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Signatures of solidarity

| Wednesday, May 2, 2012

As students of Notre Dame, we would like to extend some words of encouragement and solidarity to our fellow classmates. To the members of the LGBTQ community, and indeed, to any and all members of the Notre Dame community who feel rejected, neglected, or discriminated against in any way, we want you to know how much we care for you. We wish to use this letter to remind everyone that we are all members of the Notre Dame family – regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other factor. As members of that family, it is our honor and duty to stand behind you. Please, never ever forget that there are many here who love you and will do whatever it takes to make you feel at home. There are so many students that support you and want for Notre Dame to be a place of welcome for you. If you are feeling ostracized, we encourage you to reach out to us for anything you need. This is our home, and it should be a loving place for all to live. As students, what we say to one another is far more important than anything we could say to the administration or alumni about this issue. No matter what stance anyone else takes, know that everyone involved in this effort welcomes you on this campus and will do whatever it takes to make sure that we make this community one that each and every person feels that they are a part of.
Paige Becker Class of 2012
Mia Lillis Class of 2014
Danielle Gies Class of 2014
Marika Kuspa 2nd year PhD
Nathan Lamp Class of 2015
Casey S. Class of 2014
Megan Ellis Class of 2015
Charlie O’Leary Class of 2013
Lauren Morisseau Class of 2015
Rachel Lee Class of 2014
Jason G’Sell Class of 2012
Kaylee Calles Class of 2015
Conor Durkin Class of 2014
Shannon Carpenter Class of 2015
Melissa Wrapp Class of 2012
Tegan Chapman Class of 2013
Teresa Ciambrone Class of 2015
Margaret Corcoran Class of 2015
Andrew Tatis Class of 2014
Claire Mattison Class of 2013
Mitch Lorenz Class of 2012
Margaret Harrison Class of 2014
Erin Burke Class of 2013
Amy Holsinger Class of 2012
Tricia Ryan Class of 2015
Mayra Martinez Class of 2015
Lindsay Rojas Class of 2014
Brit Schaefer Class of 2012
John McKissick Class of 2014
Christopher Weber Class of 2015
Alan Keck Class of 2015
Kirsten Adam Class of 2012
Camille Sharrow Class of 2013
Nan Lan Class of 2014
Emmy Pusateri Class of 2013
Mary Goodman Class of 2013
Katherine Shannon Class of 2013
Brittany Neisewander Class of 2013
Patrick Gill Class of 2012
Matthew Mancini Class of 2012
Dominique Tunzi Class of 2012
Abigail Pillon Class of 2013
Bailey Moser Class of 2013
Christine Wuertz Class of 2013
Caroline Jansen Class of 2015
Beth Mikolajczyk Class of 2012
Katie O’Leary Class of 2013
Carolina Ramirez Class of 2015
Bridget Porter Class of 2013
Caralyn Mezyk Class of 2013
Abby Flory Class of 2015
Virginia Coyne Class of 2015
Kenny Matuszewski Class of 2013
Mairead Browne Class of 2013
Wyatt Verplaetse Class of 2012
Christine D’Alessandro Class of 2013
Anne Margarette Robles Class of 2013
Anne Margarette Robles Class of 2013
Colleen Heberlein Class of 2013
Gabriela Nunez Class of 2014
Shannon Hughes Class of 2013
Blair Arbuckle Class of 2014
Meg Dickson Class of 2015
Katherine Dudas Class of 2015
Lauren Matera Class of 2012
Kate Albertini Class of 2013
Samuel Nichols Class of 2013
Erika Hansen Class of 2012
Austin Hagwood Class of 2015
Jessica Jones Class of 2013
Paul Kuczynski Class of 2015
Taylor Sticha Class of 2013
