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Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s vow not to hold participation in protests against applicants

| Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Saint Mary’s will not penalize applicants who have faced disciplinary action as a result of participating in peaceful protests, according to a Facebook post from Mona Bowe, vice president for enrollment management, posted Saturday. University spokesman Dennis Brown said in an email that Notre Dame also honors students’ rights to participate in peaceful protests and demonstrations, so disciplinary action faced as a result will not negatively impact the admissions process.

“Saint Mary’s students walk in the footsteps of strong women who used, and continue to use, their voice to make a difference in the world,” Bowe said in the post. “We want to assure any student who chooses to participate in peaceful protest, and who receives disciplinary action from her high school for this, that she can report her participation to Saint Mary’s, and we will not hold this against her in the admission process.”

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