Notre Dame

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

The University of Notre Dame has released this year’s study on its economic impact on the area. For the first time it looks beyond South Bend.

The numbers come from 2017. They track impact made by the university’s operational and capital investments, research spending, spending by students, visitors and event attendees, and increased wages earned by graduates. It comes out to $2.46 billion annually.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

The University of Notre Dame announced two task forces Tuesday that will address the Catholic Church’s Abuse crisis.

One task force will be on campus engagement, to facilitate dialogue and gather suggestions and comment on the crisis from students and faculty. The other is meant to rally the university’s community of researchers to address the history of the crisis and steps that may be helpful moving forward.

Stock Photo

 

Tuesday a list of allegations against Catholic priests and deacons in the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese was released by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.

WVPE Jennifer Weingart spoke to Tim O’Malley, the director for education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame about the list, and about being a Catholic right now.

 

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

Seventeen years ago Tuesdsay, far from Michiana, four planes were used as weapons in the most deadly terror attacks in American history.

Those events touched many lives in the immediate aftermath and the years since. As they become more distant, the concern is raised on how September 11th will be remembered by a younger generation of Americans.

Most high school students in America today do not have a living memory of the September 11 attacks.

Jennifer Weingart

 

The St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit swore in six student-investigators at it’s new space at the University of Notre Dame Friday.

The unit is made up of one director, three officers and the six students. Their work is to track digital evidence, investigate witness, victim or suspect statements and help to serve search warrants.

Christina Casino is one of the student-investigators. She’s a senior at Notre Dame and has been with the unit since the summer following her sophomore year.

 

Cultivate Culinary in South Bend is moving into a second year of rescuing food and providing meals with a few new partnerships.

Cultivate is a culinary school and catering company but most of its food is rescued from businesses that didn’t serve it and is given to people in need.

Jennifer Weingart

 

University of Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins spoke on the recent child sexual abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church at the beginning of the Opening Mass of Holy Spirit on Tuesday.

The mass is to welcome students to a new year at Notre Dame. Father Jenkins said he would use the mass to do that, but said he ‘could not ignore’ what had come out of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Weingart

 

The University of Notre Dame will soon be working with communities in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties to pair local problems with possible solutions.

The Center for Civic Innovation will reach out to communities to find out what problems might be solved by research or project going on at the University.

Director Jay Brockman said the center is meant to foster partnerships and reach solutions together.

NASA

 

A group of Notre Dame astronomers will be up on the roof of the Jordan Science Building Friday for a stargazing event.

 

There will be multiple telescopes as well as astronomers and physicists at Jordan Hall to teach participants about the stars, planets and other matter that make up our solar system.

Jonathan Crass is with the physics department at Notre Dame. He said the goal of the event is to get people to look up.

Jennifer Weingart

 

  The University of Notre Dame has been sued over its plans to drop copay free birth control options starting July first. The student group is also suing the Trump Administration.

 

Notre Dame’s birth control coverage has changed several times since the Affordable Care Act mandated it.

Jennifer Weingart

 

A group of organizations filed suit against the Trump Administration and the University of Notre Dame over changes to birth control coverage for students and employees.

A group of students and staff called Irish 4 Reproductive Health are suing because the University will stop offering co-pay free birth control starting July first.

St. Joseph County Public Library

Christina Brooks is Director of the City of South Bend’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her husband is former Notre Dame and NFL running back Reggie Brooks, who is now the Director of Student-Athlete Alumni Relations and Engagement at the University of Notre Dame. Together, they reflect on moments from their 28-year marriage.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Music: "Rebound" by Kris Brownlee

The University of Notre Dame

 

Over 10 days and more than 30 events The University of Notre Dame executed their first ‘Idea Week.’ Now that it’s over organizers are looking forward to next year.

Around 16 thousand people went to at least one event during Idea Week.

Things like the McCloskey New Venture Competition, or talks by Daymond Johns and Adam Savage, concerts from The Chainsmokers and Itzhak Perlman.

Nick Swisher is the director of communications at the Idea Center. He said they were glad to see the local residents at the events.

Irish 4 Reproductive Health

 

  A group of students at Notre Dame is seeking clarification on changes to their health care plans that go into effect starting July first. The confusion lies around reproductive health care.

 

The group, Irish 4 Reproductive Health, is circulating a petition demanding clarity on cost and coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services. It’s at 120 signatures and counting.

Innovation Hub

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, April 23 & 30, 2018 at 9 PM

In conjunction with Idea Week at The Unviersity of Notre Dame, WVPE brings two extra broadcasts of Innovation Hub, which can also be heard Sundays at 9 AM on WVPE News2.

Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. Hosted by Kara Miller, the show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

Pages