Brigid Halloran Class of 2013
David Loftus Class of 2012
Maggie Kakenmaster Class of 2013
Alexander Killen Class of 2014
Claire Conley Class of 2012
Ellen Moriarity Class of 2013
Laura Cronin Class of 2015
Nora Quinn Class of 2014
Audrey Mitchell Class of 2012
Matthew Roe Class of 2012
Peter Elliott Class of 2012
Deirdre Harrington Class of 2015
Emma Venter Class of 2015
Aleena Lewis Class of 2013
Robert Alvarez Class of 2014
Andrea Weidman Class of 2015
Rosabelle Conover Class of 2012
Joanna Whitfield Class of 2012
Kelsie Corriston Class of 2014
Alex Coccia Class of 2014
Alexa Solazzo Class of 2013
Bridget Dillon Class of 2012
Abby Blanchard Class of 2015
Christopher Jacques Class of 2013
Kobena Ampofo Class of 2013
Joseph VanderZee Class of 2012
Matt Caponigro Class of 2015
Evan Graham Class of 2014
Clara Ritger Class of 2013
Bryce Buckley Graduate student class of 2012
Lissa Stolte Class of 2014
Kathryn Gerbich Class of 2012
Joseph Binzer Class of 2014
Samuel Evola Class of 2014
Ethan Bailey Class of 2013
John Stabile Class of 2014
Nicole Masiello Class of 2015
Vienna Wagner Class of 2015
Madeline Kelley Class of 2012
Laura Zillmer Class of 2015
Paula Casini Class of 2013
Carmen Casillas Class of 2015
Amelia Vojt Class of 2014
Nick Reineke Class of 2014
Xiao Xiao Class of 2015
Caitlin Desmond Class of 2013
Genevieve Gill-Wiehl Class of 2014
Julia Lynch Class of 2014
Christopher Hensler Class of 2013
Katie Dickerson Class of 2014
Dylan Kickham Class of 2013
Christina Wiech Class of 2013
Katy Murdza Class of 2012
Roman Sanchez Class of 2012
Rebecca Sulentic Class of 2014
Patty Walsh Class of 2013
Christina Mondi Class of 2014
Kristina Cloetingh Class of 2012
Anna McNamara Class of 2015
Samantha Schubert Class of 2014
Kaitlyn Uhl Class of 2012
Thomas Mitchell Class of 2013
Stephanie Lovell Class of 2012
Aedan Fortes Class of 2012
Kathleen Clark Class of 2015
Bri Neblung Class of 2013
Michelle Paek Class of 2014
Elise Garton Class of 2012
Emily Punzalan Class of 2014
Patrizia Martellaro Class of 2013
Christina Buchanan Class of 2013
Andrew Dupont Class of 2012
Molly Sammon Class of 2012
Max Wipson Class of 2014
Dagny Nagengast Class of 2013
Elizabeth Miller 2nd Year PhD
Emily Kaes Class of 2014
Kristin Mannion Class of 2012
Emily Horvath Class of 2015
Claire Kueny Class of 2012
Erin Boyle Class of 2013
Rose Doerfler Class of 2015
Jessica Millen Class of 2013
Kristy Frilling Class of 2012
Angela Fu Class of 2015
Anne Huntington Class of 2012
Lucy Smith Class of 2014
Christine Gibbons Class of 2015
Sarah Philbin Class of 2012
Zoe Jimenez Class of 2014
Catherine Hicks Class of 2012
John Villecco Class of 2012
Katie Elish Class of 2013
Jeff Hansen Class of 2015
Sergio Rodriguez Class of 2012
David Díaz Class of 2014
Amy Klegarth Class of 2015
Justin Hansen Class of 2015
Erin Gibson Class of 2012
Camille Suarez Class of 2013
Casey Connolly Class of 2014
Alex Barr Class of 2014
Seara Sullivan Law Class of 2014
Elena Misailedes Class of 2014
Amity Wipson Class of 2015
Angela Savela Class of 2014
David Upjohn Class of 2012
Matthew farrar Class of 2013
Kelsey Fink Class of 2014
Catherine Braunlich Class of 2014
Michael Masi Class of 2014
Kelsey Repine Class of 2014
Brittni Alexander Class of 2012
Norbert Hootsmans Class of 2012
Joseph Kim Class of 2013
Tylor Waits-Mondragon Class of 2013
Sean Leyes Class of 2012
Kerry Regan Class of 2015
Curtis Tripp Class of 2012
Nick Weido Class of 2012
Jennifer Simpson Class of 2014
Stephanie Cripps Class of 2012
Benjamin Kim Class of 2013
