-President Barack Obama gave the commencement address will accept another award from the school.
Grad students aim to save Notre Dame’s married student dorms
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A group of University of Notre Dame graduate students are trying to prevent the demolition of an off-campus apartment complex for married students.
The University Village complex houses many married couples with young children, but it's scheduled to close and be razed next spring.
Residents say the apartment complex is a close-knit community with regular communal dinners and Masses and a playground.
Notre Dame policy to require on-campus living for 3 years
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame plans to enact a policy next fall requiring all newly enrolled undergraduates to live on campus during their freshman, sophomore and junior years.
University officials told the South Bend Tribune the goal is to strengthen the school's residential nature.
New stamp honors longtime Notre Dame President Hesburgh
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan has released a new postage stamp bearing the likeness of late longtime University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh.
Brennan and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice were among the speakers Friday at a ceremony at Notre Dame to release the stamp.
Play about Notre Dame founder to premiere Wednesday
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame says a one-person play about its founder will premiere Wednesday on the South Bend campus in a performance that's free and open to the public.
"Sorin: A Notre Dame Story," about the life and work of the Rev. Edward Sorin, will be presented at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Notre Dame marks 175th anniversary with walk, Mass
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Crowds of people are expected to finish a walk and attend Mass marking the University of Notre Dame's 175th anniversary.
WSBT-TV reports the pilgrimage started out two weeks ago with more than two dozen people in Vincennes, the southwestern Indiana city from which university founders started their 300-mile trip to South Bend in November 1842.
Obama chief of staff joins Notre Dame global affairs faculty
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One of former President Barack Obama's top White House aides is joining the University of Notre Dame's international affairs program.
The university says Denis McDonough will be an instructor for the first class of graduate students in master of global affairs program. McDonough became the White House chief of staff in January 2013 and continued in the position through all of Obama's second term as president. He previously was Obama's deputy national security adviser.
2-week re-enactment begins of Notre Dame founder’s journey
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A two-week walk has started re-enacting the journey made across Indiana by the University of Notre Dame's founder nearly 175 years ago.
The Notre Dame Trail walk began with a ceremony Sunday evening in Vincennes, the southwestern Indiana city from which the Rev. Edward Sorin and the Holy Cross Brothers started their 300-mile trip to South Bend in November 1842.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Longtime University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh is being honored with a postage stamp bearing his likeness.
The university says a public celebration of the stamp's release is set for Sept. 1 in the Purcell Pavilion basketball arena. Speakers are to include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is a Notre Dame graduate, and Postmaster General Megan Brennan.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has started using solar energy to power a campus warehouse.
EVANSVILLE — John Anthony Henneberger, of Evansville, died July 18 at his home in Oak Meadow at age 93. He was born in Mount Carmel, the youngest of Lawrence Francis Henneberger and Elmima van Dyke Utter Henneberger’s four children.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has added three underground geothermal fields in an effort to lower the campus' carbon dioxide emissions.
The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2v0xwej ) one of the fields is currently operating and the two others are expected to come online in 2018 and 2019. The geothermal fields are expected to reduce the school's carbon dioxide emissions by about 11,800 tons.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Construction has started on the final phase of a $300 million commercial and residential development next to the University of Notre Dame campus.
This phase involves building a 164-room Embassy Suites hotel, which will have rooms facing the football stadium.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A crowd joined hands and sang "We Shall Overcome" after the unveiling of a sculpture depicting civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and University of Notre Dame President Theodore Hesburgh in downtown South Bend.
The bronze sculpture was modeled after a photograph of King and Hesburgh joining hands during a 1964 civil rights rally at Chicago's Soldier Field.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A University of Notre Dame student says he and some others plan to protest Vice President Mike Pence's Sunday commencement address at the school by walking out on the speech.
Protest organizer Bryan Ricketts tells the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/2qv9yHZ ) he expects 50 to 100 fellow graduating students to silently leave just as the vice president starts speaking to nearly 2,100 graduating students and their families.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana's Holy Cross College is selling 75 acres of land to the University of Notre Dame in a move aimed at helping stabilize the school's finances.
The college in South Bend has been ordered by the Higher Learning Commission accrediting agency to stem borrowing and balance its budget. A former top administrator earlier this month mistakenly sent an email to students saying he feared "closing down the college" this coming school year because of financial troubles.