Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Russian atrocities against clergy in Ukraine
“I offer my prayers today for all of Ukraine, and especially its churches and clergy, and ask that the Notre Dame community and everyone who values freedom to worship to do the same. Let us stand with people of faith as they resist such inhumane aggression.”
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
"As we celebrate AAPI achievements and recognize the vibrancy of these cultures this month, may we also take time to better inform ourselves and continue to fight the scourge of racism that all too often mars our society."
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Russian invasion of Ukraine
“In June of 2019, I had the honor of traveling to Ukraine to present Archbishop Borys Gudziak with the Notre Dame Award for his unceasing commitment to religious and academic freedom, and for his courageous and visionary leadership of the first Catholic university established in the territory of the former...
Santiago Schnell appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science
Santiago Schnell, chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the death of Irish studies co-founder Seamus Deane
“Notre Dame mourns the death today of Seamus Deane, a great friend of the University and co-founder of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies."
Statement: Father Jenkins on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
“As we mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we have an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands to our world, and particularly to the United States."
Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame
"Please join me and the Notre Dame community this evening in praying for the victims of the senseless murders in Atlanta. Please also remember in your prayers their families and friends who must live with these painful losses."
Statement by Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on presidential orders and actions
"We’re thankful that President Biden has taken immediate action through an executive order to preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and for his support for legislation to provide permanent status and a path to citizenship for Dreamers."
Notre Dame files formal comment with Department of Homeland Security
Three University of Notre Dame leaders have filed a formal comment on behalf of the University urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to withdraw a proposed rule that would make it harder for international students to enroll in U.S. universities. The comment amplifies concerns expressed this week in a...
Notre Dame president expresses concerns over proposed homeland security changes for international students
In a letter to the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., registered his concerns with proposed changes to the department’s policy that would make it harder for international students to enroll in U.S. universities.
Notre Dame enacts two weeks of remote instruction
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today that in-person classes for the University’s nearly 12,000 students are suspended, effective Wednesday, replaced by remote instruction only for the next two weeks because positive rates for the coronavirus continue to climb.
Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the status of international students
"I was heartened to learn that the government has abandoned plans which would have resulted in the deportation of foreign students enrolled at certain American colleges and universities. Their presence enriches us all. They should be welcomed, not threatened or sent home." Originally published by Notre Dame News…
Notre Dame to file brief in support of Harvard, MIT court motion
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., today announced that the University would in coming days file an amicus curiae brief in support of a court motion by Harvard University and MIT to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from expelling international students who are enrolled exclusively...
Letter from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf
The following letter was sent from University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf in response to his proposed policy of deporting foreign students unable to find in-person alternatives when universities implement online instruction.
Notre Dame switches to online after canceling in-person classes
In the face of the continuing threat of the novel coronavirus, and to mitigate its impact on campus, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today a suspension of all in-person classes on campus beginning Monday, March 23, through at least Monday, April 13.
Notre Dame suspends spring 2020 programming in Hong Kong
The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Nov. 20) that it has suspended spring 2020 programming at three Hong Kong universities because escalating violence poses an unacceptable risk to the 14 Notre Dame students slated to attend classes there.
Judge Sergio Moro's Notre Dame Award acceptance speech
Brief speech of gratitude São Paulo, October 2, 2017. I am deeply honored by receiving this distinguished award by the also distinguished University of Notre Dame. I am touched by Father John Jenkins’ gentle and strong words. Thank you very much. I must say that I...
Notre Dame students in London accounted for and safe
University of Notre Dame students studying in London have been accounted for and are safe after a terrorist attack Wednesday (March 22) near the British House of Parliament.
Notre Dame Parliament interns safe
Nine University of Notre Dame students serving in internships in the British Parliament are accounted for and safe after an incident Wednesday (March 22) in London.
Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame
At 11 a.m. on this St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will ring out in celebration and welcoming of immigrants from around the world.
Statement to Notre Dame international students and scholars
A message to international students from Michael E. Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.
Father Jenkins reflects on past, present and future collaboration with Brazil in São Paulo speech
In a speech Friday (March 11) at the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discussed the importance of Catholic education in an era of corruption and injustice, the University’s vision for growth in the country and its research...
A look back on 2015
2015 was an eventful year for the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of the many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration, and reflection.
Development bank CEO to address economic challenges in Latin America
L. Enrique García Rodríguez Bolivian economist L. Enrique García Rodríguez, chief executive officer of the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.
Record number of students named Fulbright finalists
Eighteen University of Notre Dame students have been named Fulbright grant finalists in the 2015-2016 program, the most grantees the University has ever had in the program. Sixteen finalists have accepted the award.
ND-GAIN seeking applications for Corporate Adaptation Prize
The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize, which recognizes projects that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change.
2014: Year in Review
The calendar year 2014 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of them.