Megan Schlitt Class of 2014
Erin Celeste Class of 2015
Jessica V Choi Class of 2012
Helen Costa Class of 2012
Clare Parks Class of 2012
Caitlin Alli Class of 2012
Paul Luczak Class of 2015
Jeffrey Gerlomes Class of 2014
John Corr Class of 2014
Grace Hatfield Class of 2014
Colin Rouser Class of 2013
Jeffrey Berryman Class of 2012
Sarah Vogel Class of 2015
Katie Rohrback
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Class of 2014
Maggie Wydysh Class of 2012
Allison Behrndt Class of 2014
John Marchese 2nd year Grad Student
Catherine Accorso Class of 2013
Chrystal O’Connor Law Class of 2014
Amanda Meza Class of 2012
Sarah Kennedy Class of 2012
Mike Petravick Class of 2013
Katherine Madden Class of 2012
Laura McGinn Class of 2012
Caitlin Bobber Class of 2014
John Fischer Class of 2014
Nicole Villa Class of 2014
Elise Alonzi Class of 2012
Valerie Cole Class of 2013
Katie Carter Class of 2014
Jacob Stanton Class of 2014
Susan Garabedian Class of 2012
Erin McMannon Class of 2014
Amanda Jonovski Class 2012
Diego Lopez Class of 2015
Michael Strock Class of 2014
Julia McGinty Class of 2015
Rachel Brandenberger Class of 2014
Natalie Perez Class of 2014
Mayra Estrada Class of 2013
Chinelo Onyeador Class of 2014
Katelyn Campbell Class of 2014
Patrick Cruitt Class of 2014
Michael Mawson Graduate
Erin Brown Class of 2013
Kelsey Sekanick Class of 2014
Lauren Krickl Class of 2012
Katy Gorentz Class of 2014
Karin Miranda Class of 2015
Emily Stetler GS Class of 2012
Kevin Colvin Class of 2014
Cody Gaffney Class of 2012
Daniel Wiegandt Class of 2015
Meredith Kugar Class of 2013
Jeffrey Sabol Class of 2015
Tara Lucian Class of 2013
Katie Mattie Class of 2014
Annie Hu Class of 2014
Matthew Kowalski Class of 2015
Elizabeth Leader Class of 2015
Kevin Klima Class of 2012
Daniel Wrapp Class of 2015
Nick MacDonald Class of 2015
Samantha debold class of 2012
Erica Vesnaver Class of 2012
Erin Scott Class of 2012
Andrew Becker Class of 2014
Doug Pernik Class of 2012
Lily Rodgers Class of 2014
Noelle HIlmer Class of 2012
John Flores Class of 2013
Serena Mathews Class of 2013
Tricia Corbran Class of 2013
Bethany Reimbold Class of 2015
Kalie Holdren Class of 2014
Anne Marie Blieszner Class of 2012
Rebecca Kibler Class of 2013
Joseph Whalen Class of 2014
Kelsie Kiley Class of 2012
Tom Buckley Class of 2012
Deborah Cronin Class of 2012
Stacy Hill Class of 2013
Gabriel L. Orlet Class of 2014
Monica McNerney Class of 2014
John Favorite Class of 2014
Katherine Butler Class of 2015
Julia Steiner Class of 2014
Mary Tomasik Class of 2014
Joseph Doyle Class of 2015
Catherine O’Donnell Class of 2014
Bryan Daly Class of 2015
Claire Bedalov Class of 2015
Rachel Fairhurst Class of 2013
Dylan Parent Class of 2015
Jennifer Van Trieste Class of 2012
Jane Beriont Class of 2014
Nicholas Schmidt Class of 2012/13
Drew Webster Class of 2012
Caroline Kuse Class of 2014
Ann Castner Class of 2013
Lauren Morisseau Class of 2015
Carleigh Moore Class of 2012
Carli Fernandez Class of 2013
Trevor Bonventre Class of 2015
Charles Jhin Class of 2014
Chris Silvestri Class of 2013
Cat Samson Class of 2012
Dina Montemarano Class of 2012
Henry Hodes Class of 2012
Molly Chang Class of 2015
Mary Simons Class of 2015
Analise Althoff Class of 2012
Angelica Martinez Class of 2014
Molly Kiernan Class of 2012
Rose Goyette Class of 2015
Ellen Peralta Class of 2012
Rachel Pilla Class of 2013
Laura Hartigan Class of 2013
David Fleming Class of 2014
Laura Hartigan Class of 2013
Michelle Lee Class of 2012
Hannah Skinner Class of 2012
