Greetings from the Notre Dame campus. We have reached the halfway point of our semester, which was shifted earlier than normal so that we could finish before Thanksgiving. We have had our highs and lows, like all campuses that are attempting in-person instruction have experienced this fall. There certainly is no such thing as overconfidence about projecting the course this virus will take.
In keeping with our mission to be a powerful means for doing good in this world, Notre Dame is ready to “fight” the emerging challenges that the coronavirus has brought to the fore in what is clearly a moment where so much will change. Notre Dame will be looking at the increased disparities between rich and poor that are growing as a result of our economic challenges, at the racial inequity brought to light by new social forces, at the behavior of new diseases like the coronavirus, at the scientific and political elements necessary to control a pandemic, and much more.