Notre Dame Panel Expresses Disappointment In School Leader

Nov 6, 2020


Fr. John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame, is pictured in the upper right of the photo while attending a Rose Garden ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame’s Faculty Senate is formally expressing disappointment in the school president's failure to wear a face mask at a White House event days before he tested positive for the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate was originally expected to vote Thursday on a no confidence resolution for the Rev. John Jenkins’ failure to wear a mask and social distance at a Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett. But the resolution was amended to a vote of disappointment. Barrett is a Notre Dame law professor who was confirmed last month as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.