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Core values root of the problem

Letter to the Editor | Friday, April 24, 2009

In his recent guest column in The Observer (“A few thoughts on a special day,” April 22), GE Chairman Jeff Immelt proclaims that “we must adhere to core values – core values that ground each institution at all times.”

Exactly correct, Mr.Immelt, and therein lies the rub. By honoring the person who represents the complete antithesis of Notre Dame’s core values (until now), Fr. Jenkins has done a grave disservice to the Catholic Church and to all have labored these 167 years to uphold the mission of the University. It’s not surprising, however, that this sort of commentary would come from the company that owns NBC, the most biased and least objective of all TV networks.

Peter Connelly


Class of 1955

April 22