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Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C., elected 18th president of the University of Notre Dame

The Board of Trustees has elected Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C., as the University’s 18th president, effective July 1. He will succeed Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., who announced in October that he will step down at the end of the 2023-24 academic year after serving as president for 19 years.
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Strategic Framework 

Notre Dame acquires former Tribune property in downtown South Bend

Notre Dame has acquired the historic portion of the former South Bend Tribune property from Schurz Communications. This represents an early milestone for the University’s newly adopted strategic framework, which calls for meaningful investments in science and engineering and further collaborations to advance economic well-being in the South Bend-Elkhart region. 
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Strategic Framework 

New venture fund aims to further Notre Dames mission through purpose-driven startups

A new venture capital fund, the 1842 Fund, named for the year Notre Dame was founded, closed the first $17.5 million of a target size of $35 million. The fund will support faculty research, student innovations and community startups and drive economic transformation in the South Bend-Elkhart area.
President's Christmas Reception
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With Raclin Murphy, an Arts Gateway emerges at Notre Dame

The opening of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art is a debut of the initial phase of the Notre Dame Arts Gateway — a collection of state-of-the-art buildings and spaces dedicated to the visual and performing arts and architecture.
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Military veteran and former NFL operations professional shares message of leadership in safety

Patrick Nelson, a nationally recognized leadership and safety speaker and trainer, presented “Lessons from the Battlefield: Empowering Everyone to Take Safety Personally,” at Leighton Concert Hall inside DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in November. Read about his talk and watch the video here.
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Word to the Wise

Enter to win prizes by playing Decembers Word to the Wise from Risk Management and Safety. Click the picture above to guess this month’s five-letter word. Here is the clue: Holiday drunk driving is on our minds!
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Safe online shopping makes the season bright

While making online purchases this holiday season, keep those transactions secure with the tips found here.
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Changes to personal electric vehicle policy

Effective Sunday, Dec. 17, the operation, storage and charging of personal electric vehicles such as e-bicycles, e-scooters, e-skateboards, e-hoverboards and go-karts, including the batteries for these vehicles, will no longer be allowed on the University’s main campus. Click to read more.
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