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Rite of Spring

| Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The spring equinox falls on March 20, but a bigger change will be in the air at Notre Dame on April 1.

As winter turns to spring and March turns to April, the current leaders of the Notre Dame student body will step down from their positions to make way for incoming student body president Pat McCormick and vice president Brett Rocheleau. The team will replace outgoing student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell. ND Minute spoke to Pat and Brett about their plans for their first few weeks in office.

A major portion of their platform centered on making Notre Dame a voice for social justice issues, and the duo hopes to get the ball rolling right away on a large charity concert planned for next spring. In an equally important initiative, Pat and Brett plan to reduce the hotly contested price of “quarter dogs” back to 25 cents.

Now just wait an ND minute. Three weeks remain before Pat and Brett’s dynamic duo take office. ND Minute also spoke to Catherine and Andrew, and the team is far from a lame duck administration. They have big plans for their last weeks on the job, including formalizing an agreement with local police, and they reflected on the accomplishments of their term.

So there you have it. Your campus news, faster than Bennett Jackson. See you in another ND Minute.