This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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Campus news for faculty and staff
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University News

Law School Professor Barrett nominated to Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, professor of law at Notre Dame and a 1997 graduate of the Law School, was nominated Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is the first Notre Dame graduate and faculty member to be nominated to serve on the nation’s highest court. (More...)
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University News

Series to focus on civil conversations ahead of election

A virtual event series will aim to promote understanding and civil dialogue ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Called Bridging the Divide, the series will take the form of weekly, one-hour interviews between a moderator and two to three panelists. (More...)
Tulips pictured in a garden in front of Main Building.

University News

Spring semester and Commencement dates announced 

The start of the semester will be three weeks later than originally scheduled and classes will end two weeks later. The University plans to begin the 2021 spring semester with in-person classes Feb. 3, forgo spring break and end classes May 11. Commencement ceremonies will take place the weekend of May 22-23. A Winter Session will be offered between the semesters. (More...
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Podcast

Notre Dame Police Department Equity Report

As the national conversation about race and policing took shape over the summer, questions began surfacing about how police departments would respond. At Notre Dame, they were already working on an answer. Interviewed for this podcast are Keri Kei Shibata, chief, Notre Dame Police Department; Mike Seamon, vice president for Campus Safety and University Operations; and Matty Aubourg '21, Black Student Association of Notre Dame. (Listen...)
Rohr’s, inside the Morris Inn, has reopened for outdoor dining. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rohr’s also serves Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dining 

Rohr's, at the Morris Inn, reopens for outdoor dining

Rohr’s, inside the Morris Inn, has reopened for outdoor dining. Rohr’s unveiled its new dining room for in-person dining in July, following the restaurant’s renovation, and then closed a few weeks later as the University shifted to remote learning. Now, Rohr’s is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, outdoors, on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace. (More...)
Sign outside the reimagined Rohr's inside the Morris Inn.

Dining 

Re-imagining dinner at the re-imagined Rohr's

If you are looking for a break from the ordinary dinner, then the re-imagined Rohr’s is that break. NDWorks takes you there with this review by managing editor Natalie Davis Miller. "Our server, Edward Nolan, fielded questions about items on the menu. His answers went beyond general knowledge of the food to the backstory, as if he was sharing a secret that only we would have the good fortune of knowing." (More...)
Photo of Heather Christensen in her sunroom where she sometimes works.

Wellness

Tweak remote work environment and routine for success

When Heather Christensen, senior administrative assistant at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, began to work from home in March she chose to sit at a desk in her bedroom. Soon she was experiencing sleeping problems. By following tips endorsed by Wellness Coaches Martha Vanderheyden and Mary Shafer, she's found solutions. (More...)

Wellness 

Have you found calm in the storm? Care to share?

The pandemic presents barriers to personal connection, balance, peace of mind, achievement, exercise — normalcy. Have you grown from the challenges? NDWorks would love to hear about your experiences. (More...
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