Annie McCarthy Class of 2014
Christopher Gutierrez Class of 2015
Julie Kirk Class of 2012
Nicole Burnham Class of 2012
Marko Pesce Class of 2012
JJ Cates Class of 2014
Colleen Wade Class of 2015
Kate Zenker Class of 2014
Jamie Sarubbi Class of 2015
John Macke Class of 2014
Christian Stephanie Aguilera Class of 2013
Megan Raden Class of 2014
Kelly Koehler Class of 2012
Kelsey Morris Class of 2015
Casey Norman Class of 2013
Peter Diamond Class of 2014
Shannon Crotty Class of 2012
Shannon McNaught Class of 2012
Brian Powers Class of 2012
Brett Rocheleau Class of 2013
Shannon Warchol Class of 2013
Katie Tyrrell Class of 2014
Veronica Lopez Class of 2015
Caroline Schuitema Class of 2015
Mera Stackhouse Class of 2014
Gwendolyn Hooley Class of 2014
Erik Helgesen Class of 2012
Jillian Montalvo class of 2015
Maggie Fahrenbach Class of 2012
Christina Rogers Class of 2013
Nicolas Sanchez Class of 2015
Lauren Pavlik Class of 2015
Jessica Kusina Class of 2014
Katie Rose Class of 2013
Claire Trempe Class of 2012
Erik Blackwood Class of 2012
Meghan McLaughlin Class of 2015
Teresa Goetz Class of 2013
Emily Nash Class of 2014
Kathy Lanser Class of 2014
Emily Mediate Class of 2015
Olivia Gutgsell Class of 2014
Alice Tollaksen Class of 2015
Greg Woods Class of 2012
Leo Hall Class of 2014
Beth Meisinger Class of 2014
Lindsey Marugg Class of 2013
Katie Hennessy Class of 2013
Michael Fedynsky Class of 2012
Stanislava Sevova Class of 2013
Kiah Schaefbauer Class of 2014
Brandon Buchanan Class of 2011
Ben Finan Class of 2014
Maxwell Veregge Class of 2015
Julia Cancro Class of 2012
Lauren Josephson Class of 2015
Lauren Jepson Class of 2012
Brynn Cavanaugh class of 2015
Kevin Strickland Class of 2014
Brianna Piper Class of 2013
Maggie Waickman Class of 2015
Caitlin Smith Class of 2015
Sarah Hart Class of 2015
kaitlyn Gabriel Class of 2012
Mark Russ Class of 2012
Lucas Garcia Class of 2015
Brenna Gautam Class of 2015
Kimbra Turner 2nd year PhD student
Ana Dionne-Lanier Class of 2014
Sean Cotter Class of 2015
Joseph Cannova Class of 2012
Chris Kuo Class of 2015
Siobhan Martinez Class of 2013
Nicholas Huryk Class of 2013
Jacqueline Emmanuel Class of 2012
Connor Reider Class of 2014
Patricia O’Connell Class of 2014
Michael Shakour Class of 2015
Connor Toohill Class of 2014
Kirby Hermansen Class of 2015
Emily Baker Class of 2014
René Casiano Class of 2012
Matt Schirtzinger Class of 2013
Maria Rodriguez Class of 2013
Yulie Lee Class of 2012
Patrick Bedard Class of 2014
Kristine Corachea Class of 2014
Patrick Behrens Class of 2012
Joseph Copp Class of 2015
Elizabeth Sullivan Class of 2013
Emma Richardson Class of 2013
Nicole Acaso Class of 2014
Harold Joseph Gadient III Class of 2013
Carl Brinker Class of 2013
Anne DeMott Class of 2013
Anna Stephenson Class of 2015
Kristi Rice Class of 2015
Catie Santos de la Rosa Class of 2012
Conor Montijo Class of 2015
Laura Gauthier Class of 2015
Becca Huffer Class of 2012
Jeannie Weber Class of 2012
Megan Pelino Class of 2015
Jenna Eilinger Class of 2014
Ginny Benz Class of 2012
Stephanie Sirianni Class of 2012
Maya Younes Class of 2012
Elliott Trostel Class of 2015
Keri O’Mara Class of 2015
Antoinette Chan Class of 2015
Annie Harton Class of 2013
J.P. Zivalich Class 0f 2013
Tim Ryan Class of 2012
Regan McGann Class of 2012
Lauren Hayes Class of 2012
Greta Hurlbut Class of 2013
Carolyn Comes Class of 2015
Caitlin Ann Connolly Class of 2012
Dane Peters Class of 2012
Jane Wageman Class of 2013
Casey Quinlan Class of 2012
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