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Jimmy Dunne to deliver commencement address 

Jimmy Dunne, a Notre Dame Trustee and alumnus, will serve as the principal speaker and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the 176th University Commencement Ceremony on May 23. The ceremony will be held in-person for graduates and a limited number of guests in Notre Dame Stadium. Dunne, a senior managing partner of Sandler O'Neill, led the rebuilding of his company, which tragically lost 68 lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (More...)


Father Gerard J. Olinger, C.S.C., to lead student affairs

Rev. Gerard “Gerry” J. Olinger, C.S.C., has been appointed as vice president for student affairs, effective June 1. Currently Notre Dame’s vice president for mission engagement and Church affairs, Fr. Olinger previously served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Portland. He will be taking over the position previously held by Erin Hoffmann Harding(More...)

ND in the News

Cyberattack halts oil pipeline operations

A cyberattack forced an energy company to temporarily halt all operations on a major pipeline that delivers roughly 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. Mike Chapple, teaching professor of IT, analytics and operations at the Mendoza College of Business, was quoted in dozens of national news stories on it, including in the Washington Post.
Photo of St. Joe Farm sign Photo of solar panel in a farm field at St. Joseph Farm in Granger.


Farm that fed ND for 125 years now provides power

In the early days of the University, St. Joseph's Farm in Granger provided milk, eggs, apples and meat for Notre Dame. (More...) Last Thursday, the University and Indiana Michigan Power "flipped the switch" on a new solar facility located on the same land. St. Joseph Solar Farm will provide about 10 percent of the campus's electricity, fueling Notre Dame in a new way. (More...)
Then (click for history of St. Joseph Farm) Now (Click to read about new solar farm.)
Adult plays with child at the Robinson Community Learning Center.


Better World Books awards RCLC with $10,000 grant

Better World Books recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Robinson Community Learning Center for the purchase of new and used books. Notre Dame students started the company 19 years ago, operating in a back room at the RCLC. The Mishawaka-based company donates books and a share of its profits to literacy programs around the globe. (More...)


Endorsing co-worker's idea is good for business and more

New research by Nathan Meikle, postdoctoral research associate in the Mendoza College of Business, shows that peers can help boost marginalized voices in the workplace, and benefit their own status, all while helping their organization realize the potential of its employees’ diverse perspectives. (More...)


First ACAFEST takes center stage at stadium

The first-ever ACAFEST took place last Thursday under the lights of Notre Dame Stadium. The two-hour event, organized by For Good, featured student a cappella groups from Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. Click to watch.
Graphic that sahys Tates of Technology 2021 Lasy year was a circus and technology was in the center ring. Learn how to tame it. Click for Details.


More enhancements coming this summer

Procurement Services will soon introduce an improved shopping experience within buyND+. A training schedule will be unveiled soon. (More...)
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