Jenkins announces committee to advise future of Columbus murals
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, February 14, 2019
University President Fr. John Jenkins announced the members that will make up his Columbus murals advising committee in a press release Thursday. The committee will advise the University on how to display the murals “in the appropriate context, as well as on related issues,” the release said.
Jenkins announced his intent to form the committee in his Jan. 20 letter to the Notre Dame community, when he first declared the murals would be covered.
“I will establish a committee to decide on the place to display the images of the murals and the appropriate communication around the display,” Jenkins said in the letter. “We will begin soon the making of covers for the murals.”
People who wish to contribute or advise the committee may send their comments to [email protected], the release said.
Jenkins appointed Theodore Cachey, professor of Italian and director of Italian and Dante studies, as committee chair. Ann Firth, vice president and chief of staff to the president, will serve as the vice chair.
Jenkins also named six faculty members, four University staff members, one rector and two undergraduate students to the committee, listed below.
Theodore Cachey, Jr., Department of Dante and Italian Studies, College of Arts and Letters
Richard Garnett, Notre Dame Law School
Patrick Griffin, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, College of Arts and Letters
Marisel Moreno, Department of Romance Languages, College of Arts and Letters
Michael Shreffler, Department of Art, College of Arts and Letters
Maria Tomasula, Department of Art, College of Arts and Letters
Joseph Becherer, Snite Museum of Art
Julie Boynton, Facilities Design and Operations
Anne Firth, Office of the President
Douglas Marsh, Facilities Design and Operations
Elaine DeBassige, rector of Farley Hall
Yvette Pino, freshman
James Ryan, junior