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Our stories matter

| Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Directly to the President and Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN  [Katie Conboy, Mary Burke, Gretchen Flicker, Maureen Smith, Angel MacDonald-Fisher, Michael Scmitt, Sister Alma Mary Anderson, Thomas E. Black Jr., William W Cushwa, Sister Vanessa Cruz Ferreira, Sister Veronica A. Fajardo, Donald R. Fischer, read more

Violence of silence

| Thursday, June 4, 2020

In the past week, a 1964 black-and-white photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. linking arms with protestors including Fr. Theodore Hesburgh has been trotted out (again) to justify the University’s non-committal stance on the violent murders of black individuals by armed civilians. President John Jenkins’ 54-word statement on George Floyd’s read more

We need more than your #blackouttuesday posts

| Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Social media has played a pivotal role in demanding attention from the general public; however, it has often failed in empowering users to be activists beyond their existence on the internet. Recent examples that come to mind are the Australian fires, Sudan crisis and calls for net neutrality. After read more

Father Jenkins, it’s not enough.

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020

On May 30, the University of Notre Dame published  “Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on racial justice” on its official news site. Fr. Jenkins begins by stating that “George Floyd’s tragic death cries out for justice and a recommitment to fight racism.” He read more

In response to Fr. Jenkins

| Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Like many of my peers, I was thrilled to receive the announcement that the fall semester would resume in person. I love being on campus, I miss my friends and I recognize that in-person education is beneficial for building a rigorous intellectual community. I had a high degree of read more